East German vote shows mounting anger

BERLIN — The Sept. 19 elections in two East German states dealt heavy losses to the country’s two major parties, with electoral gains for the left and, disturbingly, the extreme right.

Bushs war plunges Iraq deeper into crisis

Democratic presidential contender John Kerry captured what many Americans — including an unprecedented array of military commanders and leading Republicans — are saying about Iraq, when he charged that George W. Bush has created “a chaos that has left America less secure.”