A television screen in a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, 2008, shows news of the federal funds rate drop before the start of trading. Wall Street plunged at the opening of trading Tuesday, propelling the Dow Jones industrials down about 300 points after the interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve failed to assuage investors fearing a recession in the U.S.
Credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew
The Nominees Are ...
Actress Kathy Bates, left, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Sid Ganis announce the nominees for best actress as they reveal the nominations for the 80th annual Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. The nominees, clockwise from lower left are: Cate Blanchett, Julie Christie, Marion Cotillard, Laura Linney and Ellen Page.
Credit: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello
An Afghan boy peaks out from under blankets as he is carried by his grandfather in the old city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool
A prison police officer, right, distributes vouchers to receive food and blankets distributed by Dorgas, a Netherlands based orgnization, outside the International Trade fair in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. Former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan was due to arrive Tuesday to try to bring the two sides in Kenya's political struggle together, as U.S. Ambassador Michael Ranneberger urged a settlement.
Credit: AP Photo/Riccardo Gangale
Point Of Contention
Former Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov is seen at a news conference in Moscow, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008. The prosecutor-general's office announced a criminal investigation had been opened against Kasyanov's campaign for allegedly forging thousands of signatures on his nominating petitions. Kasyanov, an opposition presidential aspirant, said his campaign was the victim of "an orgy of lawlessness" by Russian authorities.
Credit: AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev
A dog sniffs around the airship of French explorer Jean-Louis Etienne, which was seriously damaged Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, when fierce winds ripped it from its moorings and slammed it into a house in Tourettes, southern France. The expedition team was training with the Total Pole Airship, which was slated to fly a mission to measure the thickness of northern polar ice, when winds blew the aircraft into the house.
Credit: AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau
Behind The Wheel
Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Sebastien Bourdais from France, sits in his F1 racing car while team members prepare the car before a test session at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack, near Valencia, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Fernando Bustamante
Scenic Swiss Slopes
A hiker looks out from the window of a cottage on the slopes of the mountain alp Zavraga, in Obersaxen, Switzerland, as the lights of the local town burn in the valley below, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.
Credit: AP/Keystone, Arno Balzarini
German pair Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy perform their short program at the European Figure Skating championships in Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008.
Credit: AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev
A full moon sets behind the Olympic Mountains Tuesday morning, Jan. 22, 2008, as a flock of birds fly overhead in Bremerton, Wash.
Credit: AP/Kitsap Sun, Larry Steagall