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Poll: E-cigarette usage surges in past year

Significantly more Americans are using electronic cigarettes and vaporizing devices, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new poll.

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Service dog gives new meaning to ‘man’s best friend’

Figo the golden retriever went above and beyond the call of duty.

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Sticker shock: Some hospitals mark up prices by 1,000 percent

Even the astronomical price markups that consumers regularly pay for, say, wine in restaurants pale beside those in some U.S. hospitals.

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Float your troubles away

Float spas are the latest trend in stress relief.

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he arrives on stage to deliver his keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, United States June 8, 2015.

Apple announces ‘native’ apps for Watch

Apple's Tim Cook announced an update to its Watch that should make apps for its latest gadget speedier and help untether it from the iPhone.

Sonya Baumstein sits in her 23-foot (7.01 meter) carbon and kevlar solo rowboat in this handout picture courtesy of Andrew Cull in Port Townsend, Washington April 12, 2015.

Woman sets out to become first to row across Pacific alone

Sonya Baumstein began a 6,000-milevoyage in Japan, attempting to become the third person and the first woman to cross the Pacific Ocean by herself in a rowboat.

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Goodbye Yahoo maps

Yahoo is shutting down some of its services, including maps, as it realigns itself to focus on search and digital content.

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Soon you can buy the Apple Watch the ‘old-fashioned’ way

Coming soon to stores: the Apple Watch.

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Lawmakers eyeing stronger protections for pregnant workers

A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation to boost protections for pregnant workers in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling.

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‘Death risk’ calculator can predict your five-year outlook

Compare your "Ubble age" to your real age in a few simple steps.

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Subway joins companies dropping artificial ingredients

The sandwich chain known for marketing itself as a fresher alternative to burger joints says it will drop artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives by 2017.

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Taco Bell to serve up boozy slushies with burritos

The fast food chain says it will serve beer, wine, and "mixed alcohol freezes" at a new location set to open this summer.

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Facebook can be depressing – literally

So-called Facebook intrusion is similar to an addiction, but the emphasis is on the way a person’s relationships with others are affected.

A Beats Pill XL Portable Wireless Speaker.

Apple recalls Beats Pill XL speakers

Apple will recall about 233,000 Pill XL portable wireless speakers due to a fire hazard from overheating batteries.

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Ithaca assemblywoman urges transition from fossil fuels

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Stronger economy, cheap gas means more people on the road

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More than 40 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the long holiday weekend.