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National & World Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering
Earth's protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.
National & World 9 topless activists cleared in Notre Dame protest 9 topless activists cleared in Notre Dame protest
A Paris court on Wednesday threw out a legal complaint against nine activists who bared their breasts in a protest at Notre Dame Cathedral but ruled that three security guards who restrained the women were too violent.
National & World 5 children found dead in Alabama; father detained 5 children found dead in Alabama; father detained
A man is suspected of killing his five children in South Carolina and then driving all the way to Alabama before dumping their bodies on a dirt road and fleeing to Mississippi, authorities said. Following his arrest, he led police to the site where the lifeless children were found wrapped in individual plastic bags.
National & World Detroit, key bankruptcy plan opponent reach deal
Detroit has reached a tentative deal to pay a key creditor 26 cents on the dollar, a move that that could clear the biggest hurdle in the city's plan to reduce its debts and emerge from bankruptcy protection, it was announced Tuesday night.
National & World House condemns Obama for prisoner swap House condemns Obama for prisoner swap
The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
National & World Palestinian: Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza Palestinian: Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza
The deputy Palestinian prime minister said Tuesday that international donors are hesitant to fund the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip so long as Hamas remains in control there and the specter of future wars looms.