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Saturday  March 29, 2003

Thousands for and against war in Iraq rally in Mass.; other demonstrations across nation - 3/29/03 10:45 PM
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts rallies both for and against the war with Iraq included a "die-in" at Boston Common and patriotic songs near a military reservation Saturday in two of many demonstrations across the nation.
Chilean ambassador sacked for disobeying president on vote on Iraq at U.N. meeting - 3/29/03 9:14 PM
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A Chilean diplomat lost his job Saturday after disobeying a presidential order and failing to vote against an emergency meeting on Iraq by the top U.N. human rights body.
Afghan government calls on wealthy citizens to give money to help Iraqis - 3/29/03 8:46 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's government has set up a special bank account to channel money for humanitarian aid to Iraq and urged wealthy Afghans to contribute to it, state television reported Saturday.
British army not taking a back seat to U.S. in taking on Iraqi fighters - 3/29/03 8:38 PM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- Striking before dawn, British tanks and infantry staged a lightning raid into besieged Basra on Saturday, destroying five Iraqi tanks and blowing up two statues of Saddam Hussein before withdrawing without casualties.
Australia to urge Washington to allow United Nations to administer Iraq - 3/29/03 8:34 PM
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia will press Washington to allow the United Nations to administer an interim regime in Iraq as soon as possible after the war ends, the foreign minister said Sunday.
U.S. announces halt of cruise missile launches that cross Saudi Arabia after complaints - 3/29/03 8:09 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The United States stopped launching Tomahawk cruise missile over parts of Saudi Arabia after the kingdom complained that some of the weapons landed in the vast desert country, the U.S. Central Command said Saturday.
Newspaper: Iraqi government may be holding missing journalists - 3/29/03 8:00 PM
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Two Newsday journalists who disappeared from Baghdad may have been detained by Iraq's government, the newspaper's editor said Saturday.
From Seoul to Santiago, protesters turn out for new rallies against Iraq war - 3/29/03 7:54 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- Anti-war demonstrators turned out in the tens of thousands Saturday from South Korea to Chile, spattering streets with paint, jeering outside U.S. embassies and in one case forming a 31-mile human chain.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/29/03 7:35 PM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals: 36 dead overall, 29 dead in combat, seven captured, 15 missing. British total: 23 dead. The list of names below are confirmed from family members or the military. The total number of dead includes casualties whose names are not available.
Warplanes pound Baghdad's defenders as Iraq warns of taking war to U.S. soil - 3/29/03 7:33 PM
U.S. warplanes attacked Baghdad's defenders with bombs and strafing fire Saturday in a thunderous prelude to a ground assault. Iraqis inflicted a new danger on the allies -- a deadly suicide attack -- and threatened to kill Americans on U.S. soil.
Thousands for and against war in Iraq rally in Mass.; other demonstrations across nation - 3/29/03 7:20 PM
MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts rallies both for and against the war with Iraq included a "die-in" at Boston Common and patriotic songs near a military reservation Saturday in two of many demonstrations across the nation.
Bush says fighting now is against 'most desperate units' of Iraqi army - 3/29/03 7:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to maximize support for the war in Iraq, President Bush on Saturday issued a staunchly upbeat picture of the military campaign's progress and intensified his criticism of Saddam Hussein's regime.
U.S. military investigating Marine deaths amid reports of 'friendly fire' - 3/29/03 7:02 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Central Command said Saturday it was still investigating an incident in which nine Marines were killed last weekend near the Iraqi city of Nasiriyah. News reports said a U.S. plane may have fired on the Marines.
"Docs" move with the Marines, keeping them healthy, treating their wounds - 3/29/03 6:20 PM
SOUTHERN IRAQ (AP) -- Every Marine unit has one, and the nickname is always just about the same: "Doc."
Weather forecast for Iraq, Kuwait and Turkey - 3/29/03 6:19 PM
Sunday's forecast for Iraq, Kuwait and Turkey: Baghdad -- High: 72. Partly sunny and breezy. Low: 49. Basra -- High: 79. Mostly sunny. Low: 58. Kirkuk -- High: 65. Sunny and cloudy. Low: 42. Mosul -- High: 64. Partly sunny. Low: 36. Najaf -- High: 73. Sunny. Low: 48. Nasiriya -- High: 76. Partly sunny
Cruise missiles hit Baghdad as anger flares over market bombing - 3/29/03 6:19 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Wailing and sobbing, black-clad mourners gathered Saturday for a funeral procession amid the wreckage of a Baghdad marketplace where Iraqi officials say dozens of civilians died in a coalition bombing.
