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Too much ice in your Starbucks?

A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

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Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise

Researchers say concussions and traumatic bran injuries are on the rise on playgrounds across America.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this May

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.

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Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers’ names from media sites

U.S. anti-gun-violence activists on Wednesday introduced a phone app designed to strip notorious mass shooters' names and photos from news stories, saying that keeping their images out of the public eye could help avert future mass killings.

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Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders

Only about a third of the nation's high school seniors are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college math and reading courses.

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Childhood obesity not down in U.S

Rates of childhood overweight and obesity have not decreased in the U.S. in recent years, and severe obesity is on the rise, especially for minority children, according to a new study.

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You can get a bachelor’s in beer

Students at Southern Illinois University will be able to get a B-S degree that could stand for Brew Studies.

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McDonald’s testing ‘Grand Mac’ and ‘Mac Jr.’

Move over Big Mac, there's a new sandwich in town.

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Visa says its chip cards are getting faster

Though the wait can be just seconds, in today's economy of swipes and scans, the cards have been a nuisance for high traffic retailers, for example, a coffee shop during the morning rush.

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Could DNA analysis improve your workout?

A new study suggests that athletes using DNA-matched training improved their performance almost three times more than those on mismatched programs.

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Why Cookie Monster just can’t help it

Compared to toddlers who crave salty foods, little ones who mindlessly snack on cookies and cake may be more likely to wind up overweight, a U.S. study suggests.

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Poll: Americans angry with federal government, happy at home

A new poll suggests that government is to blame for a lot of the anger Americans are feeling these days.

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3 weeks ago

Homeland Security: Windows users should remove QuickTime

The U.S. government has recommended that Windows PC users uninstall Apple Inc's QuickTime video player after security software maker Trend Micro Inc said on Thursday it had discovered two new bugs in the software.

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3 weeks ago

Poll: Americans prefer low prices to items ‘Made in the USA’

A mere 9 percent say they only buy American.

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Women-only car services fill a niche, but are they legal?

Ride-hailing companies catering exclusively to women are cropping up and raising thorny legal questions.

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This food truck has gone to the dogs

The Seattle Barkery is capitalizing on the Seattle-area's love of dogs and food trucks by offering homemade treats for canines.

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Facebook’s next frontier: Chatbots, live video

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it will begin allowing developers to build chatbots inside its Messsenger app that will enable users to communicate with businesses one-on-one in its latest efforts to dominate enterprise transactions and customer service.

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3 weeks ago

Record number of hackers exploited software flaws

The number of previously unknown software flaws used by hackers more than doubled last year, a new report says, in another sign of the increasing sophistication of cybercrime and online espionage.

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3 weeks ago

Craft beer fans face squeeze with hops in short supply

Fans of craft beers could soon face higher bar bills as small, independent brewers face a potentially serious shortage of a vital ingredient: hops.

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President Dilma Rousseff lit the Olympic torch in Brazil's capital on Tuesday and pledged that political turmoil engulfing her nation would not harm the first Games to be held in South America.

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British soccer team Leicester celebrates 5,000-1 title success

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Leicester City's Premier League title dream became reality on Monday when one of the greatest sporting fairytales reached its conclusion in west London where chasing Tottenham Hotspur were held 2-2 by Chelsea.