Political resignations

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would move forward with impeachment hearings because of a sex scandal. (Albert Cesare /The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
April 10, 2017 - 3:59 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on impeachment hearings for Gov. Robert Bentley (all times local): 2:55 p.m. A person who has spoken to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he plans to resign over allegations he covered up an affair with an aide. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the...
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would move forward with impeachment hearings because of a sex scandal. (Albert Cesare /The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
April 10, 2017 - 3:01 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Turning up the pressure on Gov. Robert Bentley, Alabama lawmakers opened impeachment hearings Monday over allegations he abused his powers to cover up an extramarital affair with a top aide. The mild-mannered 74-year-old Republican and one-time Baptist deacon refused to step...
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would move forward with impeachment hearings because of a sex scandal. (Albert Cesare /The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 7:07 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scandal involving Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (all times local): 6 p.m. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's lawyer praised a judge's decision to halt impeachment proceedings. Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin on Friday said he was blocking the proceedings to...
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FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2016, file photo, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray speaks at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day in Seattle, Wash. On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Murray was sued by a man who claimed Murray abused him 30 years ago when he was a teenager. Murray's personal spokesman, Jeff Reading, said in a statement that the allegations are false, politically motivated and that Murray would fight them. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
April 07, 2017 - 6:18 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Friday that sex abuse allegations made against him are "simply not true," and that he won't resign and will continue seeking re-election. "To be on the receiving end of such untrue allegations is very painful for me," Murray said at a brief appearance...
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would move forward with impeachment hearings because of a sex scandal. (Albert Cesare /The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 5:36 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scandal involving Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A special counsel's impeachment report says Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley directed a state law enforcement officer to "advance his personal interests" and "encouraged an atmosphere of...
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would move forward with impeachment hearings because of a sex scandal. (Julie Bennett/AL.com via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 4:57 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley made a last-ditch attempt to stop proceedings that could lead to his impeachment and calls for his resignation grew Friday, with the House speaker warning that continuing a sex-tinged scandal would drag the state through "a long, painful and...
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Demonstrators protest against South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Zuma responded to the political crisis that erupted after he fired the finance minister, acknowledging that public disputes at the top of the government are a "serious weakness." (AP Photo)
April 05, 2017 - 11:28 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling party gave a boost to the embattled president on Wednesday, saying an opposition effort to force his resignation after he fired the finance minister would fail. Gwede Mantashe, secretary-general of the African National Congress, also said the party is "...
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Demonstrators protest against South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria, South Africa, on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Zuma responded to the political crisis that erupted after he fired the finance minister, acknowledging that public disputes at the top of the government are a "serious weakness." (AP Photo)
April 05, 2017 - 11:28 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling party gave a boost to the embattled president on Wednesday, saying an opposition effort to force his resignation after he fired the finance minister would fail. Gwede Mantashe, secretary-general of the African National Congress, also said the party is "...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, file photo, Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Richmond Federal Reserve, speaks during the Charlotte Chamber's 11th Annual Economic Outlook Conference in Charlotte, N.C. Lacker announced Tuesday, April 4, 2017, that he was resigning effective immediately after acknowledging improper discussions with a financial analyst that later became the subject of a lengthy investigation into leaks at the Fed. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
April 04, 2017 - 4:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, announced Tuesday that he was resigning effective immediately after acknowledging improper discussions with a financial analyst that later became the subject of a lengthy investigation into leaks at the Fed. In a...
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April 04, 2017 - 4:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, announced Tuesday that he was resigning effective immediately after acknowledging improper discussions with a financial analyst that later became the subject of a lengthy investigation into leaks at the Fed. In a...
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