U.S. military investigating report 'friendly fire' killed Marines - 3/29/03 6:16 PM
AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. Central Command said Saturday it was trying to determine if nine Marines who died the previous weekend were killed by Iraqi or American fire near the Iraqi city of Nasiriya.
Soldier suspected in attack on 101st Airborne Division returned to the U.S. - 3/29/03 6:12 PM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- A U.S. soldier suspected of a deadly grenade attack on his own comrades in the 101st Airborne Division in Kuwait is back in the United States, Army officials said Saturday.
Combat seasoning starts with first mission - 3/29/03 6:12 PM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- The infrared image on Chief Warrant Officer 2 Chris Montjoy's screen startled him. It was early in his first combat mission, and the 101st Airborne Division pilot almost reacted by firing.
From Seoul to Santiago, protesters turn out for new rallies against Iraq war - 3/29/03 6:03 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- Anti-war demonstrators turned out in the thousands Saturday from South Korea to Chile, spattering streets with paint, jeering outside U.S. embassies and in one case forming a 31-mile human chain.
Iraqi missile shatters windows at Kuwait City shopping mall; no deaths - 3/29/03 5:46 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A low-flying Iraqi missile screamed across the Persian Gulf early Saturday, avoiding the detection of U.S. defense systems and landing just off the coast of Kuwait City, shattering windows at a popular seaside shopping mall.
Saddam sacks commander of air defenses, Blair's office says - 3/29/03 5:43 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein has fired his commander of air defenses as U.S.-led forces claimed control of 95 percent of Iraq's sky, the British government said Saturday.
Suicide attack on Fort Stewart troops adds to anger, anxiety on home front - 3/29/03 5:39 PM
HINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Soldiers' wives cheered and waved flags to a cacophony of passing car horns Saturday, using pumped-up patriotism to drown out their shock from the latest news from Iraq.
Warplanes pound Baghdad's defenders as Iraq warns of taking war to U.S. soil - 3/29/03 5:26 PM
U.S. warplanes attacked Baghdad's defenders with bombs and strafing fire Saturday in a thunderous prelude to a ground assault. Iraqis inflicted a new danger on the allies -- a deadly suicide attack -- and threatened to kill Americans on U.S. soil.
U.S. announces halt of cruise missile launches that cross Saudi Arabia after complaints - 3/29/03 5:25 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The United States stopped launching Tomahawk cruise missile over parts of Saudi Arabia after the kingdom complained that some of the weapons landed in the vast desert country, the U.S. Central Command said Saturday.
Significant protests around the world Saturday - 3/29/03 5:23 PM
Demonstrations around the world Saturday related to the war in Iraq
Bush says fighting now is against 'most desperate units' of Iraqi army - 3/29/03 5:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to maximize support for the war in Iraq, President Bush on Saturday issued a staunchly upbeat picture of the military campaign's progress and intensified his criticism of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Serbia intends to ease restrictions on extraditing war crimes suspects - 3/29/03 5:04 PM
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) -- Serbia intends to make it easier to extradite suspected war criminals to a United Nations tribunal in the Netherlands, Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic said Saturday.
Thousand Oaks but no yellow ribbons: California city apologizes for spoiling tribute by soldier's mom - 3/29/03 5:02 PM
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A mother with a soldier son in Iraq tied yellow ribbons around a few hundred trees -- a tribute promptly snipped down by a city worker.
Protesters, war supporters square off in Paterson - 3/29/03 4:59 PM
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- Anti-war protesters and counter-demonstrators traded insults as police in riot gear kept watch at a rally Saturday that was more notable for who did not show up than for who did.
Suicide attacks a rare tactic in conflicts around the world - 3/29/03 4:58 PM
Suicide attacks are a relatively recent development and remain rare. Only Japan's military during World War II and the current era's Sri Lankan rebels and Muslim militants have practiced suicide warfare.
Rice, in French newspaper, makes U.S. case for war against Iraq - 3/29/03 4:56 PM
PARIS (AP) -- National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice writes in an commentary for a French newspaper to be published Sunday that what unites the coalition fighting Iraq is nothing less than "the most serious threat of our time."
Baghdad is the focus, but when and how? - 3/29/03 4:48 PM
Having weathered near-biblical sandstorms, fought guerrilla-style ambushes and brought their high-tech powerhouse to within 50 miles of Baghdad, U.S. forces are waiting for the next move -- a showdown with Iraq's best troops, the Republican Guard.
