Biden coming to Charlotte

Sen. Joe Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, will hold a rally in Charlotte on Thursday as part of an N.C. tour that will also include stops in Winston-Salem and Raleigh, the campaign said Monday night. Details of the Charlotte appearance will be announced later, the campaign said. The other stops will be at Wake Forest University and Meredith College.

Staff Reports

Speaking of Biden, he appears to be very healthy, but there's no evidence he's had a brain scan to completely rule out another aneurysm like the one that required emergency surgery 20 years ago.

The Delaware senator's medical records, released to reporters Monday, show no reason for concern about another aneurysm: He has no symptoms, has healthy blood pressure – 120 over 78 – and seems to have healthy heart arteries.

At 65, Biden takes medication for an enlarged prostate, but a biopsy found no prostate cancer. He takes the statin drug Zocor to keep his cholesterol in the healthy range.

Associated Press

Sarah Palin says she supports a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, a break with John McCain, who has said he believes states should be left to define marriage. The GOP vice presidential nominee told the Christian Broadcasting Network she had voted in 1998 for an Alaska amendment banning same sex marriage and hoped to see a federal ban. Associated Press