Time released its 9th annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Here's a look at 25 of these celebrities, athletes, pioneers, moguls and leaders who inspire, entertain and influence us.
Barack Obama. President.
LeBron James. King of the court
Chris Christie (L). New Jersey governor
Jay-Z. Artist and entrepreneur
Wayne LaPierre. NRA boss
Frank Ocean. Musician
Michelle Obama. U.S. first lady
Bassem Youssef. Egyptian satirist
Gabrielle Giffords. Advocate
Justin Timberlake. Musician and actor
Pope Francis. The bishop of Rome
Lindsey Vonn. Alpine ski racer
Rand Paul. U.S. senator
Daniel Day-Lewis. Actor
Marissa Mayer. Yahoo! CEO
Lena Dunham (C). Actor, producer, director
Kim Jong Un. Supreme leader of North Korea
Steven Spielberg. Director
Malala Yousufzai. Activist
Jennifer Lawrence. Actor
Elena Kagan. U.S. Supreme Court justice
Jimmy Fallon. Late-night host
John Brennan. CIA director
Beyonce. Diva and entertainer
Joe Biden. U.S. vice president. To read Time's full list of the 100 most influential people of 2013, click here.
A verdict has been reached in the retrial of a Lompoc street gang leader Raymond Macias, accused in a high-profile kidnapping and torture case. This comes after a mistrial was declared back in June in the kidnapping charges against Macias.
This retrial was over one of the charges he was facing, which was kidnapping for extortion purposes. Today, the jury returned a verdict of guilty as to that count.
In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been. At 5 feet 6 inches, Corn weighed more than 300 pounds. Now, almost three years after the start of her weight-loss journey, Corn weighs 161 pounds.