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Starbucks testing beer-flavored lattes

Dark beer lovers take note. Starbucks' "dark barrel latte" could be coming to a coffee shop near you.

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Home rum? Online booze delivery service is booming

Less than 10 days after launching, an online beer run and convenience store service says business is so good, it is already considering expansion.

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Detecting jaundice in babies? There could be an app for that

A new smartphone application still in development may someday help parents and health care providers screen for jaundice in newborns.

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More Americans see influence of religion waning

Nearly three-quarters of the public think religion is losing influence in American life, according to a poll released on Monday.

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Being a couch potato could cause depression

A new analysis ties too much sitting at the computer or lying around watching TV to a greater risk of depression.

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Not so small: World’s population expected to soar

Higher-than-expected birth rates and longer life spans are expected to cause the world's population will soar through the end of the 21st century.

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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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Snow Glow Elsa is one of only four toys to feature on three major guides of top toys for the Christmas season.

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"Harrison Week" celebrates the late Beatle and the upcoming release of “The Apple Years: 1968-75,” featuring the beloved singer/songwriter’s first six solo albums.

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American Girl, Rubik’s Cube among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

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They face off against My Little Pony, the Slip 'N Slide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and other childhood favorites.

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Blondie marks 40 years in music with photo exhibit

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The career retrospective is on display at the iconic Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan.

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Jada Pinkett Smith signs on to ‘Magic Mike’ sequel

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The star says she has been cast in a role that was initially intended for a man.