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Cardinal Abruptly Steps Down: 'Why Are You Doing This to Me?'

Giovanni Angelo Becciu says Pope Francis forced him to step down amid financial scandal allegations

(Newser) - An abrupt resignation shook Rome Thursday, with a high-ranking Vatican official who was involved in a controversial luxury real estate deal stepping down. "The Holy Father accepted the resignation from the office of Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and from the rights connected to the... More »

'Another Academic Racial Fraud,' This Time in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Madison grad student CV Vitolo-Haddad confesses to being mostly Italian

(Newser) - Apparently, academics pretending to be Black is a thing? Earlier this month, George Washington University professor Jessica Krug resigned her position after penning an admission on how she'd faked being Black. Now, out of Wisconsin, a similar case. Per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , University of Wisconsin-Madison PhD student CV... More »

A Tearful Shinzo Abe Announces Resignation

Japanese PM says he's stepping down for health reasons

(Newser) - An emotional Shinzo Abe held a press conference Friday to make a big announcement, for a second time: He's resigning. The BBC reports that the 65-year-old prime minister of Japan has long suffered from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease, but after his issues started recently worsening, he made... More »

3 Months In, TikTok CEO Has Had Enough

Kevin Mayer resigns, cites US government's push for sale

(Newser) - TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer is calling it quits after just three months, citing major changes as a result of "the US administration's action to push for a selloff of the US business," per the Wall Street Journal . The White House has said the app will be effectively... More »

After 550 'G-Rated' Texts to Colleague, Alaska AG Steps Down

A married Kevin Clarkson sent the messages to much younger female worker's personal phone

(Newser) - Alaska's attorney general is stepping down after a joint investigation by the Alaska Daily News and ProPublica revealed a series of "uncomfortable" texts he'd sent to a much younger female colleague. Per the ADN , Gov. Mike Dunleavy said on Tuesday that Kevin Clarkson had resigned, after first... More »

James Murdoch Quits the Family Business

James Murdoch writes a terse resignation letter

(Newser) - Well that's it—James Murdoch is officially out of the family business. The youngest son of media magnate Rupert Murdoch wrote a terse letter Friday quitting the board of directors at News Corp, a conservative publishing empire that owns dozens of newspapers. "I hereby tender my resignation,"... More »

Activist Confronts School Board Member, Goes Viral

Gary Chambers wasn't having it when Connie Bernard defended school named for Robert E. Lee

(Newser) - An activist who showed up at a Louisiana school board meeting has gone viral after he confronted one board member who defended keeping the name of a school named after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and seemed to be shopping online during the Thursday meeting, per ABC News . "I... More »

AG: SDNY's Berman Is 'Stepping Down.' Berman: Nope

'I have not resigned, and have no intention of resigning': US attorney probing Trump associates

(Newser) - On Friday evening, Attorney General Bill Barr announced that US Attorney Geoffrey Berman, the powerful federal prosecutor from the Southern District of New York who's investigated multiple Trump associates, was "stepping down," with President Trump intending to nominate SEC Chair Jay Clayton to Berman's role, even... More »

Daughters Take Stand After Racist Cartoon in Family Paper

Now their dad, publisher of local Missouri publication, has resigned for his 'poor judgment'

(Newser) - The publisher of a family-owned Missouri newspaper has resigned after publishing a racist syndicated cartoon depicting a black man stealing a white woman's purse while hailing funding cuts to police. Bill Miller Sr. on Thursday told the AP he has stepped down as publisher of the Washington Missourian but... More »

The Wing, Rocked by Controversy, Bids Adieu to CEO

Audrey Gelman resigns from the Wing after backlash from employees

(Newser) - When the Wing was launched in 2016, it was designed to be a co-working space and social club for women only. Now, CEO and co-founder Audrey Gelman has stepped down, amid accusations the startup doesn't put its feminist and racial equality ideals into practice. "The decision is the... More »

US Soccer Chief Resigns Over Insult to Women in Lawsuit

Move ushers in the federation's first female president

(Newser) - The US Soccer Federation's president of 13 years has resigned following an uproar over claims made in legal filings related to a gender discrimination suit. The federation's claims: that players on the women's national team have less responsibility and physical ability than their male counterparts. Carlos Cordeiro,... More »

Man With One of Pentagon's 'Most Important' Jobs Is Out

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood resigns at Trump's request

(Newser) - The Pentagon's top policy official is out, and his resignation comes at the president's request. In a letter penned by Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood on Wednesday and obtained by CNN , Rood writes, "Senior administration officials appointed by the President serve at the pleasure... More »

Hallmark Channel CEO Steps Down After a 'Black Eye'

Bill Abbott's move comes one month after Hallmark pulled then restored same-sex ads

(Newser) - For nearly a dozen years, Bill Abbott has served as president and CEO of Hallmark Channel, which expanded its programming and enjoyed increased ratings and ad revenue during his tenure. So an announcement Wednesday from the channel's parent company that Abbott is resigning was somewhat surprising, per the Los ... More »

Brash Uber Founder: It's 'the Right Moment for Me'

Travis Kalanick is cutting all ties with the company

(Newser) - Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is resigning from the board of directors, severing ties to the ride-hailing company that he co-founded a decade ago and ran until a series of scandals led to his downfall, the AP reports. The departure, announced Tuesday, did not come as a surprise. Kalanick recently... More »

Startup CEO's Slack Messages Did Her In

Steph Korey stepping down from luggage company Away after 'Slack bullying' revealed in Verge report

(Newser) - Last week, an explosive expose by the Verge focused on Away, a luggage startup that ex-employees claimed hid a "toxic work culture," despite a cheerful public-facing message of travel and inclusion. In this "cutthroat culture," workers were said to work "exceedingly long hours" and pressured... More »

Duncan Hunter: 'I Will Resign From Congress'

California Republican says he'll step down 'shortly after the holidays' amid campaign finance scandal

(Newser) - He'd hinted earlier in the week he might step down from his congressional post, and on Friday, Rep. Duncan Hunter made it official. "Shortly after the holidays, I will resign from Congress," the Republican said in a statement, per the Hill . "It has been an honor... More »

Buffalo's Bishop Steps Down Amid Scandal

Richard Malone was under fire for handling of sex abuse complaints

(Newser) - The bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Buffalo has resigned following widespread criticism over how he handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct, reports the AP . Pope Francis on Wednesday accepted Bishop Richard Malone's resignation and named the bishop of Albany, New York, Edward Scharfenberger, to run the Buffalo... More »

Iraqi PM's Big Announcement After Deadly Protest Day

Day after dozens killed in clashes with security forces, Adel Abdul Mahdi says he'll resign

(Newser) - Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said Friday he'll submit his resignation to parliament, a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces and following calls by Iraq's top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw their support of the country's leadership. In a statement,... More »

Ousted Navy Secretary Pens Final Letter to Trump

Richard Spencer says he and president disagree on 'good order and discipline'

(Newser) - Newly fired Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer is telling his side of the story in a final letter to President Trump. Spencer writes that he could not in "good conscience obey" Trump's order to back off on any further discipline of a Navy SEAL who'd been accused... More »

President Who Had Fairy-Tale Rise Resigns

Fast-moving developments lead to Bolivian President Evo Morales' exit

(Newser) - Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. The decision came after a day of fast-moving developments, including an offer from Morales to hold a new election. But the... More »

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