This morning's top stories:
- Stock markets around the world are feeling the tremors of the U.S. stock market's worst day since the Sept. 11 attacks, while China's stock market bounced back from yesterday's 8.8 percent drop.
- U.S. officials said yesterday that they will hold high-level diplomatic talks with Iran and Syria over the next two months as part of an international summit on Iraq.
- Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are finishing up their second Iraq measure, one with slightly more teeth than the earlier non-binding resolution the House passed in opposition to the troop increase in Iraq, but would not go so far as to cut off funds.
- The Washington Post has new details on the CIA's network of "black sites," internment facilities around the world for terrorism suspects.
- U.S. News' Jay Tolson has new insights on the documentary titled "The Lost Tomb of Jesus."