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CDC urges healthy adults to get flu shot

The flu vaccine is recommended for nearly everyone age 6 months or older.

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American waistlines still expanding

The average waistline increased by more than an inch over the past decade.

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Urban Outfitters apologizes for Kent State sweatshirt

The shirt sparked outrage for its blood-red dye and holes, in a look reminiscent of the infamous 1970 campus shootings.

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Do you tip the hotel maid?

Marriott is placing envelopes in its 160,000 hotel rooms to encourage guests to leave gratuity.

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Pope marries couples who have cohabited, had children

Pope Francis married 20 couples on Sunday in the latest sign that the Argentine pontiff wants the church to be more open.

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Docs, developers want more from Apple’s watch

The Apple Watch, unveiled this week, is designed to be used alongside the iPhone.

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Long-awaited diet pill gets FDA approval

It's only the third obesity treatment in more than a decade to win approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

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Domestic violence costs trillions, kills thousands annually

Domestic violence, mainly against women and children, kills far more people than wars, experts say.

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CDC says American kids are eating too much salt

Children are eating far too much salt, mostly from processed foods, putting them at risk for high blood pressure and heart disease, health officials say.

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Apple unveils watch, bigger iPhone

It's been four years since Apple introduced a new gadget and the world's largest tech company hopes to wow consumers.

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Phone companies want to help you take sharper selfies

Tech companies are trying to come up with ways to help people do a better job of taking pictures of themselves.

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Starbucks plans new ‘super premium’ stores, offerings

The moves from the world's biggest coffee chain come as it faces growing competition from high-end craft coffee sellers.

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Apple adds security alerts for iCloud users

Apple is planning additional steps to keep hackers out in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal.

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Cigarette company Reynolds taking nicotine gum national

Reynolds is taking its Zonnic brand nicotine gum nationwide, challenging the pharmaceutical industry's hold on the market for products to help people stop smoking.

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Facebook crashes for some U.S. users

Facebook went down briefly on Wednesday in what appeared to be the latest outage to affect the social network.

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Netflix won’t ‘share’ as much

The video-streaming service says it will scale back how much info it shares about its users on Facebook.

Pistachios are seen after sorting at a processing factory in Rafsanjan, 1,000 kilometers southeast of Tehran September 23, 2008.

Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk

For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide.

Runners and bikers compete in the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California June 1, 2014.

Triathlons popular with middle-aged athletes

Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes.

Kirsten Dunst arrives at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kirsten Dunst criticizes Apple over naked photo leak

Kirsten Dunst was among a number of celebrities targeted by a hacker who published explicit personal pictures on the Internet.

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Study: High-action TV shows lead to more snacking

Watching high-energy TV programs might make watching calories harder, a new study suggests.

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in Entertainment

Kevin Spacey’s stalker sentenced to 4 years

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A Massachusetts woman who threatened to torture the actor has been sentenced to more than four years behind bars.

in Weird

Stoners find love on weed-themed dating sites

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

New websites cater exclusively to smokers or, at the very least, the “cannabis friendly."

in Music

Gene Simmons’ son following in dad’s rock footsteps

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Nick Simmons, 25, is starting his own rock band.

in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here is a look at the sports headlines you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Sept. 18.

in Music

Chrissie Hynde calls today’s singers ‘porn stars’

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The rocker says there's a difference between talent and "porn stars trying to make records."