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Tuesday  April 1, 2003

Jessica Lynch's family rejoices with word of her rescue - 4/1/03 11:55 PM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch's family rejoiced at word of her rescue Tuesday, as well-wishers packed their house in this small farming community and cars and fire trucks paraded past blaring horns in celebration.
Family reactions to soldier's rescue - 4/1/03 11:32 PM
Comments from relatives of missing or captured troops in Iraq after the Pentagon's announcement Tuesday that Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch had been rescued
Battling to clear the way for assault on Baghdad - 4/1/03 11:11 PM
Army ground forces attacked Republican Guard units Tuesday near Karbala, scarcely 50 miles from Baghdad, part of around-the-clock combat pointing toward an assault on the capital. An American POW was rescued in Iraq.
Al-Jazeera most sought-after in Internet searches - 4/1/03 10:53 PM
Despite being mostly knocked offline by hackers, the Web site of Arab satellite news network Al-Jazeera was among the most sought-after on the Internet last week.
House, Senate panels approve nearly $80 billion for war, terrorism fight - 4/1/03 10:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House and Senate Appropriations committees approved similar bills Tuesday containing nearly $80 billion for initial costs of the war with Iraq and other anti-terrorism efforts, including aid for the nation's struggling airlines.
Two Navy pilots rescued after their F-14 crashes in Iraq - 4/1/03 9:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two U.S. Navy aviators were rescued Tuesday when their F-14 Tomcat crashed in southern Iraq, the Navy said.
South Korean president asks lawmakers to support sending non-combat troops to Middle East - 4/1/03 9:36 PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Roh Moo-hyun urged lawmakers Wednesday to approve sending non-combat troops to support the U.S.-led war on Iraq, saying it would strengthen relations with Washington and help peacefully resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea.
American forces rescue Iraq POW Jessica Lynch - 4/1/03 9:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American troops on Tuesday rescued Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who had been held as a prisoner of war in Iraq since she and other members of her unit were ambushed March 23, the Defense Department announced.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/1/03 9:12 PM
U.S. forces appear to be approaching Baghdad from three southern positions: one on each side of the Euphrates River and one to the east-southeast. Here's a summary of recent information from units in each of those positions, culled from official assessments and reports from journalists of The Associated
Karbala was site of historic battle in Islamic history - 4/1/03 9:07 PM
Karbala, scene of the first major ground combat between the U.S. Army and Saddam Hussein's Republican Guards, is also the site of one of the most important battles in Islamic history.
Huge explosions rock central Baghdad; smoke spews from Republican Guard palace - 4/1/03 8:47 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Huge explosions shattered the silence across Baghdad early Wednesday, with blasts rocking the center of the city and a plume of white smoke rising from the southern end of the Old Palace grounds in the capital.
As war presses on, Baghdad remains a nightly target for coalition attacks - 4/1/03 8:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Huge explosions shattered the silence across Baghdad early Wednesday, with blasts rocking the center of the city and a plume of white smoke rising from the southern end of the Old Palace grounds in the capital.
WASHINGTON: as possible." - 4/1/03 8:05 PM
Fifteen other Americans are formally listed as missing. The other POWs include two Army Apache helicopter pilots captured March 24 after their helicopter went down.
WASHINGTON: answering questions. - 4/1/03 8:03 PM
Lynch had been listed as missing in action but was identified by the Pentagon Tuesday as a POW. She was not among the seven U.S. soldiers -- including the five from the 507th shown on television -- formally listed as prisoners of war.
Two New Mexico teachers placed on leave over war posters - 4/1/03 7:52 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two high school teachers said Tuesday they have been placed on leave for refusing to remove war-related student artwork posted in their classrooms.
U.S. forces rescued prisoner of war held in Iraq - 4/1/03 7:45 PM
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Central Command early Wednesday confirmed the rescue of a U.S. Army prisoner of war held captive in Iraq.
Huge explosions rock Baghdad; smoke seen from old palace grounds - 4/1/03 7:42 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Huge explosions echoed across Baghdad early Wednesday, and a plume of white smoke was seen rising from the southern end of the old palace grounds in the capital.
U.S. official says American POW has been rescued - 4/1/03 7:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American prisoner of war has been rescued in Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar: rescued POW. - 4/1/03 7:38 PM
In a brief statement, Brooks said: "Coalition forces have conducted a successful rescue mission of a U.S. Army prisoner of war held captive in Iraq. The soldier has been returned to a coalition controlled area. More details will be released as soon as possible."
