Latest United States presidential inauguration 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...

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...

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...

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...

Biden inauguration priest under investigation in California

Mar. 19, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Jesuit priest who presided over an inaugural Mass for President Joe Biden is under investigation for unspecified allegations and is on leave from his position as president of Santa Clara University in Northern California, according to a statement from the...

Amanda Gorman says she was racially profiled near her home

Mar. 06, 2021 12:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured hearts at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, posted to social media that she was followed home by a security guard who demanded to know where she lived because she “looked suspicious.” "I showed...

Biden mourns 500,000 dead, balancing nation's grief and hope

Feb. 22, 2021 20:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With sunset remarks and a national moment of silence, President Joe Biden on Monday confronted head-on the country's once-unimaginable loss — half a million Americans in the COVID-19 pandemic — as he tried to strike a balance between mourning and...