Fitness trackers like, from left, Fitbit Force, Jawbone Up, Fitbug Orb, and the Nike FuelBand SE, can carry security risks.
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Fitness trackers like, from left, Fitbit Force, Jawbone Up, Fitbug Orb, and the Nike FuelBand SE, can carry security risks.

Surveillance Society: Wearable fitness devices often carry security risks

The devices log vast amounts of data, tracking number of calories burned, heart rate and sleep patterns among other information.

 Parents often battle their children to eat healthy foods. So suggesting that picky eating might indicate that the child has avoidant-restrictive food-intake disorder might lead to some overreaction.

Could picky eating be a sign of anxiety and depression?

A Duke University study says 20 percent of children are such picky eaters that they could face impairments.

 The final version of Mr. Obama’s plan imposes stricter carbon dioxide limits on states than was previously expected.

Obama unveils final version of power plant emission plan

The president said the unprecedented carbon dioxide limits are the “single most important step” America has taken to fight climate change.

 The affected products have a “Best When Used By” date of between Dec. 29, 2015 and Jan. 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing codes “S54″ or “S55.”

Kraft recalls cheese singles for possible choking hazard

The voluntary recall involves the 3-pound and 4-pound boxes of Kraft Singles American and White American Pasteurized Cheese.



Obama issuing stricter plan to curb industrial emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency will finalize measures that promise to upend a century of electrical power generation.

As violence rises in Baltimore, 10 federal agents stepping in

The agents detailed to the city represent a “flipping of the script of sorts,” interim police Commissioner Kevin Davis said.



Obama approves airstrikes to defend rebels in Syria

The broader U.S. rules of engagement, approved July 31, came after rebels fighting IS were attacked by the Nusrah Front.

After hiatus, U.S., Egypt resume security talks

The talks were kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.


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Wolf announces new nominee to head Pa. State Police

Maj. Tyree C. Blocker served in the state police from 1975 to 2005, starting as a trooper before rising through the ranks.


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