Pentagon asks `Where's Saddam?' every day, in possible campaign to smoke him out - 4/1/03 7:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon doesn't know whether Saddam Hussein is dead or alive. But they appear to be trying to bait him into showing himself.
Marine who died in Iraq remembered for leadership, love of military - 4/1/03 7:19 PM
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) -- Hundreds attended a brief but emotional funeral service Tuesday for a Marine who was one of the first American combat casualties in the war in Iraq.
U.S. official says American POW has been rescued - 4/1/03 7:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An American prisoner of war has been rescued in Iraq, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON: the war. - 4/1/03 7:14 PM
The official said the rescue involved one of the seven.
Saddam speech read on Iraqi TV by information minister - 4/1/03 7:08 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi television said Saddam Hussein would address the nation Tuesday night, but the speech was delivered instead by his information minister -- an unexplained absence that comes at a time of increased speculation in Washington and London about Saddam's health and leadership.
U.S. forces battle Republican Guard near city of Karbala, officials say - 4/1/03 6:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American ground troops are battling Republican Guard troops around Karbala, a holy Shiite Muslim city about 50 miles south of Baghdad, defense officials said Tuesday.
Administration launches campaign to keep Iraq war from derailing U.S. economy - 4/1/03 6:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration has embarked on a campaign to keep the war in Iraq from pushing the country back into a recession.
Powell to Turkey to help repair frayed alliance, U.S. withdraws warplanes from Turkish base - 4/1/03 6:46 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- In a move highlighting the rift between Washington and Ankara, the United States is withdrawing warplanes from a Turkish air base and is sending them to the Persian Gulf for the war, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON: fighting strength. - 4/1/03 6:45 PM
The action in Karbala marked the first major ground battle with Republican Guard troops, the major forces guarding the approaches to the Iraqi capital. Myers and other military leaders have said the Republican Guard would have to be eliminated before coalition ground troops move on Baghdad and the center
House, Senate panels approve nearly $80 billion for war, terrorism fight - 4/1/03 6:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House and Senate Appropriations committees approved similar bills Tuesday containing nearly $80 billion for initial costs of the war with Iraq and other anti-terrorism efforts, including aid for the nation's struggling airlines.
Power switched on at key Iraqi port, but aid shipments await better security - 4/1/03 6:39 PM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- To the squawk of radios and the cheers of residents, British military engineers restored power to Iraq's major seaport for the first time in weeks, a major step in reopening the harbor and funneling desperately needed humanitarian aid deeper into the war-torn country.
Pentagon seeks to oust Rivera for allegedly disclosing unauthorized information about troops - 4/1/03 6:35 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Although Geraldo Rivera claimed reports of his demise were premature, the Pentagon said Tuesday that Fox News Channel had agreed to remove him from his posting with U.S troops in Iraq.
Battling to clear the way for assault on Baghdad - 4/1/03 6:34 PM
Warplanes pummelled Republican Guard units defending Baghdad on Tuesday and U.S. and British ground forces attacked Iraqi positions in key southern cities, around-the-clock combat clearing the way for an assault on Saddam Hussein's capital.
Egypt expels top Iraqi diplomat, gives him week to leave country - 4/1/03 6:34 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt has decided to expel a senior Iraqi diplomat, giving him a week to leave the country. An Arab diplomat who monitors Iraqi affairs in Cairo said the order was served Tuesday morning.
Pentagon asks `Where's Saddam?' every day, in possible campaign to smoke him out - 4/1/03 6:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon officials insist they don't know whether Saddam Hussein has survived two weeks of bombing. In case he's alive, however, they appear to be trying to bait him into showing himself.
Weather forecast for Iraq and Kuwait - 4/1/03 6:07 PM
Wednesday's current conditions and forecast: Baghdad -- High: 82. Sunny. Low: 61. Basra -- High: 86. Sunny. Low: 65. Kirkuk -- High: 75. Partly sunny. Low: 56. Mosul -- High: 73. Partly sunny. Low: 50. Najaf -- High: 83. Sunny. Low: 60. Nasiriya -- High: 84. Sunny. Low: 63. Kuwait City -- High: 88
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/1/03 6:00 PM
U.S. forces appear to be approaching Baghdad from three southern positions: one on each side of the Euphrates River and one to the east-southeast. Here's a summary of recent information from units in each of those positions, culled from official assessments and reports from journalists of The Associated
Pentagon says it may take a defeat of Iraq's Republican Guard to spark a decisive uprising - 4/1/03 5:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From the start of the war in Iraq, the Pentagon has predicted that ordinary Iraqis would revolt once it became clear that Saddam Hussein's forces were losing.
