Biden heading to US Virgin Islands to relax between holidays


President Joe Biden on Tuesday was headed a place very familiar to him — the U.S. Virgin Islands — to enjoy some downtime and warmer weather and to ring in a new year with family.

The White House announced late Monday that the president and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, would depart Washington on Tuesday for St. Croix, one of three islands that make up the U.S. territory in the Caribbean. St. John and St. Thomas are the other two islands.