WASHINGTON — John McCain is being laid to rest at the U.S. Naval Academy following a five-day series of memorial events that served as a final call to arms for a nation he warned could lose its civility and sense of shared purpose. The private ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland, was as carefully planned as the rest of McCain's farewell tour, which began in Arizona after he died Aug. 25 from brain cancer and stretched to Washington. Among those speaking at the private memorial service include McCain's closest friend in the Senate, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, former CIA Director and U.S. CENTCOM Commander General David Petraeus and fellow Naval Academy graduate Jack McCain, the late senator's son. A motorcade with police processional carrying McCain's casket arrived at the Naval Academy just after 1:30 p.m. ET as hundreds of local mourners lined the streets saying their final goodbyes to the late senator. The private ceremony will take place with close friends and … [Read more...] about A hero’s final farewell: John McCain laid to rest at U.S. Naval Academy
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Richard Wolf USA TODAY Published 5:41 p.m. UTC Aug 26, 2018 WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, a rare honor bestowed on only 31 people in 166 years. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the decision of congressional leaders from both parties Sunday, calling McCain "a great American patriot, a statesman who put his country first and enriched this institution through many years of service." McCain died Saturday evening after a year-long battle with brain cancer. He was 81. No dates were announced for the ceremony at the U.S. Capitol, and McConnell said details would be provided in the near future. The McCain family is planning funeral arrangements, to include a full-dress service at Washington National Cathedral and burial in the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Md. The last person to lie in state at the Capitol was Sen. Daniel Inouye, president pro tem of the Senate, who died in office in December 2012. Others have … [Read more...] about John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol, an honor bestowed on only 30 other people
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met for the second time in a month on Saturday to discuss carrying out the peace commitments they reached in their first summit and Kim's potential meeting with President Donald Trump, Moon's office said. South Korean presidential spokesman Yoon Young-chan said Moon will reveal the outcome of his surprise meeting with Kim on Sunday. The meeting at a border truce village came hours after South Korea expressed relief over revived talks for a summit between Mr. Trump and Kim following a whirlwind 24 hours that saw Mr. Trump cancel the highly anticipated meeting before saying it's potentially back on. "We see it as fortunate that the embers of dialogue between North Korea and the United States weren't fully extinguished and are coming alive again," Seoul's presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said in a statement. "We are carefully watching the developments." On Friday, on his way to … [Read more...] about Seoul: North, South Korean leaders meet to discuss U.S.-North Korean summit
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Americans freed from North Korea greeted by Trump as they touch down on U.S. soil "We want to thank (North Korea's leader) Kim Jong Un," Trump said, as he greeted the men during a welcoming home ceremony. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 7 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Published 4:57 p.m. ChT May 10, 2018 | Updated 6:44 p.m. ChT May 10, 2018 CLOSE Vice President Mike Pence arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland early Thursday. He's there to jon President Trump in welcoming home three Americans who were released by North Korea. (May 10) AP CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 7 COMMENT EMAIL MORE … [Read more...] about Americans freed from North Korea greeted by Trump as they touch down on U.S. soil
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Will North Korea 'get rid of their nukes'? Questions answered before summits with South Korea, U.S. Will North Korea "get rid of their nukes" and other questions as summit looms between the North's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 3 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Published 4:54 a.m. ChT April 25, 2018 | Updated 6:57 a.m. ChT April 25, 2018 CLOSE President Donald Trump says North Korea wants to hold a high-stakes meeting "as soon as possible" and he is praising Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "very honorable." (April 24) AP CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 3 … [Read more...] about Will North Korea ‘get rid of their nukes’? Questions answered before summits with South Korea, U.S.