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Jill Biden signals she'll be more active as first lady

Jan. 25, 2021 6:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five days into her new role, Jill Biden signaled Monday that she'll be a more active first lady, with a trio of virtual appearances before governors' spouses, young Latinos and library officials. She also used the meetings to promote President Joe Biden's call for national unity and his...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 10:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony...

Former President Donald Trump and Melania Trump wave as they disembark from their final flight on Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

Jan. 20, 2021 5:30 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — His presidency over, Donald Trump bid farewell to Washington on Wednesday but also hinted at a comeback despite a legacy of chaos, tumult and bitter division in the country he led for four years. “Goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form,” Trump told...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks during a COVID-19 memorial, with lights placed around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden marks nation's Covid grief before inauguration pomp

Jan. 19, 2021 8:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours from inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden paused on what might have been his triumphal entrance to Washington Tuesday evening to mark instead the national tragedy of the coronavirus pandemic with a moment of collective grief for Americans lost. His arrival coincided with the...

Flags are placed on the National Mall, looking towards the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial, ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Correction: Biden-Inauguration story

Jan. 19, 2021 3:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story January 18, 2021, about the inauguration, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 200,000 small flags displayed on the National Mall were placed there to honor the nearly 400,000 Americans killed in the coronavirus pandemic. The flag were designed to represent people...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington.  An AP review of records finds that members of President Donald Trump’s failed campaign were key players in the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol last week. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Records: Trump allies behind rally that ignited Capitol riot

Jan. 17, 2021 9:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the...

A van arrives to pick up boxes that were moved out of the Eisenhower Executive Office building, inside the White House complex, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Washington. Inauguration Day is also moving day at the White House. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Inauguration Day also is move in/out day at the White House

Jan. 16, 2021 12:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving from house to house is challenging under the best of circumstances, and even with movers as first rate as the housekeepers and other staff who work in the White House. But the coronavirus pandemic could be a complicating factor as the executive mansion gets ready for a new...

Jill Biden moves her husband, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, back from members of the media as he speaks outside his campaign plane in New Castle, Del., on Oct. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Jill Biden names director for military families program

Jan. 14, 2021 2:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days before Joe Biden becomes president, incoming first lady Jill Biden took a step Thursday toward fulfilling a promise to revive a program for military families that she and former first lady Michelle Obama once led. Jill Biden named an executive of that program, known as Joining...

FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo, Garth Brooks performs on stage during the 2020 Gershwin Prize Honoree's Tribute Concert at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

Delayed Kennedy Center Honors to be rescheduled for mid-May

Jan. 13, 2021 2:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five months after they were postponed because of the coronavirus, the annual Kennedy Center Honors are coming back in May, possibly in a series of small events, organizers announced Wednesday. This year's recipients of the lifetime artistic achievement awards are country music legend...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 13, 2021 9:09 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 12 The Miami Herald on “blue lives matter” and the deaths of two police officers after the U.S. Capitol riot: Do blue lives only matter when Black lives are perceived as the threat to them? Up until the weekend, when videos...