- Bush to Meet Candidates:
After his address on the economy last night where President Bush said, "we're in the midst of a serious financial crisis," Bush is set to meet with both candidates plus leaders of Congress today. It's a session he hopes will, “speed our discussions toward a bipartisan bill.” It was Bush's first prime-time speech devoted to the economy that he says, is "in danger."
- China Launches Space Mission:
China's third manned space mission blasted off today on a journey that will last 70 hours and will include the country's first space walk. China's president was on hand to see the astronauts off on their riskiest mission to date. China became the third nation ever to put a man in space in 2003.
- Civilians Flee Violence in Somalia:
Thousands are fleeing the capital of Somalia following fighting between AU peace keepers and insurgents have left 50 dead since Monday. Aid workers say between 15,000 and 18,000 have fled the city and are now living in terrible conditions in makeshift camps. Aid will likely not reach the needy as conditions in the country are too dangerous for agencies to operate.