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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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Priest Held on $100K Bail on Child Porn Charges

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A judge has ordered a Greek Orthodox priest held on $100,000 bail on a charge of possessing child pornography.

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Maine Activists Go to Court to Get Pot on Ballot

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Maine pro-marijuana activists are going to court to try to force a town to put a question about legalizing possession of small amounts of pot on this November's ballot.

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Tim McGraw Sings about Portland, Maine

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either.

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Feds Issue Recommendation on Cod Shortage

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Federal regulators are recommending a host of new restrictions to protect the Gulf of Maine's declining cod fishery.

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Political Foes Slam New LePage Vacation Policy

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Republican Gov. Paul LePage's political foes are criticizing a new policy that's giving more vacation time to political appointees and staff.