Russian defense minister: outcome of war in Iraq 'far from certain' - 4/1/03 5:51 PM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's defense minister said a U.S. victory in Iraq was "far from certain" and warned that the war was prompting Russia to strengthen its own military.
Pentagon asks `Where's Saddam?' every day, in possible campaign to smoke him out - 4/1/03 5:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon officials insist they don't know whether Saddam Hussein has survived two weeks of bombing. In case he's alive, however, they appear to be trying to bait him into showing himself.
Kucinich calls for end to war in speech on House floor - 4/1/03 5:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich took his anti-war campaign to the House floor Tuesday, calling for an end to the fighting in Iraq to allow weapons inspectors to return.
Bombs dazzle, but war will be decided on ground - 4/1/03 5:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Never mind the enormous U.S. advantage of satellite-guided missiles and smart bombs, the overpowering command of Iraqi skies. The battle in Iraq is becoming a shooting war on the ground, a bloody grind of street fights, ambushes and unpleasant surprises.
More Muslim controversy for Franklin Graham with Iraq relief plan - 4/1/03 5:42 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Rev. Franklin Graham, who enraged Muslims by criticizing Islam in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, has sparked fresh anger with plans to send Christian relief workers into Iraq when the war ends.
Arab League's chief calls for new regional security plan - 4/1/03 5:42 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa sharply criticized Arab governments on Tuesday for their failure to halt the U.S.-led war on Iraq and said it was time for Arabs to build a new regional security order.
As temperatures rise, so does the danger for troops fighting in Iraq - 4/1/03 5:41 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- For battle-weary troops already two weeks into a full-fledged war, one more challenge still looms -- the desert heat.
Jordan foils two alleged Iraqi plots against U.S., Western targets, sources say - 4/1/03 5:28 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Authorities have foiled Iraqi plans to bomb a luxury hotel in Amman and poison water used by Jordanian and U.S. troops, sources familiar with the investigation said Tuesday.
Kurdish militiamen, U.S. airstrikes: Forces work together to batter Saddam's front line - 4/1/03 5:21 PM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi soldier leaned against his truck, kicking the mud from his boots and enjoying a cigarette.
Powell seeks to conclude understanding on keeping Turkish troops from Iraq - 4/1/03 5:21 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Boosting Turkey as a friend and partner, Secretary of State Colin Powell flew to Ankara Tuesday to seek an agreement that would keep the Turks from sending troops into northern Iraq in the event of a rush of Kurdish refugees to the border.
Saddam speech read on Iraqi TV by information minister - 4/1/03 5:20 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi television said Saddam Hussein would address the nation Tuesday night, but the speech was delivered instead by his information minister -- an unexplained absence that comes at a time of increased speculation about Saddam's health and leadership.
French officials criticize anti-Americanism, say they support democracy - 4/1/03 5:14 PM
PARIS (AP) -- French leaders warned Tuesday against anti-Americanism and said they were on the "side of the democracies" in the war in Iraq.
Powell to Turkey to help repair frayed alliance, U.S. withdraws warplanes from Turkish air base - 4/1/03 5:00 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The United States is withdrawing warplanes from a Turkish air base that have been used for patrols over northern Iraq and sending them to the Persian Gulf for the war, U.S. officials said Tuesday, a sign of the growing distance between Washington and Ankara.
Pentagon says it may take a defeat of Iraq's Republican Guard to spark a decisive uprising - 4/1/03 5:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From the start of the war in Iraq, the Pentagon has predicted that ordinary Iraqis would revolt once it became clear that Saddam Hussein's forces were losing.
As war presses on, Baghdad's damage comes increasingly into view - 4/1/03 4:59 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Nearly two weeks after the U.S.-led air campaign began with daily raids on Baghdad, the Iraqi capital maintains the appearance of a functioning city despite damage to dozens of sites.
Battling to clear the way for assault on Baghdad - 4/1/03 4:43 PM
U.S.-led forces bombed and battled Iraqi troops across a large arc south of Baghdad on Tuesday, a day-and-night pounding meant to pave the way for an attack on the capital. "The circle is closing" on Saddam Hussein, said Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
Amid controversy, Cheney's former company wants Iraq work as secondary contractor - 4/1/03 4:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's former company has decided not to enter a controversial bidding process open only to a few experienced and well-connected firms for major Iraq reconstruction projects. Instead, Halliburton Co. will focus on becoming a secondary contractor.
