As their respective campaigns moved to Pennsylvania, John McCain, joined by running mate Sarah Palin, hit out hard against Democratic rival Barack Obama. Obama chose the economy, McCain the World Series.
The US consumer confidence index plunged to 38 points from 61 last month, its lowest level since the index was founded in 1985. The slump bodes ill for US retailers ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season.
The Syrian cabinet reportedly ordered the institutions closed in reprisal for a US raid on a village near the Iraqi border Sunday which Damascus says killed eight civilians. It also formally protested to the UN Security Council.
Syria has accused the US of a "terrorist" attack, on its territory, which violated international law and killed eight civilians. The response from the US regarding the alleged incursion is contradictory.
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With only a week to go until polling, Barack Obama outlined a "closing argument" to voters in Ohio, hammering rival John McCain on the economy. Meanwhile, McCain branded Obama a "socialist" during a speech in this key battleground state.
Damascus has decried a cross-border raid into Syria as an act of "criminal and terrorist aggression" by the US. The US military, meanwhile, described the operation as an "important opportunity" to stop attacks on its forces in Iraq.