National & World News

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 Shocking finding: Co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed jetliner Shocking finding: Co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed jetliner (Photo Gallery)
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 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.