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Joss Whedon: 'Avengers could have been better'

The director of the third biggest film of all time calls the movie 'haphazard' and says he hopes to improve<p>Joss Whedon has admitted The Avengers could have been a better movie, and said he hopes to make improvements for the forthcoming sequel to last year's critically-acclaimed box office …

McDonald's Says Bye-Bye To Sugary Sodas In Happy Meals

Fast-food giant McDonald's has made a commitment to stop marketing sodas as a beverage option in kids' Happy Meals.<p>Instead, the chain has committed to market and promote only milk, water and juice with the children's meals.<p>Now, if parents order a Coke or Sprite with their child's Happy Meal, they …

Official sidesteps questions on NSA and cellphones

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asked if NSA ever collected or planned to collect cellphone data.<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the National Security Agency sidestepped questions Thursday from a senator about whether the NSA has ever used Americans cellphone signals to collect information on their …

Egypt sees fresh anti-coup alliance protests

Thousands of people are taking part in anti-government protests across Egypt, days after activities by the Muslim Brotherhood were banned by a Cairo court.<p>Friday's protests, called by the Anti-Coup alliance, saw thousands take to the streets in Cairo, Port Said, Assuit, and elsewhere.<p>The protesters …

Famous For Filibuster, Wendy Davis To Run For Texas Governor

A Texan known for talking is making news again.<p>And it's not Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.<p>Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis, whose June filibuster of a Texas abortion bill gained her national headlines, is reportedly running for governor. The <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, citing Democratic sources, says Davis will …

Top scientists urge cap on carbon emissions to limit climate change

Top climate scientists say in a new report that industrial carbon emissions need to be kept below a cumulative total of 1 trillion tons to avoid dangerous climate change — and they note that humanity has already used up more than half that allotment.<p>The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change …

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