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Facebook changes real-name policy, allows aliases

Facebook says it will stop requiring users to go by their real names.

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Walking is the ‘superfood’ of fitness

It may not be the trendiest workout, but experts says walking is a fitness super star.

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Obesity research takes high-tech twist

Researchers are turning to high-tech tools, like the Fitbit, to find new ways to combat growing waistlines.

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Cyber experts warn of ‘Bash’ bug

New warnings are emerging of a security flaw that cyber experts say may pose a serious threat to computers.

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Marvel Comics get academic treatment at Baltimore college

The University of Baltimore is making it OK to read comic books in class, and even will give you college credit for it.

A woman holds up the iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district September 19, 2014.

The new iPhone 6 is quite flexible

"Bendgate" might be particularly troubling for those who wear skinny jeans.

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Messaging app seeks to bring voices back to phones

Longtime technology guru Ray Ozzie wants to bring back the emotions of the human voice to phones.

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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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Hernandez lawyers trying to get evidence tossed

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Lawyers for the ex-New England Patriot have continued their effort to have cellphone evidence thrown out.

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Roger Waters not involved with new Pink Floyd album

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The former frontman hopes to silence rumors, saying he had nothing to do with the band's upcoming album "The Endless River."

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Eddie Vedder covers John Lennon for charity

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The rocker released a cover of the peace anthem "Imagine" in a bid to raise funds for a charity supporting unity in the Middle East.

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Panthers’ Alexander banned 10 games for doping

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DE Frank Alexander, who missed the first four games of this season due to a previous violation of the policy, won't return until mid-December.

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Giants sink Pirates in NL Wild Card playoff

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A four-hit shutout by Madison Bumgarner and a grand slam by Brandon Crawford carried the Giants to an 8-0 win.