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5 hours ago

Public pools are gross, but you’ll go swimming anyway

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says almost 80 percent of public pools fail routine health inspections.

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1 day ago

Record number of Millennials are living with their parents

Living at home with parents is now the most common arrangement for people age 18-34.

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2 days ago

Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in U.S. is falling fast

The smoking rate among U.S. adults has been falling steadily for decades but the latest survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds the 2015 decline is the biggest in more than 20 years.

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6 days ago

FDA to modify food label guidelines to include added sugar details

The move comes at a time the United States is staring at increasing childhood and adult obesity and lifestyle diseases such as heart problems.

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6 days ago

Two-thirds of U.S. would struggle to cover $1,000 emergency

In a country with the most billionaires on earth, two-thirds of Americans would have a difficult time covering a minor emergency.

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1 week ago

Study: Motorcycle deaths up 10 percent

Researchers say deaths could be cut by restoring mandatory motorcycle helmet laws in 32 states that don't have them.

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1 week ago

WATCH: Blazing meteor creates light show across New England sky

A meteor lit up the night sky over New England and eastern Canada early on Tuesday, startling people who saw it including police officers who captured the show on a dashcam.

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1 week ago

Expect virtual reality, artificial intelligence from Google

The three-day Google I/O conference in Mountain View, California, starts today.

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1 week ago

Links, photos won’t count against Twitter’s 140 character limit

Links currently take up to 23 characters of a tweet, limiting the amount of commentary that users can offer when sharing articles or other content.

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1 week ago

After delay, calorie counts to hit U.S. restaurant menus

The national calorie disclosure aims to help consumers battle the bulge since Americans eat and drink about one-third of their calories away from home.

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2 weeks ago

Google wants new emojis to represent professional women

In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls specifications for emojis, Google says it wants to create a new set "with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women's careers and empowering girls everywhere."

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2 weeks ago

Pew study sees a shrinking middle class in major U.S. cities

According to a new report by the Pew Research Center, a widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher- or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer remaining in the middle.

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2 weeks ago

Budweiser renames itself ‘America’ to inspire drinkers

What could be more American than standing in a backyard at a barbecue while holding a beer on the Memorial Day weekend in the United States? Budweiser thinks it has the answer.

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2 weeks ago

FDA to reevaluate definition of ‘healthy’

The Food and Drug Administration will reevaluate its definition of "healthy," which could upend how a range of foods are marketed.

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2 weeks ago

Getting divorced? There’s an app for that

There are plenty of apps out there if you want to hook up with someone, but what if you want to break up?

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2 weeks ago

It’s official: Bison designated as national mammal

The bison, whose image adorned the back of the U.S. nickel for 25 years and has graced the U.S. Interior Department seal since 1912, was bestowed symbolic status equal to that of the American bald eagle through an act of Congress.

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2 weeks ago

More kids getting poisoned by e-cigarettes, study shows

Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, and most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine.

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2 weeks ago

Mosquito season brings no urgency for money to fight Zika

The White House and Democrats are pressuring congressional Republicans to act on President Barack Obama's demands for money to combat Zika.

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3 weeks ago

Anti-hunger group uses fake app to fool, educate

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates 14 percent of Americans, or more than 17 million people, are what is called food insecure, meaning at times of the year, they are uncertain of being able to acquire enough food for their household.

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3 weeks ago

Emma and Noah continue to be tops for baby names

When it comes to baby names, Americans seem to be somewhat united.

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Trump wins the Republican nomination for president

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Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.

4 hours ago in Entertainment

Stage is set for toughest National Spelling Bee ever

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The final day of the Scripps National Spelling Bee could feature the most difficult words ever used in the competition.

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TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

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The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to deal with increasingly long airport security lines that have caused passengers to miss flights even before the busy summer travel season.