SRINAGAR, INDIA Wildlife officials seize and destroy rare-animal hides
CHICAGO Organizers cut marathon short because of heat
BEIJING New subway opens as city preps for Olympics
BAIKONUR, KAZAKHSTAN Russians prepare to send first Malaysian into space
GARHI DOPATTA, PAKISTAN Copter escorting Musharraf crashes
HALF MOON BAY, CALIF. Oregonian's pumpkin sets record at 1,524 lbs. (690 kg)
Privatizing the War
Blackwater isn't the only company getting paid to protect American personnel in Iraq. The security guards who shot two women to death in Baghdad on Oct. 9 were working for an Australian-owned firm that was hired by U.S.-based contractor RTI International....