Pope Francis Is Time’s Person of the Year 2013
Time magazine has named Pope Francis its 2013 Person of the Year.
Managers La Russa, Torre, Cox Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox, who have eight World Series titles among them, were unanimously elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Monday.
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.
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.
50 Years Since JFK Assassination — A Look Back With Photos, Video and More
It's been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while riding in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. More words have been written about this event (and its aftermath, and what led up to it) than just about anything else, so we thought we'd take a look back through phot…
LAX Shooting — Gunman Opens Fire at L.A. Airport, Kills One TSA Agent [UPDATED]
UPDATE 2:30 p.m. EST: NBC is reporting that one TSA agent was killed and three others wounded. Airport police shot and may have killed the gunman at the scene. The shooter, whose identity has not been confirmed, was taken into custody after being shot.
Senate Reaches Bipartisan Deal to End Gov’t Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling
It may have taken more than two weeks, but the government finally looks set to reopen. At least until early 2014, that is.
Brand-New $100 Bills Arrive in Banks Tuesday
One-hundred-dollar bills are about to get quite the colorful face-lift.
Best-Selling Author Tom Clancy Dead at 66
Tom Clancy, the writer of numerous popular military thrillers, died on Wednesday morning at age 66.