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Tuesday  March 25, 2003

Iraqi Television knocked off the air after US says allies fire cruise missiles into Baghdad - 3/25/03 11:58 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Using missiles and warplanes, allied forces struck Iraqi state-run television early Wednesday, and the station's signal was knocked off the air.
U.S. force comes under attack, kills 150-500 Iraqis - 3/25/03 11:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Army forces killed between 150 and 500 Iraqi troops Tuesday in a fierce, running battle after coming under attack near the central Iraqi city of An Najaf.
New explosions in Baghdad; Iraqi Television knocked off the air after US says allies strike - 3/25/03 11:27 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A series of explosions along with the sound of low flying aircraft was heard early Wednesday, and the U.S. military said coalition missiles struck the Iraqi state-run television.
Government-controlled Iraqi TV, Saddam's mouthpiece to the world, silenced? - 3/25/03 11:17 PM
Hour by hour, Iraq TV broadcast the fierce propaganda of Saddam Hussein and his inner circle. "Slit their throats," was the greeting Iraqi citizens should give advancing allied troops, the leaders advised on the air.
U.S. troops fight off attack by Iraqi troops - 3/25/03 10:57 PM
American infantry troops fought off a desert attack by Iraqis on Tuesday, inflicting heavy casualties in a clash less than 100 miles from Baghdad. British forces battled for control of Basra, a city of 1.3 million sliding toward chaos.
Top U.S. official discusses Iraq humanitarian crisis, oil-for-food program with Annan - 3/25/03 10:42 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan told U.S. national security adviser Condoleezza Rice on Tuesday that the United States is legally responsible for providing humanitarian aid to Iraqis "gravely affected by the war" in areas controlled by coalition forces.
New explosions in Baghdad; Iraqi Television knocked off the air after US says allies strike - 3/25/03 10:39 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A series of explosions along with the sound of low flying aircraft was heard early Wednesday, and the U.S. military said coalition aircraft struck the Iraqi state-run television.
New Mexico prosecutor under fire after allegedly pointing out undercover officers at rally - 3/25/03 10:38 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A prosecutor who took part in an anti-war rally was placed on paid leave Tuesday because she allegedly pointed out undercover officers to fellow protesters.
New explosions in Baghdad; US says allies hit Iraqi TV - 3/25/03 10:30 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A series of explosions along with the sound of low flying aircraft was heard early Wednesday, and the U.S. military said coalition aircraft struck the Iraqi state-run television.
North Carolina garrison town plunged into grief after deaths of Camp Lejeune Marines - 3/25/03 10:26 PM
New explosions in Baghdad; Iraqi TV knocked off the air - 3/25/03 10:19 PM
BADHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A series of explosions along with the sound of low flying aircraft was heard early Wednesday, and Iraqi Satellite TV's signal went off the air.
Chemical suits, gas masks seen as signs Iraq planning chemical strike - 3/25/03 9:55 PM
Thousands of chemical suits found at Iraqi positions, gas masks abandoned in trenches.
Blair says he will discuss Iraqi political aftermath with Bush - 3/25/03 9:50 PM
LONDON (AP) -- The Iraqi war's political and diplomatic aftermath will be high on the agenda when Prime Minister Tony Blair and President Bush meet this week, Blair said Tuesday.
Marines from Camp Lejeune who died in Iraq - 3/25/03 9:46 PM
Military personnel killed in Iraq who were assigned to units based at Camp Lejeune, N.C
Islamic group in Kurdish-ruled northern Iraq to relocate after U.S. attack - 3/25/03 9:30 PM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- An Islamic group in Kurdish-ruled northern Iraq said Tuesday it is relocating to avoid being hit again by U.S. airstrikes aimed at a different Islamic organization, one allegedly linked to al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein's regime.
Dolphins to clear mines from port at Umm Qasr - 3/25/03 9:17 PM
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- You've heard of bomb-sniffing dogs, but mine-sniffing dolphins?
A desperate wait _ soldiers from Texas Army unit missing in Iraq - 3/25/03 9:05 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- Since Sunday, Randy and Janie Kiehl have huddled around a makeshift command center in their living room, using the Internet, the telephone and news from satellite TV as they try to find out what happened to their only child.
A desperate wait _ soldiers from Texas Army unit missing in Iraq - 3/25/03 9:03 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- Since Sunday, Randy and Janie Kiehl have huddled around a makeshift command center in their living room, using the Internet, the telephone and news from satellite TV as they try to find out what happened to their only child.
Media groups outraged by New York Stock Exchange ban of Arab TV station's reporters - 3/25/03 8:33 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Media watchdogs criticized the New York Stock Exchange's decision to revoke the credentials of Arab TV network Al-Jazeera, calling it outrageous and shortsighted.
War Costs-Highlights - 3/25/03 8:05 PM
Some new details of the $74.7 billion package President Bush formally sent Congress on Tuesday to begin paying for the war with Iraq and other counterterrorism costs the United States is incurring. The measure is for the rest of the government's budget year, which runs through Sept. 30.
U.S. forces seal bunkers with possible weapons of mass destruction at Iraqi base - 3/25/03 8:04 PM
AN NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces sealed off 36 bunkers earmarked as potential sites of weapons of mass destructions at an Iraqi air base outside An Nasiriyah, military police said.
War-Humanitarian Aid - 3/25/03 7:56 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Fighting across southern Iraq has delayed the distribution of food, water and medicine for the Iraqi people -- desperately needed supplies sitting in Kuwaiti warehouses while aid agencies await allied permission to take them across the border.
raqi air force not a force in war _ yet - 3/25/03 7:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- So far, the Iraqi Air Force is sitting out the war, Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
Security Council schedules emergency meeting Wednesday on Iraq - 3/25/03 7:38 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council, responding to Arab and nonaligned nations that demanded an end to the war in Iraq and the withdrawal of U.S.-led troops, scheduled an emergency meeting for Wednesday.
British forces engage Iraqi fighters around Basra; civilians appear to show opposition to Saddam - 3/25/03 7:38 PM
NEAR BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- British forces at the gates of Basra waged fierce battles Tuesday with more than 1,000 Iraqi militia fighters, supporting what they said appeared to be civilian unrest developing against Saddam Hussein in the key southern city.
