Cheney begins 10-day trip to Mideast, with Iran high on the agenda

High gasoline prices and prospects for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal headline US Vice President Dick Cheney's trip to the Mideast, but fears about Iran's rising influence will be a key topic of his private talks at each stop. Cheney was scheduled to leave Sunday on a 10-day trip that includes visits to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Turkey.