Action moves east with fierce battle that sees Iraqis `firing from everywhere'; at least 80 killed - 4/1/03 4:37 PM
NEAR DIWANIYAH, Central Iraq (AP) -- Battlefield action shifted eastward Tuesday across the fabled Euphrates River, with U.S. Marines killing at least 80 Iraqi soldiers and taking more than 40 prisoners in an eight-hour battle that saw Iraqis firing "from everything" -- from buildings, from dugouts, from
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/1/03 4:36 PM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 45 dead, 17 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
House, Senate panels would limit Bush leeway over funds to pay for war - 4/1/03 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House and Senate Appropriations committees both approved packages on Tuesday of nearly $80 billion to begin paying for war with Iraq and meet other security needs.
Iraq says Apache helicopters killed civilians; Central Command investigating - 4/1/03 4:19 PM
HILLAH, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi officials said Tuesday that U.S. Apache helicopters attacked a neighborhood in the central Iraq city of Hillah, killing 33 people and injuring more than 300.
Iraqi generals captured, but effort to win high-level defections appears ineffective - 4/1/03 4:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American-led forces have captured more than half a dozen Iraqi generals and are questioning them about chemical weapons and tactical battle information, defense officials said Tuesday.
Power switched on at key Iraqi port, but aid shipments await better security - 4/1/03 4:08 PM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- To the squawk of radios and the cheers of residents, British military engineers restored power to Iraq's major seaport for the first time in weeks, a major step in reopening the harbor and funneling desperately needed humanitarian aid deeper into the war-torn country.
Chairman of Joint Chiefs passionately defends war plan - 4/1/03 4:01 PM
Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, made a spirited defense Tuesday of the Pentagon's war plan, which has come under fire from some quarters within the military as well as from retired officers commenting on television.
French climber makes anti-war statement by scaling skyscraper - 4/1/03 3:51 PM
PARIS (AP) -- A French climber who calls himself "Spiderman" scaled the 47-story headquarters of oil giant TotalFina Elf outside Paris on Tuesday to protest the war in Iraq.
Any damage to the sites may only trigger condemnation from Shiite Iran - 4/1/03 3:49 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- With U.S. forces at the gates of Karbala and Najaf, there's growing fear that any damage to the gold-domed shrines of the two holiest Shiite Muslim cities could inflame Shiite feelings worldwide, particularly in Iran.
Marine reservist refuses to serve, declares as conscientious objector - 4/1/03 3:44 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- With his sister carrying his duffel bag and his mother holding his hand, a 20-year-old Marine reservist surrendered to the military Tuesday and declared himself a conscientious objector.
U.S. Army's high-tech 4th Infantry still weeks away from entering war - 4/1/03 3:21 PM
SHUAIBA PORT, Kuwait (AP) -- The U.S. Army's most lethal and modern heavy division is weeks away from joining the fight in Iraq, a top division officer said Tuesday.
Four journalists missing in Iraq, including two from Newsday, send word they are all right - 4/1/03 3:19 PM
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Two Newsday journalists and two freelance photographers who were missing for more than a week in Iraq sent word Tuesday that that were safe and had left the country. A sister of one of the journalists said he told her that they had been imprisoned but were treated well.
European Union: Both sides must obey international law in Iraq war - 4/1/03 3:19 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- The European Union proposed a United Nations human rights resolution Tuesday urging both sides to "abide strictly" by international law in the war on Iraq.
Bush plans visit to Marine base in North Carolina - 4/1/03 3:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush plans to visit Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Thursday to pay tribute to U.S. Marines killed in Iraq and to give a progress report on the war.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 4/1/03 3:15 PM
THE OIL FIELDS: Firefighters resumed efforts Tuesday to extinguish the remaining two blazes at sabotaged oil wells in Iraq's Rumeila South oil field. A shortage of water Monday hindered a team from Boots & Coots International Well Control, while Kuwaiti firefighters were unable to contain a fire at a damag
Two Iraqis surrender to British forces and say they had been sent to stage suicide attack - 4/1/03 3:12 PM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- Two Iraqi soldiers who said they were sent on a suicide attack mission to the country's largest port have turned themselves in to British troops, the British commander said Tuesday.
