The 70-year-old veterinarian-turned-politician is Trump's final Cabinet-level pick. Perdue served as a state senator for 10 years beginning in 1991. He was elected in 2003 as Georgia's first Republican governor since Reconstruction and was re-elected in 2006.
George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara were hospitalized Wednesday after the former president underwent a procedure to address a respiratory problem. The former first lady was admitted for a separate health issue, the couple's spokesman said Wednesday.
Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency, is expected to face tough questions about his views on climate change and ties to the fossil fuel industry during his confirmation hearing Wednesday.
The Girl Scouts of the USA, the popular, over 100-year-old youth organization, defended their participation in the inauguration ceremonies for President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday in light of some criticism for their involvement.
In a testy confirmation hearing, Betsy DeVos left open the possibility that she would privatize or strip funding from public schools as education secretary. Pressed on the matter, DeVos said, 'I look forward, if confirmed, to working with you to talk about how we address the needs of all parents and all students.'
In a major speech, Theresa May said Britain will seek a clean break and not 'anything that leaves us half-in, half-out.' The U.K. won't 'hold on to bits of membership,' nor seek associate or partial membership of the bloc, she said.
Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence officer, was sentenced to 35 years in a male military prison for giving classified information to Wikileaks. While in prison, Manning attempted suicide multiple times, prompting supporters and activists to plead with the president for her pardon. Manning, who could go free May 17, is among the 209 inmates whose sentences Obama commuted on Tuesday.
The suspected attacker has been apprehended and taken to Haseki hospital in Istanbul, a police source told NBC News. The suspect killed 39 and wounded 69 people after opening fire in a crowd gathered to celebrate the new year at Reina nightclub, one of the city's most exclusive.