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  • A controversial documentary delving into the details of Princess Diana's death will not see the light of day in the United States or Britain.

    The film, "Unlawful Killing," directed by Keith Allen, claims the princess and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, were murdered in a plot involving her former father-in-law, Prince Philip. The movie was financed by Dodi Al Fayed's father, Mohamed Al Fayed, who has always believed the deaths were suspicious and not an accident.

    Dodi and Diana were killed while speeding through a Paris tunnel on Aug. 31, 1997.

    (Watch a brief video about Princess Diana's life.)

    According to the Sun, the filmmakers could not secure insurance to cover liability for potential lawsuits over the film, which first aired at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Lawyers had told the filmmakers that in order for the film to be shown in Britain, 87 cuts surrounding contentious allegations would have to be made.

    A spokesman for the film told the publication, "'Unlawful Killing' has been sold

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  • The Florida lifeguard who was fired after leaving his "zone" to help save a swimmer earlier this week will be offered his job back, the head of the company that fired him said Thursday.

    "I am of the opinion that the supervisors acted hastily," Jeff Ellis told the Orlando Sun Sentinel. "It was not the appropriate course of action to take.

    But according to the Associated Press, Tomas Lopez, the 21-year-old Hallandale Beach lifeguard, said previously he wouldn't accept an offer to return.

    Lopez was fired on Monday after he left his station to help a man who had been pulled out of the water in an unprotected area of Hallandale Beach. According to the Sentinel, Lopez and an off-duty nurse tended to the man, a 21-year-old from Estonia, until paramedics arrived. The man—who is recovering at a local hospital—was in a "swim at your own risk" area of the beach about 1,500 feet south of the boundary lifeguards are expected to patrol.

    "I was on stand, and guests came up to me and told me there was someone drowning, that people were screaming and so I started running in the direction," Lopez told NBC Miami. "I ran out to do the job I was trained to do—I didn't think about it at all."

    Lopez' dismissal sparked near-immediate criticism; two fellow guards quit in protest.

    "We are not a fire-rescue operation," Ellis told the paper earlier this week. "We are strictly a lifeguard organization—we limit what we do to the protected swimming zones that we've agreed to service." The company has provided lifeguards for the area's public beaches and pools since 2003.

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  • Adam with a penguin and sheep in the Creation Museum's interpretation of the Garden of Eden. (Goodwin/Yahoo News)

    Five years after it opened, the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., still gleams, and life-size dinosaurs still tread the Earth, shoulder-to-shoulder with humans. But behind the scenes, one of the most ambitious efforts in America to counter evolutionary theory has hit a roadblock.

    When you walk into the Creation Museum, one of the first things you see is an exhibit of a doe-eyed human child crouched next to a velociraptor dinosaur. The two seem not at all surprised that their epochs have collided. Homo sapiens and velociraptors missed each other by a good 65 million years, according to most scientists, but in the world of the Creation Museum, humans and dinosaurs were created on the same day 6,000 years ago, coexisting peacefully in the Garden of Eden. A thousand years later, a 600-year-old man ushered them onto Noah's ark.

    Answers in Genesis, a ministry founded in Australia, built the Creation Museum. The group seeks to convince others that the theory of evolution is wrong and that

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