Our early headlines were:
-- Jobless Claims Nearly Unchanged.
-- BlackBerry: 'We've Let Many Of You Down;' Still Working To Restore Service.
-- GOP Presidential Contender Herman Cain Takes Lead In Second Poll.
-- Alleged Iran Plot Is More 'Caper Novel' Than Spy Novel.
We've also updated the news from Orange County, Calif., where authorities now say eight people were killed during a shooting rampage Wednesday at a beauty salon.
Other top headlines of the morning:
-- "Congress Passes 3 Free Trade Agreements," With South Korea, Colombia And Panama. (The Associated Press)
-- Sgt. Gilad Schalit "To Be Back Home In Israel By Next Week." (The Jerusalem Post)
-- "Listeria Deaths From Cantaloupe Rise To 23 Nationwide." (The Denver Post)