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Parole board chairman resigns over death penalty position

Jan. 14, 2022 16:16 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board Chairman Adam Luck, who has consistently voted to spare the lives of death row inmates, announced Friday he is resigning at the request of the governor. Luck wrote in his resignation letter that he was stepping down immediately...

Most of Poland's pandemic advisers resign over govt backing

Jan. 14, 2022 12:08 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — More than two thirds of Poland’s COVID-19 medical advisory body resigned Friday saying the government was not heeding their advice in its response to the pandemic. In a statement, 13 of the board’s 17 members said that with “growing frustration” they...

Interim UConn president, UConn Health CEO leaving next month

Jan. 14, 2022 11:42 AM EST

STORRS (AP) — The interim president of the University of Connecticut and the CEO of UConn Health announced Friday he is stepping down next month to accept a new position at the health insurer Humana Inc. Dr. Andrew Agwunobi has led UConn since July 2021 and UConn Health since 2014....

Bill would require Senate confirmation for US prison chief

Jan. 14, 2022 11:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after the head of the troubled federal Bureau of Prisons said he was resigning amid increased scrutiny over his leadership, lawmakers have introduced a bill to require Senate confirmation for future bureau directors — the same process used to vet leaders of the FBI and...

Judge Costa to leave 5th Circuit in August

Jan. 13, 2022 18:13 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge on the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will step down in August, according to the website for federal courts. Judge Gregg Costa of Houston gave notice on Wednesday of his resignation. The United States Courts website...

Texas school trustee's remarks on Black teachers draw ire

Jan. 13, 2022 18:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area school board member is facing calls to resign after he linked more Black teachers to lower school district performance in response to a presentation on an audit of the district’s equity and culture. In comments Monday during the school board's work...

UK ministers rally around embattled Boris Johnson, for now

Jan. 13, 2022 17:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With varying degrees of enthusiasm, senior British government ministers on Thursday expressed support for Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson and rejected demands he resign for attending a garden party during the country’s first coronavirus lockdown. Many...

2 former top executives to repay thousands to Columbus Zoo

Jan. 13, 2022 14:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two former top officials will repay thousands of dollars to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium after audits found improper spending and questionable business practices cost the institution more than $630,000. The zoo's board of directors approved a $132,000...

Rhode Island's top public health official to step down

Jan. 13, 2022 14:00 PM EST

Rhode Island's top public health official, who has guided the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic, is resigning, Gov. Dan McKee said in a statement Thursday. Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, director of the Rhode Island Department of Health, will stay on for two weeks during the...

UK's Johnson apologizes for attending party during lockdown

Jan. 12, 2022 13:06 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologized Wednesday for attending a garden party during Britain’s first coronavirus lockdown, but brushed aside demands that he resign for breaching the rules his own government had imposed on the nation. The apology, which stopped...