Latest Political resignations News

The Latest: US envoy Elliott Abrams is heading to Colombia

Feb. 21, 2019 10:48 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:00 p.m. A U.S. envoy is heading to Colombia as part of a mission to send food and other emergency supplies to neighboring Venezuela amid a deepening political and economic crisis there. The State Department says...

Lamont seeks resignations from appointed state employees

Feb. 21, 2019 5:48 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's new governor is seeking resignation letters from potentially hundreds of top non-union state employees. It's part of an effort by Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont to take a "thorough look at the way state government is designed with an eye toward right-sizing offices and...

UCF board accepts president's resignation over misused funds

Feb. 21, 2019 4:12 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The board of the University of Central Florida accepted the resignation of the school's president Thursday, two days after he offered to step down to appease state lawmakers upset about the school using operating funds to pay for construction. UCF President Dale Whittaker will leave...

Albanian opposition holds anti-govt rally, demands new vote

Feb. 21, 2019 2:21 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition surrounded the parliament building Thursday and demanded the government step down, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime. Hundreds of police and rolls of barbed wire are protecting the parliament building in...

Sudan government arrests opposition leaders ahead of protest

Feb. 21, 2019 7:55 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese opposition party says more than 10 opposition leaders have been arrested ahead of the latest day of protests urging President Omar al-Bashir to resign. In a statement, the Sudanese Congress Party says security forces "pre-empted" demonstrations by arresting the deputy head of the...

GOP's Byrne to challenge Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama in 2020

Feb. 20, 2019 9:59 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Congressman Bradley Byrne of Alabama announced Wednesday that he will challenge U.S. Sen. Doug Jones in 2020 as the GOP tries to reclaim the high-profile seat previously held by Jeff Sessions. Byrne, 64, is the first Republican to announce his candidacy in what is...

UK's May, EU chief call latest Brexit talks 'constructive'

Feb. 20, 2019 4:05 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — After the resignations of three of her party's lawmakers over Brexit, British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from more talks on preventing the U.K. from crashing out of the European Union with both she and the EU's chief deeming their meeting "constructive" Wednesday. No breakthrough...

GOP committee pressures lawmaker over trainer abuse case

Feb. 20, 2019 2:20 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana legislator is resisting pressure from the leader of the Republican Party in his home county to resign over his past role as principal of a high school when an athletic trainer was accused of sexually abusing students. Rep. Fred Anderson, R-Great Falls, has refused to step...

EU, US call on Albania opposition to avoid violence in rally

Feb. 20, 2019 7:11 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The European Union and the United States have warned Albania's opposition against violence and its lawmakers not to boycott parliament over the government's alleged corruption. Albania's opposition lawmakers, led by the center-right Democratic Party of Lulzim Basha, have said they...

Jicarilla Apache Nation president resigns

Feb. 20, 2019 1:41 AM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The president of the Jicarilla Apache Nation has resigned. The Farmington Daily Times report s the northwestern New Mexico tribe announced Levi Pesata resigned from office on Friday, citing personal reasons. The tribe says Vice President Edward Velarde will serve as interim...