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Man behind anti-Islam film gets year in prison

An Egyptian-American man behind the inflammatory film "Innocence of Muslims" on Wednesday was sentenced to one year in federal prison after admitting to violating the terms of his probation from a 2010 bank fraud case.

Loughner to be sentenced for 2011 Arizona shootings

Jared Loughner, the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to the attempted assassination of then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, will be sentenced Thursday.

Nor'easter dumps snow, knocks out more power in Sandy-hit region

First it was Superstorm Sandy. Now a nor'easter is whipping the region, and it is expected to dump snow and zap power lines from Delaware to Maine.

Same-sex marriage approved by voters for the first time in this year's election

In a historic turnaround, the ballot box is showing America's shifting attitudes about same-sex marriage. After gay marriage rights died at the polls dozens of times in the past, on Tuesday they passed in at least two states.

AT&T caught in a brazen 4G lie

AT&T on Wednesday announced a plan to cover 96 percent of the U.S. population with 4G-LTE service by the end of 2014.

South Africa's social media sensation

When it comes to social media's heavy hitters, there are no bigger players than Facebook or Twitter, right? Not if you're in South Africa.

Two states legalize marijuana in this year's election

Pro-pot groups cheered passage of referendums legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington state as the "light at the end of the tunnel" in their 50-year campaign to make the drug legal nationwide.

GOP retains grip on House

Republicans kept a lock on the U.S. House of Representatives in Tuesday's voting, a crucial victory after the party failed to wrest away the presidency from Barack Obama or the Senate from the Democrats.

Cold brings fresh misery to Sandy victims, many still without power

More than a week after Superstorm Sandy devastated the New York metropolitan area, some commuters will regain some sense of normalcy Wednesday morning.

Same-sex marriage wins first-ever ballot box approval

For the first time, same-sex marriage has been approved by a popular vote in the United States. Voters in Maryland and Maine passed referendums by narrow margins cementing the right for people to marry, regardless of gender.