Where's bin Laden hiding? - Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri are believed to be hiding close to each other in houses in northwest Pakistan, but are not together, a senior NATO official said.
"Nobody in al Qaeda is living in a cave," said the official, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the intelligence matters involved.
Rather, al Qaeda's top leadership is believed to be living in relative comfort, protected by locals and some members of the Pakistani intelligence services, the official said.
Election marathon now a sprint - With only 15 days remaining before Election Day 2010 and early voting alreadyÂ open in several states, the midterm marathon is now a sprint as Democrats work frantically to establish a beachhead to protect their congressional majorities, while Republicans hope voter anger over the economy propels them into power.
Democrats and Republicans agree on very little other than this: When the dust settles on the 2010 midterms, it's not "Will Republicans pick up seats?" but "How many?" Will the GOP pick up the 39 seats needed for John Boehner to wrest the speaker's gavel out of Nancy Pelosi's hands?
The midterms might be best described as the 180-degree election, CNN senior political editor Mark Preston writes. Just two years ago, the GOP was depressed, disorganized and directionless after watching the Democrats gain control of the White House and add toÂ their congressional majorities.
Typhoon hits Phillipines - A fisherman was dead and two others were missing Monday as the world's strongest storm in years wreaked havoc in the Philippines. Benito Ramos, the Philippines' civil defense chief, said a fisherman drowned in huge waves from Typhoon Megi, which made landfall Monday on the northern Philippine island of Luzon.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Coast Guard said two people were reported missing. Megi, also known as Typhoon Juan, has ripped off roofs and battered Luzon with torrential rain. It made landfall near Sierra Madre, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration.
CNN meteorologist Ivan Cabrera said the typhoon is the strongest storm on the planet since 2005, when Hurricane Wilma passed over south Florida in the United States. Megi is the strongest storm in the Pacific Ocean since Typhoon Flo in 1990.