US Attorney General Gonzales announces resignation

Alberto Gonzales, the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general, announced his resignation Monday, ending a nasty, months long standoff over his honesty and competence at the helm of the Justice Department.


Republicans and Democrats alike had demanded his resignation over the botched handling of FBI terror investigations and the dismissals of US Attorneys. President George W. Bush had stood defiantly by his Texas friend until accepting his resignation on Friday. (AP)