Donald Trump announced Thursday he has nominated former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to be US secretary of agriculture, rounding out the president-elect's cabinet picks on the eve of his inauguration. With his inner circle finalized, Trump's incoming cabinet will feature no Hispanics, the first time since Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s. "Sonny Perdue is going to accomplish great things as secretary of agriculture," Trump said in a statement announcing his pick.
American B-2 stealth bombers and armed drones have attacked two Islamic State military camps in Libya, killing "dozens" of jihadists near their former bastion of Sirte, an official said Thursday. The strike late Wednesday came a month after the United States officially wrapped up military operations in and around Sirte, where it had conducted nearly 500 strikes to help the Libyan unity government expel jihadists from the coastal city. The camps were about 45 kilometers (30 miles) southwest of Sirte.
HONOLULU (AP) — A group of NASA-funded researchers is poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.