|One Direction Launches Makeup Line|
Boy band One Direction has launched a cosmetics line, because what woman wouldn't want makeup advice from a teenage boy?
The band, which also dropped a new single this week, introduced its "Little Things Collection" that includes nail polishes, lipstick and lip gloss.
Ironically, the band's hit track "What Makes You Beautiful" is an ode to girls who don't wear makeup. Go figure.
|Mystery Stomach Bug Sickens People in 8 States|
A mystery stomach parasite has sickened 269 people from eight states since last month, but health officials still don't know where it originated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cyclospora, the one-celled parasite that causes diarrhea, stomach cramps and other symptoms normally associated with a viral stomach bug, is common in tropical regions like Latin America, but isn't typically seen in the United States, according to the CDC. Most of the people affected were in Iowa, Nebraska and Texas, but Wisconsin, Georgia, Connecticut, Illinois and Kansas have had a few cases, as well.
|Japan Scrambles Jets After Chinese Flyover|
Japan scrambled fighter jets Wednesday after a Chinese military plane flew through international airspace but near disputed islands Japan claims as its own.
The waters around the disputed islands, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, off the coast of Okinawa are believed to contain large oil and gas reserves.
Tensions over the islands have increased in recent months, with military boats from both countries trailing one another.
|Google Introduces New OS for Android Phones|
Google introduced Android 4.3, the latest software for its line of mobile phones, but users likely won't see many new changes, according to reviews.
The new OS makes minor tweaks to the phone's popular Jelly Bean operating system, according to CNET. Many of the tweaks, however, will give parents more control over phones used by their children.
|George H.W. Bush Shaves Head for 2-Year-Old With Cancer|
Former President George H.W. Bush, 89, shaved his head in solidarity with a 2-year-old named Patrick, who lost his hair when he started treatment for leukemia.
The boy is the son of a Secret Service agent who works in the former president's Secret Service detail. Other agents also shaved their heads to support the boy.
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