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Kia recalling nearly 87,000 Fortes because of fire risk

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 01:43
Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 of its 2014 Forte sedans because of faulty equipment that could cause the cars to catch fire.

Man searching by plane finds body of missing son off Mexico

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 01:31
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The body of a missing 20-year-old college student has been found in the waters off Mexico by his father, who was searching for him from a plane.

Sister of 'Mockingbird' author leaves books to famed writer

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 00:49

This photo taken on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2015, shows the old courtroom that served as inspiration for the novel and movie "To Kill A Mockingbird" in Monroeville, Ala. "Mockingbird" author Harper Lee is receiving books and other personal items from the estate of her late sister Alice Lee according to a will filed recently in Monroe County Probate Court. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The late sister of "To Kill A Mockingbird" author Harper Lee, Alabama attorney and church leader Alice Lee, is leaving books and other personal items to the famed writer.

Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 00:43

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2014 file photo, Rev. Russell Moore, left, director of the Southern Baptist’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, leads a discussion during the group's national conference in Nashville, Tenn. Moore is one of several white leaders calling for multiethnic congregations in the wake of the unrest spurred by the killings of black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders in nation's largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be a hard sell to those sitting in Southern Baptist Convention congregations.

Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 00:36

FILE - In this May 4, 2006, file photo, Cari Searcy, left, and Kim McKeand pose for a portrait with their son Khaya in Mobile, Ala. Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Callie V.S. Granade ruled in favor of the couple who sued to challenge Alabama’s refusal to recognize their 2008 marriage performed in California. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

Your #6abcSnow photos!

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 00:18

Your #6abcSnow photos!Take a look at some photos of the snow submitted by Action News viewers

Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:55

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2011 file photo, activists of India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing break police barricades at a protest in New Delhi, India, against alleged radio collars placed on Indian students of the Tri-Valley University in California. Several Indian students of the U.S. university, shut down on charges of a massive immigration fraud, were forced to wear radio collars around their ankles so that the U.S. authorities could keep a tab on their movements. Investigators say Tri-Valley was among the largest school fraud scams they encountered, involving hundreds of mostly Indian nationals living in cities as far away from Pleasanton as Miami, Chicago and Honolulu. (AP Photo/Mustafa Quraishi, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From her hometown in India in 2010, Bhanu Challa said she had no reason to doubt that Tri-Valley University was a legitimate American school where she could pursue a master's degree. Its website featured smiling students in caps and gowns and promised a leafy campus in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb.

Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:48

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows Michael Wright, of the Montgomery County Sheriff's office in Conroe, Texas, looking through the sight of a rifle at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety, has targeted Oregon as the next prize in a campaign to require all gun sales go through background checks to keep them from criminals, the mentally ill and domestic abusers. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks.

Sept. 11-era security unveiled for latest NYC terror trial

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:38

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, security police watch over the entrance to a federal courthouse in New York where the trial of a man charged with conspiring in the 1998 bombings that killed 224 people at two U.S. embassies in Africa is taking place. Fears over the terror attacks in Paris have raised security at the city's federal courthouses to levels not seen since the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Bigger names in global terrorism have been tried in New York's federal courts before but there has never been this kind of security all at once: Assault rifle-toting federal guards at every entrance, Homeland Security vans surrounding the courthouses, searches, metal detectors and sign-ins required for all trial visitors.

AccuWeather: Weekend Nor'easter, then Sunday night clipper

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:34

 Weekend Nor'easter, then Sunday night clipperMeteorologist Chris Sowers says our Nor'easter is winding down, but round #2 moves in Sunday Night.

Kia Motors recalls nearly 87,000 Forte sedans in U.S. due to fire risk

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 23:07
Kia Motors is recalling 86,880 Forte sedans in the United States because a cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire, according to documents filed by U.S. auto safety regulators. The recall involves certain model year 2014 Forte compact sedans and is expected to begin on Feb. 24, according to documents on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. The South Korean automaker reported several incidents of engine fires that could be linked to the resistor but no accidents or injuries, the documents said. A Kia Motors representative was not immediately available for comment.

Nor'easter won't stop dedicated parents in Bensalem, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:54

Nor'easter won't stop dedicated parents in Bensalem, Pa.An overnight Nor'easter couldn't stop some parents in Bucks County, Pennsylvania who are dedicated to their children's education.

John Rawlins reports on snow in Bucks Co.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 21:23

John Rawlins reports on snow in Bucks Co.Action News reporter John Rawlins reports on the snow and sleet conditions in Bucks County Saturday morning.

Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 20:22

Former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg, right, arrives for jury selection in his rape trial Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Vandenburg and former teammate Cory Batey are charged with the rape of an unconscious 21-year-old female student on June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a dorm-room sex assault have placed blame on the elite Southern university, saying their clients' judgment was warped by a campus culture where drunken sex was common.

Two marines die in California military helicopter crash

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 19:54
(Reuters) - Two marines died on Friday when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in southern California, military officials said. The crash occurred around 4:30 p.m. local time after the aircraft took off from a marine combat center in the desert city of Twentynine Palms, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar spokeswoman Captain Melanie Salinas said in a statement. "Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the two Marines we lost in this tragic accident," Major General Michael Rocco said in a statement. Twentynine Palms is a city of some 25,000 people roughly 140 miles (225 km) east of Los Angeles.

Teenage student fatally stabbed at California middle school

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 18:54
(Reuters) - A teenage student was fatally stabbed at a Los Angeles middle school on Friday afternoon, officials said, with no-one yet taken into custody. The 14-year-old victim, who was not identified by police, was on the David Wark Griffith Middle School campus around 3 p.m. local time when he was stabbed in the chest by another youth, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. The teen was a student at the nearby Garfield High School, and authorities did not know why he was at the middle school.

Views of the ECB stimulus from those who must make it work

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:27

lpida Yiannaka, left, serves customers in her wine bar Vini Platea in the historic center of old Nicosia within the Cypriot capital’s Venetian-built walls on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The summer will be key to making the call whether to expand or not. Yiannaka needed a 10,000 euro start-up loan from a local bank to get the bar going. She said the banks made her jump through hoops to secure even that small amount. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The fate of the European Central Bank's aggressive plan to stimulate the economy out of stagnation lies with the 340 million people in the 19-country euro alliance.

Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:27

In this Jan. 21, 2015, photo, adult film actress Jillian Janson signs autographs for fans at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. The idea that porn stars might have to wear protection in productions filmed in Nevada generated a buzz among some of the 25,000 attendees collecting autographs from porn stars posing in fishnet stockings and bustiers. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow.

For first-time visitor, Havana is charming - and complicated

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:25

FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2015, file photo, a woman leads a girl by the hand to the Malecon as the sun sets in Havana, Cuba. Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms. For a foreigner who isn't coming with predetermined notions of Cuba as global boogeyman or socialist paradise, each alley and avenue, each conversation with a Cuban, complicates the picture. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Everyone warns you Old Havana is a facade, but it's impossible not to be taken by its charms.

2 Marines die when military helicopter crashes in California

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 17:21
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The military says two Marines were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Southern California.