Political resignations

FILE - In this Thursday, May 17, 2018 file photo, British Prime Minister Theresa May looks on during a news conference with her Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev, not pictured, following their meeting at the government building in Skopje, Macedonia. British Prime Minister Theresa May is urging feuding Conservative lawmakers to unite and prevent the government from being defeated in key votes on its main Brexit bill. The European Union Withdrawal Bill, intended to enact Britain's exit from the bloc, has had a rocky ride through Parliament. The House of Lords has inserted 15 amendments to soften the terms of Britain's departure. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, file)
June 12, 2018 - 9:53 am
LONDON (AP) — A junior member of Prime Minister Theresa May's government resigned Tuesday over Brexit, emboldening pro-EU lawmakers ahead of key votes in Parliament on Britain's departure from the European Union. Conservative lawmaker Phillip Lee, who voted in Britain's 2016 referendum to remain in...
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June 11, 2018 - 3:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Under investigation in Ghana for alleged corruption, FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from the world soccer body. Confederation of African Football president Ahmad says Nyantakyi also offered his resignation as first vice president of the continental body. Ahmad tells...
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June 09, 2018 - 6:01 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf announced Saturday that he will run for a seat in parliament in July 25 national elections. The move comes after the country's Supreme Court conditionally allowed Musharraf to return from Dubai, where he has been...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo speaks with members of the media during a news conference at the NBA basketball team's practice facility in Camden, N.J. The Philadelphia 76ers say Bryan Colangelo has resigned as president of basketball operations after an independent firm investigated allegations that he used a variety of Twitter accounts to anonymously trash some of his own players and fellow executives and defend himself against criticism from fans and the sports media. The team says Thursday, June 7, 2018, that Colangelo offered his resignation “recognizing the detrimental impact this matter on the organization.”(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 07, 2018 - 3:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryan Colangelo may not have authored any of the tweets himself, but he seemed to provide private information that went into them. And when his wife used those details to criticize his own players or rival colleagues, Colangelo and the Philadelphia 76ers knew he could no longer...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:54 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi on Thursday appointed a new prime minister, picking his housing minister Mustafa Madbouly to form a government. The appointment came three days after the outgoing premier, Sherif Ismail, submitted his government's resignation, in keeping with...
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Board of Supervisors President London Breed, center, greets supporters before speaking to reporters in San Francisco, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Former state Sen. Mark Leno pulled ahead in San Francisco's race for mayor by the slimmest of margins early Wednesday under the city's unusual voting system, although Breed maintained her lead in first-place votes. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 06, 2018 - 8:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The two leading candidates in San Francisco's race for mayor are resigned to days of uncertainty as the contest remained too close to call and tens of thousands of ballots waited to be counted Wednesday. Updated results showed former state Sen. Mark Leno maintaining a tiny lead...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo, Timothy Mapes, chief of staff for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, listens to lawmakers debate at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Sherri Garrett, an employee in Madigan's office, on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, accused Mapes of mishandling allegations of sexual harassment on two occasions and making untoward comments to her and others in incidents from 2013 to just a few weeks ago. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
June 06, 2018 - 6:51 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The chief of staff to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan abruptly resigned Wednesday after an employee accused him of lewd comments and of mishandling complaints of sexual harassment. Sherri Garrett, a $42,000-a-year account technician for the House, told a...
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Tommy Thomas, newly appointed attorney-general of Malaysia, speaks to media outside his office during the first day he report to work in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Thomas, 66, is a renowned senior lawyer whose first task will be to handle prosecution of the 1MDB case. (AP Photo)
June 06, 2018 - 7:39 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's central bank governor has become the latest senior official to resign amid a corruption probe of the former government that appointed them. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday the government accepted Muhammad Ibrahim's resignation and a...
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FILE - In this May 15, 2018 file photo, Judge Aaron Persky poses for a photo with a sign opposing his recall in Los Altos Hills, Calif. Northern California voters are deciding on Tuesday, June 5 whether to remove Persky from office for the first time in decades because he sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexual assault to a short jail sentence instead of prison. Persky would be the first California judge recalled from office since 1932 if a majority of voters choose to remove him on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
June 06, 2018 - 3:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries being held Tuesday in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota (all times local): 3:35 a.m. California Democrats have been denied their supermajority in the state Senate. Democrats temporarily lost their...
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FILE - This February 2014 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections shows death-row inmate Marcellus Williams. A five-member inquiry panel appointed by former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens to investigate the Williams' case canceled its meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, citing confusion over whether it still has authority now that Greitens has resigned. Williams was hours away from execution in August when Greitens halted the procedure after new DNA evidence raised questions about whether Williams really killed Lisha Gayle in suburban St. Louis in 1998. Supporters of Williams planned a rally Tuesday in Jefferson City. (Missouri Department of Corrections via AP, File)
June 05, 2018 - 4:50 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The fate of a Missouri death row inmate whose execution was halted last year after DNA evidence raised questions about his case is on hold as a result of former Gov. Eric Greitens' resignation. Marcellus Williams, 49, was hours away from being put to death in August when...
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