Sometimes you can't apologize enough.
BP's chief executive officer drew loud criticism this week when he told reporters that he "would like his life back" from the spill dirtying the Gulf of Mexico.
Fishermen and shop owners along the coasts affected by the spill took issue with what they perceived as a whine from the millionaire businessman. So Hayward posted an apology on BP's Facebook page Wednesday afternoon:
"Those words don't represent how I feel about this tragedy, and certainly don't represent the hearts of the people of BP – many of whom live and work in the Gulf – who are doing everything they can to make things right. My first priority is doing all we can to restore the lives of the people of the Gulf region and their families – to restore their lives, not mine."
BP also ran full-page ads in major daily newspapers, promising to "make this right." And on Thursday, Hayward himself will make that same promise in national television ads.
President Obama plans to meet Thursday with the Arizona governor – their first face to face since Brewer signed the state's controversial immigration reform law. The president has called the Arizona law misguided.
For her part, Brewer made clear this week she's not worried about a potential legal challenge from the Obama administration over the law.
"We'll meet you in court," Brewer said. "I have a pretty good record of winning in court."
Protesters are planning to gather outside the White House to picket the law that allows police officers to check the residency status of anyone who is being investigated for a crime or possible legal infraction if there is reasonable suspicion the person is an illegal resident.
The Republican Florida state representative says he plans to introduce a bill to help curb illegal immigration. He says the federal government has failed to do so.
Workman would like Florida police on routine stops and arrests to be able to determine whether or not a person is in the country illegally – the same as law enforcement officers will be able to do in Arizona when that state's controversial law takes effect in late July.
"We are a sovereign nation of 50 sovereign states," Workman said at a town-hall meeting Tuesday at Melbourne City Hall, according to Florida Today. "We have to remove ourselves from the bosom of the federal government."
Workman, a mortgage broker, served in the National Guard for many years and was born in Belleville, Canada, according to the Florida House of Representatives website.
By all accounts, the Tigers pitcher should have thrown the 21st perfect game in baseball history Wednesday night in Detroit, Michigan.
With two outs in the ninth inning, Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians hit a ground ball, fielded by first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who threw it to first – where Galarraga was covering and caught it.
Replays show that Donald clearly didn't beat the throw. But respected veteran umpire Jim Joyce called Donald safe.
Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated called it "the most heartbreaking missed call in baseball history." The sportswriter added, "There is no polite way to say this: Joyce blew the call. Galarraga caught the ball in plenty of time. ... Immortal fame was his."
The Boston Globe called Joyce's decision a dark moment in the history of umpiring.
"I feel sad," Galarraga said. "I just watched the replay 20 times and there's no way you can call him safe. I wish I could talk to the guy that took a perfect game from me."
The 38-year-old has been named National High School Football Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association.
According to The Ledger-Enquirer newspaper in Columbus, Georgia, Williams led the Greenville High School Patriots to a 10-0 regular season record. The team finished 11-1 in what has been called a "magical season."
The newspaper also reports that Williams has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a terminal illness also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. In addition, he has a son, Jacob, who was born with spina bifida. The 6-year-old uses a wheelchair due to the incomplete development of his spinal cord.
The coach may be known to television viewers of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The TV program built Williams and his family a new house on the show's seventh season.