Malaysian Plane’s Disappearance Still a Mystery — Here’s What We Know (So Far)
On Friday, March 7, Malaysian Airlines flight 370 vanished from the skies (and radar). Three days later, authorities are no closer to figuring out what happened to it, leaving the fate of the 239 passengers (including three Americans) and crewmembers unknown.
‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant’s Unconventional Style Rankles Viewers — But He Wins
Answer: This 'Jeopardy!' contestant has used game theory to rack up four straight wins with a style that annoys some traditional viewers.
Ship Carrying 74 People Trapped in Antarctica Set to Be Rescued
On Christmas Eve in Antarctica, a blizzard descended upon the Russian ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, surrounding it in ice and immobilizing it. Seventy-four people, including tourists, scientists and crew members, are onboard. But help is on the way.
Waitress Receives Massive Tip After Returning Lost Money to Wrong Guy
The giving spirit is strong this time of year.
10 Great Ideas for Donations to Your Local Food Bank
This time of year, food banks are working extra hard to keep their shelves stocked. If you're in a charitable mood, you might be wondering what exactly these charities are looking for in the way of donations. A recent thread on Reddit explored just that. Numerous commenters with experience either wo…
Chuck Norris Outdoes Jean Claude Van Damme’s Epic Split With Airplanes + More
On the Internet, Chuck Norris always wins.
Watch How Ecstatic This Young Man Is When He Gets Accepted to College [VIDEO]
Like many young men, Rion Holcombe wanted desperately to go to college. But unlike most young men, Holcombe has Down syndrome. And next year, he'll be a Clemson Tiger.
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.
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…