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.


  • Written by By ROD McGUIRK , Associated Press

Marines eye plan to put women in West Coast combat training

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps for the first time is eyeing a plan to let women attend what has been male-only combat training in Southern California, as officials work to quash recurring problems with sexism and other bad behavior among Marines, according to Marine Corps officials.

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  • Written by By LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Feds to give states more flexibility in protecting wild bird

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department has unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited.


  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press