Latest Inaugurations News

Repeated Guard missions in DC trigger frustration, denials

Apr. 19, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after more than 25,000 National Guard troops poured into the nation's capital to secure President Joe Biden's inauguration, Defense Department and Guard officials are losing patience and are denying some of the city's recurring requests for troops to protect...

Islanders close to selling out inaugural season at UBS Arena

Apr. 15, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly six months before the opening of their new arena, the New York Islanders are reporting they have nearly sold out of season tickets for the first season in their new home. UBS Arena, being built next to the racetrack at Belmont Park with...

Pentagon chief on inaugural tour of Europe to shore up ties

Apr. 13, 2021 07:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S. relations with major allies, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin began an inaugural tour of Europe to shore up partnerships that are a cornerstone of...

Pentagon chief on inaugural tour of Europe to shore up ties

Apr. 12, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly a year after President Donald Trump ordered thousands of troops to leave Germany, capping a series of setbacks for U.S. relations with major allies, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday began an inaugural tour of Europe to shore up partnerships that are a...

Florida's Medal of Freedom goes to FSU great Bobby Bowden

Apr. 07, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Bowden, the former Florida State football coach who led the Seminoles to two national titles, received the inaugural Florida Medal of Freedom at a ceremony Wednesday hosted by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowden, 91, is one of college football’s...

Niger inaugurates president in 1st democratic power transfer

Apr. 02, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger has sworn in its new president in the West African nation’s first democratic transfer of power. Newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum’s inauguration Friday comes days after Niger’s security forces thwarted an attempted military coup at...

Newsmax keeps most, not all, of post-election samplers

Mar. 30, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trajectory of the conservative network Newsmax is a clear example of how statistics can tell different stories, depending on how you look at them. After former President Trump suggested post-Election Day that his fans check Newsmax out, the network's...

Poet Amanda Gorman revisits inaugural triumph with Oprah

Mar. 25, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amanda Gorman revisits her inauguration day poetry reading that wowed observers, among them Oprah Winfrey, in the Apple TV+ series “The Oprah Conversation.” The 23-year-old Gorman “stepped into a moment in history with enormous grace and...

Wyoming Guard members back home after protecting US Capitol

Mar. 21, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — All Wyoming National Guard members serving in Washington to protect the U.S. Capitol have returned home. The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state sent more than 100 members ahead of President Joe Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration. The move was in...

Advocates urge transparency in Biden priest investigation

Mar. 20, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A prominent victims advocate group on Friday urged Santa Clara University in Northern California to release details about unspecified allegations against its president, a Jesuit priest who presided over an inaugural Mass for President Joe Biden and is now under...