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April 3, 2012 | Bloomberg News
The following is a reformatted letter British Sky Broadcasting Group Chairman James Murdoch submitted to the board as he resigned from the position today. Colleagues, As you know, my actions as a Director of BSkyB have been governed at all times by what is in the best interests of the Company, its customers and its shareholders. I have been privileged to serve first as Chief Executive and then as Chairman of this outstanding company and I am proud of what we have achieved over this period.
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NATIONAL
April 10, 2014 | By Noam N. Levey and Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON - Kathleen Sebelius, who helped guide the rocky and controversial rollout of President Obama's landmark healthcare law, is stepping down as Health and Human Services secretary after about five years, according to a senior administration official. In her place, the president plans to nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Sebelius was not pressured to resign, according to the administration official. But she leaves after presiding over the disastrous launch of the health law's new online insurance marketplaces last fall.
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OPINION
January 2, 2013
Re "EPA chief, who battled GOP , plans to step down," Dec. 28 The reasoning behind the U.S. Environment Protection Agency as a distinct entity is to ensure that competing industrial interests are disentangled from decisions affecting the environment. Rather than spending millions of dollars pushing back against EPA efforts to protect environmental quality, it is incumbent upon industry to find new, creative ways to thrive within constraints established to ensure our future survival.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores
An Anaheim councilwoman is being asked to resign following her online remarks that the fatal police shooting of a 21-year-old man had "saved us a trial. " Lucille Kring, who is running for mayor in the resort city, quickly apologized for her comments, but some residents said it was too late and urged her to step down instead. The relationship between police and residents in the densely packed core of Orange County's largest city has been strained for years and came to a head in the summer of 2012 when a series of shootings ignited days of street protests and angry demonstrations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - State Sen. Bill Emmerson (R-Redlands) abruptly announced his resignation Friday, saying that after nine years in the Legislature  his passion for the job had waned and his constituents deserve better. Emmerson's departure, effective Dec. 1, comes after a series of elections in which Democrats in the Senate won a supermajority, significantly reducing the ability of Republican lawmakers to remain a force in the upper house. “My nine years of service have been some of the most fulfilling years of my life.  It has been an honor to work alongside my colleagues in both the State Assembly and the state Senate - institutions that I hold in the highest regard,” Emmerson said in a statement posted on his website.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
Elected leaders from across southeast Los Angeles County called Wednesday for state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello) to step down amid a federal corruption investigation, saying that it is hurting their efforts to regain voters' trust after a series of scandals in the region.  At a news conference in Bell Gardens, council members from the cities of Bell, Commerce and Downey and the mayors of Downey, Montebello, Norwalk and South Gate...
WORLD
January 10, 2013 | By Reem Abdellatif
CAIRO -- Egypt's Central Bank Gov. Farouk el-Okdah resigned Thursday amid tumultuous economic conditions marked by shrinking foreign reserves and the continuing decline of the Egyptian pound against the U.S. dollar. President Mohamed Morsi accepted El-Okdah's resignation and appointed Hisham Ramez, executive director of Commercial International Bank and a Central Bank board member, as governor. Ramez will take up his post  Feb. 3. "I offer all of my congratulations to my colleague and friend,” El-Okdah said during a news conference at the presidential palace.
