Homeland Security secretary resigns

President Barack Obama, left, walks away from the podium after talking about the Oklahoma tornado and severe weather, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Earlier, the president will met with his disaster response team to talk about the tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburb Monday. At right is Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Napolitano resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. officials say Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning to take a senior posting in the University of California system.Napolitano told senior staff Friday she was leaving for California. Napolitano has led the department since the beginning of the Obama administration, just the third person to hold this post.The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because her resignation had not been announced publicly.

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