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In this Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 file photo, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry speaks during a news conference in her office, in Nashville, Tenn. Barry has resigned after admitting she had an extramarital affair with her lead bodyguard and shortly after pleading guilty to a felony theft charge. Barry first admitted Jan. 31, 2018 to having an affair with Sgt. Robert Forrest, she said she planned to stay in office. But on Tuesday, March 6 she said her time in office has concluded. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

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Nashville mayor resigns after affair, pleads guilty to theft

Mayor Megan Barry, a one-time rising star in the Democratic Party with big plans to remake Nashville, resigned Tuesday after pleading guilty to cheating the city out of thousands of dollars as she carried on an affair with her bodyguard.