Political resignations

Australia's Finance Minister Mathias Cormann, left, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, center, and Treasurer Scott Morrison address media at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. The two ministers declared their support for Turnbull remaining prime minister as another lawmaker prepares a leadership challenge. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
August 22, 2018 - 5:36 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government lawmaker said Wednesday that he was planning a second challenge against Australia's prime minister after losing a leadership ballot, ensuring that Australia's political instability will continue. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on his government to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, administers the House oath to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., as his wife, Margaret, looks on during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal grand jury in California on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, has indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 21, 2018 - 11:47 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Despite an ongoing FBI investigation into his campaign spending, U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter coasted through the June primary election largely unscathed, finishing first by a 30-point margin and establishing himself as a strong favorite to hold the seat in November. That's now changed...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, administers the House oath to Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., as his wife, Margaret, looks on during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal grand jury in California on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, has indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 21, 2018 - 8:36 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were charged Tuesday with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even fast food purchases — and attempting to disguise the illegal spending in...
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File-This Aug. 20, 2011, file photo shows then House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, advocating for single-member districts for all 100 seats in West Virginia's House of Delegates, during a debate in Charleston, W. Va. Armstead, West Virginia’s Republican House speaker resigned Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, to run for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, fueling accusations by Democrats that the unprecedented move to impeach state Supreme Court justices represents a power grab by GOP lawmakers. ( Kenny Kemp /Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 6:00 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican House speaker resigned Tuesday to run for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, fueling accusations by Democrats that an unprecedented move to impeach state Supreme Court justices represents a power grab by GOP lawmakers. Speaker Tim Armstead...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull address reporters at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Turnbull called on his government to unite behind him after he survived a leadership challenge, defeating a senior minister in an internal ballot that is unlikely to settle questions of his support. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
August 21, 2018 - 8:10 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on his government to unite behind him after he survived an internal leadership challenge Tuesday. But several ministers who backed the failed challenger offered their resignations in a move that widens the rift in...
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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull address reporters at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. Turnbull called on his government to unite behind him after he survived a leadership challenge, defeating a senior minister in an internal ballot that is unlikely to settle questions of his support. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
August 21, 2018 - 3:46 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called on his government to unite behind him after he survived an internal leadership challenge Tuesday, defeating a senior minister in a ballot that is unlikely to settle questions about whether he's the right person to lead...
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Gen Goto, left, of Tokyo, and his son Motoharu Goto, 9, pause in front of a portrait of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan during a visit to U.N. headquarters, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018. Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
August 18, 2018 - 2:20 pm
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80. Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation...
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People vote at Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. It's Minnesota's busiest primary in recent memory, with races for governor, both Senate seats and three contested congressional races. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
August 14, 2018 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep...
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People shine the lights of their mobile phones during a protest outside the government headquarters, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. Romanians gathered for a second day of protest Saturday, a day after an anti-government protest turned violent leaving 455 people, including three dozen riot police, needing medical treatment. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
August 11, 2018 - 3:00 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Romanians held another anti-government protest Saturday a day after a previous demonstration turned violent, leaving 455 people in need of medical treatment. Protesters carrying Romanian, European Union and other flags rallied Saturday outside...
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Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach and his wife Heather take the stage to thank their supporters and send them home for the night after problems with polls in Johnson County, Kan., delayed the final results until the early morning on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, Kan. (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
August 10, 2018 - 5:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach stepped aside from his duties as the state's top elections official Friday until his hotly contested Republican primary challenge to Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved, but Colyer argued that Kobach still has a conflict of interest because Kobach...
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