Experts: Lives at risk if no sleep tests for train engineers

U.S. officials are abandoning plans to require sleep apnea screening for truck drivers and train engineers, a decision that safety experts say puts millions of lives at risk.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. SISAK , Associated Press

Kenyans choose next president in fiercely contested vote

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — From the Indian Ocean coast to Rift Valley towns to Nairobi's slums, Kenyans turned out in large numbers to vote Tuesday in an election pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against challenger Raila Odinga in this East African economic hub known for its relative, long-term stability and ethnic allegiances that shadow its democracy.

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  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA , Associated Press

Trump appeals to loyalists as support slips, agenda stalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is trying to combat new weakness in his Republican base and re-energize his staunchest supporters after months of White House backbiting and legislative failures.

  • Written by By JULIE PACE and LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press

Australian leader says gay marriage could be law this year

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Tuesday that Parliament could legalize gay marriage this year if the nation's voters endorse it in a rare nonbinding poll in November.

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  • Written by By ROD McGUIRK , Associated Press