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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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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.