Political resignations

July 17, 2017 - 8:33 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Northern California judge who agreed to resign after swiping two art deco-style business cardholders from a judges' dinner in San Francisco said Monday that he remains deeply remorseful. Napa County Superior Court Judge Michael S. Williams' resignation will take effect Dec. 5...
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U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, second from right, walks with his wife Christine Branstad at right and other members of his family during a photocall and remarks to journalists at the Ambassador's residence in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" who's known China's president for more than 30 years, Terry made his first public appearance as the new U.S. ambassador in Beijing on Wednesday, assuming the post at a time when President Donald Trump has injected a strong dose of unpredictability into America foreign diplomacy. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 28, 2017 - 5:03 am
BEIJING (AP) — A self-described "farm boy from Iowa" who befriended China's president three decades ago is tasked with smoothing relations between the world's two largest economies amid increased unpredictability in American foreign diplomacy under President Donald Trump. Terry Branstad, 70, a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. CNN isn't commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN's website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Scaramucci and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by U.S. entities in Russia. Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 27, 2017 - 3:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on CNN's retracted Russia story (all times local): 3:46 p.m. President Trump's press aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders urged all Americans to watch an online video posted by a conservative provocateur with a CNN producer commenting on his network's coverage of Trump's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. CNN isn't commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN's website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Scaramucci and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by U.S. entities in Russia. Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 27, 2017 - 11:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on CNN's retracted Russia story (all times local): 11:40 a.m. CNN says President Donald Trump is wrong to suggest the network is failing. The president, in a morning tweetstorm related to CNN's retraction of a story about a Trump associate's meeting with a Russian...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. CNN isn't commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN's website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Scaramucci and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by U.S. entities in Russia. Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 27, 2017 - 7:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network's credibility Tuesday. The story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between a Trump associate and the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, Anthony Scaramucci, a senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. CNN isn't commenting Monday, June 26, as to what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story posted Thursday on CNN's website said Senate investigators are looking into the meeting between Scaramucci and Kirill Dmitriev, whose Russian Direct Investment Fund guides investments by U.S. entities in Russia. Scaramucci, in the story, said he exchanged pleasantries in a restaurant with Dmitriev. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 27, 2017 - 7:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is using the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network's credibility. The story was about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of Trump and the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo shows the main gate at the former German death camp of Auschwitz, in Oswiecim, Poland. A leading Polish human rights official, Adam Bodnar, has come under fire for saying the "Polish nation" took part in the implementation of the Holocaust _ a controversial statement in a country that never collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
June 23, 2017 - 8:27 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A leading Polish human rights official has come under fire for saying the "Polish nation" took part in the implementation of the Holocaust — a controversial statement in a country that never collaborated with Nazi Germany during World War II. Adam Bodnar, the country's human...
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A fire fighting aircraft drops water over a fire outside the village of Pedrogao Grande central Portugal, Monday, June 19, 2017. More than 2,000 firefighters in Portugal battled Monday to contain major wildfires in the central region of the country, where one blaze killed dozens of people, while authorities came under mounting criticism for not doing more to prevent the tragedy. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
June 22, 2017 - 7:05 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Official reports into Portugal's deadliest natural disaster in decades have described freak conditions that drove the wildfire that killed 64 people, while Portuguese authorities said Thursday they have contained a second fire that raged for five days close by. More than 2,...
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Demonstrators hold a banner demanding justice for the victims of the recent deadly apartment block fire at Grenfell Tower, as they march towards parliament in central London Wednesday June 21, 2017. The mass "Day of Rage" demonstration is timed to coincide with the state opening of parliament Wednesday. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)
June 22, 2017 - 4:31 am
LONDON (AP) — The local administrator in the west London community devastated by a high-rise apartment fire has resigned after government officials criticized the speed of the response to the devastating blaze that killed at least 79 people. Nicholas Holgate, chief executive of the Kensington and...
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France's President Emmanuel Macron attends a joint news conference following a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, June 19, 2017. (Gonzalo Fuentes, Pool Photo via AP)
June 21, 2017 - 5:31 am
PARIS (AP) — France's justice minister, who was preparing a draft law to clean up politics but whose party is targeted for possible investigation, resigned on Wednesday to avoid compromising the new government of President Emmanuel Macron, according to French media. The resignations of Francois...
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