Author: The Associated Press

Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg to head the Transportation Department, according to three people familiar with the plans. Buttigieg, one of Biden’s rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination,…

Elections official threatened amid Trump loss anger

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Secretary of State’s Office has reported a threat made against a worker as efforts continue to intimidate elections officials and politicians for administering the vote that led to President Donald Trump’s loss. Republican Secretary…

Gray whale washes ashore west of Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — A gray whale carcass washed ashore on Bainbridge Island west of Seattle on Tuesday. The whale appeared to be an adult and had been dead for a while, said Michael Milstein, spokesman for the National Oceanic and…