One Marine dies, another missing after trying to cross canal in Iraq - 3/25/03 7:36 PM
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- A Marine from Illinois drowned while trying to cross a canal in Iraq, and another Marine involved in the same mission is missing, a military official said Tuesday.
Two British soldiers killed in "friendly fire" near Basra - 3/25/03 7:34 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Two British soldiers were killed in a "friendly fire" incident with a British tank near Basra in southern Iraq, a military commander said Tuesday.
A desperate wait _ 10 soldiers from Texas Army unit missing in Iraq - 3/25/03 7:21 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- Since Sunday, Randy and Janie Kiehl have huddled around a makeshift command center in their living room, using the Internet, the telephone and news from satellite TV as they try to find out what happened to their only child.
Hundreds of thousands march against war in organized protests in Syria, Libya - 3/25/03 7:19 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people protested the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq -- some burning American and British flags in the streets -- in the Mideast's largest organized protests since the war in Iraq began.
A desperate wait _ 10 soldiers from Texas Army unit missing in Iraq - 3/25/03 7:10 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- Since Sunday, Randy and Janie Kiehl have huddled around a makeshift command center in their living room, using the Internet, the telephone and news from satellite TV as they try to find out what happened to their only child.
Postal Service issues guidelines for sending mail to troops - 3/25/03 7:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Don't send pornography or pork products to American troops in the Middle East.
Despite bombs and missiles, Iraqi TV continues to broadcast propaganda - 3/25/03 7:04 PM
Hour by hour, Iraq TV broadcasts the fierce propaganda of Saddam Hussein and his inner circle. "Slit their throats," is the greeting Iraqi citizens should give advancing allied troops, the leaders advise on the air.
Yellow ribbons make reappearance as war intensifies - 3/25/03 7:03 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sales are booming for yellow ribbons, as people across the nation are reviving the traditional show of hope for American combat troops' safe return, retailers and manufacturers said Tuesday.
Turkey in line for more than $8 billion, Israel $10 billion - 3/25/03 6:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Turkey is providing minimal help to the United States in the war against Iraq, and Israel is on the sidelines.
Treasury head discusses plans for reconstruction of Iraq once war is over - 3/25/03 6:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Even as U.S. war planes bomb Iraq, the Bush administration said Tuesday it is working intensely to come up with plans to rebuild the country after the war.
Soldier suspected of grenade attack moved to Germany; probable cause of crime found - 3/25/03 6:52 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- An Army sergeant accused in a deadly grenade attack on his comrades in Kuwait was shipped to a military jail in Germany on Tuesday after a judge found probable cause to try him for the crime.
Chemical suits, gas masks seen as signs Iraq planning chemical strike - 3/25/03 6:49 PM
Thousands of chemical suits found at Iraqi positions, gas masks abandoned in trenches.
A desperate wait _ 10 soldiers from Texas Army unit missing in Iraq - 3/25/03 6:44 PM
DALLAS (AP) -- Since Sunday, Randy and Janie Kiehl have huddled around a makeshift command center in their living room, using the Internet, the telephone and news from satellite TV as they try to find out what happened to their only child.
North Carolina garrison town plunged into grief after deaths of Camp Lejeune Marines - 3/25/03 6:35 PM
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- It was supposed to be a joyful week for Cpl. Jarred Pokora, with a brief leave to celebrate the birth of his daughter before an expected deployment to Iraq. But news that at least 11 Marines from Camp Lejeune have been killed in Iraq has plunged this garrison town into mourning.
U.S. troops fight off attack by Iraqi troops - 3/25/03 6:35 PM
American infantry troops fought off an attack by Iraqis in the desert Tuesday, inflicting heavy casualties in a clash less than 100 miles from Baghdad. British forces battled for control of Basra, a city of 1.3 million souls sliding toward chaos.
Marines from Camp Lejeune who died in Iraq - 3/25/03 6:32 PM
Military personnel killed in Iraq who were assigned to units based at Camp Lejeune, N.C
Shiite opposition leader in Iran says Iraqis won't accept `foreign domination' - 3/25/03 6:32 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The leader of the biggest Iraqi opposition group said Tuesday that Iraqis would fight any U.S. domination after Saddam Hussein is toppled.
Rumsfeld says round-the-clock war coverage leads to skewed perceptions - 3/25/03 6:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The war in Iraq is only six days old, but Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday that 24-hour television coverage might leave the impression it's been dragging on for weeks.
Military mortuary at Dover Air Force Base receives first two bodies of troops killed in war - 3/25/03 6:32 PM
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The first remains of U.S. troops killed in the war in Iraq arrived in the United States early Tuesday when the bodies of two Marines were flown into Dover Air Force Base.
Despite bombs and missiles, Iraqi TV continues to broadcast propaganda - 3/25/03 6:32 PM
Hour by hour, Iraq TV broadcasts the fierce propaganda of Saddam Hussein and his inner circle. "Slit their throats," is the greeting Iraqi citizens should give advancing allied troops, the leaders advise on the air.
Two British soldiers killed in "friendly fire" near Basra - 3/25/03 6:32 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Two British soldiers were killed in a "friendly fire" incident with a British tank near Basra in southern Iraq, a military commander said Tuesday
U.S. troops fight of attack by Iraqi troops - 3/25/03 6:21 PM
American infantry troops fought off an attack by Iraqis in the desert Tuesday, inflicting heavy casualties in a clash less than 100 miles from Baghdad. British forces battled for control of Basra, a city of 1.3 million souls sliding toward chaos.
U.S. force comes under attack, kills 150-500 Iraqis - 3/25/03 6:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Army forces killed between 150 and 500 Iraqi troops Tuesday in a fierce fight after coming under attack near the central Iraqi city of An Najaf, a senior defense official said.
British forces engage Iraqi fighters around Basra; civilians appear to show opposition to Saddam - 3/25/03 6:06 PM
NEAR BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- British forces at the gates of Basra engaged in fierce battles Tuesday with more than 1,000 Iraqi militia fighters, supporting what they said appeared to be civilian unrest developing against Saddam Hussein in the key southern city.
