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He Tried to Warn China. Now, a Posthumous Apology

Chinese government says Wuhan officials acted 'inadequately' on virus whistleblower Li Wenliang

(Newser) - The ophthalmologist who tried to warn the medical community in Wuhan, China, about the early spread of the novel coronavirus before he succumbed to it himself has now received his due from officials there. NPR and Business Insider report that Chinese authorities have issued an apology and dropped a reprimand... More »

Teen's 'Cuddle' With Meghan Prompts Apology Letter

Aker Okoye, who spoke at event Markle was at, writes to Harry

(Newser) - A British teen is offering an "I'm sorry" to Prince Harry after an encounter with the Duke of Sussex's wife during an event for women's rights. In a video shown on Meghan Markle and Harry's Sussex Royal Instagram account , 16-year-old Aker Okoye came up to... More »

Gayle King Accepts Snoop's 'Sorry' Over Kobe Kerfuffle

Rapper verbally attacked King on social media after she brought up late NBA star's rape charges

(Newser) - The Gayle King-Snoop Dogg war appears to be over. NBC News reports the CBS This Morning co-host has accepted an apology from the repentant rapper after he excoriated her on social media for bringing up rape charges against the late Kobe Bryant during an interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie.... More »

Astros Apologize, Say Cheating Didn't Affect World Series

Star Bregman 'sorry about the choices that were made by our team, the organization, and by me'

(Newser) - It's time for spring training, and the Houston Astros' first order of business Thursday was a series of apologies for their high-tech cheating . Owner Jim Crane, manager Dusty Baker, and star players Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve all read prepared statements to the media about the sign-stealing mess, reports... More »

School Principal: Sorry for 'Visceral Reaction' to Kobe's Death

Washington state's Liza Sejkora said NBA star's death was 'karma'

(Newser) - While many are still mourning the death of Kobe Bryant , others are more ambivalent, considering the late NBA star had been arrested and accused of rape when he was 24 (the charges were eventually dropped, and Bryant settled with his accuser). Liza Sejkora, the principal of Camas High School in... More »

Taylor Swift Sends 'Massive Hug' After Comic's Big Apology

Nikki Glaser is sorry for calling Swift 'too skinny' in 'Miss Americana' documentary

(Newser) - In Miss Americana, the new Netflix documentary on Taylor Swift that debuted at Sundance , the singer reveals that she'd battled an eating disorder. Now, one of the people seen in the trailer calling the 30-year-old star "too skinny" and eyerolling about Swift and her "model friends" being... More »

A TSA Agent Had to Check Her Hair. Then: 'Giddyup!'

Native American woman Tara Houska says she was humiliated at being treated like an animal

(Newser) - A Native American woman who went through security at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport says she was humiliated by a TSA agent who yanked her long braids and treated her like "a horse." CNN reports Tara Houska, an environmental and indigenous rights activist, was flying into Minnesota Monday from... More »

Walmart's Paul Walker Tweet Draws Backlash, Apology

The Twitterverse didn't love the supposed Comedy Central reference to the late actor

(Newser) - Walmart is likely having a sit-down with its social media staff after its Twitter account caused waves with a post that referenced the late actor Paul Walker. Business Insider has a screenshot of the since-deleted tweet, which came after another Twitter user salivated over a story about Pillsbury cinnamon rolls... More »

Diversity Training Follows Rap Video a la Michael Scott

Manulife Financial apologizes for video featuring senior management

(Newser) - The CEO of John Hancock's parent company apologized, then hosted an employee forum on diversity, after a video was released showing senior management rapping in hoodies and dark shades, in a scene that wouldn't be out of place in The Office . The video shared on the company's... More »

Nobel Winner Owns Up to Mistake, Earns Praise

Frances Arnold apologizes over yanked paper

(Newser) - A scientific journal has retracted a paper co-authored by a Nobel winner, but the move is making headlines for a reason you might not expect. US chemical engineer Frances Arnold is earning plaudits for integrity for the way she quickly owned up to the mistake, reports CTV . "For my... More »

