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Chipotle pulls Utah Boy Scouts sponsorship over gay ban

Chipotle Mexican Grill has withdrawn its support of a Boy Scouts event in Utah due to the organization’s ban on gay members. “We believed that terminating the sponsorship and remaining consistent with our policy was the right thing to do, and we have reinforced our policy with the team that…

Scientists claim to have built hologram-projecting cell phone

Fancy watching a movie on your mobile phone, where figures leap out from the screen in 3D, rather as Princess Leia did in that scene from “Star Wars”? That’s the claim made by US researchers, who on Wednesday reported they had made a display which gives a three-dimensional image that…

Pastor Hagee: Sodom and Gomorrah was ‘God’s pilot study’ for judging ‘homosexual society’

Conservative Pastor John Hagee on Tuesday explained that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, which the Bible says that God destroyed by fire, was a “pilot study” in how to deal with “homosexual society.” During his weekly broadcast of Hagee Hotline, the pastor responded to a viewer who wanted to…

Weinstein Company snaps up U.S. Yves Saint Laurent biopic rights

A French-language biopic of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent will be distributed in the US by the Weinstein Company, it said on Wednesday. Starring French actor Pierre Niney, the film will tell the story of how the 21-year-old Saint Laurent unexpectedly found himself at the helm of fashion house Christian…

UPDATED: NASA’s denies reports that Voyager left the solar system

UPDATE (4:49 pm ET): A statement from NASA posted at their Jet Propulsion Laboratory site says that, while they believe the Voyager is in a new region of space, NASA does not believe it has yet left the solar system: “The Voyager team is aware of reports today that NASA’s…

Obama picks Indiana Hoosiers to win March Madness

US President Barack Obama has selected the Indiana University Hoosiers as his choice to win the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men’s basketball tournament this year. The annual presidential pick was revealed on Wednesday on ESPN in a session videotaped on Tuesday, two days after the bracket for the national…

Pregnant Kate gets ‘baby on board’ sign for London subway

Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine was given a badge to help expectant mothers get a seat on London’s Underground when she accompanied Queen Elizabeth II on a visit Wednesday to mark the train network’s 150th anniversary. The queen, who was fulfilling her first public engagement for more than a week…

China will become the world’s largest online retail market by 2020

China’s online sales are forecast to exceed $420 billion annually by 2020, which will likely make the country the world’s largest online retail market, a study showed Thursday. Global management consulting firm McKinsey & Co said sales are expected to reach between $420 billion and $650 billion, driven by a…

KKK to protest Memphis stripping white supremacist’s name from public park

Memphis city council voted to re-label park named for Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, Confederate general and former Klansman Members of a branch of the Ku Klux Klan planning a protest in Memphis, Tennessee, this month, after the city’s council voted to strip the name of a former Klan member from…

Princess Leia hologram could become reality

Scientists have created a 3D display that could mimic the Princess Leia hologram in Star Wars – even on mobile phones Scientists have created a glasses-free, 3D display that could mimic the famous hologram projection of Princess Leia in the original 1977 Star Wars film. The display is small and…

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