WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to confirm Elaine Chao to run the U.S. Transportation Department, the agency that overseas aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety. Chao served as U.S. labor secretary under former President George W. Bush, and deputy transportation secretary under President H.W. Bush. She also served as director of the Peace Corps. She will face key decisions on how to regulate the growing use of drones and automakers’ plans to offer self-driving cars. She will be a key player in the Trump administration’s plans to win approval for a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal over 10 years. The department has a $75 billion annual budget and around 60,000 employees and includes the Federal Aviation Administration, which handles air traffic control.
WASHINGTON, D.C. President-elect Donald Trump announced Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state Tuesday, praising him as a successful international dealmaker who leads a global operation.Tillerson’s experience in diplomacy […]
LONDON – Students in Asia have been notified that their scores on the writing section of last month’s ACT college-entrance exam are being canceled, in the latest example of how standardized test makers are struggling […]
RALEIGH A judge granted Governor-elect Roy Cooper’s request on Friday for a temporary restraining order to block a law passed by the state legislature last week while his lawsuit over it is pending. Senate […]