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Torture video found in Alaska contains vital clue to killing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—The suspect in a brutal torture killing in Alaska's biggest city ended up leading police right to him, first by losing a digital memory card labeled “Homicide at midtown Marriott” that contained video of the dying woman.

Then came an even more innocuous blunder: He spoke on the tape in his distinctive, very un-Alaska accent.

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.