White House rivals John McCain and Barack Obama combined televised attack ads with statesmanlike appeals for bipartisanship on Tuesday as they vied for political gain in the shadow of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
Wall Street snapped back Tuesday after its biggest sell-off in years amid growing expectations that lawmakers will salvage a $700 billion rescue plan for the financial sector. But the seized-up credit markets where businesses turn to raise money showed no sign of relief.
Congressional leaders, President Bush and the two rivals to succeed him rummaged through ideas new and old Tuesday, desperately seeking to change a dozen House members' votes and pass a multibillion-dollar economic rescue plan. At the top of the list: Raise confidence in the banking system by increasing the government's insurance.
The capsule that brought the first comet samples back to Earth is going on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The Stardust capsule will go on display Wednesday to join other firsts of flight at the museum, including Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and the Apollo 11 Command Module.
You gotta feline: Woman calls about 'kitty cat,' officer takes cover from mountain lion.
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor's son watched and laughed as prisoners were sodomized, forced to play torture games and burned with molten plastic, a former West African captive testified Tuesday.
Man arrested after excessively blowing his horn to 'let people know he was in town'.
German company claims event produces world's biggest jigsaw puzzle.
LONDON, England (AP) -- The spying game is not what it used to be.
Man who robbed armored car driver escapes by floating down river.
Marget Wincent has never met Sarah Palin, but she hopes the Republican vice presidential candidate will respond to her recent e-mail. Wincent said she encouraged Palin, whose son Trig has Down syndrome, to "get that little guy on skates when he's a couple years old, and enjoy those snowmobile rides."