Text of statement read by Iraqi information minister - 4/1/03 2:58 PM
Text of Saddam Hussein's message to the Iraqi people Tuesday, which was read by his information minister, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf and translated from Arabic by The Associated Press:
Rumsfeld denies talks under way to end war - 4/1/03 2:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Iraqi Republican Guard units are at less than half their original strength after days of air and ground attacks by coalition forces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday.
Patriot system cornerstone of Kuwait's defense against Iraq - 4/1/03 2:51 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Air raid sirens blared over the city Tuesday as a missile streaked across southern Iraq, heading straight for Kuwait. It never made it. Like so many times before, it was intercepted and destroyed by a U.S.-built Patriot missile.
Canada court: Convicted Nazi war criminal mentally fit for extradition hearing - 4/1/03 2:50 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- A convicted Nazi war criminal is mentally fit for a hearing to determine whether he should be extradited to Italy, a Canadian judge ruled Tuesday.
WASHN: and manpower. - 4/1/03 2:35 PM
U.S. military officials have said that American forces have enough bombs and missiles for the Iraq war, despite an intensifying air campaign. U.S.-led forces launched missiles early Tuesday toward Baghdad and the holy Shiite Muslim city of Karbala to the southwest. Among the targets, U.S. officials said,
Iraq sings in support of Saddam, wherever he is - 4/1/03 2:32 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- It's wartime show business. Women in heavy makeup and flowing costumes. Men in traditional dress brandishing guns. All frantically trying to learn the words of Iraq's newest war anthem.
WASHN: Rumsfeld said. - 4/1/03 2:27 PM
Myers launched a spirited defense of the U.S. military strategy being used in Iraq, which has been criticized for underestimating the extent of Iraqi resistance and sending in too few ground troops. Myers said military critics of the plan are "not being responsible members of the team that put this all tog
WASHN: in power." - 4/1/03 2:22 PM
Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said serious combat is already under way against Iraqi forces, and there will be "bigger pushes that will be under way as soon as we're ready." But he gave no indication of the timing of an assault on Baghdad.
Last letters from war zone give families, friends one last memory - 4/1/03 2:06 PM
The letters arrived regularly from Marine Cpl. Randy Rosacker.
Text of slain soldier's last letter home - 4/1/03 2:06 PM
The last letter written by Army Pfc. Diego Fernando Rincon, 19, of Conyers, Ga., to his mother. It is dated Feb. 22 and received March 22. Rincon was killed in Iraq in a suicide bombing attack Saturday
Two missing Newsday journalists contact paper, say they're OK; Kentucky freelance also safe - 4/1/03 2:00 PM
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Two Newsday journalists missing for more than a week in Iraq contacted the paper Tuesday to say they were safe and had left the country, a spokesman said. A Kentucky freelancer who used to work for Al Gore was also free.
Annan says Arab nations want U.N. to work toward cease-fire in Iraq - 4/1/03 1:41 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Tuesday there is "lots of unhappiness" at the United Nations about the war in Iraq and that Arab nations want the United Nations to do more to bring about a cease-fire.
Two missing Newsday journalists contact newspaper, say they're OK - 4/1/03 1:41 PM
MELVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Two Newsday journalists missing for more than a week in Iraq contacted the paper Tuesday to say they were safe and had left the country, a newspaper spokesman said.
Two New Mexico teachers placed on leave over war posters - 4/1/03 1:09 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two high school teachers said Tuesday they have been placed on leave for refusing to remove war-related student artwork posted in their classrooms.
Powell to visit Belgrade - 4/1/03 1:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell has added Serbia and Montenegro to his visit to Europe this week
U.S. bombards Baghdad, Karbala; military investigates civilian deaths - 4/1/03 1:02 PM
U.S.-led forces launched missiles Tuesday toward Baghdad and the holy Shiite Muslim city of Karbala to the southwest, and the U.S. military said it was investigating the shooting deaths of seven Iraqi women and children by American troops at a checkpoint a day earlier.
Nine more U.S. soldiers with combat injuries arrive for treatment in Germany - 4/1/03 12:57 PM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Nine more U.S. soldiers with battlefield injuries from fighting in Iraq arrived Tuesday for treatment at a military hospital in western Germany, raising to 96 the number of war-wounded brought to the facility so far.
U.S. bombards Baghdad, Karbala; military investigates civilian deaths - 4/1/03 12:43 PM
U.S.-led forces launched missiles Tuesday toward Baghdad and the holy Shiite Muslim city of Karbala to the southwest, and the U.S. military said it was investigating the shooting deaths of seven Iraqi women and children by American troops at a checkpoint a day earlier.
