COVER: Bush springs a vice- presidential surprise -- and steps in deep boo- boo
By anointing a little- known running mate, Bush muddies his campaign message with a flap over Dan Quayle' s military record. The controversy reveals some of the weaknesses in his candidacy. -- The Quayle quagmire consists of "rumors and malicious charges," Bush tells TIME. -- This election will hinge on the seven large states. See NATION.
WORLD: A plane crash kills President Zia, hurling Pakistan into uncertainty
Was the South Asian strongman assassinated because he backed the Afghan rebels? -- Riding along with Soviet troops...