Planes, Trains and Automobiles as Americans Celebrate Memorial Day

President Obama set to announce San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be the new head of the housing administration. You may remember Castro gave a keynote address at the 2012 Democratic Convention. He has a twin brother who is also in politics. The current housing secretary -Shaun Donovan - will now run the budget office.

Republican Senator Bob Corker described a meeting between top White House aides and republicans in Congress as "bizarre." The meeting was supposed to answer questions on President Obama's foreign policy, but republicans say they didn't get answers they wanted.

We get new home sales today. Keep an eye on Wall Street reaction.

We're keeping a close eye on traffic this holiday weekend.

Doug McKelway is reporting on train travel from Union Station.

Laura Ingle watching traffic on the road from the Port Authority bus station in NYC.

Adam Housley keep an eye on the roads from the 405 freeway in L.A.

Mike Tobin on the dramatic changes to air travel thanks to technology. He's at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Jonathan Serrie reporting today for us on the disgusting amounts of bacteria on airplane seats and door handles. Gross.

The U.S. military commander in the Pacific warning that the Pacific is a tinderbox right now and there is a high risk of "miscalculation" in a standoff between Vietnam and China over fishing rights in the ocean.

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Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.