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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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U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab

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U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in economic turnaround

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With economic growth now far more robust than when he took office, Obama finds some measure of solace on the domestic front.

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Fast-food workers plan intensified protests

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McDonald's line cooks, Burger King cashiers, and other fast-food restaurant workers across the U.S. plan to walk off the job.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Boy’s hilarious reaction to baby news

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This little boy is NOT excited about being a big brother again, but his reaction is priceless.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you won't soon forget.