UPDATE: Friday's debate still in doubt

Thursday, September 25, 2008 | 10:24 p.m. CDT; updated 9:16 a.m. CDT, Friday, September 26, 2008

WASHINGTON — The question of whether U.S. presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain would go forward with their highly anticipated debate remained unresolved late Thursday after urgent efforts to lash together a national financial rescue plan Thursday failed.