Man Decides to Give $40 Million Lottery Prize to Charity in Wife’s Honor
Tom Crist got a phone call from Western Canada Lottery saying he had just won $40 million. So what did he do? Well, nothing at all, at first.
Massive Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $636 Million, May Reach $1 Billion
The Mega Millions lottery drawing being held Tuesday night is now for a pot of an estimated $636 million, not far off from the record $656 million Mega Millions prize awarded in March 2012. If there's no winning ticket, then Friday's drawing could top $1 billion.
Americans Trust Nurses, Teachers, Military Officers but Not Lobbyists or Politicians
Gallup just released the results of its annual survey investigating Americans' opinions on the trustworthiness of certain professions. In one notable surprise, members of the clergy saw their favorable rating drop below 50 percent for the first time.
Family and Friends of Newtown Victims Gather to Commemorate First Anniversary
The family and friends of the 26 people killed a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, held a candlelight vigil Thursday night in Washington.
New Movies: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,’ ‘A Madea Christmas’
Familiar and highly popular screen characters mark their return to theaters this weekend,
Pope Francis Is Time’s Person of the Year 2013
Time magazine has named Pope Francis its 2013 Person of the Year.
President Obama in Hot Water With First Lady After Taking Funeral Selfie
Looks like someone's gonna be sleeping in the Oval Office.
Watch These People Shoveling Snow and Not Doing It Well — Daily Distraction
Much of the country got slammed by snow this past week, which means lots of us had to break out our shovels for the first time this season. For some, it didn't go so well.
Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95
Longtime civil-rights leader and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died Thursday due to complications from a lung infection. He was 95 years old.
Stunning Footage of Sole Survivor of Sunken Ship Being Rescued After 3 Days Underwater [VI…
This past May, Harrison Okene was working as a cook on the tugboat Jacson-4 when his ship capsized and sank in freezing waters off the coast of Nigeria. Everyone else onboard died, but Okene managed to survive in a tiny air pocket for 60 hours, drinking only Coke.
Gunman Spotted on Yale Campus; Lockdown Lifted [UDATED]
UPDATE 3:15 p.m. EST: The lockdown and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted, according to the Yale alert system. Police have been going door-to-door on campus searching for the gunman, though authorities will not confirm whether it may have been a hoax.
‘Selfie’ Wins 2013 Word of the Year, Beating ‘Twerk,’ ‘Schmeat’ and Others
After a yearly increase in usage of 17,000 percent, "selfie" was crowned 2013's Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries, following last year's winner "gif" and beating out the Miley Cyrus-endorsed "twerk," among others.