When there's time ... when their work is finished and the emotional climate lightens, the firefighters, police, and rescue workers who've toiled tirelessly at the World Trade Center and at the Pentagon since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have a free vacation waiting for them. On palm-fringed St. Kitts and Nevis - if they wish to take advantage of it. As a token of admiration for their "super-human efforts," Prime Minister Denzil Douglas said the Caribbean nation's tourism ministry would pick up the tab for a week's "well-deserved" stay.


And, in case you missed it, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein also has said he'd be willing to send humanitarian aid to the US. But there's a catch. First, it must be requested. Second, the offer doesn't extend to "the American government." Iraq is one of the few countries that haven't offered condolences for the Sept. 11 losses, but - in Saddam's words - "that does not change our concern for people."

Car buyers' favorite models are mostly Japanese: survey

The Honda Accord reclaimed its position as the favorite car in the US, and most-requested vehicle overall, during the month of August, after it was surpassed temporarily by its stablemate, the Honda Civic. A monthly survey of online comparison shoppers by InvoiceDealers, an automotive Web marketing firm, also found that the Civic and Toyota Camry took second and third place, respectively, while the Ford Explorer was the most popular sport utility vehicle. The US's favorite vehicles, according to InvoiceDealers, with the previous month's ranking in parentheses.

1. Honda Accord (2)

2. Honda Civic (1)

3. Toyota Camry (4)

4. Ford Mustang (5)

5. Volkswagen Jetta (3)

6. Nissan Maxima (8)

7. Toyota Corolla

8. Ford Focus (7)

9. Volkswagen New Passat (6)

10. Nissan Altima

- PR Newswire

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