Stories tagged: resignation
Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Mexico conservative party chief resigns, eyes presidency bid
The head of Mexico’s conservative National Action Party presented his resignation Saturday, positioning himself to run for president as the candidate of a left-right coalition in an increasingly crowded field.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Q&A: What’s next after Rep. Trent Franks’ resignation?
U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, a conservative anti-abortion Republican, has resigned after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staffers. One former aide told the Associated Press that the congressman …
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Ex-aide: Franks offered $5m to carry his child
A former aide to Republican Rep. Trent Franks has told the Associated Press the congressman repeatedly pressed her to carry his child, at one point offering her $5 million to …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Conyers’ exit after decades could open political floodgates
John Conyers’ resignation from the U.S. House amid sexual harassment allegations unlocks the seat he has held for more than a half-century – and sets off a free-for-all race to …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 12:39 p.m.
Venezuela’s U.N. ambassador resigns on orders from Maduro
Venezuela’s former oil czar resigned as ambassador to the United Nations Tuesday on what he said were orders from President Nicolas Maduro, a sign of growing divisions in the ruling …
Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
California lawmaker resigns following misconduct allegations
California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra resigned Monday following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, making him the first lawmaker to leave office amid a spate of reports rocking the state Capitol.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Mugabe was relieved after quitting, Zimbabwean mediator says
Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe knew it was “the end of the road” days before he quit, and appeared relieved when he signed his resignation letter after 37 years in …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
Consumer watchdog head names a successor, and Trump does too
The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau resigned Friday and named his own successor, leading to an open conflict with President Donald Trump – who announced a different person …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold, in surprise reversal
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri walked back his resignation on Wednesday after weeks of intensive international diplomacy aimed at restoring the delicate political balance that has kept the country from …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Lebanon’s Hariri returns to Beirut amid resignation saga
Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon late Tuesday for the first time since he stunned his country by announcing from Saudi Arabia that he was quitting as prime minister more than …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years
Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect Tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 4:56 p.m.
Zimbabwe president defies mounting pressure to leave office
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe defied calls to quit Sunday, saying he will preside over a ruling party congress in December in an announcement that could trigger impeachment proceedings this week …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Clinton jokes she’s resigning from the ‘Fox News presidency’
Hillary Clinton is mocking Fox News for “always talking” about her as if she’d won the presidency.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 4:42 p.m.
Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny
The director of Puerto Rico’s power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the electric grid destroyed …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:49 a.m.
Lebanese PM invited to France amid resignation crisis
BEIRUT – French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday invited Saad Hariri and his family to come to France after the Lebanese prime minister’s surprise resignation earlier this month, amid allegations …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Montana sheriff resigns over jail funding
The sheriff of a northwestern Montana county has resigned in a dispute with county commissioners over funding for the county jail.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 10:57 a.m.
Former Kentucky speaker hospitalized following resignation
Kentucky’s former Republican House speaker has been hospitalized days after resigning his leadership position amid sexual harassment allegations.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:29 a.m.
RenTech’s Mercer resigns, sells Breitbart stake to daughters
Renaissance Technologies’ Robert Mercer plans to step down as co-chief executive officer effective Jan. 1, as he tries to distance himself from controversy over his political ties to associates of …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 11:17 a.m.
2011 Washington state House resignation sparked by ‘inappropriate behavior’
Leaders at the Washington state House have acknowledged that a state representative who resigned in the middle of the 2011 legislative session was forced out because of allegations of inappropriate …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Idaho lawmaker involved in criminal investigation resigns
A three-term Idaho state lawmaker involved in an active criminal investigation resigned from office Thursday.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
GOP Rep. Murphy resigning after reports of affair
Republican Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, an anti-abortion lawmaker who allegedly urged his mistress to have an abortion when he thought she was pregnant, is resigning from Congress.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Health secretary Price resigns amid travel flap
President Donald Trump’s health secretary resigned Friday, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration’s agenda and angered his boss. Tom Price’s regrets and partial repayment couldn’t save …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Chief resigns after labeling Steelers’ Tomlin with slur
A Pittsburgh-area volunteer fire chief has lost his post after using a racial slur to describe Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 10:57 p.m.
Department director retires amid systemic racism allegations
The director of a Portland area health department retired weeks after she directed a manager who is black to step down, which resulted in allegations of systemic racism in the …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Lee descendant resigns as church pastor over MTV statement
A descendant of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is stepping down as pastor of a North Carolina church after negative reactions to his comments supporting racial justice activists on an …
UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Pandora CEO Tim Westergren to leave company
Pandora announced that chief executive and co-founder Tim Westergren will step down from his position and his seat on the board. The company named Chief Financial Officer Naveen Chopra as …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Ousted Spokane street director writing reports on improving city streets while officials determine future
Mark Serbousek is preparing reports for Public Works Director Scott Simmons on how things could be performed differently in the streets department, a city spokeswoman said Wednesday. Serbousek was relieved …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 9:28 a.m.
Intelligence chief James R. Clapper Jr. submits resignation
Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. said Thursday that he has submitted his letter of resignation to President Barack Obama, cementing his long-declared plan to leave his job …
Thu., July 14, 2016, 8:16 p.m.
Seattle police union board votes to remove outgoing president now
The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild board of directors has voted to remove outgoing president Ron Smith before his resignation takes effect at the end of the month. Smith announced his …
Mon., March 14, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Breitbart reporter involved in Donald Trump incident resigns
The Breitbart News reporter allegedly roughed up last week at a Donald Trump press conference has resigned from the conservative website, saying that she can’t work for an organization that …