Pope Francis Is Time’s Person of the Year 2013
Time magazine has named Pope Francis its 2013 Person of the Year.
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.
‘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.
U.S. Capitol Locked Down Briefly After Multiple Gunshots; Suspect Shot and Killed [PHOTOS]…
UPDATE 6:30 P.M. EST: Officials have confirmed that the woman who led police on a car chase from the White House toward the Capitol was indeed killed at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.
Federal Government Shuts Down, No One Knows for How Long
As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.
Disney Changing Disabled-Patron Policy at Theme Parks Because of Awful People
If you're the parent of a disabled child, you and your kid may have to wait in line for three hours at Disney World just like everyone else, all thanks to terrible people who paid huge sums of money to get their disability-free brats to the head of the line.
New Movies: ‘Getaway,’ ‘One Direction: This Is Us’
If you have a tween in the family, you're probably going to get dragged to the theater this weekend. Two major pop-music acts feature prominently in the two movies debuting on Friday.
New Movies: ‘Turbo,’ ‘The Conjuring,’ ‘R.I.P.D.,’ ‘Red 2′
Four major new releases hit theaters this weekend, spanning multiple genres and targeting very different audiences. Hooray for variety!
New Movies: ‘Pacific Rim,’ ‘Grown Ups 2′
Two wildly different offerings hit theaters this weekend. The first is a sci-fi/action/thriller about monsters fighting giant robots; the other is the sequel to a surprisingly successful comedy featuring a set of four men acting like children.
New Movies: ‘The Lone Ranger,’ ‘Despicable Me 2′
The moviegoing weekend gets off to a mid-week start with Independence Day falling on a Thursday. On Wednesday, two big-time blockbuster wannabes hit theaters—one featuring a beloved summer-movie star of years past, the other a sequel to a 2010 animated smash.