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NYPD to tourists: Call 911 if superhero bothers you

Police are handing out fliers to Times Square tourists, telling them that tipping the costumed characters is optional, and to call 911 if they have complaints.

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Insurer pays out in buckets – literally

A California insurer has paid a $21,000 court settlement in more than a dozen buckets of coins.

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Museum finds 6,500-year-old skeleton in basement

Talk about having skeletons in your closet: An archaeology museum discovered an extremely rare human skeleton that had been in storage for 85 years.

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5-year-old Minnesota ‘mayor’ loses bid for third term

Among the boy mayor's most popular acts was declaring ice cream as the top of the food pyramid.

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Burglars break in, bake brownies

Police say two 17-year-old boys have been charged with breaking into a Pennsylvania home and baking drug-laced brownies.

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Ill? French hospital offers you a glass of wine

A French hospital is opening a wine bar where terminally ill patients will be able to enjoy a "medically-supervised" glass or two.

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More cats than people: Felines take over N.Y. island

WATCH: A tiny island near Buffalo is overrun by cats, thanks to hundreds of abandoned felines.

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‘World Trade Center’ ship dates to pre-Revolutionary America

A vessel unearthed at the World Trade Center site dates back to three years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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At 100, Rhode Island woman finally graduates

A Rhode Island centenarian has received something she'd wanted for more than eight decades: her high school diploma.

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Lena Dunham and Kate Mara hit by a falling sign

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Lena Dunham, of HBO's "Girls," arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at The Nokia Theatre  in Los Angeles.

The "Girls" and "House of Cards" actresses saw stars of their own after an accident at a Venice premiere.

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Rice replaces ice in India bucket challenge

An Indian school boy eats a midday meal provided free at a government school in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. India has offered free midday school meals since the 1960s in an effort to persuade poor parents to send their children to school, a program that reaches some 120 million children. The country now plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion scheme to cut malnutrition and ease poverty.

The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist - they are replacing ice with rice to help the country's hungry people.

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Charges dropped against Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s suspected drug dealer

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The GenArt Quaker Good Energy Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in his New York apartment. He was 46.

Drug-selling charges against a friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman have been dropped after officers neglected to read the suspect his Miranda rights.

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Hayao Miyazaki, Harry Belafonte among winners of honorary Oscars

"Ponyo" director Hayao Miyazaki poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

The Academy announces the recipients of this year's Governors Awards. See who made the list!

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Robert Downey, Jr. calls ‘Guardians’ the best Marvel movie ever

In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark aka Iron Man in the film, “Iron Man.”** NO SALES **

Iron Man's Robert Downey Jr. flies past his own ego with claims that this summer's "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the Marvel movie to beat.