WASHINGTON: and Baghdad - 3/25/03 6:05 PM
U.S. intelligence, meanwhile, has picked up signs suggesting the closer ground troops get to Baghdad the greater the chance they will face chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said.
WASHINGTON: official said. - 3/25/03 6:04 PM
Early estimates of the number of Iraqis killed in the fight varied widely, from 150 to 500. It was not immediately clear what weaponry the Americans used.
Two Marines from Illinois reserve unit missing in Iraq - 3/25/03 6:04 PM
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Two Marine reserves are missing in Iraq after witnesses saw them disappear underwater while trying to cross a canal, a military official said Tuesday.
Public's confidence in war's success drops, but resolve still strong - 3/25/03 6:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Images of battered American POWs, a downed Apache helicopter and U.S. fatalities in Iraq have had a dramatic impact on the public's perception of the war. Just 38 percent said the conflict was going well on Monday, down from 71 percent last Friday, according to a poll by the Pew Research
WASHINGTON: reliable. - 3/25/03 6:02 PM
Elements of the 7th Cavalry Regiment were east of An Najaf when they suddenly came under fire from rocket-propelled grenades, the official said. The Iraqis were on foot and it was not clear whether they were from regular army units, paramilitary forces or the Republic Guard.
U.S. force comes under attack, kills 150-500 Iraqis - 3/25/03 6:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Army forces killed between 150 and 500 Iraqi troops Tuesday in a fierce fight after coming under attack near the central Iraqi city of An Najaf, a senior defense official said.
War casualties arrive at Delaware military mortuary - 3/25/03 5:59 PM
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The bodies of two Marines killed in the war against Iraq arrived before dawn Tuesday at Dover Air Force Base, home to the nation's largest military mortuary.
Saddam's paramilitary sews more confusion in the south, Pentagon says - 3/25/03 5:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- First, the 8,000 men of Iraq's 51st Infantry Division were reported to have surrendered to American-led invading forces. Then defense officials said they really had just fled.
Islamic group in Kurdish-ruled northern Iraq to relocate after U.S. attack - 3/25/03 5:53 PM
SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- An Islamic group in Kurdish-ruled northern Iraq said Tuesday it is relocating to avoid being hit again by U.S. airstrikes aimed at a different Islamic organization, one allegedly linked to al-Qaida and Saddam Hussein's regime.
Bradleys: One way to fight in a city - 3/25/03 5:46 PM
The Army practices urban warfare with various tactics and weapons. One scenario uses the Bradley fighting vehicle
Sandstorm hampers firefighters at Iraqi oil wells, but Americans are ready to pitch in - 3/25/03 5:29 PM
A day after Kuwaiti firefighters quenched their first fire at a booby-trapped Iraqi oil well, a sandstorm forced them to abandon a second blaze Tuesday in one of Iraq's biggest oil fields.
Bad weather forces switch to satellite-guided bombs - 3/25/03 5:27 PM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- Pilots bombing Iraqi positions just south of Baghdad switched to satellite-guided weapons Tuesday because of a sandstorm and other severe weather in the Persian Gulf.
Turkey appears to soften its position on moving troops into northern Iraq - 3/25/03 5:27 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey will send its forces up to 12 miles into northern Iraq to stop any flood of refugees -- but only if a crisis situation develops, Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday.
Two British soldiers killed in "friendly fire" near Basra - 3/25/03 5:20 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Two British soldiers were killed in a "friendly fire" incident with a British tank near Basra in southern Iraq, a military commander said Tuesday
How some Americans perceive the U.S.-led war on Iraq - 3/25/03 5:18 PM
A sampling of comments Tuesday from Americans about their view of how the U.S.-led war in Iraq is proceeding
Saudis make peace proposal to United States, Iraq - 3/25/03 5:18 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's foreign minister announced Tuesday that his kingdom made a peace proposal to Iraq and the United States, pledging to "knock on all doors" to get it heard.
Despite bombs and missiles, Iraqi TV continues to broadcast propaganda - 3/25/03 5:18 PM
Hour by hour, Iraq TV broadcasts the fierce propaganda of Saddam Hussein and his inner circle. "Slit their throats," is the greeting Iraqi citizens should give advancing allied troops, the leaders advise on the air.
U.S. criticism intensifies debate over Canada's refusal to join Iraq war - 3/25/03 5:17 PM
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada is letting down its best friend and economic mainstay by opposing the war on Iraq, causing possible repercussions in Washington, the U.S. ambassador said Tuesday.
Civilians are dying in Iraq, but nobody knows how many - 3/25/03 5:15 PM
IRAQ-JORDAN BORDER (AP) -- Bombed-out cars on highways. Mothers weeping over dead children. A small boy seemingly asleep, the back of his head blown off.
U.S. weapons easily target Iraqi signal-jamming devices, military says - 3/25/03 5:15 PM
The jamming devices Iraqis have used to try to thwart the U.S. military's vital satellite positioning system have so far proven easy prey: When they're switched on, they become beacons for bombers.
Wrong assumptions: Some unfulfilled war hopes, fears - 3/25/03 5:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several American prewar assumptions -- or at least hopes -- have proved wrong in the war's early days. Some examples: Masses of Iraqi soldiers rushing to surrender. Saddam's top people defecting at the first signs of trouble. And Turkish leaders willing to give America all it wanted.
LONDON: fire" shooting. - 3/25/03 5:10 PM
The Ministry of Defense identified the men killed as Corp. Stephen John Allbutt, of Stoke-on-Trent, and Trooper David Jeffrey Clarke, of Staffordshire.
Sandstorms slow advance on Baghdad, civilian woes in Basra - 3/25/03 5:06 PM
British troops battled paramilitary forces defending Basra on Tuesday, their task made more urgent by reports that Saddam Hussein's die-hard defenders were firing on civilians. Blinding sandstorms plagued the American-led advance on Baghdad.
Basra, battered by wars for a generation, is again on the front lines - 3/25/03 5:05 PM
Old, battered Basra, once-beautiful Basra, is again at the crossroads of war.
