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Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala Yousafzai tonight on Action News

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:54

Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala Yousafzai tonight on Action NewsTune in to Action News at 6 and 11 as our own Jim Gardner sits down with Liberty Medal and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai.


FedEx predicts increase in holiday deliveries

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:52

In this July 9, 2014 photo, David Demeter sorts packages at the FedEx Express station in Nashville, Tenn. FedEx on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 forecast that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments. That's a more subdued forecast than a year ago, when FedEx predicted 13 percent growth for the season. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx expects another record for holiday-season deliveries.


Canadian soldier shot at war memorial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:47

 Shots fired at 3 places in OttawaA gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, then entered Parliament and shots rang out, police and witnesses said.


U.S. regulators expand number of vehicles affected by Takata recalls

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:47

File photo of the Takata logo at its factory near MonclovaBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said in a statement the number of vehicles from 10 automakers covered by recalls this year and in 2013 is now 7.8 million, up 28 percent from the 6.1 million announced on Tuesday. ...


Fowle back at Ohio home 'in good health' after detention in North Korea

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:45

Jeffrey Fowle, who was detained for more than seven months in North Korea, greets his son after arriving at Wright Patterson Air Force BaseBy Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - American Jeffrey Fowle returned to his home in southern Ohio on Wednesday, with his lawyer saying he was in good health after a nearly half-year detention in reclusive North Korea. Fowle, 56, had been one of three Americans held by Pyongyang, which typically has tried to use the release of foreign captives as a way to build domestic political support for its leaders. ...


EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:32
The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on the window stickers on four of its Mini Cooper models after an audit found the figures were overstated. The discrepancy, which varies ...

Gay pride parade arrestee pleads to tickets, fined

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:31
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman who was punched in the side as she was arrested at Pittsburgh's gay pride parade has pleaded guilty to summary harassment citations after prosecutors dropped charges she assaulted the officer.

Embassy bombing trial in NY postponed until 2015

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:28
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has postponed the trial of two men charged in the 1998 deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

Jury deliberates for second day over accused Boston bomber friend

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:27

Robel Phillipos, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is charged with lying to investigators, leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in his case in BostonBy Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - A jury deliberated for a second day on Wednesday over whether a friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect was too high on marijuana to have intentionally lied to investigators about his role in the aftermath of the 2013 attack. Federal prosecutors said Robel Phillipos, 21, repeatedly lied when questioned by the FBI after two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the race, killing three people and injuring more than 260 - the worst attack in the United States since Sept. 11, 2001. ...


Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:19

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, one of the two girls accused of stabbing another girl is led into the courtroom during court proceedings at Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Mich. A Wisconsin judge is deciding whether one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally fit to stand trial. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears, Pool, file)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday.


Wisconsin judge orders competency hearing for girl in 'Slenderman' case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:17
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A judge on Wednesday ordered a competency hearing for one of two Wisconsin pre-teen girls accused of stabbing a friend in an attempt to please the fictional Internet character "Slenderman." A Wisconsin Forensic Unit psychiatrist had already concluded that Anissa Weier was competent to stand trial, according to the results of mental evaluations disclosed in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Wednesday. ...

Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Brown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:13

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Brown family is Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed in a confrontation with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Brown Family, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle with the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot him, two experts said in a published report Wednesday.


Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home captured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:07

Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home capturedA pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner's southern New Jersey home.


Police: Soldier shot at war memorial in Ottawa

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:59

Canadian soldier shot at war memorialA gunman shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday, police said. Witnesses said the gunman entered Parliament and shots rang out.


Suspects at large after home invasion, robbery in Logan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:56

Suspects at large after home invasion, robbery in LoganPolice are looking for two suspects following a home invasion and robbery in the Logan section of Philadelphia.


German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:54
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Wednesday accepted a German pharmaceutical company's appeal against a ruling that had ordered it to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide.

Ohio mother held dead baby while talking to police

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:44
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities believe that a woman was holding her dead baby as she spoke to unwitting police and paramedics hours before she killed herself by running in front of a tractor-trailer on a busy interstate.

Crash shuts down Martin Luther King Drive, 2 injured

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:35

2 injured in Martin Luther King Drive crashTwo people are injured after an accident that has closed a section of Martin Luther King Drive in Fairmount Park.


Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:35

In this image made from video provided by Russian State Television Rossiya, an investigator works at the wreckage of a private jet which collided with a snowplow at Vnukovo airport in Moscow, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The head of French oil giant Total SA and three French crew members were killed at Vnukovo airport when a corporate jet, the French-made Dassault Falcon 50, collided with a snowplow, Russian investigators said Tuesday. (AP Photo) TV OUTMOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.


Display of gruesome photos opens Arias retrial

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 22:13

Jodi Arias sits in the Maricopa County Superior Court room of Judge Sherry Stephens in Phoenix, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, as the opening statements in her penalty phase retrial begins. The 34-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the first jury was deadlocked on whether to give her the death penalty or life in prison. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors at the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias saw a series of gruesome photos that showed her ex-boyfriend's dead body crammed into a shower at his house — his throat slit.