Hospitals coping in battered Basra, but not forever, U.N. officials say - 3/29/03 4:35 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Hospitals in bombed and besieged Basra are coping so far with a flood of war casualties, but a lengthy, bloody standoff could deplete supplies of anesthetics, antibiotics and other essentials, the U.N. medical chief for Iraq said Saturday.
Long war, civilian deaths could dash the hopes of turning Arab, European opinion - 3/29/03 4:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One chief goal of the war in Iraq is to convince Arabs that America was on their side and that getting rid of Saddam Hussein will benefit them, too.
Protesters hold anti-war rally in Times Square - 3/29/03 4:12 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Anti-war protesters escorted by police marched down Broadway on Saturday, adding a smorgasbord of other causes along the way, from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to abortion rights.
U.S. announces halt of cruise missile launches that cross Saudi Arabia after complaints - 3/29/03 4:07 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The United States halted Tomahawk cruise missile launches over parts of Saudi Arabia after the kingdom complained that some of the weapons landed in the vast desert country, the U.S. Central Command said Saturday.
Cruise missiles hit Baghdad as anger flares over market bombing - 3/29/03 4:06 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Wailing and sobbing, black-clad mourners gathered Saturday for a funeral procession amid the wreckage of a Baghdad marketplace where Iraqi officials say dozens of civilians died in a coalition bombing.
Iraqi withdrawal moves Kurdish militia closer to key oil center - 3/29/03 4:06 PM
NEAR PERDEH, Iraq (AP) -- Without firing a shot, Kurdish militiamen moved closer Saturday to the key prize of the north -- Kirkuk and its oil fields -- after Iraqi forces staged a sudden withdrawal to possibly plug defenses targeted by U.S. airstrikes.
Expectations of big victories with little death - 3/29/03 4:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the 1991 Gulf War, the first major conflict since Vietnam, military leaders braced to lose up to 10,000 allied soldiers. It ended with 614 American combat casualties -- 147 killed in action, 467 wounded.
Warplanes pound Baghdad's defenders as Iraq warns of taking war to U.S. soil - 3/29/03 3:59 PM
U.S. warplanes attacked Baghdad's defenders with bombs and strafing fire Saturday in a thunderous prelude to a ground assault. Iraqis inflicted a new danger on the allies -- a deadly suicide attack -- and threatened to kill Americans on U.S. soil.
"Docs" move with the Marines, keeping them healthy, treating their wounds - 3/29/03 3:45 PM
SOUTHERN IRAQ (AP) -- Every Marine unit has one, and the nickname is always just about the same: "Doc."
Suicide attacks another threat to U.S. forces in Iraq - 3/29/03 3:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces now have another worry -- guarding against suicide attacks by Iraqis. For decades, the U.S. military has been a target of this unconventional and low-tech threat.
Saddam sacks commander of air defenses, Blair's office says - 3/29/03 3:42 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein has fired his commander of air defenses as U.S.-led forces claimed control of 95 percent of Iraq's sky, the British government said Saturday.
Suicide attacker kills four U.S. troops; Iraq says bomber was army officer, threatens more such attacks - 3/29/03 3:40 PM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- A bomber posing as a taxi driver summoned American troops for help, then blew up his vehicle Saturday, killing himself and four soldiers and opening a new chapter of carnage in the war for Iraq.
War-Saudi - 3/29/03 3:33 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Since the war on Iraq began, invocations to Allah to "strike the Americans," "bring down their planes" and "burn them with their own fire" have been heard at Saudi mosques following daily prayers.
U.S. air officer says three-quarters of airstrikes focusing on Iraq's best ground forces - 3/29/03 3:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three-quarters of allied airstrikes are now targeting Republican Guard forces that stand between advancing columns of U.S. ground troops and Saddam Hussein's government, a top American air officer said in an Associated Press interview Saturday.
Pentagon considering speeding up flow of combat forces to Iraq war - 3/29/03 3:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon may send some reinforcements to Iraq sooner than scheduled, and the number of U.S. and allied forces in the Persian Gulf region now exceeds 290,000, officials said Saturday.
Expectations of big victories with little death - 3/29/03 3:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the 1991 Gulf War, the first major conflict since Vietnam, military leaders braced to lose up to 10,000 allied soldiers. It ended with 614 American combat casualties -- 147 killed in action, 467 wounded.
New York-based Marine reserves head for war, with memories of Sept. 11 still fresh - 3/29/03 3:15 PM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- For a handful of reservists heading to the Middle East, the prospect of risking their own lives in Iraq is tempered by their memories of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center.
