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Bush's presidential funeral train first in nearly 50 years

Dec. 7, 2018 10:34 AM EST

SPRING, Texas (AP) — 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. "I might have left Air Force One behind," Bush quipped during the 2005 unveiling of...

Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

Dec. 7, 2018 12:49 AM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — 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...

The Latest: Private, graveside service ends; Bush buried

Dec. 6, 2018 9:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Texas A&M says the private, graveside service for George H.W. Bush's family members has ended and the former president has been buried. Thursday evening's ceremony concludes days of funeral...

Last salute: A guide to George HW Bush's funeral

Dec. 5, 2018 9:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President George H.W. Bush is getting a national farewell at Washington National Cathedral before family, friends, presidents and foreign dignitaries. The nation's 41st president died Friday in Houston at age 94. His wife of 73 years, Barbara, passed away in April. Things to know about...

Bush's state funeral follows generations of tradition

Dec. 4, 2018 5:48 AM EST

Former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday. The guidelines for state funerals date back to the mid-1800s and have been shaped over time. Seating arrangements, for example, are detailed with precision, with...

California Democrats thank Trump for legislative majorities

Dec. 2, 2018 11:19 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers begin their new legislative session Monday with crushing Democratic supermajorities in both chambers to go with their sweep of all statewide offices. Democrats benefited from changing demographics and attitudes toward President Donald Trump to overachieve in...

Bush leaves legacy of passion for golf and fast play

Dec. 1, 2018 6:13 PM EST

As much as former President George H.W. Bush loved golf, he was never on the course very long. For all his passion and heritage in golf — his grandfather and father were USGA presidents — the 41st president was mainly known for being the best example of the Rule 6-7: "Play without undue delay."...

Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy

Nov. 8, 2018 8:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court blocked President Donald Trump on Thursday from immediately ending an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation, saying the administration's decision was based on a flawed legal theory. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Today in History

Nov. 6, 2018 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 6, the 310th day of 2018. There are 55 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 6, 1860, former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln of the Republican Party was elected President of the United States as he defeated John Breckinridge, John Bell and...

Today in History

Oct. 25, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2018. There are 67 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 25, 1760, Britain's King George III succeeded his late grandfather, George II. On this date: In 1854, the "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place during the Crimean War as...