NEW YORK (AP) — Cue the laugh track: A former sex columnist, a TV comedy writer and a best-selling memoirist are nominees for the Thurber Prize for American Humor.
Jancee Dunn, who has reported on music for Rolling Stone and written about sex for GQ, is a finalist for her essay collection, "Why is My Mother Getting a Tattoo?"
The other nominees are Steve Hely, who has written for "The Late Show With David Letterman" and "American Dad," for a novel about novels: "How I Became a Famous Novelist"; and Rhoda Janzen, for her popular memoir, "Mennonite In a Little Black Dress."
The finalists were announced Thursday. They will attend an Oct. 4 ceremony at New York's Algonquin Hotel, where Keith Olbermann will host. The winner receives $5,000.
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Hot weather is expected again Tuesday throughout San Diego County though temperatures should be about five degrees below Monday's record-breaking heat.
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The ex-husband of a retired Army captain from San Diego who went missing over the Labor Day weekend has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her in San Bernardino County, authorities said Monday.
Emergency crews are responding to a multi-vehicle accident on westbound State Route 78 near Interstate 15.
A pair of wildfires continue to burn across open terrain at Camp Pendleton Tuesday, sending plumes of brown smoke over northern San Diego County but posing no threats to populated areas, authorities reported.
A wildfire that blackened about 25 rural open acres in northeastern San Diego County over the weekend was 100 percent contained Tuesday, authorities reported.
California will cover the cost of tuition for first-year community college students under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown.
A week after fleeing wildfires, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods.