Biographies of George Bush, Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon accounted for most of the dozen books burned in a fire at the main public library in Tacoma, Washington.
However, library workers don’t think the motive for the Oct. 18 fire was political. It was set in the American History section.
The 10 semifinalists in the World's Funniest Person competition are:
- Mustapha El Atrassi, France. Born in France to a Moroccan family, El Atrassi began doing stand-up as a teenager. He appeared in a one-man show in Paris at age 16 and two years later had his own sitcom in Morocco. Since 2008, he's hosted a morning radio show in France.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is no fan of Charlie Crist's fan.
A Florida gubernatorial debate between incumbent Republican Scott and Democratic challenger Crist on Oct. 15 was delayed by about 10 minutes because Scott was refusing to take the stage. The reason? According to the moderator, Crist had an electric fan under his lectern.
A conservative columnist who worked in Ronald Reagan's administration is suggesting that states in the South secede from the union and form a new country.
The name of the breakaway nation? Reagan.
Las Vegas’ Elvis Wedding Chapel welcomes Elvis-themed weddings but will not allow same-sex ceremonies now that marriage equality has come to Nevada.
New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding.
Tigress Productions is creating the road between Albuquerque and the mountain community of Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series dubbed "Crowd Control" that will debut in November.
Remember the Ohio man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad?
He threw a huge public party over the weekend, promising with his invites "peace, love and potato salad."
San Francisco drag queens are sparring with Facebook over its policy requiring people to use their real names, rather than drag names such as Pollo Del Mar and Heklina. But the world's biggest social network is not budging from its rules.
In recent weeks, Facebook has been deleting the profiles of self-described drag queens and other performers who use stage names because they did not comply with the social networking site's requirement that users go by their "real names" on the site.