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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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For largest U.S. companies, job growth lags profits

Employment growth at the largest American companies has lagged far behind increased profits.

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GM must face suit claiming it covered up ignition-switch defect

General Motors has lost its bid to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the automaker of concealing critical evidence about a faulty ignition switch.

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Returning missionaries to be quarantined because of Ebola

Missionaries and others coming home after working with people infected with Ebola will be placed in quarantine as a precaution.

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Plan to speed deportation of children at odds with public opinion

President Barack Obama's pledge to fast-track the deportation of migrant children is out of step with the opinion of a majority of Americans.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on the news that made headlines this week and the stories you won't forget.

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U.S. bombs Islamic State to prevent Iraq ‘genocide’

U.S. warplanes struck Iraq for the first time since 2011, attacking fighters in an effort to prevent "genocide."

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New Medicaid enrollment tops 7M under Obamacare

Some 7.2 million new participants have enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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Today marks 40th anniversary of Nixon resignation

WATCH: Disgraced former President Richard Nixon discusses his resignation in rare video just released.

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Obama signs $16B VA bill

President Barack Obama signed a bill designed to provide veterans with more timely medical care and fix problems in the scandal-plagued VA.

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Obama administration setting up group on experimental Ebola drugs

A special Ebola working group will consider using experimental drugs to help the hundreds infected by the deadly disease.

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Many families still under economic stress after recession

A quarter of U.S. families feel they are under economic stress as the aftershock of the Great Recession continues to drag down living standards.

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U.S. jobless claims fall; four-week average hits 8-year low

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since

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Obama to sign $16.3B veterans spending bill

President Barack Obama will sign a plan to ease health care delays at VA facilities.

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Americans worry illegal migrants threaten way of life, economy

As President Barack Obama considers loosening immigration policy, a new poll shows Americans are worried illegal immigration threatens the economy.

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Obama: Insufficient data to fast-track Ebola drug

President Barack Obama says the initial response should focus on public health measures to contain the outbreak.

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Military preparing to fly home body of slain general

Major General Harold Greene, a senior officer with the international military command ISAF, is the most senior U.S. military official killed in action overseas since Vietnam.

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U.S. appeals court takes up gay marriage cases from 4 states

The battle over same-sex marriage resumes on Wednesday when a federal appeals court convenes a special three-hour hearing.

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013.

U.S. firm says 1.2B passwords, Internet credentials stolen

A cybersecurity firm says it has uncovered about 1.2 billion Internet logins and passwords and more than 500 million email addresses amassed by a Russian crime ring.

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Second American Ebola patient arrives at Atlanta hospital

A missionary stricken with Ebola wore a protective white suit as she was wheeled into the hospital where doctors will try to save her and a fellow aid worker.

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Rice replaces ice in India bucket challenge

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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

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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

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"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

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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.

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Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR racing after fatal accident

Tony Stewart smiles as he speaks with his crew before the start of the rain delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 race at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, February 27, 2012.

Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway for the first time since he struck and killed a young racer at a dirt track earlier this month.