Political resignations

FILE - In this Friday, April 27, 2018 file photo, the leader of Romania's ruling Social Democratic party, Liviu Dragnea, grimaces as he walks out of the anti-corruption prosecutors' office, in Bucharest, Romania. Romania’s ruling Social Democratic Party on Friday Sept. 21, 2018, endorsed its chairman Liviu Dragnea, despite his recent conviction for abuse of power. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, file)
September 21, 2018 - 12:52 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party on Friday endorsed its chairman despite his recent conviction for abuse of power. Colleagues had called for Liviu Dragnea to step down, but party members voted in support of Dragnea, who is barred from becoming prime minister...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault trial, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby's trial judge has rejected a defense motion to step down from the sex assault case before the sentencing hearing scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 19, 2018 - 2:43 pm
Days before sentencing, Bill Cosby's trial judge denied a defense motion to step down from the sex assault case because of what Cosby's team called a long-ago grudge with a pretrial witness. Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill has seen the case through two trials, hard-fought pretrial hearings...
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Prime minister and party leader of the Social Democrat party Stefan Löfven speaks at an election party in Stockholm, Sweden, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. Preliminary results of the 2018 Swedish parliamentary elections showed on Sunday night that Centre-Left bloc of the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and Left party gained 40.7 percent of votes, narrowly heading in the race. The opposition Center-Right alliance bloc of the Moderate Party, the Centre Party, the Liberal Party and the Christian Democrats gained 40.3 percent votes. Anti-immigration, the far-right Sweden Democrats scored 17.6 percent votes. (Jonas Ekströmer /TT via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 10:51 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Sweden's general election (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says he intends to remain in the job after his center-left party recorded its worst election performance. Lofven, who brought the Social Democrats to power in 2014, said "the...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to airmen during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 7:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says he'd agree to take a lie detector test "in a heartbeat" to prove he isn't the author of an anti-Trump New York Times opinion piece. A top Pence aide has already said the vice...
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President Donald Trump talks to reporters while in flight from Billings, Mont., to Fargo, N.D., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 07, 2018 - 9:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to root out the leakers who contributed to the White House insider accounts that contend some on his team question his judgment, competence and even rationality. A book by presidential author Bob Woodward and an anonymous New York Times op-ed...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo Francois de Rugy, a close aide to French President Emmanuel Macron, arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Francois de Rugy, president of the National Assembly, parliament's lower house, takes over at the ecology ministry. He replaces Nicolas Hulot, a high-profile and popular green campaigner who quit last week, lamenting that not enough is being done against environmental destruction. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 04, 2018 - 11:31 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron planned to focus this month on promoting his policies to reshape the economy. Instead, he's encountered obstacles. The resignations of two popular Cabinet ministers, snags in a pending income tax system and anger over cuts in family and housing benefits...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog is faulting the agency for spending millions of dollars on round-the-clock security for former administrator Scott Pruitt. The EPA inspector general says the agency failed to document why Pruitt needed more than $3.5 million in security spending in 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 04, 2018 - 9:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency failed to properly justify spending more than $3.5 million on around-the-clock security for former head Scott Pruitt, including nearly $1 million in travel costs for his bodyguards, the agency's internal watchdog concluded on Tuesday. The EPA...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 14, 2017 file photo Francois de Rugy, a close aide to French President Emmanuel Macron, arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Francois de Rugy, president of the National Assembly, parliament's lower house, takes over at the ecology ministry. He replaces Nicolas Hulot, a high-profile and popular green campaigner who quit last week, lamenting that not enough is being done against environmental destruction. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
September 04, 2018 - 8:17 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron picked a political ally and a former swimming world champion to plug two holes in his government left by the unexpected resignations of the environment and sports ministers. The presidential Elysee Palace announced the mini-reshuffle in a brief...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:10 am
Kerry Perry has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics. The announcement Tuesday came days after the United States Olympic Committee questioned the direction of the organization under Perry's leadership. Perry has struggled to outline a clear path forward during her nine months on the job. She...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2015 file photo, state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Benton, speaks at a legislative subcommittee meeting at the state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. The Arkansas lawmaker and nephew of the state's Republican governor has been indicted and accused of spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a Caribbean cruise, school tuition payments and groceries. Federal prosecutors on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, announced that Hutchinson was charged with eight counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns for what they called a scheme to steal campaign funds then falsify campaign finance reports and tax filings. Hutchinson is scheduled to appear before a federal judge on September 18. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
August 31, 2018 - 11:33 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on the lawmaker nephew of Arkansas' governor facing federal fraud charges (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Attorneys say a nephew of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to resign from the state senate to focus on defending himself from corruption charges. Attorneys...
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