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California Legislature to open office for misconduct reports

Jan. 18, 2019 10:23 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Legislature's new office to handle sexual misconduct and other workplace complaints will open Feb. 1, more than year after the #MeToo movement rocked the Capitol and prompted several lawmakers to resign. Legislative leaders announced Friday the launch of the...

Republican state senator to leave seat in middle of term

Jan. 18, 2019 5:06 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A three-term Republican state senator from southcentral Pennsylvania says he's leaving his seat in the middle of his term. Sen. Rich Alloway of Franklin County said Friday that he's resigning Feb. 28 and that he's lost the fire to give the extra effort to do the job right. He says...

Florida governor suspends county elections supervisor

Jan. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended a Democratic county elections supervisor Friday who failed to meet deadlines during recounts after November's election, but her supporters said the move was unwarranted and political. DeSantis said Palm Beach elections supervisor...

Mat-Su Borough's emergency services director resigns

Jan. 18, 2019 11:41 AM EST

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — The top emergency official in the borough north of Alaska's biggest city resigned, claiming employees and assembly members undermined his actions. Otto Feather resigned earlier this month after serving as the director of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough emergency services department...

West Virginia Gov. picks family's lobbyist for Senate seat

Jan. 18, 2019 7:08 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jim Justice is filling a West Virginia Senate vacancy with a Democrat who works as a lobbyist for his family's companies. Paul Hardesty replaces Democrat Richard Ojeda, who resigned to mount a long-shot run for the U.S. presidency. Justice announced his choice...

Low-profile administrator replaces Engler at Michigan State

Jan. 17, 2019 6:40 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. Its new temporary leader, Satish Udpa, is a high-ranking but low-profile...

Thousands protest against al-Bashir's rule across Sudan

Jan. 17, 2019 5:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Thursday in cities across Sudan, including the capital, where activists said two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters attempting to reach the presidential palace to demand longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir step down. The...

Congressman who worked on Trump's PA campaign is resigning

Jan. 17, 2019 5:37 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tom Marino, a five-term Republican congressman who helped steer Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign in Pennsylvania, said Thursday that he is resigning just days into a new term. In a statement, Marino said his last day will be Jan. 23 and that he is taking a job in the...

5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector

Jan. 17, 2019 12:25 PM EST
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — 5-term Republican Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is resigning, taking job in private sector.

Michigan State President Engler says he'll resign next week

Jan. 16, 2019 9:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school's interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor's victims. John Engler, who had resisted pressure to...