Latest Inaugurations News

Trump inaugural committee chair to be released on $250M bail

Jul. 23, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee was ordered freed Friday on $250 million bail to face charges he secretly worked as an agent for the the United Arab Emirates to influence Trump’s foreign policy. ...

Trump inaugural committee head accused of being UAE agent

Jul. 20, 2021 22:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chair of former President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee was arrested Tuesday on charges alleging he secretly conspired to influence U.S. policy to benefit the United Arab Emirates, even while he was seeking a position as an American diplomat. ...

Getaway driver gets 42 years in Chicago honor student death

Jul. 20, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The getaway driver in the 2013 fatal shooting of a Chicago high school honor student who just days before her death had performed at President Barack Obama's second inauguration festivities was sentenced Tuesday to 42 years in prison. The driver, Kenneth...

Meridian inaugurates its 1st Black municipal judge

Jul. 18, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A city in eastern Mississippi has sworn in its first Black municipal judge. Dustin Markham took the oath of office Friday in Meridian, WTOK-TV reported. The City-County on Tuesday approved him as the successor for former Judge Robbie Jones. ...

UAE inaugurates embassy in Israel in downtown Tel Aviv

Jul. 14, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Arab Emirates formally opened its embassy in Israel on Wednesday, inaugurating its diplomatic offices in Tel Aviv less than a year after the two countries announced they would establish open relations. Speaking at the ceremony, Israeli...

Israeli president, Turkey's Erdogan talk in sign of thaw

Jul. 12, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s newly inaugurated president spoke Monday with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a sign of a possible thaw after years of frosty relations between the two former allies. President Isaac Herzog’s office said in a statement...

Israeli president given NFT of father's oath of office

Jul. 08, 2021 05:13 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament has hopped on latest trend in digital artwork and presented the country's new president with a digital copy of his father's signed oath of office from 38 years earlier. The Knesset presented Isaac Herzog with the NFT ahead of his ...

Key events in the history of Haiti

Jul. 07, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Dec. 6. 1492 — Christopher Columbus lands on a Caribbean island that the Indigenous Tainos called Quisqueya. The Spanish enslave the Tainos and rename it Isla Espanola, shortened to Hispaniola. 1697 — Spain cedes the western third of the...

Herzog pledges to 'calm things' as Israel's 11th president

Jul. 07, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Isaac Herzog pledged to heal deep divisions in Israeli society Wednesday as he took the oath of office to become Israel's 11th president. With one hand on a Bible before the Knesset — Israel's parliament — Herzog, 60, assumed the largely ceremonial...

Egypt opens naval base, latest example of military build-up

Jul. 03, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president inaugurated a new naval base on the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, the latest example of the government’s military build-up. The base is meant to “secure the country’s northern and western front… and the maritime shipping...