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Bafoot bandit movie deal; cancer breakthrough; News Corp. investigation

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While U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron promised tougher measures to deal with the continuing rioting in the U.K. The European markets saw some recovery in the morning trading hours. (Pictured above, a sign in an underground station in north London.)

CRIME: Barefoot bandit gets $1.3-million movie deal

The “Barefoot Bandit,’ or 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore, lived a furious life on the lam stealing private planes and boats for joyrides until he was caught last year. Now, his misadventures will be made for the big screen, thanks to a $1.3-million movie deal. He won’t make any money of the deal, though. All the proceeds go to paying back his victims.

MEDIA: Lead News Corp. U.S. investigator has close ties to News Corp.

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, is leading the investigation into News Corp. His best friend Viet Dinh happens to be sit on the board of directors at News Corp., leading the internal investigation into the company. Cozy.

SCIENCE: ‘Major’ potential breakthrough in cancer research

A new treatment has lab-manufactured T cells attacking cancers — and it seems to be working. Two of the three patients that received the special cancer treatment have remained cancer free for a year. Researchers hope it could be tweaked to kill a range of cancers, including ones of the blood, breast and colon.


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