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The characters arrive at Comic Con

SEE THE PHOTOS: Jack Black showed up in a "Star Wars" mask and was joined by thousands of costumed-fans at the annual convention.

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PHOTOS: 2014 Comic Con

Organizers say this year's Comic Con is going back to its roots as a welcome home to creative content with fringe and cult audiences.

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Thousands of cribs, high chairs, baby monitors recalled

Tens of thousands of children's products were among the top recalls announced this week.

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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll climbs

The U.S. pressed for a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

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Obama rails against corporate loopholes to evade taxes

President Barack Obama hammered companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as "inversions."

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Want fries with that? 170-foot ketchup bottle for sale

Fans fear the 65-year-old landmark, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, might be in peril if a buyer isn't found.

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Gary Oldman’s best death scenes

Gary Oldman has a lot of practice dying on camera. He's done it 17 times!

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Man run over by own truck during road rage incident

A Florida man got a dose of karma when he was run over by his own truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

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CDC wants to increase HPV vaccination rates

The rates of vaccination against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical and other types of cancer remain too low, federal health officials say.

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Today in entertainment history: July 25

A look back at the headlines that made history.

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in National, Sports

Ohio State University fires marching band director

OSU has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

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Ravens’ Rice suspended 2 games

Pro Bowl running back Ray Rice has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

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Riding whales with kayaks

This kayaker takes whale watching to a whole new level.

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Paul McCartney recording with Alice Cooper, Joe Perry

The Beatle is recording new material with fellow rockers and a movie star.

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Shia LaBeouf has September court date

The actor's disorderly conduct case is adjourned until the fall.

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Unemployment claims at lowest level since ’06

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than eight years last week.

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State lottery exceeds fiscal expectations

It was apparently a good year for the State Lottery.

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Shark Finning banned in Massachusetts

The practice of "shark finning" is now illegal in Massachusetts.

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Man pleads not-guilty to relationship with underage girl

A former JV volleyball coach at a Western Mass high school has pleaded not guilty to having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

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Detox center to open

A new in-patient detox center is in the works for Franklin County.

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Exit 18 On-Ramp To Stay Closed For Now

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It could be another six-to-eight weeks before exit 18 northbound is opened again.

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Dozens Indicted In Insurance Scam

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The Northwestern DA has indicted 38 people for insurance fraud.

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State To Purchase Rail Line

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The state is planning to purchase nearly 50 miles of railroad track between Northfield and Springfield.

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Land Court Reverses Biomass Decision

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The Massachusetts Land Court has reinstated a building permit for a proposed East Springfield biomass plant.

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UMass Mourns Loss Of James Foley

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UMass Amherst is mourning the loss of foreign correspondent James Foley.