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Arby's Sorry About Sign Barring Unruly Kids

Minnesota mom was not impressed

(Newser) - Arby's is apologizing after a Minnesota location posted a sign saying that only "well behaved children who can keep their food on their trays and their bottoms on their seats" were welcome. "If you can't do this, you will be asked to leave." Christine Hemsworth... 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 »

Bookstores Want Amazon Punished Over Atwood Goof

800 people reportedly received Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments,' due out Tuesday

(Newser) - Some readers already have their hands on Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, due out next week, thanks to a slip by Amazon. The company apologized Thursday for a "technical error" after a "small number of customers" received The Testaments days ahead of its Tuesday... More »

Lowe's Exec in 'Reflection' After Comment on Hispanics

He said drill was 'perfect' for Hispanics 'with smaller hands'

(Newser) - An executive at Lowe's is apologizing after claiming a cordless drill is "perfect" for Hispanic customers with small hands. Executive VP of stores, Joe McFarland, touted a $99 DeWalt 12-volt cordless drill in a pre-recorded video shown to Lowe's employees across the country on Monday. "The... 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 »

DeGrasse Tyson's Apology Gets Bashed, Too

Astrophysicist says data was 'true but unhelpful'

(Newser) - Neil deGrasse Tyson has apologized for his "true but unhelpful" tweet following mass shootings that killed at least 31 people in 48 hours—though some feel the apology is just as lacking in empathy. DeGrasse Tyson's Sunday tweet listed the greater average number of preventable deaths from car... 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 »

Natalie Portman Gets an Apology

Moby acknowledges that criticism over recent book is 'very valid'

(Newser) - Natalie Portman took exception to Moby's claim that they dated when she was barely out of high school, and after some doubling down on the disputed excerpt from his book, the musician is now recognizing criticism against him as "very valid." In an Instagram post , Moby says... 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 »

Job Ad: 'Preferably Caucasian'

Cynet Systems is in hot water, apologizing profusely over employment ad posted online

(Newser) - A tech company counting "inclusivity & equality" among its core values is apologizing after one of its job listings requested a "preferably Caucasian" candidate. "How could you POSSIBLY think that's okay?" Florida coder Helena McCabe tweeted to Virginia-based tech recruiting firm Cynet Systems on Saturday, though... 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 »

Liam Neeson: 'I Was Wrong'

The actor issues a statement of apology over his February interview

(Newser) - Liam Neeson issued a fairly detailed apology Friday for how he reacted to a friend's rape decades ago—by roaming the streets with a stick hoping to fight what he called "some black bastard," the Guardian reports. In his statement, Neeson said he regrets his "unacceptable... More »

Mexico Seeks an Apology. It's 'Completely' Rejected

Spain seems offended by the notion

(Newser) - Spain is "completely" rejecting the Mexican president's demand for an apology over crimes against his country's indigenous people 500 years ago, the Guardian reports. In a video posted on social media, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador stood in the remains of an ancient city and... 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 »

New Zealand Definitely Exists. Just Not on Ikea's World Map

It's not the first time the country has been forgotten by cartographers

(Newser) - Usually when you buy something from Ikea, it's necessary to assemble all of the parts, but a world map should really come preassembled with all of the countries included. At least that's the feeling of New Zealanders, who are a bit miffed that a map from the retailer'... More »

Michelle Rodriguez Wades Into Neeson Fray, Is Quickly Sorry

His 'Widows' co-star admits she made a 'terrible historical comparison' while defending him

(Newser) - Type "Liam Neeson, apologize" into Google and an entirely different name pops up this week. That's because Michelle Rodriguez now has her own "sorry" to offer after defending him for racist comments he'd made. First Neeson confessed during an interview that he'd once looked for... More »

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