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  • Fraternity member: Racist chant was 'horrible mistake'

    March 11, 2015 1:58 AM

    DALLAS, TX - A former University of Oklahoma fraternity member who was shown in a video chanting a racial slur has issued an apology, as have the parents of a second student. In a statement Tuesday, former OU student Parker Rice called the incident caught on video "a horrible mistake"... more »
  • Wright State University sorry about Black History Month menu

    February 20, 2015 10:38 AM

    FAIRBORN, OH - The president of Wright State University and its dining services vendor have apologized for a Black History Month menu that included fried chicken and collard greens. The menu screens at the Ohio University also offered mashed potatoes and cornbread under photos of the Rev. Martin Luther King... more »
  • Patriots apologize after thanking racist tweeter

    November 14, 2014 10:00 AM

    FOXBOROUGH, MA - The New England Patriots are apologizing after sending out a tweet to thank a "fan" with a racist Twitter handle. The Patriots were holding a promotion to celebrate becoming the first NFL team with 1 million Twitter followers. The team asked fans to retweet a message about... more »
  • AHL team apologizes for new mascot video skit

    October 10, 2014 11:13 AM

    GLENS FALLS, NY - A New York minor league hockey team has apologized for a video skit introducing its new mascot as a firefighter-whuppin' flame from a devastating 19th-century fire. The Adirondack Flames introduced "Scorch" on Thursday. The mascot's back story is that he's the lone surviving ember from an... more »
  • Sen. Reid calls for apology for plantation remark

    September 9, 2014 2:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he wants an apology from a GOP House member and Senate candidate who says that Reid runs the Senate, quote, "like a plantation." Reid says the comment by congressman Bill Cassidy of Louisiana is very insensitive and asks if Cassidy's been taking... more »
  • Tax evader apologizes

    June 3, 2014 8:00 PM

    PLAINFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE- A woman who went to prison for holding U.S. Marshals at bay months after she was convicted of tax evasion apologized to her hometown. Elaine Brown and her husband were convicted in 2009 for plotting to kill federal agents during a standoff at their house. They... more »
  • Police commissioner calls President Obama n-word

    May 16, 2014 6:05 AM

    WOLFEBORO, N.H. - A police commissioner in New Hampshire is under fire after he referred to President Obama as the "n-word'. A town resident claims Robert Copeland uttered the phrase aloud while dining at a restaurant late last year. It has many people calling for his resignation. Copeland... more »
  • GOP leader: McAllister's apology appropriate

    April 8, 2014 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he's pleased a Republican congressman from Louisiana apologized after a newspaper published a video it says shows him kissing a woman who isn't his wife. But Cantor stopped short of calling for U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister to resign. Cantor, of Virginia,... more »
  • Fox News anchor apology

    October 7, 2013 7:18 PM

    NEW YORK- A Fox News anchor apologized via Twitter for falsely saying President Obama offered to pay for the operation of a Muslim museum out of his own pocket during the government shutdown. Anna Kooiman made the remark Saturday on "Fox & Friends" and the news network says it would... more »
  • Idiot sign punishment

    September 3, 2013 7:33 PM

    CLEVELAND, OHIO- An apology is an apology, even if its ordered by a judge. A man in Cleveland has to stand next to a police station with a sign describing himself as an idiot for threatening officers. A judge ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to stand outside the station with a... more »
  • Oops, we apologize

    July 24, 2013 7:40 PM

    DUBLIN, IRELAND- An apology was extended to Ireland's president from financial news publisher Forbes for describing him as gay in an online article. Forbes pulled the piece from its website and replaced it with an apology to President Michael D. Higgins. The publisher says it would issue a personal apology... more »
  • Bieber video shows why he apologized to Bill Clinton

    July 11, 2013 7:39 PM

    NEW YORK- Singer Justin Bieber apologized over the phone to Bill Clinton for cursing the former President and spraying his photo with cleaning fluid in a restaurant. Bieber tweeted his followers Wednesday night thanking the former president "for taking the time to talk. Your words meant alot." A video released... more »
  • McIlroy says he won't quit again

    March 6, 2013 10:37 AM

    DORAL, Fla. - Rory McIlroy says the pressure of meeting expectations as golf's No. 1 player got the best of him when he quit and walked off the course last week. He says he has learned his lesson and "it won't happen again." McIlroy met with the media Wednesday for... more »
  • Catholic Hospital acknowledges error

    February 4, 2013 12:34 PM

    DENVER - A Catholic hospital acknowledges it was "morally wrong" to argue in court that a fetus is not a human being under Colorado law. Attorneys representing St. Thomas More Hospital took that position in papers filed to fend off a wrongful death lawsuit brought after unborn twins died in... more »
  • Murdoch paper apologizes for cartoon

    January 29, 2013 7:22 PM

    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch's Sunday Times newspaper was accused of anti-Semitic propaganda and the acting editor has apologized "unreservedly" for it. The issue is a cartoon depicting Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall using blood-red mortar. The cartoon was published on Holocaust Memorial Day and anti-semiticsm is often blood-drenched.... more »
  • AP source: Armstrong 'sorry' to Livestrong staff

