The Justice Department formally begins the painstaking process today of creating a fund that could move billions of dollars to relatives of victims killed or physically injured in September's terrorist attacks.
More U.S. Special Forces entered Afghanistan as top commanders said the Taliban government is weakening but still controls substantial troops that will take time to thin out and conquer. "We're settling in for the long haul," Air Force Gen. Richard Myers said.
Commuters in California are turning to trains and ferries in the wake of warnings that terrorists could be targeting spans including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges. Mass transit alternatives, especially in the Bay Area, saw jumps in ridership.
Traces of anthrax were reported on a package sent from NBC to the New York mayor's office and at a Veterans Affairs' hospital in Washington. And on Capitol Hill, workers prepared to sterilize the Hart Senate office building.