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Man who killed his stepson for wetting pants sentenced

A man in New Mexico who pleaded guilty to killing his five-year old stepson after the boy wet his pants has learned his fate.

2013: The Web's year of the hoax

News alert: Some things you read on the Internet are not true.

Eight tiny reindeer and two fighter jets?

Does Santa need more than just Rudolph's red nose to guide his sleigh on Christmas Eve this year? Like, maybe, two fighter jets?

Obama to push for minimum wage hike in economy remarks

The growing gap between rich and poor, and its effect on Americans' ability to achieve their goals, will be President Barack Obama's focus Wednesday as more attention falls on the plight of low-wage workers, according to White House off

Sophia, Jackson reign supreme as 2013's top baby names

The website for top baby names, Babycenter.com, has announced their list for the top baby names for 2013.

Is the world running out of wine?

Global wine production is booming with vineyards springing up everywhere from China to the United States, Chile and New Zealand.

Cyber Monday sales surge 20% to record high

Cyber Monday sales broke a record in 2013, with shopping on mobile devices leading the charge.

Rowdy Seattle Seahawks fans register as earthquake during Monday Night Football

There's no need to tell football fans in Seattle to take it up a notch. They're doing just fine, thank you.

Chimps should be recognized as 'legal persons,' lawsuits claim

Should a captive chimpanzee have the same rights as a "legal person"?

Bidding for Jesse Owens' 1936 gold medal tops $200,000

It is one of the most important medals in Olympics history. In 1936 Jesse Owens won it and three others at the Berlin Games, spoiling Adolf Hitler's planned showcase of Aryan superiority.