British forces engage Iraqi fighters around Basra; civilians appear to show opposition to Saddam - 3/25/03 5:03 PM
NEAR BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- British forces surrounding Basra engaged in fierce battles Tuesday with more than 1,000 Iraqi militia fighters, trying to secure the key southern city and open the way for delivery of badly needed humanitarian aid. British officials said there appeared to be some sort of civilian
LONDON: their names. - 3/25/03 5:01 PM
"It is with regret that I have to announce the death of two soldiers of the Queen's Royal Lancers, part of the 1st Royal Regiment of Fusiliers battle group," Vernon said in the statement.
Yellow ribbons make reappearance as war intensifies - 3/25/03 5:01 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- People are tying yellow ribbons on trees and poles across the nation, reviving a custom that was popularized two decades ago during the Iran hostage crisis and took hold during the Persian Gulf War.
Smoke, sandstorm, explosions: a busy day in Baghdad - 3/25/03 4:57 PM
BADHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gray smoke from fuel fires and a swirling sandstorm enveloped Iraq's capital city on Tuesday, where intermittent explosions once again rattled residents who embraced life's simple routines even as U.S.-led troops moved closer.
Gephardt mixes war with appeal for campaign cash - 3/25/03 4:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In one of the first fund-raising forays of the war, Democratic presidential hopeful Dick Gephardt sent prospective donors an e-mail opening with his prayers for the U.S. military and closing with a pitch for cash.
Turkey in line for more than $8 billion, Israel $10 billion - 3/25/03 4:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Turkey is providing minimal help to the United States in the war against Iraq, and Israel is on the sidelines
U.S. sees signs of renewed Iraqi military control, operates on assumption Saddam is alive - 3/25/03 4:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. war strategists are proceeding on the assumption Saddam Hussein is alive even though information on his fate remains inconclusive, Bush administration officials said Tuesday.
U.S. military finds nothing at suspected chemical facility in Najaf - 3/25/03 4:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. military investigators have found no evidence that chemical weapons have been made in recent years at a suspect chemical plant secured by U.S. troops in southern Iraq, a senior defense official said Tuesday.
Chemical suits, gas masks seen as signs Iraq planning chemical strike - 3/25/03 4:50 PM
Thousands of chemical suits found at Iraqi positions, gas masks abandoned in trenches.
Two British soldiers killed by friendly fire near Basra - 3/25/03 4:48 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Two British soldiers were killed by friendly fire near Basra in southern Iraq, a British military commander said Tuesday.
Some in Baghdad seek solace in spirituality before the battle for the city - 3/25/03 4:48 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The imam's voice was deep and strong, belying his old age and frailty
Viewers fascinated, horrified as war unfolds on TV - 3/25/03 4:43 PM
Vietnam was a TV war, but in a long-ago world of bulky cameras and limited broadcast time for news. Today's coverage is digital, intimate, instantaneous -- 24 hours a day, if you want it -- and it's pumping the war in Iraq into millions of living rooms and cafes around the world.
Poll: Support for war is up among New Yorkers - 3/25/03 4:41 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- New Yorkers are more supportive of the war and President Bush's leadership today than they were before U.S. troops began fighting in Iraq, a two-part poll released Tuesday shows. But both the war and the president still received higher negative marks in the city than in the rest of the nat
A real desert storm slows the war in Iraq - 3/25/03 4:36 PM
Sandstorms slowed Baghdad-bound troops on Tuesday, grounded scores of aircraft and blinded the array of electronic eyes needed not only to target and attack Iraq, but to separate friend from foe.
Rumsfeld says odds of Iraqi chemical attack may increase as U.S. forces approach Baghdad - 3/25/03 4:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence has picked up signs suggesting the closer ground troops get to Baghdad the greater the chance they will face chemical weapons, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Bush at Pentagon says he can't say how long war will last but cites steady progress - 3/25/03 4:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush claimed steady progress for U.S.- led forces advancing through Iraq but warned on Tuesday of hard battles ahead against a treacherous enemy.
Call-ups' insurance problem: Losing doctors at home - 3/25/03 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Families of reservists called up for the war could be in a health care jam. After 30 days of active duty, insurance coverage by the reservists' regular employers switches to a military plan, and that can mean having to switch doctors.
Public's confidence in war's success drops, but resolve still strong - 3/25/03 4:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Images of battered American POWs, downed Apache helicopters and U.S. fatalities in Iraq have had a dramatic impact on the public's perception of the war. Just 38 percent said the conflict was going well on Monday, down from 71 percent last Friday, according to a poll by the Pew Research
Two charged in Germany for alleged Iraq weapons export scheme - 3/25/03 4:10 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- A German businessman and his Iraqi-born associate were charged with trying to supply Iraq with missile parts in violation of German export laws and a U.N. arms embargo, prosecutors said Tuesday.
US Army's man behind the scenes in Iraq war is Arabic speaker, Middle Eastern scholar - 3/25/03 3:59 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Army Lt. Gen. John Abizaid speaks fluent Arabic, is a Middle East scholar and professes that he "loves the Arab world."
France determined to play big role in rebuilding Iraq - 3/25/03 3:59 PM
PARIS (AP) -- Worried it could be shut out of business deals in postwar Iraq, France is drawing up plans to win French companies access to lucrative oil and reconstruction contracts, officials said Tuesday.
Wounded U.S. soldiers arrive in Germany - 3/25/03 3:56 PM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Two planes from the Gulf brought 27 U.S. injured soldiers to a military hospital in Germany on Tuesday, including five who were wounded in Iraq.
Infantry seizes vehicles loaded with weapons, kills two, arrests 11 - 3/25/03 3:48 PM
AN NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Army infantry battalion seized six vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition, killed two men and captured 11 at an Iraqi air base outside An Nasiriyah, military police said.
From hundreds of miles away, Israeli monitors Iraq war transmissions - 3/25/03 3:42 PM
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Voices of American troops in Iraq are audible over heavy radio static. "Roger that 32 -- standby," one soldier says.
Turkey appears to soften its position on moving troops into northern Iraq - 3/25/03 3:39 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey will send its forces up to 12 miles into northern Iraq to stop any flood of refugees -- but only if a crisis situation develops, Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday.
US Army's man behind the scenes in Iraq war is Arab speaker, scholar - 3/25/03 3:37 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Army Lt. Gen. John Abizaid is of Arab descent. He speaks fluent Arabic, is a Middle East scholar and professes that he "loves the Arab world."
