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Windows 10 debuts today

No one's expected to line up overnight for the new Microsoft operating systems the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95, but today marks the first update in three years.

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The Internet is no substitute for a doctor

Online symptom checkers often misdiagnose problems, encouraging people to seek care for minor issues that don’t need immediate attention or incorrectly telling people with true emergencies that treatment can wait.

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How to get money back on your favorite things

Here's how to make finding deals on your favorite things - everything from tech and clothes to travel - a snap.

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Rest up! Sleep, exercise may ward off Alzheimer’s, researchers say

New research suggests poor sleep and a lack of exercise may increase the risk of the disease, and make coping with it difficult after it has taken hold.

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Time really is flying by

This interactive timeline shows why each passing year seems to go by faster than the last.

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Teeny tiny Target stores small on space, big on stuff

The retailer opened its first scaled-down TargetExpress store and it's about one-tenth the size of a normal store.

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How much water do you really need?

Do you really have to down eight glasses a day or is there another way to get your daily dose of H20?

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McDonald’s breakfast might be an all-day affair

Egg McMuffins could soon be on the menu all day.

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Amazon expanding local service

The e-commerce giant said it now had more than 15 million unique services offered through its home services marketplace.

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How much food does that exercise earn you? You might be surprised

In a new study, volunteers who were shown chocolate and sports drinks after an exercise workout could not correctly guess how much would be an equal "reward" for the calories they had just burned.

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U.S. parents spend more, worry less about college

A new study shows the average amount spent on college education jumped for the first time in five years, thanks to greater outlays from high-income families and parental readiness to spend more.

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Uh oh! Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked

A cyber breach put the real names, credit card information, and other details of as many as 37 million customers at risk.

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This Weekend at the Box Office

See how the biggest movies of the weekend, including "Ant-Man" and "Trainwreck", fared at the box office this weekend.

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Salmonella prompts recall of millions of pounds of chicken

Two companies have issued recalls for a variety of frozen chicken products.

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Study: Restaurants aren’t much healthier than fast food

Home cooking is still the best way to control the calories, fat, sugar and other nutrients that families consume, a new U.S. study suggests.

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As tech firms track your location, advertisers zero in for the sale

Mapping technology advancements from Google Inc and Facebook Inc that provide more precise user location data than ever before are starting to dent advertisers' longtime skepticism about boosting mobile ad spending.

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Attention shoppers: Let the ‘Prime Day’ battle begin

Walmart and Amazon are in an epic online shopping battle that promises bargains bigger than Black Friday.

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What to do when your Amazon Prime deliveries are late

Guaranteed two-day delivery is a big promise, and one that is sometimes delivered late. Here's some useful information to have on hand for tomorrow's Prime Day sale.

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Walmart taking on Amazon in epic ‘Prime Day’ battle

The world's largest retailer is launching one-day-only "atomic" deals, going head-to-head with Amazon's 20th anniversary bargain blowout.

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Maine Pair Charged with Prostituting 13-Year-Old

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U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty says two people from Maine have pleaded guilty to federal charges of bringing a 13-year-old Massachusetts girl to Maine to engage in prostitution.

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Tariff Can Be Placed on Some Paper from Canada

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U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin says the International Trade Association has found in favor of Madison Paper in its claim that Canadian subsidies created an unfair advantage for competitors.

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Maine Man Sentenced to Life for Killing Grandmother

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A judge has sentenced a Maine man to life in prison for brutally killing his grandmother.

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Maine Land Giveaway Essay Contest Abandoned

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A Maine woman holding an essay contest to give away 47 acres of woodlands has abandoned the effort because she didn't get enough entries.

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House GOP Asks to Participate in Debate Over LePage Vetoes

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Republicans in Maine's House of Representatives say they want their voices to be heard when the state supreme court meets to hear arguments over whether 65 bills became law without Gov. Paul LePage's signature.

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