President Barack Obama shook up the presidential campaign on Wednesday by declaring his support for same-sex marriage. The decision comes after two members of his leadership team declared their own support.
The 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was not marked with speeches, but rather with somber silence. With the exception of one memorial in Pennsylvania, memorials to the about 3,000 people who died in the violent terrorists attacks were marked with reading of names, laying of wreaths and moments of silence.
Mitt Romney came out on top, according to most who Wednesday night watched his first debate with President Barack Obama. Romney was described as aggressive, while Obama was panned for being passive and listless.
Japan and China dispute which country owns several islands in the East China Sea. With its recent unilateral declaration of an air defense zone, China risks triggering an accidental conflict that could involve the US.
China is threatening to revoke visas for two dozen journalists from the New York Times and Bloomberg. Both news organizations have published reports about the personal wealth of those close to China's top leaders.