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Public health officials blast e-cigarettes

Critics say e-cigarettes are addictive, lead to nicotine poisoning among children, and threaten to unravel the reduction of tobacco use.

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Snapchat adds news, entertainment to its messaging service

Snapchat has partnered with CNN, ESPN and others to compete with Facebook and Twitter.

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Opera hopes to strike a chord with young listeners

National outreach programs hope to turn kids on to an old art form and injecting an aging, shrinking fan base with new life.

Uber West Coast Regional Manager William Barnes sits in the back of a car during a photo shoot Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Las Vegas. The ride sharing company has begun operations in Nevada.

Drunk driving less likely in cities with Uber ride services

Mothers Against Drunk Driving works with Uber to establish ride service rights in cities around the world.

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We’re betting big on Valentine’s Day

Americans are feeling sweet about romance this year, with consumers opening up their wallets in the name of love.

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‘Autisms’ a more appropriate term, geneticists say

There are so many different genetic forms of autism that using the singular term is misleading, researchers say.

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‘No-tip’ restaurant offers food for thought on pay, benefits

The restaurant has reignited debate over working conditions in the food service industry.

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Whiskey, bourbon bringing cheer to the spirits market

We're drinking more wine, bourbon, and whiskey than ever before.

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If your boss is a bully, science says ‘fight back’

If you’ve ever had a boss who yelled at employees, ridiculed or intimidate them, new research suggests a little payback might be good.

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Washington state could raise smoking age to 21

Washington state could become the only state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

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Facebook cracks down on fake news

Facebook has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire.

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Gym time won’t cancel out all that sitting around we’re doing

It’s well known that too much sitting time is bad for our health but it turns out it might be worse than we thought.

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More than milk: Pairing booze with Girl Scout cookies

Here's our guide to pairing beer and wine with America's favorite cookies.

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In Internet age, J.C. Penney bringing back ‘Big Book’ catalog

The new, 120-page book will be sent to select customers in March, the first time it has sent out a catalog since 2010.

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Dealing with the flu in the modern world

Here are tips for keeping our lives as healthy and safe as possible.

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American women are having a lot of twins

Twins are being born at a higher rate than ever before, a trend health officials believe is due to increasing use of fertility treatments.

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CDC: 75% of flu shots are ineffective

More than three-quarters of Americans who got this season's flu shot could get the virus anyway.

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Americans have an appetite for labeling genetically-modified food

A new poll shows 66 percent of Americans favor requiring food manufacturers to put labels on GMO products.

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Grillers’ dreams steeped in smoke at ‘Camp Brisket’

Texas A&M University's Meat Science and Technology Center takes cooking school to a whole new level.

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Facebook launches Amber Alerts to help find missing children

Facebook users will soon receive Amber Alerts to help find missing children who may be located near them.

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Dominos delivery guy crashes Legion of Boom photo shoot

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For a 20-year-old pizza shop employee, this was 10 of the best minutes of his life.

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Governors announce Super Bowl food bank donations

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, second from left, walks back to his office after giveing his annual State of the State speech, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, to a joint session of the Washington Legislature in Olympia, Wash.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Thursday morning they're each sending win-or-lose donations to food pantries to help celebrate the game.

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Prep Hoops: Eight local teams represented in A.P. state poll

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Lynden Christian girls move up to number 1 in the Class A ranks, Lummi boys hold on to the top spot in the 1B ranks.

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Super Bowl XLIX countdown continues as teams hit the field

The Super Bowl XLIX logo is displayed on the University of Phoenix Stadium before the Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. The venue will also host Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

Safety Earl Thomas is the only player listed as questionable on the Seahawks' injury report. Thomas participated in full practice as he tries to play through a dislocated shoulder suffered in the NFC title game.

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Dave Matthews raising 12th man flag on Seattle Space Needle

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The 25-by-35-foot blue flag with the white number 12 will fly through the weekend as Seattle takes on the Patriots at the NFL championship game in Arizona.