'I am transgender': A US soldier shares personal journey

BERATZHAUSEN, Germany (AP) — The subject line read: "Announcing a personal change."

The U.S. Army soldier took a deep breath before hitting the button that sent the email to more than 200 fellow troops.

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  • Written by By JULIE WATSON and CHRISTOPH NOELTING , Associated Press

US hospitals set record for fast heart attack care

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results have been tracked.

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  • Written by By MARILYNN MARCHIONE , AP Chief Medical Writer

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73


NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73.


  • Written by By JAKE COYLE , AP Film Writer