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Nearly half of Americans think flu shot can make you sick

A new study shows people still believe the myth that flu vaccines can give you the flu.

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We’re scooping up hot holiday deals for ourselves

Retailers say "self-gifting" is the latest trend in holiday shopping.

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Mobile apps still collect information on kids

Online stores are still flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect data on the youngest consumers.

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E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

Federal officials say the race to innovate could make creating standards for the devices more difficult.

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‘Charlie Brown’ Christmas tree gets lone red bulb

A scraggly tree was adorned with a single red bulb, in a ceremony reminiscent of the animated holiday classic.

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Holiday shopping discounts deepen, last longer

Retailers started discounting early this holiday season, but that hasn’t stopped them from stepping up the offers now.

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CDC: Too late for new flu vaccine

New vaccines that could better protect against the virus circulating in the U.S. won't be ready in time for this year's flu season.

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Washington state woman wins $90M Powerball jackpot on first try

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 175 million.

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‘Kid-friendly’ Google aims to make Internet fun, safe

The company will create specific versions of its search, YouTube, and Chrome products for children 12 and under.

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Starbucks eyes booze, food, tech to boost sales

Starbucks announced it will add beer, wine, widen lunch offerings, and roll out mobile ordering.

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Only 13 percent of financial firms’ top executives are women

Only one top executive in eight at major financial services firms is a woman and the pace of change at banks and other companies is too slow, according to a diversity study.

Same-sex marriage supporters chant outside the Miami-Dade County courthouse following a hearing seeking to strike down the state's de facto ban on gay marriage and order it to recognize same-sex marriage, in Miami, Florida July 2, 2014. Same-sex marriages could begin in Florida in early January after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Wednesday declined to extend a stay issued by a federal judge who struck down the state's ban on gay weddings.

Ruling would permit Florida same-sex marriages in early January

Same-sex marriages could begin in Florida in early January after the appellate court declined to further stay a lower court ruling that overturned the state's ban on gay weddings.

Peggy Young (3rd R) and her attorney Sharon Gustafson (4th R) wave to supporters as she departs the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington December 3, 2014.

U.S. justices grapple with UPS pregnancy discrimination case

U.S. Supreme Court justices argue a case that could determine whether employers must provide accommodations for pregnant workers with physical limitations.

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) tours the Vaccine Research Center with Dr. Nancy Sullivan (L), U.S. Secretary of HHS Sylvia Burwell (2nd L), and Dr. Anthony Fauci (2nd R) to talk about Ebola, during a visit to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland December 2, 2014.

Obama urges Congress to approve $6 billion for Ebola fight

President Barack Obama urged Congress to approve $6.18 billion to help fight the Ebola outbreak, reminding them that the battle against the virus is far from over.

FILE- This is an undated file photo released by the University of Leicester, England, showing a portrait of Britain's King Richard II who's skeletal remains were found underneath a car park in Leicester, England, in September 2012, after being missing for around 500 years. According to research published Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014, in the Nature Communications journal, scientists compared the skeleton’s DNA to predict eye and hair color of the long lost king. However samples from living relatives found no matches, a discovery that could throw the nobility of some royal descendants into question, including Henry V, Henry VI and the entire Tudor royal dynasty. But Kevin Schurer, pro vice-chancellor of the University of Leicester, said England’s current royal family does not claim Richard III as a relative and shouldn’t be worried about the legitimacy of their royal line.

Bones found under car park belong to missing King Richard III

British scientists could finally close a 500-year-old "missing person's case" with bones found under a car park.

** FILE ** In this April 23, 2008 file photo, a man listens to music on his Apple iPod in downtown San Francisco. Macintosh and iPod sales helped boost Apple Inc.'s fiscal third-quarter earnings 31 percent, beating Wall Street's expectations Monday, July 21, 2008, but investors pummeled the stock after Apple issued soft guidance for the current quarter.

Apple heads to trial over digital music claims

Apple Inc could lose about $1 billion if the company abused a monopoly position in the digital music player market.

Dodge Ram pickup trucks are lined up for sale at Bill DeLuca's dealerships in Haverhill, Mass., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup.

Chrysler U.S. November auto sales up 20 percent

Auto sales easily beat expectations this November, thanks to a strong Black Friday.

A Registered Nurse poses for a photo in trauma center of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi October 4, 2013.

50,000 lives saved as hospitals make fewer serious errors

The lower rate of fatalities from poor care and mistakes was one of several "historic improvements" in hospital quality and safety in 2013.

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Girl Scouts sweeten the deal with online cookie sales

Finally! Girl Scouts are going online in an effort to move more Thin Mints.

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Nip, tuck, click: Demand for plastic surgery rises in selfie era

Plastic surgeons say more patients are seeking to improve their image in selfies and on social media.

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REVIEW: ‘Wild’ is both unsettling and triumphant

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Reese Witherspoon in a scene from the film, "Wild."

Reese Witherspoon leaves her comfort zone as real-life hiker Cheryl Strayed in "Wild."

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Cameron Diaz engaged to Good Charlotte star

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The "Charlie's Angels" star is reportedly planning to marry Benji Madden.

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MOVIES: 25 Days of Christmas Films

James Stewart, center, is reunited with his wife, Donna Reed, left, and children during the last scene of Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Life".

Count down to Christmas with these 25 festive holiday movies.

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‘TIS THE SEASON: Holiday specials, bowl games this weekend

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Here's a look at Christmas classics, holiday favorites, and sports specials airing this weekend.

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Stars lose millions of followers in Instagram crackdown

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Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian are among the celebs who lost fake followers when the social media service purged fraudulent accounts.