He Was Ready to Place His Order. Then He Saw 'Disgusting' Decor

Erik Pocock says McDonald's Halloween stickers showed hanging that resembled lynching

(Newser) - A McDonald's in Massachusetts has put out an apology after catching flak for gruesome Halloween decor that some say looked uncomfortably like a lynching. Today reports on customer Erik Pocock's visit to a North Andover restaurant on Oct. 22, where he spotted a set of seasonal stickers depicting... More »

Dayton Gunman's Parents: We're Sorry for Obituary

Death notice describing shooter as 'funny' and 'articulate' has been taken down

(Newser) - It's natural to want to say flattering things about loved ones in their death notices. But the family of Connor Betts, the gunman who killed nine in Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month, is now apologizing for what they say was an "insensitive" obituary for him. The BBC reports... More »

Who Messed With Cop's Sandwich? A Surprise Culprit

Turns out, it was the officer himself who bit into the fast-food meal, then forgot he did so

(Newser) - Authorities have cracked the case of who messed with an officer's fast-food sandwich—and it was the officer himself, inadvertently. The odd case is out of Indianapolis, where an officer with the Marion County Sheriff's Office went public with a damning accusation about a local McDonald's, reports... More »

They Stole a Porch Package, Then Found Out What It Was

Thieves apologize, return replica belt meant for sick 5-year-old with brain tumor, autism

(Newser) - Thieves swiped a wrestling belt replica that belonged to a sick 5-year-old Delaware boy—but this story has a somewhat happy ending. Timothy Vick Sr. tells WBOC that little Timmy Vick was diagnosed with autism when he was just a toddler, but then, another development in October: Timmy had a... More »

Couple Threatened by Phoenix Cops: Apologies No Good

Iesha Harper, Dravon Ames want officers involved fired after disturbing video circulates

(Newser) - Iesha Harper and Dravon Ames, a black couple with two young children seen in a video that emerged last week showing cops in Phoenix screaming at them, guns drawn, after an alleged shoplifting incident , have since received apologies from the city's police chief and mayor—but they're not... More »

Cookie Heiress Bragged of Her Wealth. Then She Made It Worse

Verena Bahlsen says she erred with remarks on Bahlsen's forced labor during Nazi era

(Newser) - "Oblivious," "arrogant," and "aloof" is how a cookie company heiress is being painted this week after comments on how her company used Nazi-era forced labor. The BBC reports 25-year-old Verena Bahlsen of the Bahlsen company joked about how rich she is at a marketing meeting... More »

2nd Offensive Cartoon Leads NYT to Drastic Move

Newspaper will no longer run syndicated cartoons after publishing one deemed anti-Semitic

(Newser) - "How many New York Times editors looked at a cartoon that would not have looked out of place on a white supremacist website? ... What does this say about your processes or your decision makers?" That was the reaction of the American Jewish Committee after the publication of what the... More »

57-Year-Old Woman Charged in Shooting Death of Journalist

New IRA takes blame for murder of Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland

(Newser) - A 57-year-old woman has been arrested in the shooting death last week in Northern Ireland of journalist Lyra McKee . Although initially two teens were detained in connection with the killing of the 29-year-old, who died Thursday night during rioting in Londonderry (aka Derry), they were later released without being charged,... More »

Mom, Baby Kicked Off Flight Due to Their Skin Condition

American Airlines has apologized, says it's investigating

(Newser) - Jordan Flake was born with a genetic skin condition called ichthyosis, and so was her infant son, Jackson. But because the condition causes dry, scaly skin, crew members on the pair's recent American Airlines flight believed they had a rash—possibly a contagious one—and they were removed from... More »

Critics: Trevor Noah Clip on India, Pakistan Was 'Racist'

'Daily Show' host said full-out war between 2 countries would be 'the most entertaining'

(Newser) - As tensions continue between India and Pakistan, with both sides claiming deaths from shelling , the perspective of one outsider hasn't been appreciated by either. Comedian Trevor Noah is now apologizing for what some are calling a "racist" and "insensitive" segment last week on The Daily Show that... More »

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