Alabama judge who used mock Asian accent in courtroom suspended and charged
A judge for the Mobile County Circuit Court in Alabama was suspended and charged with inappropriate demeanor and temperament based on multiple allegations, including a racially charged comment to a potential Asian American juror. The Judicial Inquiry Commission, the state agency that investigates complaints against judges, accused Judge James Patterson of violating judicial ethics with his inappropriate remarks and repeated profanity in court. The allegations refer to his remarks about Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey.news.yahoo.com
Dolly Parton wants a part in the movie version of her new book co-written with James Patterson
Preview: In a "CBS Sunday Morning" interview airing March 6, the country superstar talks about her new novel, "Run, Rose, Run," co-authored with Patterson, about the darker side of the music industry.cbsnews.com
Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny co-writing mystery novel
This combination photo shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton at the premiere of the Hulu documentary "Hillary" in New York on March 4, 2020, left, and a portrait of author Louise Penny. Clinton is teaming up with Penny on the novel State of Terror, out Oct. 12, 2021. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, left, and Jean-Francois Brub via AP)NEW YORK – One of the world's better known fans of mystery novels, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is now writing one. “Writing a thriller with Louise is a dream come true," Clinton, who has expressed admiration for Penny and other mystery writers in the past, said in a statement Tuesday. Hillary Clinton, secretary of state during Barack Obama's first term, has written a handful of nonfiction works.
William McRaven adapts bestseller 'Make Your Bed' for kids
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014, file photo, William McRaven addresses the Texas Board of Regents in Austin, Texas. McRaven, the retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, is continuing his career as an author. McRaven is adapting his best-selling Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life ... And Maybe the World for younger audiences. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers announced Monday that McRaven's Make Your Bed With Skipper the Seal will come out Oct. 12. William McRaven is adapting his best-selling “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life ... And Maybe the World” for younger audiences.
Ride-hailing, delivery giants win fight against labor law
California voters passed Proposition 22 and delivered a stinging rebuke to state lawmakers and labor leaders who were fighting for better working conditions for a growing number of people who drive for ride-hailing and food delivery services. Uber, Lyft, Doordash, Instacart and others sought to get out of those requirements, and after failing in court, succeeded in convincing voters to give them an exemption from most of the year-old law’s provisions. The investment yielded a huge return for Uber and Lyft, whose combined market value climbed by $10 billion on Wednesday. Uber, Lyft and, DoorDash, Instacart and their supporters accounted for roughly $200 million that amount, underscoring how badly the companies wanted to preserve their business model. “It’s not really fair that Uber, Lyft etc.
James Patterson awards $500 grants to thousands of teachers
NEW YORK – Thousands of schoolteachers will receive $500 grants from author James Patterson to help students build reading skills, especially as schools struggle to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic. The grant program is administered by Patterson and by Scholastic Book Clubs, which will provide teachers 500 club points to go with the $500 from Patterson. Out of more than 100,000 applicants, 5,000 teachers will receive grants and club points. Tuesday’s announcement marks the sixth installment in the Patterson Partnership for building home and school libraries. Patterson, one of the world’s best-selling novelists, has given more than $11 million to teachers, along with millions he has given to bookstores, libraries and literacy organizations.
Clinton and Patterson again team up for political thriller
Clinton and Patterson are teaming up again with The President's Daughter," to be released in June 2021, the book's publishers announced Thursday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)NEW YORK After co-writing the best-selling adult novel of 2018, Bill Clinton and James Patterson have teamed up for another political thriller. The plot for The President's Daughter would seem uncomfortable for Clinton, who has a daughter, Chelsea. This novel is completely and fully fiction, says Washington, D.C. attorney Robert Barnett, who handles book deals for Clinton and Patterson. Clinton and Patterson were represented by Barnett and Deneen Howell of Williams & Connolly.