Next-of-kin notifier' officers help military families deal with bad news - 3/29/03 3:13 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- It was 29 years ago but Col. Terry Melton remembers it as though it were yesterday. He had to tell a woman her National Guard husband was dead -- his first assignment as a next-of-kin notifier.
Vast Iraqi oil field nearly free of fires, raising hopes that oil exports can begin soon - 3/29/03 3:01 PM
RUMEILA OIL FIELD, Iraq (AP) -- Angry flames roared out of a sabotaged well in this southern Iraqi oil field Saturday, while camels lazily paraded by over the sand that covers the key to Iraq's future.
Cruise missiles hit Baghdad as anger flares over market bombing - 3/29/03 2:59 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Wailing and sobbing, black-clad mourners gathered Saturday for a funeral procession amid the wreckage of a Baghdad marketplace where Iraqi officials say dozens of civilians died in a coalition bombing.
Protesters, war supporters square off in Paterson - 3/29/03 2:59 PM
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- Anti-war protesters and counter-demonstrators squared off in an angry shouting match in a city park Saturday afternoon while police in riot gear watched.
After one week of war, world's media steeped in passionate commentary, and often criticism - 3/29/03 2:57 PM
BEIJING (AP) -- The reports are gripping, visceral, passionate -- products of a fast-moving war and the fast-moving media racing to process it. Around the world, news columns and airwaves crackle with conflict, amassing a first rough draft of dismay, condemnation and occasional support.
America readies for postwar prosecutions, probably in military courts - 3/29/03 2:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first Persian Gulf War ended without any war crime prosecutions of Iraqis. This time, the United States says Iraqis, from President Saddam Hussein to a foot soldier accused of using a human shield, could face trial.
From Seoul to Santiago, protesters turn out for new rallies against Iraq war - 3/29/03 2:45 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- Anti-war demonstrators turned out in the thousands from South Korea to Chile on Saturday, spattering streets with paint, jeering outside U.S. embassies and in one case forming a 31-mile human chain.
Administration tells Syrians details of weapons shipments from Syria into Iraq - 3/29/03 2:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is informing high-ranking Syrian leaders about people it believes are responsible for shipping military equipment into Iraq through Syria, a State Department official said Saturday.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/29/03 2:36 PM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 36 dead overall, 29 dead in combat, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead.
British army not taking a back seat to U.S. in taking on Iraqi fighters - 3/29/03 2:36 PM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- Striking before dawn, British tanks and infantry staged a lightning raid into besieged Basra on Saturday, destroying five Iraqi tanks and blowing up two statues of Saddam Hussein before withdrawing without casualties
Iraqi withdrawal moves Kurdish militia closer to key oil center - 3/29/03 2:29 PM
NEAR PERDEH, Iraq (AP) -- Without firing a shot, Kurdish militiamen moved closer Saturday to the key prize of the north -- Kirkuk and its oil fields -- after Iraqi forces staged a sudden withdrawal to possibly plug defenses targeted by U.S. airstrikes.
His brother's keeper: Oregon television reporter covers war from aboard sibling's ship - 3/29/03 2:22 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- On his 16th day broadcasting from aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, television reporter Pat Dooris felt the sour tang of fear spread from the back of his mouth to the pit of his stomach.
Warplanes pound Baghdad's defenders as Iraq warns of taking war to U.S. soil - 3/29/03 2:16 PM
U.S. warplanes attacked Baghdad's defenders with bombs and strafing fire Saturday in a thunderous prelude to a ground assault. Iraqis inflicted a new danger on the allies -- a deadly suicide attack -- and threatened to kill Americans on U.S. soil.
Protesters hold anti-war rally in Times Square - 3/29/03 2:13 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Several hundred protesters staged an anti-war rally Saturday in Times Square while throwing in a smorgasbord of other causes -- from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to abortion rights.
Pentagon says 6,000 precision bombs dropped - 3/29/03 2:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and coalition forces have struck Iraqi targets with 6,000 precision-guided bombs since the war began, in a dramatic escalation of missile attacks, a Pentagon spokesman said Saturday.
Suicide attack on Fort Stewart troops adds to anger, anxiety on home front - 3/29/03 2:06 PM
HINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- The news that four U.S. soldiers from nearby Fort Stewart were killed in a suicide attack hit hard in this tight-knit military town.
Suicide attacker kills four U.S. troops; Iraq says bomber was army officer, threatens more such attacks - 3/29/03 2:05 PM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- A bomber posing as a taxi driver summoned American troops for help, then blew up his vehicle Saturday, killing himself and four soldiers and opening a new chapter of carnage in the war for Iraq.