NEWS
November 8, 2011 | By Nicole Sperling and John Horn, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Director Brett Ratner submitted his resignation as a producer of the 84th Annual Academy Awards Tuesday after coming under fire for making a gay slur. "He did the right thing for the academy and for himself," Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak said Tuesday afternoon. "Words have meaning, and they have consequences. Brett is a good person, but his comments were unacceptable. We all hope this will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the harm that is caused by reckless and insensitive remarks, regardless of the intent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
State Sen. Michael J. Rubio (D - Shafter) abruptly announced Friday that he is resigning his office to spend more time with his family and accept a government affairs job with Chevron Corp. The departure of Rubio, who was leading the charge to make California's environmental laws more business-friendly, creates a third vacancy in the 40-person Senate. “As many of you know, a little over a year ago I decided not to run for the United States Congress to meet the needs of my growing family," Rubio said in a statement.  "My time serving since then has been a blessing, but it has also been a challenge.  I have missed too many family dinners, bedtime stories and parent-teacher conferences.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 | By Anthony York
A Sacramento County Democratic Party official has resigned in the wake of comments he made about an aide to Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz and her family. When Cruz aide Amanda Carpenter voiced support for the senator's threat to filibuster until the Senate agreed to strip funding for the president's health-care law, Sacramento County Democratic Party spokesman Allan Brauer responded on Twitter that he hoped that she and her family "die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases"   The comments sparked calls for Brauer's resignation, which was announced by the local party Friday afternoon.
WORLD
March 26, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
The cleric who became known as the "bishop of bling" has been removed from his ministry in Limburg, Germany, thanks to the conspicuously frugal Pope Francis. The Vatican has accepted Monsignor Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst's resignation, according to news reports. The announcement caps off the controversy swirling around the bishop over the $43 million spent on his residence complex in Limburg. As the Los Angeles Times' Carol Williams reported in November, Tebartz-van Elst broke the budget for renovations, overspending by 800% on items including a $20,000 bathtub, $620,000 in artwork and $1.1 million for landscaping.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Melanie Mason
SACRAMENTO -- State Senate leader Darrell Steinberg called on Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) Wednesday to resign from the Senate or face swift suspension by his colleagues, after the San Francisco senator was indicted on arms trafficking and public corruption charges. "We're going to demand that Leland Yee -- yes, innocent until proven guilty -- leave the Senate and leave it now," Steinberg said at a news conference in his office, where he was flanked by 14 fellow Democratic senators.
SPORTS
March 19, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Scott Switalla, the basketball coach at Chatsworth for the last 10 years, said Wednesday he has resigned and will be replaced by assistant Dax Grooms. Switalla said he might become an assistant coach at another school. He's also coaching youth baseball.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
The chief executive for Orange County's toll road agency has agreed to resign after less than one year on the job. Neil Peterson, who was hired in May, was put on administrative leave in February after coming under fire for spending thousands of dollars without public scrutiny, using a provision that allowed him to approve certain contracts without board approval. Lisa Telles, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Corridor Agencies, declined to say why Peterson decided to resign.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
The chief executive of Orange County's toll road agency has agreed to resign after less than one year on the job. Neil Peterson, who was hired in May, was put on administrative leave in February after coming under fire for spending thousands of dollars without public scrutiny because of a provision that allowed him to approve certain contracts without board approval. Lisa Telles, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Corridor Agencies, declined to say why Peterson had decided to resign.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2014 | By Tiffany Hsu
Target Corp.'s head of technology stepped down Wednesday as the company tries to recover from one of the largest data breaches on record at a retailer. Beth Jacob, who served as executive vice president of technology services and chief information officer for Target since 2008, resigned both posts, Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel said in a statement. "While we are still in the process of an ongoing investigation, we recognize that the information security environment is evolving rapidly," he said.
WORLD
June 23, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Sunday, Abbas' spokesman  said. Hamdallah, in office for only two weeks, resigned Thursday protesting what he described as infringement on his authority as prime minister by his two deputies, both advisors to Abbas. Abbas attempted over two days to persuade Hamdallah, 54, an independent university president until he was asked to form a government on June 2 to replace outgoing Salam Fayyad, to withdraw his resignation.
NEWS
November 11, 2012 | By Morgan Little
The fallout from David Petraeus' sudden resignation as CIA director continued Sunday, with questions about how much the White House knew, and whether there is any connection between his departure and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein(D-Calif.), said Petraeus' announcement was “like a lightning bolt,” and that there was no advance notice of his decision. Appearing on “Fox NewsSunday,” Feinstein also explained her statement earlier in the week that President Obama should not have accepted Petraeus' resignation.
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