F-16 fires on Patriot missile battery in friendly fire incident - 3/25/03 3:29 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- In the war's second friendly fire incident, an American F-16 fired on a U.S. Patriot missile battery in Iraq after the battery's radar locked on the jet, U.S. Central Command said Tuesday. No U.S. casualties were reported.
On Afghan front, dangers remain for U.S. troops overshadowed by comrades in Iraq - 3/25/03 3:20 PM
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- They are a fraction of the U.S. strength assembled in Iraq, and the enemy is more of a guerrilla force than disciplined troops. But Afghanistan remains a treacherous theater for American troops waging war against terrorism.
List of casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/25/03 2:50 PM
List of 20 U.S. troops killed and 14 captured or missing in war on Iraq. Sources: U.S. military and relatives. Hometowns may be those of family.
Iraqi-American itching to return home to fight against Saddam's forces - 3/25/03 2:36 PM
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Haider Al-Jubury fled Iraq more than a decade ago after he was pulled out of high school and forced to train for the Army. Now 29, he has asked the Defense Department for permission to return to his homeland to fight alongside coalition troops trying to oust Saddam Hussein.
Sandstorms slow advance on Baghdad, civilian woes in Basra - 3/25/03 2:33 PM
British troops battled die-hard Iraqi defenders of Basra on Tuesday as warnings mounted of a humanitarian crisis for the city's 1.3 million residents. Blinding sandstorms plagued the American-led advance on Baghdad.
Airstrikes may have stunned Iraqis but did not force quick collapse - 3/25/03 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly a week into the war, the U.S. "shock and awe" air campaign against the pillars of Saddam Hussein's power has yet to achieve its broader aim: an early capitulation by the Iraqi regime that would avert all-out war for control of Baghdad.
Iraqis in Syria speak out against Saddam - 3/25/03 2:29 PM
SAYDA ZEINAB, Syria (AP) -- The small, bespectacled Iraqi housewife sat on the floor of a Shiite Muslim shrine just outside the Syrian capital Damascus, speaking in rushed, quiet tones of her hatred for her president, Saddam Hussein.
Missouri wives start support group for military relatives - 3/25/03 2:28 PM
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- For political wives Pat Wilson and Renee Hulshof, war with Iraq has brought unity at home.
U.N. food agency launching $1 billion appeal for Iraq food - 3/25/03 2:24 PM
ROME (AP) -- With food dwindling for millions of Iraqis, a U.N. aid agency will make the biggest single request for cash in its history -- more than $1 billion to help feed the war-stricken nation for about six months.
One way to fight in a city - 3/25/03 2:21 PM
This urban warfare tactic has been rehearsed by U.S. soldiers for the Iraq war, using the Bradley fighting vehicle:
Urban combat could be over horizon for troops approaching Baghdad - 3/25/03 2:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the road to Baghdad, after suspiciously eyeing some Iraqis standing next to a pickup truck, battalion commander Philip DeCamp talked to his men about telling good guys and bad guys apart.
Bush at Pentagon says he can't say how long war will last but cites steady progress - 3/25/03 2:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush claimed steady progress for U.S.- led forces advancing through Iraq but warned on Tuesday of hard battles ahead against a treacherous enemy.
Rumsfeld: Coalition takes over 3,500 Iraqi prisoners - 3/25/03 2:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and allied forces have now taken in "excess of 3,500 Iraqi prisoners," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday.
Sandstorms slow coalition forces; British capture senior Iraqi official - 3/25/03 2:15 PM
As sandstorms slowed the U.S.-led advance on Baghdad, British forces battled an estimated 1,000 Iraqi militiamen in the southern city of Basra, where they captured a senior Iraqi official in a raid and killed 20 of his armed guards
11 Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., dead in Mideast, most in An Nasiriyah fighting - 3/25/03 2:13 PM
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- A U.S. flag flew at half-staff Tuesday outside Camp Lejeune for the 11 Marines stationed at the base who had died in the Middle East, most of them killed in the fighting near An Nasiriyah
Stocks' sharp decline Monday offer investors a bitter reminder; some rebounding on Tuesday - 3/25/03 2:10 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors counting on a quick market recovery once a military conflict with Iraq began got a sobering lesson this week: This isn't the 1991 Gulf War.
WASHN: Rumsfeld said. - 3/25/03 2:01 PM
Asked about reports of an uprising in Basra, Iraq's second largest city, Rumsfeld said that he was aware that Fedayeen guerrillas loyal to Saddam Hussein were infiltrating the city, and said they represented "a terrorist-type threat" against coalition forces.
Rumsfeld: Coalition takes over 3,500 Iraqi prisoners - 3/25/03 1:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and allied forces have now taken in "excess of 3,500 Iraqi prisoners," Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday
Sandstorms slow coalition forces; British capture senior Iraqi official - 3/25/03 1:36 PM
Sandstorms slowed U.S. and British forces to a crawl and thwarted air missions Tuesday as U.S.-led forces edged closer to the Iraqi capital. In the south, British forces captured a senior Iraqi official and killed 20 fighters.
Army attack helicopter downed during intense fight with Iraqi armored unit - 3/25/03 1:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces are using air power, helicopters and artillery to "beat down those Republican Guard positions" before ground troops move ahead in the battle for Baghdad, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.
War-Saddam - 3/25/03 1:14 PM
U.S. officials said Tuesday that some in the Bush administration believe that he survived last week's airstrike aimed at the Dora Farms complex where he slept. Others, however, say the intelligence remains inconclusive and sometimes contradictory about his status.
U.S. general says six Iraqi satellite jamming devices destroyed - 3/25/03 1:10 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Six satellite jamming devices, which Iraq was using to try to thwart American precision guided weapons, were destroyed and have had "no effect" on U.S. military operations, a U.S. general said Tuesday.
Airstrikes may have stunned Iraqis but did not force quick collapse - 3/25/03 1:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly a week into the war, the U.S. "shock and awe" air campaign against the pillars of Saddam Hussein's power has yet to achieve its broader aim: an early capitulation by the Iraqi regime that would avert all-out war for control of Baghdad.
