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Embattled Boise police chief resigns at mayor's request

Sep. 23, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho. (AP) — Embattled Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee has resigned at the request of the city's mayor, Lauren McLean. The city’s announcement came Friday afternoon after KTVB reported this week that nine officers had filed complaints against Lee, and after an investigation...

World Bank head says he's not a climate denier, won't quit

Sep. 23, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — World Bank President David Malpass said Friday he won't resign after coming under criticism for his remarks earlier this week regarding climate change. At an event sponsored by The New York Times on Tuesday, Malpass wouldn't answer directly when asked whether the...

Reno City Council sees 2nd councilmember resignation

Sep. 23, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Reno city councilmember has resigned, making it the council's second departure in a month. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Oscar Delgado handed in his resignation Friday. This comes after Neoma Jardon resigned in August. In a statement released...

Bank directors urge firing of Trump official in ethics probe

Sep. 23, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Executive directors of the Inter-American Development Bank voted unanimously Thursday to recommend firing a former Trump official as president of the Washington-based institution, a person familiar with the vote said. The move came after an investigation conducted at...

French parliament takes on sexual misconduct, amid scandals

Sep. 23, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France’s parliamentary speaker released the first public accounting of complaints to a special unit aimed at fighting sexual harassment and other misconduct, after several cases involving French lawmakers accused of abuse prompted public outrage. Yaël Braun-Pivet,...

Former USC dean pleads guilty in political bribery case

Sep. 19, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former dean at the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Monday in a bribery case involving a powerful Los Angeles politician who promised to help steer a multi-million contract to the school if his son got a scholarship and a teaching job. Marilyn...

Judge in Florida school shooter case refuses to step down

Sep. 19, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The judge overseeing the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz refused to step down Monday, rejecting a motion by his attorneys who accused her of being biased against their client and prejudicing the jurors who will decide if he should die for...

Leaked report roils harassment probe of New Mexico senator

Sep. 16, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A standoff is escalating over accusations of sexual misconduct against an influential New Mexico state senator amid frustrations with the secretive vetting process, a free-speech lawsuit and a complaint to the FBI. Democratic Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, a...

Alderson cites perception change for decision to step down

Sep. 16, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandy Alderson has achieved one of the goals he set upon his return to the New York Mets. "The Mets are far more respected than they have been in recent years,” he said Friday, a day after announcing he will resign as team president and become a senior adviser...

Arkansas Human Services head Cindy Gillespie stepping down

Sep. 15, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The head of the Arkansas Department of Human Services is stepping down next month after more than six years of running the agency, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Thursday. Hutchinson announced the resignation of Secretary Cindy Gillespie, who he named to run...