Dear diary: life in the land (and sea) of the embedded journalist - 3/29/03 1:59 PM
Associated Press reporters remain on assignment -- "embedded," in military parlance -- with various U.S. military units as the war against Iraq continues. Here are some daily snapshots of life in those units.
WASHINGTON TODAY: Bush keeps pressing for big tax cuts even as war costs mount - 3/29/03 1:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The longer and nastier the war with Iraq gets, the harder it will be for President Bush to muster support from skeptical lawmakers for those big tax cuts he seeks.
U.S. air officer says three-quarters of airstrikes focusing on Iraq's best ground forces - 3/29/03 1:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three of every four allied airstrikes are now targeting Republican Guard forces that stand between advancing columns of U.S. ground troops and Saddam Hussein's government, a top American air officer said in an Associated Press interview Saturday.
Service a way of life in tiny community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula - 3/29/03 1:51 PM
RUDYARD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- The flowers on the dining room table had just arrived, a simple spring arrangement of yellow and green, and Darlene Witmer's eyes welled with tears as she looked at the bouquet.
Pope says "tragedy" of Iraq war must not cause religious hatred - 3/29/03 1:46 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul II urged the faithful Saturday not to allow the Iraq conflict to stir up hatred between Christians and Muslims, saying that would transform the war into a "religious catastrophe."
U.S. troops in Iraq get first mail delivery since leaving Kuwait - 3/29/03 1:45 PM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- The magic words first came on the battalion's radio network: "Mail is ready for pickup."
Despite fear of Iraqi missiles, Israelis cling to an edgy normalcy - 3/29/03 1:44 PM
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- A musician plays the sax for loose change. A man practicing tai chi on the beach marvels at the sunset. Customers drift into a coffee shop that was rebuilt after a suicide bombing.
Expectations of big victories with little death - 3/29/03 1:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the 1991 Gulf War, the first major conflict since Vietnam, military leaders braced to lose up to 10,000 allied soldiers. It ended with 614 American combat casualties -- 147 killed in action, 467 wounded.
Pentagon: Close to 100,000 troops now inside Iraq - 3/29/03 1:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Almost 100,000 U.S. and coalition forces are now in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said Saturday, with additional American troops headed to the Persian Gulf.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/29/03 1:12 PM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 29 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead.
Protesters hold anti-war rally in Times Square - 3/29/03 1:10 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Several hundred protesters staged an anti-war rally Saturday in Times Square while throwing in a smorgasbord of other causes -- from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to abortion rights.
Suicide bomber kills four U.S. soldiers; Iraq threatens more such bombings - 3/29/03 12:54 PM
A suicide bomber identified as a noncommissioned Iraqi army officer killed four American soldiers Saturday, and Iraq threatened more such attacks. Coalition forces pounded Republican Guard positions in preparation for an all-out push toward Baghdad.
Iran rejects Rumsfeld's accusations that it is meddling in Iraq war - 3/29/03 12:45 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran dismissed as "baseless" allegations made by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld that it is meddling in the war on Iraq, and insisted it would not allow Iraqi opposition in Iran to cross the border.
Pope says "tragedy" of Iraq war must not cause religious hatred - 3/29/03 12:27 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope John Paul II urged the faithful Saturday not to allow the Iraq conflict stir up hatred between Christians and Muslims, saying that would transform the war into a "religious catastrophe."
Amid ups and downs, one fact _ `we're in a real war here' - 3/29/03 12:15 PM
PHOENIX (AP) -- Rosie Tejada clung to her optimism as though it were her departed Marine son.
Suicide bomber kills four U.S. troops; Iraq says bomber was army officer and threatens more attacks - 3/29/03 12:05 PM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- A suicide bomber in a taxi killed four American soldiers in an attack Saturday. Iraq's vice president identified the bomber as an Iraqi army officer and said suicide attacks will now be "routine military policy."
Ten more U.S. war wounded flown to hospital in Germany - 3/29/03 11:38 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Ten U.S. soldiers with battlefield wounds and 12 with noncombat injuries arrived in Germany on Saturday for treatment at a military hospital.
U.S. announces halt of cruise missile launches that cross Saudi Arabia after complaints - 3/29/03 11:37 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The United States halted Tomahawk cruise missile launches over parts of Saudi Arabia after the kingdom complained some of the weapons landed in the vast desert country, the Central Command said Saturday.
Official death toll in Iraq stands at 36 - 3/29/03 11:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon said Saturday the number of American deaths in the war with Iraq stood at 36, including 29 soldiers killed in action.
