Political resignations

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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April 07, 2017 - 8:02 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Fitch agency has downgraded South Africa's credit rating to junk status, citing political turmoil and governance concerns. The downgrade on Friday followed a similar move earlier this week by the Standard & Poor's ratings agency. It came as thousands of protesters across...
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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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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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April 04, 2017 - 1:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, has resigned after acknowledging improper discussions with a financial analyst. Lacker said that in 2012 he spoke to an analyst at Medley Global Advisers who possessed "highly confidential" information about...
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FILE -- In this Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, South African President Jacob Zuma, right, alongside deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, left, outside parliament at the State of the Nation address in Cape Town, South Africa. Ramaphosa this weekend called for his countrymen to get rid of "greedy" and "corrupt" people, in remarks seen as an attack on Zuma. Ramaphosa was speaking after Zuma fired widely respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan in a cabinet reshuffle last week in which he purged other political opponents. (AP Photo/Nic Bothma, Pool, File)
April 04, 2017 - 9:08 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's president on Tuesday 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," while the country's biggest labor group urged him to resign. The call...
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In this March 31, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Slim majorities of Americans favor independent investigations into Trump’s relationship with the Russian government and possible attempts by Russia to influence last year’s election according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 01, 2017 - 10:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A slim majority of Americans favor an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with the Russian government, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that showed public views about the controversy driving congressional...
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