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What you should and shouldn't buy on Amazon.com

Thu Jul 31, 2014

When it comes to online shopping, Amazon is king. But for some items, shopping at the e-commerce site can cost you money. Full Story

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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. Full Story

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Md. bridal salon lands TLC special 'Curvy Brides'

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Every bride wants to say "yes" to the dress, but for plus-size brides, it's not always easy. A Maryland bridal boutique will be featured on TLC for its business with "curvy" brides. Full Story

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Reston's link to Ebola, nearly 25 years later

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The hemorrhagic disease is half a world away, but when scientists study Ebola and how it spreads, they often look to Reston. Full Story

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Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Full Story

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Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

Fri Aug 01, 2014

A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office building in downtown Chicago's bustling financial district, police said. Full Story

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Worst dishes to order when out to eat

Wed Jul 30, 2014

They are the worst of the worst: the most calorie-packed, sodium-filled, fatty dishes you can order at chain restaurants. Full Story

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Island near Buffalo overrun by hundreds of cats

Thu Jul 31, 2014

A small island near Buffalo has a big cat problem thanks to people who have abandoned felines there over the years. Full Story

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Ways to save money at the grocery store

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The cost of groceries can take a bite out of shoppers' budgets, but Consumer Reports has some tips to combat rising food prices and other costs at stores. Full Story

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Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway. Full Story

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In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much

Fri Aug 01, 2014

San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again. Full Story

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5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics. Full Story

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Man fatally shot after striking Va. police vehicle

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Bedford County police say an officer has fatally shot a man who led him on a chase in which the suspect struck a police cruiser. Full Story

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Virginia Beach: 5 free things for visitors to do

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Virginia Beach is no generic beach town. It's the largest city in Virginia, which means there are plenty of things to do throughout the year for free. Full Story

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Hospital: 33 dead after Guinea concert stampede

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday. Full Story

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Virginia swimmer fights bacteria eating away at his leg

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Doctors say a Stafford, Virginia man will be able to keep his leg after contracting dangerous bacteria while swimming in the Potomac River. Full Story

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Md. runaway to be charged as juvenile in car theft

Thu Jul 31, 2014

State police say a 16-year-old boy who ran away from a western Maryland group home will be charged as a juvenile for allegedly stealing a car and trying to break into a home after crashing the vehicle on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown. Full Story

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Vitaminwater cries uncle, switches back formula

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Coca-Cola is reversing course after fans of Vitaminwater complained about the drink's new sweetener. Full Story