In a one-page statement late Thursday, the House Ethics Committeesaid its members were examining whether Franks "engaged in conduct that constitutes sexual harassment and/or retaliation for opposing sexual harassment".
In a statement, Franks said he regrets his decision to raise the question with a pair of his female staffers.
But he issued a statement Friday saying he would leave Congress immediately.
He acknowledged discussing surrogacy with former aides however.
Mr. Franks, who made his name with strident social conservatism and adamant opposition to abortion in all forms, would be the third lawmaker to step down from office this week. "I have recently learned that the Ethics Committee is reviewing an inquiry regarding my discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates, making each feel uncomfortable".
War Crimes Defendant Claims To Take Poison In UN Court
His judgement had also descended into confusion when he accused the judges of lying and had to be dragged away into a nearby room. The court appeared keen to carry on with proceedings, before Praljak told his translators: "I have taken poison ".
Hurricanes drop out of top 4 in College Football Playoff poll
It has three wins over ranked teams, and could lose one this week if SC drops out, but might gain one if Louisville (8-4) enters. Alabama's chances of making the playoff seem bleak at the moment, but crazier things have happened in college football.
Los Angeles Roasts During Hottest Thanksgiving on Record
If Thursday's high in downtown Los Angeles reaches 90, as forecast, it would tie a record set on November 23, 1903, Thompson said. Downtown Los Angeles reached 93 degrees Wednesday, breaking the record for the date of 89 degrees, set in 1950.
Franks went on to detail how he and his wife had "long struggled with infertility" and suffered three miscarriages. After having twins with a surrogate, the couple sought additional children, he said.
An unnamed Arizona Republican told RollCall that "rumors" of inappropriate behavior have been "swirling around" Franks "for years, at least in 2012".
"The statement will explain", he said.
"We're trying to get that done before the holidays, over the next few weeks", Alderman said.
Asked for comment as he left the floor, Franks said, "I'll let the statement speak for itself". He serves on the House Judiciary and Armed Services committees.
Franks said he was resigning his House seat because because, "in the midst of this current cultural and media climate, I am deeply convinced I would be unable to complete a fair House Ethics investigation before distorted and sensationalized versions of this story would put me, my family, my staff, and my noble colleagues in the House of Representatives through hyperbolized public excoriation".
Ty Cobb also pointed out that Flynn worked in the White House for only 25 days and was a "former Obama administration official". Flynn is now accused of "willfully and knowingly" making "false, fictitious and fraudulent statements" to the feds.
But with so much of Stranger Things relying on specific characters, it's unlikely fans would respond positively to any re-casting. The first two seasons of the show follow the supernatural disappearance of a young boy in a small, in town in the 1980s.
Waller County sheriff's deputies initiated a stop and shots were fired, but it was unclear who opened fire from sheriff's reports. Law enforcement officials have arrested 32-year-old Dabrett Montreal Black of Lindale after several hours after the shooting.
For the first time, two teams from the same conference - Alabama and Georgia from the SEC - are among the final four teams. Alabama opened as a one-point favorite against Clemson in Las Vegas despite making the playoff as the No. 4 overall seed.
She's very excited about the baby, though. " Kylie isn't going to publicly address her pregnancy until she gives birth". What's more , according to a source, Kylie won't be engaging in any baby talk until the reported baby is actually here.
On the currency front, the rupee weakened by 4-5 paise at 64.57-56 against the USA dollar from its previous close at 64.52. Losers included Coal India , TCS , Wipro , Cipla , Sun Pharma , Dr Reddy's and IndusInd Bank.
City host West Ham at 16:00 GMT on Sunday, while Southampton travel to south-coast rivals Bournemouth at 13:30 on the same day. This season, however, Citizens earned all three points thanks to a late victor from Raheem Sterling.
Spencer was quick to shut down any rumours that Roz may be in the lead when it comes to their Words with Friends battles. He tweeted about meeting Roz for the first time, saying, "She actually ended up becoming a good friend of mine".
Speaking of Thanos, I know we're supposed to dislike the bad guy, but man, he's one awesome looking bad guy. He's voiced by Josh Brolin , who'll embody another Marvel figure, Cable, in the forthcoming "Deadpool 2".
Terror Plot Against British Prime Minister Stopped
Earlier this week a spokesperson for Ms May said British authorities had foiled nine terrorist plots in the last 12 months. Officials said it was the 22nd foiled plot since March as hundreds of terrorist suspects remain under investigation.
Deutsche Bank subpoenaed to provide Trump accounts' data
In 2012, his Trump International Hotel Hotel and Tower in Chicago was loaned up to $640m, according to a property filing. Deutsche Bank is not the only Trump-related business interest that is attracting the attention of investigators.
Tillerson here, working, Trump spokeswoman says
It is exceedingly rare for a secretary of state, America's face on the global stage, to be fired or to serve for a year or less. Rex is here", Trump offered, noting that Tillerson was in the building - but not in the room - at the time.
Earthquake Strikes Delaware, No Damage Reported In Maryland
The extremely rare tremor, which happened at around 4:47 p.m., was felt by some New Jerseyans while barely noticed by others. Bellini said the tremor was a "shallow quake", meaning it was relatively close, as far as earthquakes go, to the surface.
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Are Tying The Knot!
Harry, the second son of Prince Charles and Diana, spent 10 years in the British army, serving two tours of duty in Afghanistan. The Church of England agreed in 2002 that divorced people could remarry in church at the discretion of the priest.
Samsung Galaxy S9 Images leaks
Plenty of users will surely be happy to hear the 3.5mm headphone jack is staying on both models too. These case renders for the 2018 Galaxy A5 aren't an official unveiling of the upcoming smartphone.