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Bulgarian president urges PM and government to resign

Jul. 11, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria's president is calling on the center-right government to step down and the chief prosecutor to resign as the only way to ease the growing political tensions that have sparked mass protests across the country. President Ruman Radev said Saturday in a nationally televised...

Top adviser to governor resignes after DUI arrest

Jul. 11, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A top adviser to Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has resigned after he was charged with driving under the influence. Daniel Connors, a former Democratic state lawmaker who rose to become Senate majority leader, was pulled over by Narragansett police on Wednesday, according to court...

FILE - In this June 11, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump gestures as he steps off Air Force One at Dallas Love Field in Dallas with Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville. Trump has endorsed Tuberville in the race, turning decisively against his former attorney general with direct appeals for Alabama voters to reject Sessions's candidacy. “Do not trust Jeff Sessions,” Trump tweeted this spring. “He let our Country down.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Sessions vies for Senate comeback in race shadowed by Trump

Jul. 11, 2020 10:23 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Seeking a political comeback, former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to beat out ex-college football coach Tommy Tuberville in Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff and reclaim the Alabama Senate seat he held for decades. To do that, Sessions also has to go...

Anti-government protesters burn tires and barricade roads in the capital Bamako, Mali, Friday, July 10, 2020. Thousands marched Friday in Mali's capital in anti-government demonstrations urged by an opposition group that rejects the president's promises of reforms. (AP Photo/Baba Ahmed)

Mali's president urges dialogue after thousands protest

Jul. 10, 2020 9:35 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita went on national television early Saturday, urging dialogue with his opponents just hours after thousands of anti-government protesters marched through the capital with some pushing their way into state television offices. Friday's developments...

Alabama's US attorney submits resignation

Jul. 10, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The federal government's top prosecutor for Alabama's Northern District is resigning. U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town on Friday announced his resignation, effective Wednesday, July 15. “After much thoughtful prayer and great personal consideration, I have made the decision to...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State address in the House Chambers at the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va. The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanded Dr. Cathy Slemp’s resignation on June 24. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

Exclusive: Ex-WVa health chief says cuts hurt virus response

Jul. 10, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanded Dr. Cathy...

Northwest Arkansas lawmaker resigns to take new job

Jul. 10, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker who represents part of Benton County in the state House of Representatives said Friday that he is resigning his post. Grant Hodges, a Republican from Rogers, said in a letter to Gov. Asa Hutchinson that he is stepping down to take a new job. Hodges, who was not...

New Mexico Rep. Linda Trujillo resigns amid financial woes

Jul. 10, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state representative has resigned from the Legislature, citing financial burdens caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Democratic Rep. Linda Trujillo submitted her resignation Thursday to the secretary of state’s office after having won election to the House in...

Police move out protesters seeking St. Louis mayor ouster

Jul. 10, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police cleared out a crowd of protesters early Friday that had taken up camp outside the St. Louis City Hall to call for the resignation of Mayor Lyda Krewson. Officers moved in just before 4 a.m. to remove the protesters, who had painted “Resign Lyda Resign” in large, yellow...

Geoffrey Berman, former federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, arrives for a closed door meeting with House Judiciary Committee, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Ousted NY prosecutor tells panel Barr 'urged' him to resign

Jul. 9, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ousted U.S. attorney who was leading investigations into President Donald Trump's allies told the House Judiciary panel on Thursday that Attorney General William Barr “repeatedly urged” him to resign during a hastily arranged meeting that sheds light on the extraordinary...