In Connecticut, Republican wrestling magnate Linda McMahon lost her second try for the U.S. Senate after spending more than $40 million of her own money. She spent nearly $50 million on another losing Senate run two years ago.
San Diego has elected its first Democratic mayor in two decades, signaling yet another sign of changing demographics. Congressman Bob Filner defeated Republican City Councilman Carl Demaio by just three percentage points.
In recent years, the movie industry has largely relied on sequels and franchises to drive movie goers to the box office. Now, Variety reports that the remakes market is branching out internationally and attracting a growing number of documentary story lines.