10 Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., killed in Iraq, most in reported ambush - 3/25/03 12:49 PM
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Eleven of the 20 U.S. military personnel who had died in Iraq by Tuesday were Marines who were stationed at Camp Lejeune, and most of them were killed in an ambush near An Nasiriyah, the Pentagon said.
Pope cites peace movements in opposing war - 3/25/03 12:24 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The vast antiwar movement in the world shows that a "large part of humanity" has rejected the idea of war as a means of resolving conflicts between nations, Pope John Paul II said in a message released Tuesday.
U.N. food agency launching $1 billion appeal for Iraq food - 3/25/03 12:19 PM
ROME (AP) -- With food dwindling for millions of Iraqis, a U.N. aid agency will make the biggest single request for cash in its history -- more than $1 billion to help feed the war-stricken nation for about six months.
Bush tips his hand on war price tag, after resisting for months - 3/25/03 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, seeking $74.7 billion as a down payment for war in Iraq, said Tuesday that coalition forces are "on a steady advance" but that he could not predict how long the fighting will last.
A Texas Army post and relatives horrified as soldiers are taken prisoner in Iraq - 3/25/03 12:16 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Joining the 507th Maintenance Company was not supposed to be terribly risky. The Army company is made up mostly of mechanics and isn't considered a combat unit.
Saudis make peace proposal to United States, Iraq - 3/25/03 12:07 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia has contacted the United States and Iraq with a peace proposal, the kingdom's foreign minister told reporters Tuesday. He said he was awaiting a response.
Military mortuary at Dover Air Force Base receives first two bodies of troops killed in war - 3/25/03 12:06 PM
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The first remains of U.S. troops killed in the war in Iraq arrived in the United States early Tuesday when the bodies of two Marines were flown into Dover Air Force Base.
Soldier suspected of grenade attack to be moved to Germany; probable cause of crime found - 3/25/03 12:00 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Army sergeant suspected in a deadly grenade attack in Kuwait will be moved to Germany after a military magistrate found probable cause that the soldier committed the crime, the Army said Tuesday.
Stocks' sharp decline offer investors a bitter reminder: This isn't 1991 - 3/25/03 11:58 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors counting on a quick market recovery once a military conflict with Iraq began got a sobering lesson this week: This isn't the 1991 Gulf War.
U.S. ambassador calls Canada's refusal to join Iraq coalition a "bump in relations" - 3/25/03 11:51 AM
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's refusal to join the coalition fighting in Iraq has upset and disappointed the United States and caused a "bump in relations," U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci said Tuesday.
Poll: Support for war is up among New Yorkers - 3/25/03 11:48 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Support among New Yorkers for the war in Iraq and the way President Bush is handling it has increased since the military conflict began last week, according to a poll released Tuesday.
 F-16 fires on Patriot missile battery in friendly fire incident - 3/25/03 11:37 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- In a friendly fire incident, an American F-16 fired on a U.S. Patriot missile battery in Iraq after the battery's radar locked on the jet, U.S. Central Command said Tuesday. No U.S. casualties were reported.
Coalition aims for Saddam's seat of power as resistance persists in southern Iraq - 3/25/03 11:22 AM
Sandstorms slowed U.S. and British forces to a crawl and thwarted air missions Tuesday as U.S.-led forces edged closer to the Iraqi capital. Baghdad residents, hunkered down for an eventual battle, woke to howling winds and the distant crash of artillery.
Bush tips his hand on war price tag, after resisting for months - 3/25/03 11:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush, seeking $74.7 billion as a down payment for war in Iraq, said Tuesday that coalition forces are "on a steady advance" but that he could not predict how long the fighting will last.
10 Marines stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., killed in Iraq, most in reported ambush - 3/25/03 11:12 AM
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The U.S. military deaths in Iraq include at least 10 Marines who were stationed at Camp Lejeune, a base spokeswoman confirmed. Most of them died in the ambush near An Nasiriyah, the Pentagon said.
Military mortuary at Dover Air Force Base receives first two bodies of troops killed in war - 3/25/03 11:06 AM
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The first remains of U.S. troops killed in the war in Iraq arrived back in the United States early Tuesday when two bodies were flown into Dover Air Force Base.
After UN warning of humanitarian crisis, British forces preparing to take out militia in Basra - 3/25/03 10:54 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- In an about-face, British forces said Tuesday they had decided to move against militia fighters who blocked them from securing the southern Iraqi city of Basra -- even as Iraqi forces in the area allegedly began using civilians as human shields.
WASHN: "supplemental" request. - 3/25/03 10:50 AM
Standing in front of a display of military service flags, Bush asked Congress for flexibility in spending the money and said he wanted the bill on his desk as soon as possible. Aides said his target date was April 11.
WASHN: he said. - 3/25/03 10:40 AM
"Americans can be confident in the people who wear our nation's uniforms," he said.
Soldier suspected of grenade attack gave no hint of problem with military, brother says - 3/25/03 10:40 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An Army sergeant suspected of a deadly grenade attack in Kuwait gave no hint of any problem with the military, though he once complained about difficulties blacks had in attaining rank, family members said.
Turkish foreign minister says troops to enter Iraq only if refugee crisis develops. - 3/25/03 10:39 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey plans to send its forces up to 12 miles into northern Iraq to deal with any flood of refugees, but will only move if a crisis develops, the Turkish foreign minister said Tuesday.
A Texas Army post and relatives horrified as soldiers are taken prisoner in Iraq - 3/25/03 10:32 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Joining the 507th Maintenance Company was not supposed to be terribly risky. The Army company is made up mostly of mechanics and isn't considered a combat unit.
U.S. ambassador calls Canada's refusal to join U.S.-led coalition in Iraq a "bump in relations" - 3/25/03 10:19 AM
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's refusal to join the U.S.-led coalition fighting in Iraq has upset and disappointed the United States and caused a "bump in relations," U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci said Tuesday.
Current weather conditions in Iraq, Kuwait and Turkey - 3/25/03 10:17 AM
Current conditions for Tuesday: Baghdad -- 78 degrees. Mostly cloudy. Basra -- 70 degrees. Rain. Kirkuk -- 37 degrees. Cloudy. Mosul -- 55 degrees. Mostly cloudy. Kuwait City -- 72 degrees. Rain. Incirlik Air Force Base, Turkey -- 48 degrees. Partly sunny.
