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  • Palin Takes Aim At Obama, Revs Up Republicans
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin electrified the crowd Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention. The vice presidential nominee attacked Barack Obama, praised John McCain and pushed back against criticism that she is too inexperienced to be on the ticket.
  • Delegates In St. Paul Say Palin Made Her Case
    Delegates to the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., say Sarah Palin left them feeling energized and made her case for the vice presidency.
  • Pakistan Condemns Raid, Blames U.S. Troops
    The government in Pakistan has condemned an attack on a remote village near the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani officials say Wednesday's raid was led by U.S. troops. However, U.S. officials have not officially commented.
  • Iraq Paramilitary Group Targeted, Despite Success
    The Sunni paramilitary group Sons of Iraq has been a centerpiece of the American strategy in Iraq. But the group, which receives funding and support from the U.S., is now being targeted by Iraq's Shiite-led government.
  • Giants Host Redskins In NFL Opener
    For fans and fantasy league wonks, it's the time of year when they begin to hum the tune: "Are You Ready for Some Football?" Bill Curry, former NFL player and college coach, previews the season as it kicks off Thursday night.
  • Charting McCain's Unlikely Rise To Nominee
    Sen. John McCain will officially become the Republican nominee Thursday, despite his at times rocky relationship with the party. Though McCain has adopted a more conservative game plan of late, he's still willing to call an audible now and then.
  • Ex-POW McCain Has Supporters In Vietnam
    Republican presidential hopeful John McCain spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. You might think people there would be less supportive of McCain because he is a conservative who backs the war in Iraq and was in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. But McCain has a lot of supporters in Hanoi.
  • Boeing Machinists Reject Contract, Vote To Strike
    Aircraft assembly workers at Boeing have voted to strike for an unprecedented second time in three years. But their contract has been extended 48 hours at the request of Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire and a federal mediator.
  • Nearly Every Automaker's U.S. Sales Drop
    August was not a good month for U.S. car sales. At GM, sales were down 20 percent compared with a year ago. Nissan was the only major automaker to report an increase over August 2007. Dustin Dwyer reports from Michigan Radio.
  • '99 Cents Only' Stores Losing Money
    Economic analysts say when inflation drives up the cost of doing business, a business passes on the cost to consumers. But the 99 Cents Only discount chain hasn't been able to do that. What cost 99 cents a couple of decades ago now costs $2.26, but the retailer still charges the same price. Now its CEO says he'll probably have to change his pricing strategy.

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