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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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  • Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria
    Militants threaten ancient sites in Iraq, Syria

    BAGHDAD (AP) — For more than 5,000 years, numerous civilizations have left their mark on upper Mesopotamia — from Assyrians and Akkadians to Babylonians and Romans. Their ancient, buried cities, palaces and temples packed with monumental art are scattered across what is now northern Iraq and eastern Syria.

  • Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke
    Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides.

  • U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft
    U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

    Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska.

  • Pennsylvania boy, nine, feared kidnapped on sailboat in Pacific Ocean

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - An international search was underway on Friday for a Washington state father who vanished on a sailboat with his 9-year-old son, possibly to islands in the Puget Sound or South Pacific, or to Mexico, officials said. A federal arrest warrant was issued for Jeffrey Ford Hanson, 46, after he was charged a week ago in U.S. District Court in Seattle with international parental kidnapping, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Hanson was thought to be traveling "somewhere on the Pacific Ocean" with his son, Billy, the FBI said. The 9-year-old never boarded a Sept. ...

  • Islamic State creates police force in northwest Iraq
    Islamic State creates police force in northwest Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's northwest Nineveh province have created a police force to "implement the orders of the religious judiciary," according to a well-known militant Islamist website. Photos on the website showed armed men in black clothing with "Islamic Police Nineveh State” printed on the arm. The police forces were in freshly painted police cars and one photo showed militiamen on a river boat. It was not clear when the photos were posted or when the police force was established. ...

  • France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq
    France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.

  • Israel-Palestinian 'solution' to be put to UN Security Council

    Paris (AFP) - A "solution to the conflict" between the Israelis and Palestinians will be put to the UN Security Council, French President Francois Hollande said Friday after meeting Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Paris.

  • Other automakers to challenge Tesla in over-the-air software upgrades

    By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc on Friday announced it is rolling out a software upgrade over-the-air to its current Model S owners, a unique ability that other automakers are expected to offer within a few years. Tesla, based in Silicon Valley, has completed more than a dozen over-the-air software upgrades since the Model S was first sold in mid-2012, said Egil Juliussen, director of research for automotive electronic technology for IHS Automotive. ...

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