More than 2,000 precision bombs used against Iraq - 3/25/03 10:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. aircraft have dropped more than 2,000 precision-guided bombs on Iraq since the war's start, a feat possible in part because the "smart" bombs now are produced for a relatively cheap $20,000 each.
Stocks' sharp decline offer investors a bitter reminder: This isn't 1991 - 3/25/03 10:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investors counting on a quick market recovery once a military conflict with Iraq began got a sobering lesson this week: This isn't the 1991 Gulf War.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: he said. - 3/25/03 9:58 AM
Renuart said coalition forces were building prisoner of war camps for the Iraqi prisoners which U.S. officials have estimated to number more than 3,000
War-Bush-Glance - 3/25/03 9:46 AM
President Bush asked Congress on Tuesday for $74.7 billion over the next six months to fund the war against Iraq, provide humanitarian aid for the Iraqi people and bolster homeland security in the United States. Major elements of his request:
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: Renuart said. - 3/25/03 9:43 AM
"I continue to remind the people of Iraq that the battlefield extends across the country now," he said. "We have forces in all areas of the country. It's not really safe for Iraqis to drive, to try to flee danger. It's really much safer for them to remain in their houses."
U.S. general says six Iraqi satellite jamming devices destroyed - 3/25/03 9:28 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Six satellite jamming devices, which Iraq was using to try to thwart American precision guided weapons, were destroyed and have had "no effect" on U.S. military operations, a U.S. general said Tuesday.
As war plays out on television, viewers weigh how much to watch - 3/25/03 8:58 AM
Dramatic images of the war in Iraq have left people across the country struggling to decide when to watch TV and when to turn it off.
Poll: Support for war is up among New Yorkers - 3/25/03 8:48 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Support among New Yorkers for the war in Iraq and the way President Bush is handling it has increased since the military conflict began last week, according to a poll released Tuesday.
U.S. commander says 500 Iraqis have been killed in the last two days - 3/25/03 8:42 AM
IN SOUTHERN IRAQ (AP) -- About 500 Iraqi fighters have been killed in the last two days by the 3rd Infantry Division's tanks and mechanized units as they swept through southern Iraq, according to reports reaching ground forces command.
Turkish generals inspect border troops; no agreement on Turkish deployment in northern Iraq - 3/25/03 8:36 AM
SILOPI, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's top brass inspected troops in the Iraqi border region Tuesday, as U.S. officials again failed to reach an agreement on Turkey's plans to send troops into northern Iraq.
Blair says difficult days are ahead in Iraq - 3/25/03 8:22 AM
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair, preparing for a hasty summit in Washington to discuss postwar Iraq, said Tuesday there are bound to be "difficult days ahead" for coalition forces.
IN SOUTHERN IRAQ: Infantry Division. - 3/25/03 8:17 AM
Preston said U.S. forces ran into "a lot" of Iraqi tanks and anti-aircraft weaponry and "thousands and thousands" of weapons around the city of Najaf.
Sound of explosions is heard more and more in Baghdad - 3/25/03 7:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Baghdad was digging in deeper Tuesday -- literally.
Kremlin presses own version of Bush-Putin conversation on alleged Russian sales of military equipment to Iraq - 3/25/03 7:20 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia went on a media offensive Tuesday to repeat denials of American allegations that it is selling anti-tank guided missiles, jamming devices and night-vision goggles to Iraq. It hinted that Washington also had sold sensitive equipment to other nations.
Marine killed in Iraq was orphan immigrant who enlisted to thank U.S. for his new life - 3/25/03 7:10 AM
LOMITA, Calif. (AP) -- Jose Gutierrez left war-torn Guatemala for a new life in the United States -- and become one of his adopted country's first two casualties in Iraq.
Family and friends talk about missing W.Va. soldier - 3/25/03 6:31 AM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- Jessica Lynch is known for her smile, her laugh and for loving children so much that she wants to be a teacher.
China urges that U.S. forces do not strike foreign diplomatic installations in Baghdad - 3/25/03 6:30 AM
BEIJING (AP) -- China, whose embassy in Yugoslavia was destroyed by U.S. warplanes in 1999, on Tuesday urged the American-led forces attacking Baghdad to avoid damaging foreign diplomatic missions in the Iraqi capital.
Tomahawk's performance bodes well for defense contractor - 3/25/03 5:59 AM
BOSTON (AP) -- The manufacturer of the Tomahawk cruise missiles that have pounded Iraq for a week plans to replenish the U.S. Navy's arsenal with upgraded versions of the low-flying, laser-guided rockets.
Wounded U.S. soldiers evacuated to hospital in Germany - 3/25/03 5:57 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Five more U.S. soldiers with battle-related injuries -- including three who were wounded in a grenade attack in Kuwait -- arrived at a military hospital in Germany early Tuesday.
Army pounds forces outside Baghdad in all-night artillery barrage - 3/25/03 5:12 AM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces 50 miles from Baghdad pounded military targets south of the Iraqi capital with howitzers and rockets early Tuesday in an all-night artillery barrage that lit up the clouds like lightning.
Pentagon battling politics rather than Saddam along stalled northern front - 3/25/03 5:05 AM
KALAK, Iraq (AP) -- Squinting through binoculars, Iraqi Kurdish fighters watch Saddam Hussein's troops apparently laying mines and preparing for a possible assault from the north.
Second British soldier is killed in combat in Iraq - 3/25/03 4:47 AM
LONDON (AP) -- British forces took on irregular forces in southern Iraq overnight, and a second British soldier died in fighting there, British officials said Tuesday.
Race to Baghdad begins with mammoth, long-haul supply system - 3/25/03 3:56 AM
ARIFJAN, Kuwait (AP) -- The road to Baghdad begins on a pier in Kuwait.
Second British soldier killed in combat in Iraq - 3/25/03 3:47 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A second British soldier has died in combat in southern Iraq, British officials said Tuesday
Army pounds forces outside Baghdad in all-night artillery barrage - 3/25/03 3:39 AM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces 50 miles from Baghdad pounded military targets south of the Iraqi capital with howitzers and rockets early Tuesday in an all-night artillery barrage that lit up the clouds like lightning.
