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Gay-marriage backers make the political personal

Posted: 11/03/2008 - SAN FRANCISCO – As California voters prepare to decide Tuesday whether to eliminate the marriage rights same-sex couples won five months ago, gays and their allies have been encouraged to tell co-workers and neighbors why legalizing the unions matters to them.

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UK urges economic leadership from new US president

Posted: 11/03/2008 - ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday called on the new U.S. president to show further leadership on the global economy and not retreat into protectionism.

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Companies recall 100,000 laptop battery packs

Posted: 11/03/2008 - SEATTLE, Washington (AP) -- Computer makers are recalling 100,000 laptop battery packs made by Sony Corp. after 40 reports of overheating, according to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission notice Thursday.

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Manufacturing sector contracts in October

Posted: 11/03/2008 - NEW YORK – Business at manufacturers from plastic companies to lumberyards plummeted to the lowest level in 26 years in October.

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Jury convicts Yemeni in 2nd Guantanamo trial

Updated: 11/03/2008 - GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba – An aide to Osama bin Laden who refused to defend himself at his Guantanamo war crimes trial was convicted of three terrorism-related charges and faced sentencing Monday that could bring life in prison.

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Teen gets life for poisoning grandma

Posted: 11/03/2008 - ADRIAN, Michigan (AP) -- A 16-year-old Michigan girl who poisoned her grandmother with morphine has been sentenced to life in prison with a chance for parole in 20 years.

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World closely watching US presidential elections

Posted: 11/03/2008 - JAKARTA, Indonesia – When Sri Murtiningsi asked her third graders what they wanted to be when they grew up, the answers ranged from doctors to a pilot. One boy in the class raised his hand: Barack Obama said his dream was to be president of the United States.

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RNC enlists Clinton to attack Obama

Posted: 11/03/2008 - NEW YORK (CNN) – The Republican National Committee is using Hillary Clinton’s past criticism of Barack Obama to plant seeds of doubt in the minds of undecided voters in the final hours of the presidential campaign.

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McCain pokes fun at campaign in 'SNL' visit

Posted: 11/03/2008 - NEW YORK (CNN) -- With three days to go before the elections and polls showing him trailing, Republican presidential candidate John McCain appeared on NBC's late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live," poking good-natured fun at his campaign.

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Protesters make noise at Biden event

Posted: 11/03/2008 - TALLAHASSEE, Florida (CNN) – Just two days after completing a three-day bus tour of central and southern Florida, Joe Biden is back in the state for three events Sunday, this time in the north as part of campaign’s final battleground state push before Tuesday’s election.

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Twinkies get slimmed down

Posted: 11/03/2008 - MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) -- Hostess Twinkies are becoming the latest product remade and repackaged into 100-calorie snack packs, a product some analysts say could do well given that more people are packing their own lunches in the slumping economy.

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Obama, McCain face off in Wall Street Journal

Posted: 11/03/2008 - (CNN) -- Both major party presidential candidates made a final pitch to readers of The Wall Street Journal on Monday on the newspaper's opinion page.

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McCain volunteers make a final push in Colorado

Posted: 11/03/2008 - CENTENNIAL, Colorado (CNN) -- Although John McCain is 7 percentage points behind in the polls, his supporters in the major battleground state of Colorado are still hitting the streets and burning up the phone lines.

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Goodyear 3Q Profit Falls, but Beats View

Posted: 11/03/2008 - Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. said Monday its third-quarter earnings dropped sharply from a year ago, when it got a $517 million one-time lift from the sale of its Engineered Products unit.

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Candidates sprint toward finish line

Posted: 11/03/2008 - (CNN) -- The presidential candidates and their running mates are visiting more than a dozen states Monday as they campaign in the final day before the election.

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Circuit City closing 155 stores

Posted: 11/03/2008 - RICHMOND, Va. – Circuit City Stores Inc. said Monday it is closing about 20 percent of its U.S. stores — cutting thousands of jobs — in an effort to return the nation's No. 2 consumer electronics retailer to profitability.

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Beaten TV anchor never regained consciousness

Posted: 11/03/2008 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The parents of slain TV anchorwoman Anne Pressly say their daughter couldn't identify her attacker because she never fully regained consciousness after the beating that led to her death.

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Cheney aide to be deposed in lawsuit over records

Posted: 11/03/2008 - WASHINGTON – A group suing Dick Cheney to preserve a wide range of records from his time as vice president can depose one of his top aides, federal courts ruled Friday.

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