Iraqi war begins to have effect on NYC restaurants, hotels - 3/29/03 11:11 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- War in Iraq is dissuading some potential tourists from visiting the city, and tourism officials are concerned a prolonged conflict will cause longer-term damage to the $25 billion industry.
BAGHDAD, Iraq: its land. - 3/29/03 11:08 AM
The suicide bombing came earlier Saturday at a U.S. checkpoint on the highway north of the city of Najaf, U.S. military officers said. A taxi stopped close to the checkpoint, and the driver waved for help. The soldiers approached the car, and it exploded, Capt. Andrew Wallace told Associated Press Televisi
BAGHDAD, Iraq: he said. - 3/29/03 11:06 AM
"This is just the beginning. You'll hear more pleasant news later," Ramadan said.
Suicide bomber kills four American troops; Iraq says bomber was army officer and threatens more attacks - 3/29/03 10:57 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's vice president on Saturday threatened more suicide bombings against coalition troops, saying a bomber who killed four U.S. soldiers outside the Iraqi city of Najaf was a noncommissioned army officer.
U.S. ground units delay march on Baghdad, but air strikes continue - 3/29/03 10:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some U.S. forces have paused on their push toward Baghdad, while coalition airstrikes pounded Iraq's information ministry and a meeting of paramilitary forces whom U.S. officials blame for atrocities.
Suicide bomber kills four U.S. soldiers; coalition pounds Iraqi troops ahead of expected Baghdad push - 3/29/03 10:52 AM
A suicide bomber driving a taxi killed four American soldiers Saturday at a checkpoint in south-central Iraq, U.S. officers said. The attack came as coalition forces pounded Republican Guard positions and battled to quell paramilitary harassment in preparation for an all-out push toward Baghdad.
Iraqi missile shatters Kuwait City shopping mall; no deaths - 3/29/03 10:36 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A low-flying Iraqi missile screamed across the Persian Gulf early Saturday, avoiding the detection of U.S. defense systems and landing just off the coast of Kuwait City, shattering windows at a popular seaside shopping mall.
Gunfire, smoke greet Marine aviators flying supplies to hottest front in Iraq - 3/29/03 10:19 AM
OVER NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Skimming the treetops, two CH-46E assault helicopters clattered toward Marines pinned down by Iraqi forces on the northern side of Nasiriyah, even as missile bursts lit up the sky.
Chirac, Blair agree on large role for United Nations in postwar Iraq - 3/29/03 9:57 AM
PARIS (AP) -- French President Jacques Chirac and British Prime Minister Tony Blair agreed Saturday that the United Nations must play a large role in running Iraq after the war, Chirac's office said.
U.S. warplanes soften up Republican Guard positions around Baghdad - 3/29/03 9:49 AM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- U.S. warplanes launching from the Gulf are pounding Republican Guard positions south of Baghdad to soften defenses around the Iraqi capital in preparation for a U.S.-led ground assault, senior Navy officers said.
Suicide bomber kills four American soldiers in south central Iraq - 3/29/03 9:48 AM
A suicide bomber driving a taxi killed four American soldiers Saturday at a checkpoint in south-central Iraq, U.S. officers said. The attack came as coalition forces battled to quell paramilitary harassment in order to prepare for an all-out push toward Baghdad.
Cruise missiles hit Baghdad as anger flares over market bombing - 3/29/03 9:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Wailing and sobbing, black-clad mourners gathered Saturday for a funeral procession amid the wreckage of a Baghdad marketplace where Iraqi officials say dozens of civilians died in a coalition bombing.
Weather forecast for Iraq, Kuwait and Turkey - 3/29/03 9:14 AM
Saturday's forecast for Iraq, Kuwait and Turkey: Baghdad -- High: 70. Mostly sunny and breezy. Low: 43. Basra -- High: 76. Mostly sunny. Low: 52. Kirkuk -- High: 63. Sunny and cool. Low: 38. Mosul -- High: 59. Sunny and cool. Low: 33. Najaf -- High: 73. Mostly sunny. Low: 43. Nasiriya -- High: 74. Mostly
Suicide bomber kills four American troops near Najaf, U.S. military officers report - 3/29/03 8:39 AM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- A suicide bomber killed four Americans in an attack Saturday north of the city of Najaf, U.S. military officers said.
Report: Serbia to ease restrictions on extraditing war crimes suspects - 3/29/03 8:39 AM
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) -- Serbia's ruling parties reportedly have agreed to make it easier to extradite suspected war criminals to a United Nations tribunal in the Netherlands.
