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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, places his hand on the Biden family Bible held by his wife, Jill Biden, center, as he takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, right, during an official ceremony at the Naval Observatory in Washington. While many presidents have used Bibles for their inaugurations, the Constitution does not require the use of a specific text and specifies only the wording of president’s oath. That wording also doesn’t include the phrase “so help me God,” but every modern president has appended it to their oaths and most have chosen symbolically resonant Bibles for their inaugurations. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden's Bible puts him in line with inaugural tradition

Jan. 20, 2021 5:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris took their oaths of office on Wednesday using Bibles that are laden with personal meaning, writing new chapters in a long-running American tradition — and one that appears nowhere in the law. The Constitution does not require the use of a specific text...

President Donald Trump speaks near a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Alamo, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Latest: Trump declassifies Crossfire Hurricane material

Jan. 19, 2021 7:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 7:35 p.m. In his final full day in office, President Donald Trump says he has declassified information related to the FBI’s investigation into ties between Russia and his 2016 presidential campaign. He did not...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013, file photo Chief Justice John Roberts, right, reads the oath of office to President Barack Obama at the ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Roberts to swear in yet another president who opposed him

Jan. 19, 2021 12:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Someday, perhaps, John Roberts will swear in a new president who doesn’t wish someone else was chief justice of the United States. Wednesday won’t be that day. When Roberts leads President-elect Joe Biden in the oath of office, security will be unusually tight following the...

Today in History

Jan. 19, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2021. There are 346 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 19, 1981, the United States and Iran signed an accord paving the way for the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months. On this date: In 1809,...

Judge awards $1M to veteran in Kansas VA hospital abuse case

Jan. 18, 2021 12:27 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $1 million in damages to another veteran who says he was sexually abused by a former physician assistant at a VA hospital in Kansas. It’s the third time since November that U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree has ruled against the...

Today in History

Jan. 17, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2021. There are 348 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 17, 1996, Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman and nine followers were handed long prison sentences for plotting to blow up New York-area landmarks. On this date: In 1806,...

Today in History

Jan. 9, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2021. There are 356 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 9, 2020, Chinese state media said a preliminary investigation into recent cases of viral pneumonia had identified the probable cause as a new type of coronavirus....

Today in History

Jan. 5, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 5, the fifth day of 2021. There are 360 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 5, 1925, Democrat Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming took office as America’s first female governor, succeeding her late husband, William, following a special...

Today in History

Jan. 3, 2021 12:00 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 3, the third day of 2021. There are 362 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 3, 1977, Apple Computer was incorporated in Cupertino, California, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Mike Markkula (MAHR’-kuh-luh) Jr. On this date: In...

Today in History

Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 24, the 359th day of 2020. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 24, 1814, the United States and Britain signed the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 following ratification by both the...