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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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

Idaho lawmaker involved in criminal investigation resigns

A three-term Idaho state lawmaker involved in an active criminal investigation resigned from office Thursday.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Key player in prisoners’ early release resigns state post

State officials say the assistant attorney general who advised Corrections officials they didn’t need to recalculate prisoners’ sentences after discovering a sentencing software error has stepped down.

Former Spokane County Sheriff’s Office deputy resigns for dishonesty, still accredited in state

Jeremy Jeske, 44, remains an accredited law enforcement agent in Washington state despite resigning after being confronted with lies in an investigation involving fraudulent vehicle inspections.

Embattled Spokane deputy prosecutor resigns

Marriya Wright resigned Wednesday in the wake of allegations she aided a wanted felon elude capture.

Spirit Lake police chief resigns

SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho — Spirit Lake’s police chief has resigned and two other officers were disciplined over an inappropriate conversation at work.

Housing worries drive resignation

Spokane Valley Fire commissioner Monte Nesbitt announced his resignation this week after the firefighters union raised questions about his residency. Nesbitt, who is currently the chairman of the commission, read …

Giffords resigns House seat to focus on recovery

WASHINGTON — Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has resigned from the House with a standing ovation from her colleagues, more than a year after she was gravely wounded by a would-be …

Valley council member resigns

Spokane Valley City Councilwoman Rose Dempsey announced Wednesday that she is resigning her seat on the council effective Friday. Her decision comes after a contentious council meeting Tuesday night where …