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Afghans Ignore Threats, Turn Out for Polls

Afghan voters crowded into polling stations around the country Saturday to cast their votes for a new president. Election officials have decided to extend voting hours for the presidential election to ensure everyone has an opportunity to vote. If all goes well, it will be the first democratic transfer of power from one elected leader to another in the history of Afghanistan. Dressed in traditional blue burqas or more Western suits, hundreds of Afghans from all backgrounds crowded into...

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