Person of the Year: Pope Francis (Time magazine)
Most Powerful Person: Vladimir Putin (Forbes magazine)
Most Powerful Woman: Angela Merkel (Forbes magazine)
Most Powerful Celebrity: Oprah Winfrey (Forbes magazine)
World's Richest Person: Carlos Slim Helu and family (Forbes magazine)
America's Richest Person: Bill Gates (Forbes magazine)
Sexiest Man Alive: Adam Levine (People magazine)
Sexiest Woman Alive: Scarlett Johansson (Esquire magazine)
Most Beautiful Woman: Gwyneth Paltrow (People magazine)
Most Overpaid Actor: Adam Sandler (Forbes magazine)
Top-Earning Dead Celebrity: Michael Jackson (Forbes magazine)
Highest-Paid Actor: Robert Downey Jr. (Forbes magazine)
Highest-Paid Actress: Angelina Jolie (Forbes magazine)
Highest-Grossing Actor: Dwayne Johnson (Forbes magazine)
Highest-Paid Athlete: Tiger Woods (Forbes magazine)
Sportsman of the Year: Peyton Manning (Sports Illustrated)
Nobel Peace Prize: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Most-Searched Person: Miley Cyrus (Google)
Cyrus also topped Yahoo's list for most-searched person.
Over at Bing, the most-searched person of 2013 was Beyonce.
Word of the Year: Selfie (Oxford American Dictionary)
Merriam-Webster decided to go with science as its word of the year.
Now test your news IQ of the notable events of 2013.
John Palminteri photo
A brownish creature, with sharp teeth and claws, is deceased on the beach in Santa Barbara after the latest storm, and many people are wondering what it is.
Curator of Vertebrate Zoology Paul Collins at the Santa Barbara Natural History museum solves the mystery of the creature on East Beach.
Source:: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
Three men have been arrested in connection with a stabbing that happened in Old Town Goleta on November 21st.
The Oxnard Police Department is investigating its third deadly shooting in just three days.
The man accused of killing a Faria Beach husband and wife and their unborn child pleaded guilty to murder charges in a deal that ensures he will not face the death penalty.
Its the season to be jolly and have a cup of cheer.
Here is a look at some holiday events on the Central Coast this weekend.
The Dream Foundation canceled plans to send an Oregon family to Disneyland when the dreamer dad died.
According to Thrillist, every U.S. state is bad at something. Find out where your state falls short.
Jamie Urqhart/River Dee Trust
Several strange frozen saucers were found during a recent cold snap on a river in Scotland. Take a look at the unusual images.
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