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US House Speaker Boehner to Resign from Congress

The Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, will resign from Congress and give up his seat at the end of October, lawmakers and aides in the speaker's office said Friday. Boehner, a member of Congress since 1990, has been under pressure from the conservative wing of his Republican Party on a number of issues. He was involved in meetings Friday trying to arrange a compromise with his conservative opponents to avoid possible action that could result in a...

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