Bush, Reagan, Nixon books burned at Washington library

Written by The AP
and Spokesman-Review
Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:31

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.

Meet the 10 semifinalists for World's Funniest Person

Written by The AP Tuesday, 21 October 2014 04:53

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 delays debate over Charlie Crist's fan

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 16 October 2014 08:48

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.

WiGWag: News with a twist, Cuddlr comfort, mourning on-the-go

Written by WiG Staff writers Friday, 03 October 2014 05:21

Doctored? A California judge thinks so.

Penalty play

Former Reagan aide suggests Southern states secede, form Reagan nation

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:04

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.

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Sanctity of marriage, Las Vegas style.

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 hopes 'singing road' will curb speeding

Written by The AP Wednesday, 08 October 2014 03:52

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.

Peace, love and potato salad: Crowdfunding beneficiary hosts PotatoStock

Written by The AP Tuesday, 30 September 2014 09:40

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."

Toys R Us yanks 'Breaking Bad' dolls after Florida mom complains

Written by The Associated Press Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:28

Toys R Us is yanking four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series Breaking Bad after a Florida mom launched a petition crusade against it.

WiGWAG: News with a twist, J-pop or jpeg?

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 16 October 2014 12:53

Teen sues Taco John's for forcing him to wear a nametag labeled 'gaytard'

Written by Louis Weisberg Friday, 03 October 2014 14:42

A gay South Dakota teenager has filed a complaint against Taco John’s International restaurant after his manager there forced him to wear a nametag labeled “gaytard.”

Drag queens dress down Facebook over names policy

Written by The Associated Press Friday, 19 September 2014 10:01

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.