    January 14, 2013 3:55 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas - A person with knowledge of the situation says Lance Armstrong has apologized to the staff at his Livestrong cancer foundation. He did so before heading to an interview with Oprah Winfrey. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the discussion was private.... more »
  • Guilty NM prankster returns stolen tiolet paper

    November 30, 2012 12:48 PM

    PORTALES, N.M. - University officials say a New Mexico college graduate, apparently feeling guilty over a student prank years ago, has sent a box of toilet paper to repay the school for loot taken from a dormitory. Eastern New Mexico University says it received the yuletide gift box this week... more »
  • Mo. Congressman releases online apology ad

    August 21, 2012 9:08 AM

    ST. LOUIS - On a day when his political future might be decided, Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri is airing a new television advertisement apologizing again for his comments that women can somehow prevent pregnancy after "legitimate rapes." Akin faces a 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday to decide whether he... more »
  • Miss. church apologizes for barring black marriage

    August 6, 2012 12:00 PM

    JACKSON, Miss.- A predominantly white Mississippi church has apologized for its refusal to allow a black couple to marry in its sanctuary, though the couple says they knew nothing of the apology until a reporter called. The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs posted the apology on its website Sunday.... more »
  • Family of toddler want apology for no-fly mistake

    May 11, 2012 12:45 PM

    MIAMI - A spokesman for the family of an 18-month-old girl who was pulled off a flight because airline employees thought her name was on the U.S. no-fly list says the girl's parents do not plan to take any legal action. Rick Abbott told The Associated Press Friday that the... more »
  • DEA Apologizes to Student left in Cell

    May 2, 2012 7:55 PM

    A college student in San Diego picked up during a drug raid and left in a holding cell for days without food, water or a toilet got an apology from the Drug Enforcement Administration. The DEA acting agent-in-charge in San Diego says he was troubled by the treatment of Daniel... more »
  • Zimmerman attorney says apology was ill-timed

    April 23, 2012 11:10 AM

    SANFORD, Fla.- He's no longer behind bars -- and he might not even still be in Florida. George Zimmerman was released on bail overnight from the jail near Orlando where he's been held since he was charged with second-degree murder in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. For his... more »
  • Ohio man not jailed for stopping Facebook apology

    March 19, 2012 11:21 AM

    CINCINNATI- An Ohio man who made comments about his estranged wife on his Facebook page and was threatened with jail unless he posted daily apologies for a month won't be locked up even though he stopped making amends early. A domestic relations judge told Mark Byron in Cincinnati on Monday... more »
  • Gingrich criticizes Quran burning apology by US

    February 24, 2012 6:20 AM

    SPOKANE, Wash. - GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is expressing outrage over a U.S. apology to Afghan authorities for burned Qurans on a military base. Gingrich lashed out Thursday at the Obama administration for the formal apology. Copies of the Muslim holy book were found burned in a garbage pit... more »
  • Bachmann says Song Selection Sexist

    November 23, 2011 7:47 PM

    NBC got a lashing from GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann over an off-color song played during her appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night" show this week. She wants NBC to apologize and take immediate disciplinary action. She told Fox News Channel the Fallon show band displayed sexism and bias by... more »
  • N.O. mayor demands apology from Fox Sports

    May 20, 2010 8:21 PM

    Fox broadcaster Chris Myers apologize Thursday to the people of New Orleans for disparaging remarks he made about the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Mayor Mitch Landrieu sent a letter to Fox Sports president Ed Goren demanding the apology from Myers for comments made Monday on the Dan Patrick Radio Show.... more »
  • Irish bishop resigns, British Catholic leaders apologize

    April 22, 2010 6:29 AM

    An Irish bishop resigned after admitting he didn't challenge the Dublin church's policy of covering up clerical sex abuse. The Vatican says the pope has accepted the resignation of Bishop James Moriarty of Kildare under a code of canon law that allows bishops to resign if they are ill, or... more »
  • LAPD apology to Kennedy son

    March 4, 2010 8:28 PM

    The police chief of Los Angeles and the district attorney apologized to the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy over an exhibit of evidence of famous crimes that's on display in Las Vegas. The exhibit was supposed to include the suit worn by the senator the night he was... more »
  • Landrieu apologizes to La. health secretary

    March 2, 2010 10:50 AM

    Sen. Mary Landrieu apologized to Louisiana's health secretary for suggesting that he should leave his post. A spokesman for Landrieu says the senator called Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine on Monday to apologize. In an interview with The Associated Press last week, Landrieu said of Levine, "I just think... more »
  • Former NBA star sentenced for deadly shooting in New Jersey

    February 23, 2010 3:12 PM

    Jayson Williams is sentenced to five years in prison for shooting and killing a limo driver in 2002. The former NBA star pleaded guilty to aggravated assault to avoid a retrial on a reckless manslaughter charge that ended with a deadlocked jury in 2004. He was acquitted of an... more »
  • Letterman Apologizes to his Wife

    October 5, 2009 8:52 PM

    Late Night comic David Letterman said last week he probably wound't talk about the attempt to extort 2 million dollars from him because he had affairs with female members of his staff, but he did it today. He publically apologized to his wife, Regina Lasko, during the taping of his... more »

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