McCain's casket in DC ahead of Capitol ceremony

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) -- Sen. John McCain's casket has arrived in Maryland ahead of ceremonies Friday at the U.S. Capitol.

McCain was flown to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington after a church service Thursday in Phoenix.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was at the base to greet McCain's widow, Cindy, and their children.

The six-term Republican senator from Arizona will lie in state under the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Friday for a ceremony and public visitation.

On Saturday, McCain's procession pauses by the Vietnam Memorial and heads for Washington National Cathedral for a formal funeral service.

McCain died last Saturday of brain cancer at age 81.