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Power cords, children’s furniture among this week’s recalls

HP is recalling 6 million power cords for overheating and the deaths of two children have prompted the recall of bean bag chairs.

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Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

The streets are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle.

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California to require ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

Phones will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen in an effort to stem an epidemic of theft.

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CDC: E-cigarettes may tempt non-smoking teens to start

Once teens have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers say.

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‘Obstacle course’ workouts break fitness routines

Tired of treadmills? Bored with bicep curls? It may be time to scale a wall, climb a rope and drag a tire.

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Put on some sunscreen!

Fewer U.S. teenagers are using sunscreen, even as skin cancer rates increase, a study found.

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378 people ‘pay it forward’ at Starbucks

A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.

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Could riding the bus help you lose weight?

A new study shows taking public transportation is just as beneficial as other “active commuting” modes like walking and biking.

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Brita recalling children’s water bottles

Brita is recalling approximately 242,500 children's water filter bottles due to a possible laceration hazard.

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Nearly 40K carseats recalled

Recaro is recalling more than 39,000 child safety seats because they can let a child's head move too far in a crash.

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Kid-friendly Instagram rival plans aggressive push

Kuddle, a Norwegian picture-sharing app designed for children, plans an aggressive push into the U.S. market.

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Disabilities in kids rise; not physical problems

A 10-year analysis finds U.S. children's mental and developmental problems are on the rise.

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App puts fitness fans through short, sharp workouts

Recent studies suggest even short bouts of exercise can have positive health effects.

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16 best towns for ‘outsiders’

For those who love the great outdoors, these cities offer plenty of places to live, work, and play.

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Look ma, no hands! Test ‘driving’ a Google car

The most remarkable thing about the drive was that it was utterly unremarkable.

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Japan sends Hello Kitty into space

Hello Kitty, Japan's ambassador of cute, is on a government-funded mission to space.

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More middle-aged women having babies outside of wedlock

More single women over the age of 35 are having children, even as the overall birth rates for unmarried women in the U.S. have dropped.

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Apps aim to be your digital, personal assistant

Too many things to do and not enough time? New apps act as personal time assistants to improve productivity.

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France the top tourist destination in 2013

France kept its title as the world's top tourist destination, drawing nearly 85 million visitors.

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After 23M rides, U.S. bike share program rolls on

Experts say no fatalities have been logged in any U.S. public bike share program since the first one launched in 2007.

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Charges dropped against Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s suspected drug dealer

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In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The GenArt Quaker Good Energy Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in his New York apartment. He was 46.

Drug-selling charges against a friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman have been dropped after officers neglected to read the suspect his Miranda rights.

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Hayao Miyazaki, Harry Belafonte among winners of honorary Oscars

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"Ponyo" director Hayao Miyazaki poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

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Robert Downey, Jr. calls ‘Guardians’ the best Marvel movie ever

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In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the film, “Iron Man.”** NO SALES **

Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. flies past his own ego with claims that this summer's "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the Marvel movie to beat.

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Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing after fatal accident

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Tony Stewart smiles as he speaks with his crew before the start of the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 27, 2012.

Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since he struck and killed a young racer at a dirt track earlier this month.

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Mismatch fears over Paul McGinley dispelled

Europe's Paul McGinley of Ireland watches his shot on the third hole during the second day of foursomes competition against Asia at the Royal Trophy golf tournament in Chonburi province, near Bangkok, January 10, 2009.

Four-times European Tour winner Paul McGinley won the Ryder Cup in 2002 but Phillip Price says next month's matches at Gleneagles could end up defining his career.