'Selfie' edges 'twerk' for word of year

Nov 19, 2013

'Selfie' edges 'twerk' for word of year

“Selfie” is the 2013 word of the year, Oxford Dictionaries announced Tuesday, edging out stiff competition from “twerk.” Usage of the word has increased 17,000 percent over the past 12 months, said Oxford Dictionaries, which publishes the mammoth Oxford English Dictionary (OED), styled as ...

'Arab Idol' winner hailed at his debut in Europe

Sep 30, 2013

'Arab Idol' winner hailed at his debut in Europe

Mohammed Assaf, the winner of the “Arab Idol” talent competition held in Beirut in June, brought his thumping Palestinian beats out of the Middle East for the first time Sunday in his electrifying European debut. Assaf, 24, from the Gaza Strip, became a national ...

May 21, 2013

Lone ticket wins record U.S. lottery

Life in the Sunshine State just got a lot sunnier for one lucky lottery player, after officials announced Sunday that the record-breaking $590.5 million Powerball ticket was purchased at a Florida grocery store. The lone winning ticket was sold at a store in the ...