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Pixar alters ‘Finding Nemo’ sequel plot after Sea World’s fight over killer whale documentary

Disney-owned studio said to have altered movie storyline after claims made in Blackfish over deaths at SeaWorld The Disney-owned animation studio Pixar has taken the rare step of changing the plot of its forthcoming sequel to the 2003 blockbuster Finding Nemo, according to a New York Times report, following claims about a US marine…

African-American Orioles baseball player: San Francisco fan threw a banana at me

MLB O's Jones: Fan threw banana at me (via Fox Sports) Updated Aug 12, 2013 9:52 AM ET   Center fielder Adam Jones had a busy day Sunday at AT&T Park in San Francisco, driving in four runs — including a three-run homer — in the Orioles’ 10-2 drubbing of the…

Florida woman shot at Starbucks by friend who forgot gun was in her purse

Police say a loaded handgun in a Florida woman’s purse accidentally discharged when she dropped it in a St. Petersberg’s Starbucks on Saturday. The bullet from 51-year-old Pamela Beck’s gun struck her friend, 38-year-old Amie Peterson, above the knee. The wound was not serious and Peterson was released from the…

Right-wing French air force officer arrested over planned Ramadan mosque attack

Sergeant remanded in custody accused of planning to attack Lyon mosque as worshippers celebrated end of Ramadan A French air force officer said to hold extreme rightwing views has been accused of planning to attack a mosque as worshippers celebrated the end of Ramadan. The 23-year-old sergeant, who has not…

Non-alcoholic beer sales are booming worldwide

ACROSS most of the world the consumption of alcohol is falling. In some places the trend is most marked among the young: in Britain, ten years ago 70% of 16- to 24-year-olds claimed to have had a drink in the previous week, whereas by 2010 just 48%…  …

LAPD detains photographer for ‘interfering’ with police investigation –from 90 feet away

Words like “interference” or “obstruction” seem to be thrown around quite frequently when law enforcement officers decide they’d rather not be filmed while on duty. How the passive act of filming can interfere with investigations or obstruct officials…  …

Life-saving transplant denied and health insurance canceled over 26-cent shortfall

Twenty-six cents almost cost Sergio Branco his life. Twenty-six cents. Most of us could scrape that up from under our couch cushions or on the floor of a car. Sergio Branco has 26 cents, too. The question was whether or not he would be permitted to…  …

Pirate Bay celebrates 10th anniversary with launch of PirateBrowser to evade ISP filesharing blocks

Site celebrates 10th anniversary and thumbs nose at entertainment industry with Firefox-based web browser promising ‘no bundled ad-ware, toolbars or other crap’ The Pirate Bay has launched its own web browser aimed at people in countries where ISPs are blocking access to it and other filesharing websites. PirateBrowser was launched…

Star Wars studio boss booed at fans’ convention over lack of information on Star Wars: Episode 7

Disney showcase sparks fans irritation after studio executive says he can’t reveal anything new about much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode 7 Hell hath no fury like a room full of disappointed Star Wars acolytes: a Disney boss at a high profile convention in California has been booed after admitting he had…

Al-Qaeda claims bombings in Iraq, warns of more

By Sylvia Westall BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for a series of bombings in Iraq which killed dozens of people during a Muslim holiday and warned the government to stop arresting suspected militants or face more violence. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), formed earlier…

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