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National & World Report: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap
An incompatible combination of nitrate salts and organic cat litter is to blame for a mishap that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, according to findings released Thursday by an independent team of experts from national laboratories around the country.
National & World Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' Germanwings plane Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' Germanwings plane (Video)
The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the cockpit door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday.
National & World Saudi Arabia, allies open air campaign against Yemen rebels Saudi Arabia, allies open air campaign against Yemen rebels
Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday, leading a regional coalition in a campaign against Shiite rebels who have taken over much of the country and drove out the president. The dramatic military assault turns impoverished, fragmented Yemen into a new front in the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
National & World Strawberry festival poster sparks outcry about race Strawberry festival poster sparks outcry about race
After an outcry over an artist's depiction of two black children with no facial features except bright red lips, organizers of a Louisiana strawberry festival have agreed not to show or sell this year's festival poster, which the local NAACP president called racially offensive.
National & World Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back into society two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items.
National & World Video shows motorist pulled from car, beaten by officers Video shows motorist pulled from car, beaten by officers
A pastor leading a protest Wednesday outside a Detroit-area police department threatened to shut down the city until white officers are fired for the bloody arrest of a black man who was pulled from his car and repeatedly punched in the head.