Baghdad homes for abandoned children offer glimpse into terror of war - 3/25/03 3:32 AM
It's just a thin slice of the unseen fear behind the Baghdad bombs, those black billows exploding nightly on television. But even a brief glimpse into the lives of helpless, trappped children can open eyes to the reality of war.
War in Iraq temporarily keeps military personnel from quitting service - 3/25/03 3:28 AM
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Roland "Frenchy" Dubreuil figured 26 years in the service was enough. He planned to retire on his 45th birthday this summer, pursue a master's degree in counseling and start a new career.
Army attack helicopter downed during intense fight with Iraqi armored unit - 3/25/03 3:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army's first battle with Iraq's elite Republican Guard provided a look at what may lie ahead in the battle for Baghdad: swarms of rifle-firing Iraqis in civilian clothes and many destroyed Iraqi tanks.
Sailors tune away as war news turns complicated - 3/25/03 3:20 AM
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) -- In its fifth day, Operation Iraqi Freedom is not playing well aboard Navy ships like the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Instead of the news channels, more and more sailors are watching basketball, movies -- anything that takes them away from the world's first fully televi
Bush tips his hand on war price tag, after resisting for months - 3/25/03 3:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After delaying for months, President Bush is revealing his official estimate of what war with Iraq will cost American taxpayers. His price tag: $74.7 billion to cover six months of combat, humanitarian aid, rebuilding and bolstered security at home.
Increased security costing state $125,000 in overtime each day - 3/25/03 3:03 AM
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The state is spending $125,000 a day in overtime to help pay for the increased security put in place just before the war with Iraq started
Race to Baghdad begins with mammoth, long-haul supply system - 3/25/03 2:48 AM
ARIFJAN, Kuwait (AP) -- The road to Baghdad begins on a pier in Kuwait.
Whether protesting war or supporting the troops, many young people are taking a stand - 3/25/03 2:47 AM
CHICAGO (AP) -- The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq is awakening the activist spirit in America's youth, with many adding their voices to the war debate and taking to the streets for the first time in their lives.
More than 2,000 precision-guided bombs have been used against Iraq - 3/25/03 2:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. aircraft have dropped more than 2,000 precision-guided bombs on Iraq since the war's start, a feat possible in part because the "smart" bombs now are produced for a relatively cheap $20,000 each.
One way to fight in a city - 3/25/03 2:18 AM
The following urban warfare tactic has been rehearsed by U.S. soldiers for the Iraq war, using the Bradley fighting vehicle
As war unfolds, hard evidence of Iraq doomsday weapons remains elusive - 3/25/03 2:16 AM
In months of allegation and investigation on the way to war, no firm evidence emerged that Iraq held weapons of mass destruction. Now it is up to the U.S. invasion force to find such weapons -- if they exist.
List of casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/25/03 2:13 AM
List of 20 U.S. troops killed and 14 captured or missing in war on Iraq. Sources: U.S. military and relatives. Hometowns may be those of family
Iraqi succession poses difficult questions - 3/25/03 2:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There is broad agreement among U.S. officials that the political leaders of post-Saddam Hussein Iraq should include a mix of Iraqis from inside the country and those who have struggled for new leadership from the outside.
Lightweight gear, new technology create a new breed: the `backpack journalist' - 3/25/03 1:58 AM
Armed with $15,000 in satellite phones and computers, Preston Mendenhall is a journalistic one-man band, writing stories, taking photographs and shooting video in combat zones.
Sailors tune away as war news turns complicated - 3/25/03 1:53 AM
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) -- In its fifth day, Operation Iraqi Freedom is not playing well aboard Navy ships like the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Instead of the news channels, more and more sailors are watching basketball, movies -- anything that takes them away from the world's first fully televi
Civil disobedience apt to fall short for now, historians say - 3/25/03 1:43 AM
Protesters who challenge war policy by civil disobedience are resurrecting the powerful tactics of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, but they will likely find it hard to sway most Americans for now, say historians and some activists.
Peril at the gates of Baghdad: The prospect of urban warfare - 3/25/03 1:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- War strategists liken urban combat to knife fights in a phone booth. Allied forces are getting a taste of it in small Iraqi cities, trying to avoid it in a larger one and face an almost certain round of it in the biggest prize of all, Baghdad.
Airstrikes may have stunned Iraqis but did not force quick collapse - 3/25/03 1:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly a week into the war, the U.S. "shock and awe" air campaign against the pillars of Saddam Hussein's power has yet to achieve its broader aim: an early capitulation by the Iraqi regime that would avert all-out war for control of Baghdad
Explosions outside Iraqi capital shake city center; residents wait for battle for Baghdad - 3/25/03 1:00 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Huge explosions shook buildings in the heart of the capital Tuesday, apparently from U.S. forces bombing Iraqi positions on the city outskirts. With coalition troops closing in, the streets were nearly empty as people hunkered down in anticipation of the battle for Baghdad.
Protesters clash with police in Germany; Australia's prime minister heckled - 3/25/03 12:44 AM
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Anti-war demonstrators clashed with police outside the U.S. consulate in Hamburg and peace rallies emptied schools across Italy on Monday in a fresh swell of protests against the war in Iraq.
New York Stock Exchange bans Arab TV station's reporters - 3/25/03 12:37 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Arab TV network Al-Jazeera said Monday two of its reporters covering the New York Stock Exchange have had their credentials revoked because of the satellite station's coverage of the war in Iraq.
Drive to Baghdad slowed by sandstorm, resistance - 3/25/03 12:17 AM
Aiming for Saddam Hussein's seat of power, U.S.-led warplanes and helicopters attacked Republican Guard units defending Baghdad on Monday while ground troops advanced to within 50 miles of the Iraqi capital. President Bush put a $75 billion price tag on a down payment for the war.
Explosions south of Baghdad rock the city, in apparent attack on Republican Guards - 3/25/03 12:11 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Huge explosions south of Baghdad shook buildings in the heart of the capital early Tuesday, as coalition forces apparently bombed Saddam Hussein's Republican Guards.

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