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Top Pentagon spokeswoman resigns amid internal investigation

The Defense Department’s top spokeswoman, who had been under investigation since May over whether she mistreated employees, abruptly resigned Monday night within hours of the departure of Defense Secretary Jim …


Rep. Matt Manweller to step down on Jan. 14

State Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, officially submitted his resignation Wednesday in a letter to the governor’s office.


Belgian PM offers to resign after migration tears government

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel submitted his resignation Tuesday amid pressure on his government after the biggest coalition party quit over Michel’s support for a United Nations compact on international …


Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

Israel’s defense minister abruptly resigned Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Jeff Sessions pushed out after a year of attacks from Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican …


GOP leader resigns after saying she would have shot reporter Gianforte assaulted

Karen Marshall, a leader within Gallatin County Republican Women, said on a radio station that she would have shot the Guardian reporter who was assaulted by Gianforte. She resigned from …


Mary Bono resigns as USA Gymnastics president after 4 days

When former California Congresswoman Mary Bono took over as the interim president for USA Gymnastics last week, she pointed to the opportunity to “reconnect” with a sport she loved growing …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 16, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says hunter ‘tainted’ Idaho’s reputation: ‘This is not us.’

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said Tuesday that former Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer’s hunting photos “tainted” Idaho’s reputation as they drew criticism from around the world.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018, 3:03 p.m.

U.N. Ambassador Haley resigning

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, she and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday. She gave no reason for her departure after two …


Interpol president who vanished in China has resigned

Interpol announced Sunday that it had accepted the resignation of its president, Meng Hongwei, who disappeared in China in late September. The international police organization’s statement came shortly after China …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 10:36 a.m.

Senior Wapato police officers warn city residents about actions that forced their resignations

Three senior Wapato police officers have resigned, citing “personal ethical standards and conscience.”


Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics

Kerry Perry has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics. The announcement comes days after the United States Olympic Committee questioned the direction of the organization under Perry’s leadership. Perry has …


Nation’s top student loan official resigns

The government’s top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned in protest on Monday, citing what he says is the White House’s open hostility toward protecting the nation’s …


PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi latest high-profile female CEO to exit

With Indra Nooyi exiting PepsiCo as its longtime chief executive, the circle of CEOs in the Fortune 500 is losing one of its highest profile women.


‘I will be resigning’ says lawmaker who shouted slur on TV

A Georgia lawmaker says “I will be resigning” after he exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s cable TV show, according to a letter the Republican …


Homeland Security advisory council members resign over immigration policies

Four members of a Homeland Security advisory council have resigned in protest over the Trump administration’s immigration policies, citing the “morally repugnant” practice of separating immigrant families at the border.


UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 10:40 a.m.

Boris Johnson quits UK government in mounting Brexit crisis

British Prime Minister Theresa May dug in her heels Monday after the resignation of two top government ministers over Brexit negotiations whipped up a storm that threatened to topple her …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt resigns

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease.


Why a teacher carried her 2-year-old up to Scott Pruitt’s restaurant table and asked him to resign

We can only speculate what Scott Pruitt thinks about when he eats lunch. But he looked relaxed at his table at Teaism on Monday afternoon – exactly 500 days into …


School board member resigns after making slur against tribe

A school board member resigned earlier this month after making statements on social media that insulted Native Americans.


Intel CEO out after consensual relationship with employee

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned after the company learned of what it called his consensual relationship with an employee.


Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis accepted the resignations Monday of the bishop at the center of Chile’s clerical sex abuse scandal and two other priests, launching a purge of the Catholic Church in …


Howard Schultz may be retiring, but Starbucks boardroom door remains open with rare privileges

Howard Schultz may be taking off the green apron, but the strings tying him to Starbucks won’t be fully severed, according to new regulatory filings.


David Koch is leaving Koch Industries, stepping down from Americans for Prosperity

David Koch, one of the two billionaire brothers at the helm of the powerful conservative political network, is retiring from his family’s conglomerate, Koch Industries, and stepping down as chairman …


Prosecutor dropping computer tampering case against Greitens

One of two criminal cases against Missouri Gov Eric Greitens will be dismissed, now that the Republican governor has announced his resignation, St. Louis’ top prosecutor said Wednesday.


Novartis general counsel resigns over deal with Trump lawyer

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said Wednesday that its top lawyer is stepping down over a deal to hire U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as a consultant.


UK interior minister quits over growing immigration scandal

Britain’s interior minister resigned Sunday amid a scandal over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term U.K. residents wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration.


Armenian leader resigns, says to protesters: ‘I was wrong’

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned unexpectedly Monday to quell massive anti-government protests over what critics feared was his effort to seize power for life.


Swedish king: Nobel trouble can be ‘seriously damaging’

The resignation of three members from the Swedish Academy awarding the Nobel Literature Prize is “deeply unfortunate and risk seriously damaging” the body’s “important activities,” Sweden’s king said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

Day after Bolton takes over, homeland security aide is out

President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser is resigning in the latest White House departure.