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Maine Governor: 'Maybe It's Time to Move On'

Paul LePage says he's mulling a resignation, but he hasn't made any final decisions

(Newser) - Paul LePage may have more free time to partake in 1825-style duels soon if he steps down as Maine's governor, floating the latter idea Tuesday on a local radio station while addressing reaction to recent inflammatory statements he's made, per the Portland Press Herald . "I'm looking... More »

USOC Apologizes Over 'Robbed' Swimmers

2 athletes allowed to fly home

(Newser) - An embarrassed US Olympic Committee apologized Thursday night for what it called a "distracting ordeal": the alleged robbery of four US swimmers, which Brazilian police now say was a fabrication. In a statement , USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said sorry to "our hosts in Rio and the people of... More »

Ginsburg: I Shouldn't Have Trashed Trump

Supreme Court justice says she shouldn't have spoken about a candidate for public office

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been roundly criticized since slagging Donald Trump in multiple interviews over the past week. On Thursday, the Supreme Court justice conceded that perhaps it wasn't a well-thought-out campaign after all, the Wall Street Journal reports. "On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press... More »

FTC Is Now on Ashley Madison's Case

New CEO says they're 'truly sorry' for the site messing up people's lives

(Newser) - Two new executives at cheaters dating site Ashley Madison are offering up a mega-mea culpa for last year's hack -and- leak of user information, but that's likely not going to stem the flow of issues its parent company is now facing, including class-action lawsuits and an investigation by... More »

PBS Slammed for 'Fake' Fireworks Footage

It used stock footage during 'live' broadcast

(Newser) - Noticed something a bit off about PBS' A Capitol Fourth broadcast Monday? So did hundreds of people who took to Facebook and Twitter, per NBC News . Though host Tom Bergeron initially laughed off concerns that the live concert and fireworks display over Washington would be rained out, per the Washington ... More »

Selma Blair 'Very Sorry' for Plane Outburst

She says she mixed alcohol, medication

(Newser) - Mixing booze and medication on a flight was an enormous mistake, Selma Blair says in an apology for her bizarre behavior on a flight from Cancun, Mexico, to Los Angeles on Monday. "After a lovely trip with my son and his dad, I mixed alcohol with medication, and that... More »

Johnny Depp Pokes Fun at His Dog Apology

Even Tim Burton jumped into the joke

(Newser) - Actor Johnny Depp has mocked his video apology over the international dog-smuggling scandal that ensued after he and his wife illegally brought their Yorkshire terriers into Australia, the AP reports. Depp and his wife, actor Amber Heard, avoided jail time in the so-called "war on terrier" incident with their... More »

'Genius Millionaire' Apologizes for Rant on JetBlue Flight

David Brackett was kicked off plane after boastful brouhaha with another passenger

(Newser) - It's not often one has the honor to be seated in coach on the same flight as a 28-year-old millionaire with six houses and a 176 IQ. At least, that's what David Brackett claimed before he and two men were booted off a JetBlue flight out of Long... More »

For an Apology to Work, Say These Two Things

Offering to fix it goes a long way

(Newser) - A true apology involves a lot more than saying, "I'm sorry," and scientists are reporting in the journal Negotiation and Conflict Management Research that they've broken down effective apologies to six basic elements—and that two of them are by far the most important aspects. First,... More »

School: Shoddy Records Caused Student's Suicide

Japan junior high student killed himself after false shoplifting charge

(Newser) - A junior high school principal appeared before a school assembly Wednesday to apologize not only for its role in a student's suicide but also for fibbing about what had happened afterward, the Japan Times reports. The 15-year-old took his own life on Dec. 8 after his parents found out... More »

Outrage After Whole Foods Puts Peeled Oranges in Plastic

Company has apologized for the 'mistake'

(Newser) - Nathalie Gordon was browsing through a Whole Foods store when she spotted something odd: peeled oranges packaged in plastic containers. While the store might've thought the items were convenient for customers, Gordon had a different take. "If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so... More »

Pope Begs Protestants' Forgiveness

Talks unity ahead of visit to Sweden for Reformation anniversary

(Newser) - Pope Francis has concluded an annual weeklong prayer for Christian unity by making a sweeping apology for Catholic wrongs committed against other Christians, reports the AP . On Monday, Francis asked forgiveness for the "sin of our divisions"—an appeal he made in June last year during a visit... More »

Refugee Tweet Gets a CNN Reporter Suspended

Elise Labott is off work for two weeks

(Newser) - A CNN reporter has been suspended for two weeks after tweeting her two cents about a House bill that would make it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the US. On Thursday, global affairs correspondent Elise Labott tweeted a link to coverage of the bill along with this... More »

Army: Sorry for How We Dealt With Chemical Weapons Reports

Military promises to provide medical care, support to troops wounded in Iraq

(Newser) - An October New York Times article revealed disturbing details about secret chemical weapons recovered in Iraq and the American troops injured by them. Now, according to a follow-up by C.J. Chivers for the Times , the Army is apologizing to wounded veterans and promising not only prompt and thorough medical... More »

Top 5 Apologies of the Week

Including an unfortunate Lady Gaga reference

(Newser) - Kanye, Keith, and yet another politician who learns that it's always wise to ditch the Hitler analogy are among the week's notable apology-makers:
  • Until next year: "I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck. I also want to publicly apologize to Bruno Mars,
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Kanye to Beck: 'I'm Sorry'

Rapper is apparently on an apology kick

(Newser) - Is Kanye West perhaps actually admitting he was wrong? The rapper made headlines ( and enemies ) when he almost interrupted Beck's Grammys acceptance speech and later explained that Beyonce should have won , but it seems he's seen the error of his ways, the New York Post reports.... More »

Brian Williams Recants Iraq Chopper Story

Says he wasn't actually in helicopter that was fired on in 2003

(Newser) - It's a headline-generating mea culpa. Brian Williams today admitted that he was not aboard a helicopter that took fire and was forced down on a March 24, 2003, mission during the invasion of Iraq. The claim has been repeated by the NBC News anchor and the network over the... More »

5 Apologies of the Week

Including mea culpas over weddings and feminism

(Newser) - Someone somewhere is always apologizing for something. Here are some high-profile ones over the past week:
  • Wedding bells: "Listen. Congratulations on your wedding. I feel terrible. Nobody told us."—President Obama, to Ed Mallue Jr. and Natalie Heimel after they had to move their wedding from a
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