Cardinals Win World Series; Suicide Bomber in Afghanistan; Qantas Flights Grounded
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 last night to win their 11th World Series. After letting up 2 runs in the first, the Cardinals scored 6 unanswered to take the series. They were down 2-3 in the Fall Classic after losing game 5 to the Rangers. David Freese was the World Series MVP and hit the tying RBI in Game 7 with a double in the bottom of the first. Freese had hit the game-tying and walk-off RBIs in Game 6, which the Cardinals won in 11 innings. [ESPN]
A suicide bomber hit a NATO convey in Kabul, Afghanistan, resulting in a "number" of casualties. CNN reports a spokesperson for Kabul's police chief says "two students, a civilian on a motorbike and a police officer were killed," while a Taliban spokesperson claims "16 foreign soldiers" were killed. The car bombing was the second strike against NATO forces today; a gunman shot and killed two Afghan military trainees earlier in the day. [CNN]
Australian airline Qantas has grounded their entire fleet because of a labor dispute. The New York Times reports the airline cancelled 600 flights across the globe. The disputes arose because "employees have voiced concern about jobs being moved out of Australia." The lockout will cost Qantas an estimated $21 million a day. [NYT]
Queens teenager Patrick Dixon was stabbed to death yesterday after getting off the bus in South Jamaica, the Daily News reports. 5 teenagers surrounded Dixon and one fatally stabbed him in the neck. The police are still looking for the assailants, who attacked Dixon for his iPhone. [NYDN]
Expect a blustery mix of rain and snow all day and overnight. [TWC]
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