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Broken angels: Inside the lab working to restore Notre Dame

CHAMPS-SUR-MARNE, France — The golden angel once glimmered majestically from Notre Dame's vault.

Now, with a broken nose, chipped gold-leaf and a smashed bust, it stares up blankly at a warehouse roof in the outskirts of Paris where blackened fragments of the famed cathedral's stained glass mingle with organ pipes and jagged vault stones.

Avocado earns Hawaii family Guinness World Record

WAILUKU, Hawaii—A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world's heaviest avocado.

The Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinness certificate this week for the avocado weighing 5.6 pounds (2.54 kilograms), The Maui News reported yesterday.

The average avocado weighs about 6 ounces (170 grams), according to Guinness officials.

Islanders beat Jets

UNIONDALE, N.Y.—The New York Islanders relied heavily on Thomas Greiss last season, and their invariably calm netminder picked up right he where he left off.

Greiss made 35 saves and Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson and Anders Lee scored second-period goals to the lead the Islanders past the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 last night.