A town in Japan named Obama? Who knew?
Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is overseeing Obama's swearing-in ceremony, is crafting legislation that would make it a federal crime to sell tickets to the historic program. The bill would clamp down on Internet sites like eBay, which has sellers offering tickets for thousands of dollars.
An inauguration glossary of sorts for neophytes to the hoopla.
R&B singer Beyoncé Knowles told the Associated Press that she'd love to perform at Obama's inauguration—free of charge: "I'm there," she said. "I can't wait. I feel like all of us, we're ready to do whatever we have to do."