CAMP AS SAYLIYA, Qatar: Television News. - 3/29/03 7:56 AM
The major general confirmed reports that U.S. forces had found the bodies of some troops in shallow graves near Nasiriyah, where a fierce battle has raged for days.
Suicide bomber kills five American soldiers in south central Iraq - 3/29/03 7:46 AM
A suicide bomber driving a taxi killed five American soldiers Saturday at a checkpoint in south-central Iraq, a U.S. officer said. The attack came as coalition forces battled to quell paramilitary harassment in order to prepare for an all-out push toward Baghdad.
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He said the military hoped to be able to resume launches across Saudi Arabia that would not endanger populated areas but gave no estimate of when.
Command: U.S. warplanes strike gathering of 200 Saddam paramilitaries in Basra - 3/29/03 5:52 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- British forces were tightening the cordon around Basra on Saturday after U.S. warplanes used laser-guided missiles to destroy a building where some 200 Iraqi paramilitary fighters were believed to be meeting. The death toll was not known.
Suicide bomber kills five American troops near Najaf, U.S. military officer reports - 3/29/03 5:07 AM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- A suicide bomber killed five Americans in an attack Saturday north of the city of Najaf, a U.S. military officer said.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/29/03 4:38 AM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 28 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead.
IN THE IRAQI DESERT: the report. - 3/29/03 4:30 AM
The suicide bombing Saturday was the first against U.S. and British forces since the invasion of Iraq began.
IN THE IRAQI DESERT: on Saturday - 3/29/03 4:23 AM
It was not immediately clear precisely when the incident occurred
IN THE IRAQI DESERT: Infantry Division - 3/29/03 4:22 AM
The attack occurred at a U.S.-manned checkpoint on Highway 9, north of Najaf.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 3/29/03 4:18 AM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. totals (which include only those identified by military or confirmed by family members): 29 dead, seven captured, 16 missing. British total: 22 dead.
62-year-old Moses Lake doctor called to active duty - 3/29/03 4:04 AM
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- At age 62, Dr. Jim Irwin expected to spend this year performing surgery in Moses Lake and tending to his Arabian horses.
Iraqi missile shatters Kuwait City shopping mall; no casualties - 3/29/03 3:42 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A low-flying Iraqi missile screamed across the Persian Gulf early Saturday, avoiding the detection of U.S. defense systems and landing just off the coast of Kuwait City, shattering windows at a popular seaside shopping mall.
Iraq claim 58 civilians killed in Baghdad bombing; Kuwaits say Iraqi missile damages shopping mall - 3/29/03 3:39 AM
U.S. cruise missiles struck Baghdad on Saturday, while mourners gathered at a marketplace where Iraqi officials said 58 civilians were killed by a coalition bomb. Kuwaiti authorities said Iraq fired a missile of its own that damaged a popular shopping mall in Kuwait City.
American soldiers and Iraqis alike receive the gift of care in battlefield hospital - 3/29/03 2:44 AM
TALLIL AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) -- A 5-month-old a baby named Flower lies in a wooden medical supplies crate, wrapped in a green Army blanket, her tiny feet bandaged and bloodied by bullet wounds. Her mother and father are dead.
Blamed by Washington, a resentful Blix plans to step down in June - 3/29/03 2:21 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- His inspectors are becoming valuable commodities for the United States but Hans Blix isn't.
Polls suggest public thinks U.S. underestimated Iraqis, expects a long war - 3/29/03 2:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American public is increasingly convinced the United States underestimated Iraqi's resistance to an invasion and is expecting the war to last months, say polls that also indicate public support for the war remains strong.
Saddam survives with simpler weapons of mass obstruction - 3/29/03 2:08 AM
The ruler accused of making "weapons of mass destruction" is harrying the world's most sophisticated military with the 21st century equivalent of sticks and stones: guns and grenades used as weapons of mass obstruction.
Saddam survives with simpler weapons of mass obstruction - 3/29/03 2:03 AM
The ruler accused of making "weapons of mass destruction" is harrying the world's most sophisticated military with the 21st century equivalent of sticks and stones: guns and grenades used as weapons of mass obstruction.
Bush gets graphically personal in war of words against Saddam Hussein - 3/29/03 1:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush is waging battle against Iraq with dark, sometimes macabre, words -- "murderous," "brutal," "cruel" -- to shape public opinion about the war at home and abroad.
FBI seeking to expand presence overseas to combat terrorism - 3/29/03 1:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI plans to open offices in Kabul, Jakarta and eight other foreign capitals as part of a decade-long overseas expansion that officials say is crucial to meet the global threat of al-Qaida and other terrorist groups.
