Will Weissert, The Associated Press

  • Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to be transportation secretary, speaks after Biden announced his nomination during a news conference at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Pool via AP)
    Biden hails transportation nominee Buttigieg as ‘new voice’

    President-elect Joe Biden introduced his one-time Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg as his nominee for transportation secretary Wednesday, saying the 38-year-old can be “a new voice” in the fight against economic inequality, institutional racism and climate change.

  • President-elect Joe Biden speaks Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
    Biden eyes Washington veterans for key administration posts

    The most imminent unknown for Biden remains to what extent Trump and his administration will work with the former vice president as his team begins its efforts to transition the government.

  • Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the William
    Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

    Should former Vice President Joe Biden win the White House in November, America will likely be in for a foreign policy about-face as Biden reverses, dismantles or severely curtails many of President Donald Trump’s most significant and boldest actions.

  • The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes through Magnolia, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, along the train route from Spring to College Station, Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP Pool)
    Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

    Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in an emotional home state farewell.

  • In this Oct. 18, 2005, file photo, a new locomotive numbered 4141 in honor of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, is unveiled at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The locomotive unveiled for the special exhibit at George H.W. Bush’s presidential library will be used to pull the late president’s funeral train. The 4,300-horsepower machine will carry Bush’s remains Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, to his final resting place at his presidential library. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
    Bushes depart on first presidential funeral train since 1969

    The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies.

  • In this Oct. 13, 2017, photo, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks in Bellevue, Wash. Following an announcement that Texas for years violated federal law by denying students with disabilities access to proper public education, DeVos said in a statement,
    Feds say Texas failed to properly educate disabled students

    Authorities found that the Texas Education Agency failed to ensure an “appropriate public education was made available to all children with disabilities” in the nation’s second largest state, by not fully identifying and evaluating disabled students nor meeting “general supervisory and monitoring responsibilities.”