Political Resignations

BELL, Calif. - It was the first regularly scheduled City Council meeting in the corruption-riddled Los Angeles suburb of Bell since eight current and former city officials were charged with looting city funds - but it didn't happen.

BELL, Calif. - The City Council for the corruption-riddled Los Angeles suburb of Bell had to cancel its regularly scheduled meeting Monday when four members facing criminal charges didn't show up.

LOS ANGELES - One of four City Council members charged with illegally paying hugely inflated salaries to themselves and other officials to run a blue-collar Los Angeles suburb resigned Monday, hours before the council was scheduled to hold its first meeting since the members were marched off to jail in handcuffs.

TRENTON, N.J. - The New Jersey governor who resigned after he announced he was a "gay American" says he's "filled with great sadness" at the suicide of a Rutgers University student.

CHILTON, Wis. - A Wisconsin prosecutor facing removal from office over accusations that he abused his position in seeking relationships with vulnerable women will resign instead, his attorney said Monday.
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