Iraq war brings economic distress to Turkey - 3/29/03 1:42 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Fallout from the conflict in Iraq is creating financial turmoil in Turkey, threatening to undermine the country's economic recovery and raising the prospect of instability on Iraq's northern border.
Sandstorm, logistics nightmare slows Marines advance through Iraq - 3/29/03 1:41 AM
IN CENTRAL IRAQ (AP) -- It was supposed to be a blitzkrieg through the desert, a rapid-fire rush of Marines across 180 miles of countryside to prepare for a massive, possibly decisive battle in the U.S.-led war against Iraq.
Iraq says dozens dead, scores injured in Baghdad market - 3/29/03 1:38 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's information minister said at least 58 people were killed Friday in a crowded market in northwest Baghdad by what local officials called a coalition bombing.
On the Syrian-Iraqi border, more cars headed toward Iraq, say Syrian officials - 3/29/03 1:35 AM
TANEF, Syria (AP) -- A refugee camp this side of the Iraqi border is empty. Bored customs officials have little to do but walk around the outpost's concrete buildings and smoke cigarettes.
In Mexico, U.S. fights war rumors about citizenship, bias - 3/29/03 1:32 AM
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- In recent weeks, the U.S. Embassy has fielded hundreds of requests from Mexicans offering to fight for the United States in exchange for American citizenship.
Marines batter Nasiriyah with artillery; some units pause advance toward Baghdad to allow resupply - 3/29/03 1:27 AM
IN THE IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- Artillery and rocket barrages set buildings on fire and raised a pall of thick, black smoke over Nasiriyah on Friday as Marines outside the Euphrates River city tried to stamp out Iraqi resistance on a key supply route to Baghdad.
'Invisible soldier' _ disappearance shocks far-flung Arizona reservation community - 3/29/03 1:27 AM
TUBA CITY, Ariz. (AP) -- The parents of Pfc. Lori Piestewa, who has been missing in Iraq since last weekend, sit in their trailer home on a Navajo reservation as a visitors silently pass by.
Schools across country cancel trips amid war worries - 3/29/03 1:27 AM
Superintendent Wayne Scarlett doesn't see much sense in letting his students fly to Europe when Americans traveling abroad are being advised to keep a low profile.
Mysterious scribe captivates cyberspace with Baghdad blog - 3/29/03 1:27 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Every day, tens of thousands of people turn to the Web seeking updates from a mysterious scribe whose detailed accounts of life in besieged Baghdad have made him a cyberspace celebrity.
New York-based Marine reserves head for war, with memories of Sept. 11 still fresh - 3/29/03 1:26 AM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- For a handful of reservists heading to the Middle East, the prospect of fighting in the war on terrorism has an added significance.
Arabs, Muslims and Sikhs report sporadic hate crimes as war continues - 3/29/03 1:26 AM
Muslim, Arab and Sikh groups say reports of backlash crimes are trickling in, and they fear an increase if the war in Iraq drags on.
Gunfire, smoke greet Marine aviators flying supplies to hottest front in Iraq - 3/29/03 1:26 AM
OVER NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Skimming the treetops, two CH-46E assault helicopters clattered Friday toward Marines pinned down by Iraqi forces on the northern side of Nasiriyah, even as missile bursts lit up the sky.
Reservists get ready to leave Lejeune for Gulf - 3/29/03 1:08 AM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- Reservists heading for the Persian Gulf this weekend feel the same as their active-duty counterparts: sad to leave family, but eager to perform jobs for which they have trained for years.
Fierce fighting on road to Baghdad - 3/29/03 12:56 AM
American-led forces dropped 1,000-pound bombs on Iraqi Republican Guard units ringing Baghdad on Friday and battled for control of the strategic city of Nasiriyah. President Bush warned of "further sacrifice" ahead in the face of unexpectedly fierce fighting.
Iraqi missile fired at Kuwait City; explosion rocks popular shopping mall - 3/29/03 12:35 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A missile fired by Iraq fell into the sea and exploded near Kuwait's most popular shopping mall early Saturday, blasting out windows, according to Kuwaiti and U.S. officials.
Fierce fighting on road to Baghdad - 3/29/03 12:30 AM
American-led forces dropped 1,000-pound bombs on Iraqi Republican Guard units ringing Baghdad on Friday and battled for control of the strategic city of Nasiriyah. President Bush warned of "further sacrifice" ahead in the face of unexpectedly fierce fighting.

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