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BUSINESS
April 21, 2009 | Meg James
One of the first executives hired at OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network is not going to live her best life with Winfrey after all. The network announced that Robin Schwartz, president of OWN, resigned Monday. Schwartz joined OWN in July as programming chief after wowing the media maven/taste-maker during her job interview. Schwartz, the former president of Regency Television, helped open the channel's offices in Los Angeles and set up its program development process.
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NEWS
April 19, 2012 | By Ken Dilanian
WASHINGTON - More resignations are expected soon in the Secret Service prostitution scandal. "It is our understanding the resignations could come today or tomorrow," Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Thursday. He has been briefed by Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan. The Secret Service announced Wednesday that it was seeking to fire one supervisor tied to the alleged misconduct. Another supervisor is retiring, and a third agent will be allowed to retire.
WORLD
November 13, 2013 | By Maher Abukhater
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Peace negotiators Saeb Erekat and Mohammed Shtayyeh have submitted their written resignations to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee said Wednesday. Abbas told Egypt's CBC-TV that his negotiators have resigned over the lack of progress in U.S.-brokered talks with Israel and over Israeli settlement activity, Reuters news service reported. Hanan Ashrawi, a PLO official, told a Palestinian radio station that although the executive committee was not informed of the resignation, Erekat confirmed to her that he had submitted the letter to Abbas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2009 | Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber
The longtime executive officer of the embattled California Board of Registered Nursing resigned Tuesday, ensuring almost entirely new leadership for the agency as it strives to revamp its oversight of hundreds of thousands of caregivers. But the sweeping reforms promised by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this week face significant obstacles -- not the least of which are the governor's own budgetary gambits and his failure to fill key vacancies in his administration.
NATIONAL
January 18, 2011 | By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times
Anthony Miller was a bit of a sensation when he was elected the Republican Party's district chairman in the comfortable suburbs of east Phoenix and Tempe. He was dedicated, conservative and the first African American ever to hold such a post in the state. But things began to fall apart, he figured, when he worked last year as a field organizer for Sen. John McCain, facing a primary challenge from the conservative wing of the party. At a campaign meeting in Kingman, a man formed his fingers into the shape of a gun and pointed at Anthony.
WORLD
July 5, 2010 | By Kim Willsher, Los Angeles Times
Two members of French President Nicolas Sarkozy's government quit their jobs Sunday after a succession of scandals over lavish spending. Christian Blanc, secretary of state for the greater Paris area, who ran up a $15,000 Cuban cigar bill charged to taxpayers, and Alain Joyandet, secretary of state for overseas development, who hired a private jet at a cost of $143,000 for an official trip to the Caribbean, submitted their resignations Sunday...
NATIONAL
July 30, 2009 | From Times Wire Services
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) will resign her seat this fall to focus on challenging Texas' incumbent Republican governor, Rick Perry. "The actual leaving of the Senate will be sometime -- October, November -- in that time frame," Hutchison told Mark Davis, a conservative talk radio host in Dallas, on Wednesday morning. The gubernatorial primary will be in March 2010.
BUSINESS
February 17, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Japan's finance minister said today he would resign after the opposition party claimed that he appeared drunk at a news conference Saturday during a meeting in Rome of finance officials from the Group of 7 industrialized countries. "I deeply apologize to the prime minister, the people and members of parliament for the significant trouble I caused," Shoichi Nakagawa told reporters in Tokyo.
NEWS
December 11, 1993 | Reuters
Rep. Glenn English (D-Okla.) announced Friday that he will resign his House seat in January to head the National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn. in Washington. English, who was first elected to the House in 1974, has been a strong supporter of farm causes.
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