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Fitness experts cut to the core, target the center of power

Whether it is running, swimming, weight lifting or aerobics, fitness experts say the center of all exercise routines is the core.

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Need to save a life? There’s an app for that

A new app could help cardiac arrest victims get CPR from a good Samaritan before medical responders arrive.

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WHO: Ebola an international health emergency

West Africa's Ebola epidemic is an "extraordinary event" and now constitutes an international health risk.

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Staying safe online

With the news that a Russian hacker ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations, it's a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

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Working moms have new breastfeeding rights under the ACA

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must provide time and space for new mothers to express milk for their babies.

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‘Selfie,’ ‘Hashtag’ can score points in Scrabble

It's been a decade since the Scrabble dictionary was last updated, but now you can score with 21st century words like "bromance."

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Hybrid ‘kalette’ combines kale, Brussels sprouts

Eating kale or Brussels sprouts might make some people gag, but a British company is hoping a hybrid mix of the two veggies will appeal to U.S. taste buds.

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In San Fran, a million won’t buy you much

In the souped-up world of San Francisco real estate, $1 million will barely cover the cost of an 800-square-foot starter home.

Fly Fido to the moon in space send-off for deceased pets

A Texas company is offering a unique send off for beloved pets by placing their remains in a capsule and blasting them off into space.

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Adults embrace art, science sleepovers

Kids have been sleeping overnight in museums across the country for years and now adults are getting in on the fun.

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Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

A recent study suggests that most elementary age students like eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a new study.

A white Sony Playstation 4 is on display at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California on June 11, 2014.

Sony looks to revive the Playstation network

Sony Corp is hammering out plans to rise from the ashes of nearly $10 billion lost in six years by building a future around the PlayStation.

The Apple logo is pictured on the front of a retail store in the Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, California on April 23, 2014.

Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops, cuts price of older model

Apple Inc said it updated its MacBook Pro line of laptops with a high-resolution Retina display, faster processors and higher memory for a starting price of $1,299.

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Illinois Supremes Back “Home”

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Illinois Supreme Court Building rehab completed

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Veteran Walks for Others

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He doesn't carry physical scars from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but the wounds are still there

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Judge Threatens Jeff Parsons With Criminal Contempt

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

A federal judge has threatened to hold former THR and Associates boss Jeff Parsons in criminal contempt of court if he doesn't provide the documents needed to proceed with his case.

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Holiday Weekend Means Beefed-up Police Patrols

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Expect a big police presence this Labor Day weekend.

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Tips Sought on Pizza Restaurant Robbery

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Police are looking for help figuring out who robbed Papa Murphy's late last week.