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  • INVESTIGATIVE UNIT: Parish boss suspended for using "n word" Play Video

    March 8, 2017 5:13 PM

    CLINTON- The highest ranking parish appointed employee in East Feliciana Parish is on suspension tonight, after she admitted to police jurors she sent racist text messages to another employee on her parish phone. Barbara Vail, known as "Babs" in East Feliciana Parish, has been an employee for the parish for... more »
  • Ginsburg regrets 'ill-advised' criticism of Trump

    July 14, 2016 10:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she regrets her "ill-advised" public criticism of Donald Trump. Ginsburg says in a statement issued by the court on Thursday that judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. She promises to be more circumspect in the future.... more »
  • American Red Cross apologizes for 'super racist' pool safety poster

    June 28, 2016 1:28 PM

    The American Red Cross has issued an apology after a person swimming at a public pool claimed one of the organization’s water safety posters is “super racist.” The poster, seen above, features a swimming pool scene with several children engaging in a range of activities that are labeled as... more »
  • Pope: Gays and others marginalized deserve an apology

    June 26, 2016 10:15 PM

    ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis says gays - and other people marginalized by the church like the poor and the exploited - deserve an apology. Francis was asked Sunday en route home from Armenia if he agreed with one of his top advisers, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who... more »
  • Teacher sorry for comparing special needs student to Hitler

    May 17, 2016 4:21 AM

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania school teacher has apologized for writing emails saying that accommodating a special needs student was similar to appeasing Adolf Hitler. The Citizens' Voice says Wyoming Area School District teacher Amy Kosko issued the apology Monday. The elementary school teacher is apologizing for emails... more »
  • Principal issues apology for text some parents find offensive Play Video

    February 29, 2016 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A school principal issued an apology letter to parents after sending a text message last week that some found offensive . The letter was sent home with students who attend Redemptorist Elementary in Baton Rouge, Friday. The text message, which was sent out to students two... more »
  • Muslim woman thrown out of Trump rally; group seeks apology

    January 9, 2016 2:58 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An advocacy group is seeking an apology from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign after a Muslim woman standing in silent protest was heckled and the escorted out of the event. The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued the call for an apology late Friday, hours after... more »
  • George Lucas apologizes for calling Disney 'white slavers'

    December 31, 2015 4:43 PM

    LOS ANGELES - George Lucas has apologized for criticizing Disney's handling of "Star Wars" and saying he had sold his characters to "white slavers" in a recent interview with Charlie Rose. In a statement issued Thursday, Lucas says he misspoke and used a "very inappropriate analogy." It's not clear... more »
  • Reality star Josh Duggar admits to cheating on his wife

    August 20, 2015 4:08 PM

    NEW YORK - Ex-reality star Josh Duggar has apologized for a "secret addiction" to pornography and cheating on his wife. He posted a statement Thursday on the family's website. The statement was apparently spurred by Duggar's name appearing among millions exposed in a data breach of customers of the Ashley... more »
  • McCain: Trump owes veterans an apology

    July 20, 2015 11:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - Arizona Sen. John McCain is responding to remarks by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who dismissed the former Vietnam POW's status as a war hero by saying, "I like people who weren't captured." McCain told MSNBC this morning that Trump doesn't need to apologize to him, but should... more »
  • Cavs chided for in-game video showing man throwing woman

    May 7, 2015 4:25 PM

    CLEVELAND - The Cavaliers are being criticized on social networks for playing a video during Wednesday night's playoff game that showed a man throwing a woman across a room for wearing a Bulls T-shirt. During the Cavs' game against Chicago, the team showed a video on its large scoreboard spoofing... more »
  • 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 »

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