U.S. Capitol Police’s failure to share intelligence internally crippled its response to Jan. 6 attack, former official says
In a joint statement responding to the criticism, members of the Capitol Police’s executive team said many of the problems described in the letter have been addressed.washingtonpost.com
Katy ISD pulls books, cancels author’s visit after parents petition claiming subject matter teaches ‘critical race theory’
Katy Independent School District said they have “temporarily” removed books by an award-winning children’s author from their library shelves after an outcry from parents claiming the subject matter promotes critical race theory.
Mayor: 'Something very wrong' at building collapse
Officials say a fire is hampering rescue efforts at a collapsed oceanfront building near Miami. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett said he was working on a plan to temporarily relocate residents of the tower identical to the building that collapsed. (June 26)news.yahoo.com
Author Ty Seidule on his upbringing, ugly parts of American history
Author Ty Seidule on his upbringing, ugly parts of American history Author and former Army Brigadier General Ty Seidule served his country for more than 30 years. He says he retired in 2020 so he could speak his mind in full. Jeff Glor spoke with Seidule about his new book "Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause." In the book, Seidule goes into detail about his upbringing and about some ugly parts of history this country has endured.cbsnews.com
Meet the Houston teacher, father and author of ‘Drive Slow’, focusing on the importance of a father-son relationship
HOUSTON – We love to shine a spotlight on our teachers here on Houston Life and our next guest is a fantastic mentor to his students and recently wrote a new book. Knox Junior High School’s, Coach Ortiz pays homage to our beautiful city of Houston and to his father’s legacy in his book, ‘Drive Slow’. For more information or to purchase the book, click HERE.
Meet the Houstonian who has written 5 books since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic
HOUSTON Meet the Houstonian who has written 5 books since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemicLiving in a COVID world has probably affected every single person in one way or another. Well theres one Houstonian who has put her best foot forward during this entire pandemic. Award-winning creative writer, author and mother of 4, Nkem Denchukwu has written 12 books since 2012 and 5 just since the pandemic began. GET "2 KNOW NKEM DENCHUKWUAuthor Nkem DenChukwu (Author Nkem DenChukwu)In the last eight years, Nkem has written eleven books that speak to all ages in many ways. Since 2012, as a filmmaker, she has produced eleven independent films, and as an author, she has written 12 books, and coaches aspiring writers in any way she can.
Flags of our Fathers' author says dad was not in iconic photo
The author of 'Flags of our Fathers' says he has new doubts that his father was one of the men in the iconic Iwo Jima flag raising photo. The revelation comes as the Marines have launched an official investigation. CBS News Correspondent Chip Reid has more details.cbsnews.com
Author weighs in on the new murder charge against Robert Durst
Author weighs in on the new murder charge against Robert Durst Robert Durst was also suspected to be involved with the disappearance of his wife in 1992. Author Matt Birbeck detailed the investigation in a book, and joins CBSN to weigh in on Durst's latest charges.cbsnews.com
"Outlander" author and actors on transition from books to TV series
"Outlander" author and actors on transition from books to TV series More than two decades after publishing her first novel, Diana Gabaldon's bestselling "Outlander" series is making it to the small screen. She joins the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts with the stars of the TV series, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe.cbsnews.com
David Baldacci discusses young adult audience, his new book "The Finisher"
The best-selling author of the new novel "The Target" is also the writer behind a new young adult book called "The Finisher." In this "CBS This Morning" web extra, Baldacci discusses the importance of reading and what he hopes to impart to his young fans. He is the co-founder, along with his wife, Michelle, of the Wish You Well Foundation , which promotes literacy.cbsnews.com
Author's book tells how she survived being hit by lightning - twice!
Author's book tells how she survived being hit by lightning - twice! They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but that doesn't mean it can't strike a person twice. No one knows that better than Beth Peterson, who has somehow managed to survive two separate lightning strikes. Peterson has written a book outlining the experience, and her struggle to recover. KGAN-TV's Jason Hackett reports.cbsnews.com