WASHINGTON (AP) - Now it's Washington's turn to examine White House physician Ronny Jackson. The doctor to Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and now Donald Trump is an Iraq War veteran nominated to head the Veterans Affairs Department. Republicans and Democrats alike have praised him. But some lawmakers have doubts about putting a physician with no experience managing a huge organization in charge of the sprawling, troubled VA. A Senate committee will consider Jackson's nomination at a hearing Wednesday.
GIDDINGS, Texas (AP) - Two teen inmates have been caught a day after escaping from a juvenile prison in Giddings, Texas, about 100 miles northwest of Houston. The Texas Juvenile Justice Department said in a release that 16-year-olds Brice Ryan Karalis and Bryan Ernando Villanueva were arrested Sunday evening in Montgomery County. The two disappeared from the Giddings State School around 9 p.m. Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) - Photos that a family spokesman tweeted capture special moments from former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral. Her husband, George H.W. Bush, poses in one with their son, George W. Bush, and two other former presidents _ Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. Current first lady Melania Trump also is in the photo along with former first ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. All are smiling as they stand behind the elder Bush.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A rare vintage poster for a 1955 Elvis Presley show in North Carolina has sold at auction for more than double the expected price. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the poster for a show on May 19, 1955, in Raleigh sold this month for $42,500. Giles Moon of Texas-based Heritage Auctions says he had expected the poster to sell for about $20,000.
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