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Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department

Aug. 20, 2019 10:07 PM EDT

Philadelphia's police commissioner resigned Tuesday amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks. Mayor Jim Kenney said in a news release he was disappointed to lose Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., but in...

Michigan civil rights director takes leave after comments

Aug. 20, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The embattled director of Michigan's civil rights department has taken a leave of absence, weeks after he was reprimanded for making inappropriate remarks about the appearance of a woman he saw outside a meeting. The state Civil Rights Commission on Tuesday gave no reason for...

Italian premier resigns, blames deputy for political crisis

Aug. 20, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday, blaming the collapse of his 14-month-old populist government on his rebellious, anti-migrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who triggered a political crisis to try to force early elections. Addressing the Senate, Conte blasted Salvini for...

Trump considering State Department official for Russia post

Aug. 20, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the No. 2 official at the State Department may be his next ambassador to Russia. The president told reporters at the White House that Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan "could very well be" his nominee to fill the post. Ambassador John Huntsman...

The Latest: Italian PM is asked to stay as caretaker leader

Aug. 20, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's government crisis (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has tendered his resignation to Italy's president, who has asked Conte and his government to stay in place as a caretaker Cabinet as he hold talks with political parties to chart out the nation's...

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte gave his resignation to Italy's president but was asked to stay on as a caretaker leader

Aug. 20, 2019 3:17 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — Italian PM Giuseppe Conte gave his resignation to Italy's president but was asked to stay on as a caretaker leader .

Official resigns over online hate campaign against judges

Aug. 20, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's deputy justice minister resigned Tuesday after allegations surfaced that he encouraged an online hate campaign against judges who were critical of the right-wing government. Lukasz Piebiak said he was stepping down in the interests of the government, adding that he planned to...

The Latest: Polish deputy justice minister resigns

Aug. 20, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on a Polish political crisis (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Poland's deputy justice minister has handed in his resignation after allegations surfaced he encouraged an online hate campaign against judges critical of the government. Lukasz Piebiak published a statement Tuesday...

CORRECTION: Argentina story

Aug. 18, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In an Aug. 17 story about the resignation of Argentina's treasury minister, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of the country's president. The correct name is President Mauricio Macri, not President Nicolas Macri. A corrected version of the story is...

Greek Orthodox bishop convicted of hate speech resigns

Aug. 18, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who he believed acted in a "non-Christian" or "non-Greek" way, including gays, migrants and politicians, resigned Sunday. Amvrosios, 81,...