Secluded Baltimore mayor resigns amid scandal

U.S. 05/02/19, 16:19

Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday amid a flurry of investigations into whether she might have arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. Mayor Catherine Pugh's resignation came exactly a week after her City Hall offices, homes and multiple other locations ...

Update: Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has resigned

U.S. 05/02/19, 14:38

The Latest on the growing scandal over the lucrative sales of the Baltimore mayor's self-published children's books (all times local):3:30 p.m.Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has resigned amid an intensifying scandal and multiple investigations into the lucrative sales of her self-published children's books.Steven Silverman is Pugh's attorney. He announced Pugh's resignation ...

Baltimore mayor urged to resign after federal raids

U.S. 04/25/19, 21:56

Supporters of Baltimore's embattled mayor have grown largely quiet as a chorus of resignation calls has swelled following raids of her government offices and city homes by teams of federal investigators carting out boxes of evidence. The strongest voice calling for Mayor Catherine Pugh's immediate resignation is Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, ...

Legislation overhauls Maryland medical network’s board

U.S. 04/18/19, 13:59

Maryland's governor signed fast-tracked legislation Thursday to overhaul a major medical network's board of directors following revelations of numerous questionable financial arrangements involving board members, including Baltimore's mayor.Mayor Catherine Pugh, who joined the volunteer board in 2001, has become the public face of the University of Maryland Medical System's "self-dealing" ...

Why actor Matthew Gray Gubler is dressed in a monster suit

Entertainment 04/15/19, 11:17

You have to hand it to actor Matthew Gray Gubler: When he goes, he goes all-in.That's whether he's chasing serial killers on CBS' "Criminal Minds" or putting the word out about his new children's book.To publicize "Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging and Being Yourself," Gubler donned a full-body ...

Baltimore’s embattled mayor intends to return to work

U.S. 04/07/19, 13:26

A spokesman for the embattled mayor of Baltimore says she'll return from her leave of absence as soon as her health allows.Spokesman James Bentley told The Baltimore Sun on Saturday that Catherine Pugh's health is improving. It's unclear when she'll return. It won't be Monday.Pugh abruptly took her leave last ...

Book deal revelations spur call for Baltimore mayor to quit

U.S. 04/01/19, 15:36

Maryland's governor on Monday called on the state prosecutor to investigate allegations of self-dealing by Baltimore's mayor and a fiscal watchdog urged her to resign, ratcheting up pressure on the city's No. 1 official amid the latest revelations about highly lucrative arrangements to sell her hard-to-find children's book series. In a ...

Baltimore mayor, a Democrat, says her $500K book deal was a ‘mistake’

U.S. 03/28/19, 19:23

Baltimore's mayor on Thursday described a lucrative arrangement to sell her self-published children's books to a university-based health care system as a "regrettable mistake" and offered apologies for "any lack of confidence or disappointment" citizens and colleagues may be feeling. At a City Hall news conference, Mayor Catherine Pugh provided five ...

Search underway for Baltimore mayor’s books sold to hospital

U.S. 03/26/19, 11:32

There's a search underway in Maryland for "Healthy Holly" — not a fugitive or a missing citizen, but an obscure children's book authored by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.The Baltimore Sun reports at least 50,000 copies are unaccounted for, after Pugh received hundreds of thousands of dollars for selling them to ...

Daughters of George W. Bush to co-host author breakfast

Entertainment 02/12/19, 09:31

Presidential daughters-granddaughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be hosting a breakfast during this spring's BookExpo convention.Guests at the Children's Book & Author Breakfast, announced Tuesday by convention organizers ReedPop, will include Oscar winner and author Lupita Nyong'o. Others appearing will be fantasy novelist Tomi Adeyemi, "Artemis Fowl" ...

Henry-Winkler enjoying a run of very cool coincidences

New York 02/08/19, 11:21

Things are coming full circle for Henry Winkler in many ways.The actor, best known for playing "The Fonz" on the 1970s hit sitcom "Happy Days," is also a prolific author of children's books and recently paid a visit to promote his latest book at his old elementary school in New ...

Meg Medina wins Newbery medal, Sophie Blackall the Caldecott

Entertainment 01/28/19, 13:43

Meg Medina's "Merci Suarez Changes Gears," the story of a Florida sixth grader's struggles at school and at home, has won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for "outstanding contribution to children's literature." Sophie Blackall's "Hello Lighthouse," in which the natural world is seen through the eyes of a lighthouse keeper, ...

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Entertainment 01/22/19, 17:10

Chelsea Clinton has announced her family is expanding.The 38-year-old former first daughter tweeted Tuesday that she and her husband Marc are expecting another child in the summer.The couple has a daughter Charlotte born in 2014 and a son Aidan born in 2016. She did not announce the sex of the ...

‘So happy.’ Chris Pratt engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger

Entertainment 01/14/19, 07:44

A whirlwind romance is leading to an engagement for actor Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger.Pratt posted a photo of his 29-year-old partner sporting an engagement ring on Instagram Monday. He wrote, "Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!"There's no word on when and where the wedding will take place.Schwarzenegger is ...

Chicano author, illustrator collaborate on animal adventure

Entertainment 12/25/18, 13:25

The 81-year-old author is often called a dean of Chicano literature. The illustrator is a younger muralist steeped in the visual traditions of Mexican-American pop culture and low-rider cars.Together, novelist Rudolfo Anaya and painter Moises Salcedo — who goes by El Moises — have created a bilingual children's book with ...

Audrey Geisel, widow of Dr. Seuss, dead at 97

Entertainment 12/21/18, 13:07

Audrey Geisel, the widow of children's author Dr. Seuss and longtime overseer of his literary estate, has died.Random House Children's Books announced that she died Wednesday at age 97. She died "peacefully" at her home in La Jolla, California.Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, died in 1991 and ...

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