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Congressman seeks probe of chartered flights by U.S. energy secretary

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Democratic U.S. congressman is asking the Energy Department’s watchdog to investigate Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s travel on chartered aircraft, the congressman said at a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Reuters: Top News

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Under pressure from Trump, Price resigns as health secretary over private plane uproar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned under pressure from President Donald Trump on Friday in an uproar over Price’s use of costly private charter planes for government business. Reuters: Top News

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‘We don’t scare,’ U.S. defense secretary Mattis says after London attack

SYDNEY (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday the United States and its allies would continue to fight against Islamist extremists and would not be scared by attacks against the West by the Islamic State group. Reuters: ...

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West Virginia reporter jailed after questioning U.S. health secretary

(Reuters) – A West Virginia journalist was arrested and jailed after following U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price down a hallway in the state’s capitol building and peppering him with questions about healthcare policy, the reporter said. Reuters: ...

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Senate confirms Heather Wilson as Trump’s Air Force secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate easily confirmed Heather Wilson, a former Republican member of the House of Representatives, on Monday to be President Donald Trump’s secretary of the Air Force. Reuters: Top News

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Secretary of State Tillerson urges U.N. to act ‘before North Korea does’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday the threat of an attack by Pyongyang against Japan and South Korea is real and urged the U.N. Security Council to act “before North Korea does.” Reuters: World ...

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U.S. secretary of state to visit Japan, South Korea, China: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is due to visit Japan, South Korea and China this month to discuss North Korea on his first trip to the region since he took up his post, Japanese media reported ...

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Trump taps ex-labor board member Acosta to be labor secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday nominated former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, one day after Trump’s original choice withdrew. Reuters: Top News

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DeVos becomes U.S. education secretary as Pence breaks tie

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be education secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, but only after Vice President Mike Pence was called in to break a tie that threatened to ...

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Trump’s pick for Army secretary drops out

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vincent Viola, an Army veteran and founder of a high-speed trading firm nominated by U.S. President Donald Trump to be secretary of the Army, withdrew his name from consideration on Friday, a U.S. official said. Reuters: U.S.

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