Anthony Weiner apologises for 'personal mistakes'
US Democratic lawmaker Anthony Weiner has resigned his seat in Congress following an internet sex scandal.
He said "the distraction that I have created" had made continuing "impossible".
"I'm here today to again apologise for the personal mistakes I have made and the embarrassment I have caused," he said.
He had been under pressure after lying about a series of online chats with women to whom he sent lewd photos.
Mr Weiner announced his resignation at a news conference in New York.
16 Jun 2011