House, Senate panels would limit Bush leeway over funds to pay for war - 4/1/03 12:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans on Tuesday proposed giving President Bush the entire $74.7 billion he wants to begin paying for the war with Iraq and anti-terrorism costs, but clamping down on the flexibility he sought in deciding how to spend the money.
Iraqi information minister, reading statement he says is from Saddam Hussein, calls for holy war - 4/1/03 12:21 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi information minister, reading a statement he said was from Saddam Hussein, called Tuesday for a jihad, or holy war, against the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
More street fighting on the road to Baghdad; civilians slain by U.S. fire - 4/1/03 11:54 AM
American soldiers on the road to Baghdad fought bloody street-to-street battles with militants loyal to Saddam Hussein while tense troops in southern Iraq shot and killed seven women and children when the driver of a van failed to stop at a checkpoint.
U.S. escalates bombing in campaign to weaken Republican Guard - 4/1/03 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces have enough bombs and missiles for the Iraq war, despite an intensifying air campaign focused on destroying the Republican Guard forces arrayed around Baghdad, U.S. military officials say.
Firefight rages in Diwaniyah; U.S. bombs Iraqi positions south of Baghdad - 4/1/03 11:43 AM
SOUTH-CENTRAL IRAQ (AP) -- U.S. Marines waged a firefight with Iraqi forces Tuesday in and around the town of Diwaniyah, killing up to 90 Iraqis and taking at least 20 prisoners, according to reports from the field.
House, Senate panels would limit Bush leeway over funds to pay for war - 4/1/03 11:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans on Tuesday proposed giving President Bush the entire $74.7 billion he wants to begin paying for the war with Iraq and anti-terrorism costs, but clamping down on the flexibility he sought in deciding how to spend the money.
Tobacco shortage making Marines irritable in Iraq - 4/1/03 11:21 AM
IN CENTRAL IRAQ (AP) -- There is a war on, and danger lurks ahead, and the Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry are getting desperate -- for tobacco.
Jordan foils two alleged Iraqi plots against U.S., Western targets, diplomats say - 4/1/03 11:06 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Authorities have foiled two alleged Iraqi plots, including a plan to contaminate water supplies to Jordanian and U.S. troops on the border with Iraq, diplomats said Tuesday.
Pentagon seeks to oust Rivera for allegedly disclosing unauthorized information about troops - 4/1/03 11:05 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Pentagon said Tuesday it is asking Fox News Channel to remove Geraldo Rivera from a posting with U.S. troops in Iraq where he was accused of disclosing unauthorized information.
United Nations should send human rights monitors to Iraq, expert says - 4/1/03 10:44 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations should send human rights monitors to Iraq as soon as the security situation allows it, a U.N. expert said Tuesday.
British, U.S. report encouraging signs in southern Iraq: troops in berets, civilians warming up - 4/1/03 10:41 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- British and U.S. officials reported signs Tuesday that the tide of war in southern Iraq may be turning in their favor: Iraqis are increasingly warming to their presence, and some troops felt safe enough to wear berets rather than combat helmets in towns firmly under their
Bodies of six U.S. servicemen killed in Iraq arrive at Dover military mortuary - 4/1/03 10:32 AM
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The remains of six Americans killed in the war against Iraq arrived early Tuesday at the military mortuary at Dover Air Force Base, officials said.
Bush plans visit to Marine base in North Carolina - 4/1/03 10:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush plans to visit Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Thursday to pay tribute to U.S. Marines killed in Iraq and to give a progress report on the war.
Jordan foils two alleged Iraqi terror plots against U.S., Western targets, diplomats say - 4/1/03 10:28 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Authorities have foiled two alleged Iraqi terror plots, including a plan to contaminate water supplies to Jordanian and U.S. troops on the border with Iraq, diplomats said Tuesday.
More street fighting on the road to Baghdad; civilians slain by U.S. fire - 4/1/03 10:24 AM
American soldiers on the road to Baghdad fought bloody street-to-street battles with militants loyal to Saddam Hussein while tense troops in southern Iraq shot and killed seven women and children when the driver of a van failed to stop at a checkpoint.
Two Iraqis surrender to British forces and say they had been sent to stage suicide attack - 4/1/03 10:24 AM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- Two Iraqi soldiers who said they were sent on a suicide attack mission to the country's largest port have turned themselves in to British troops, the British commander said Tuesday.
Mothers of men killed in past wars keep vigil over servicemen in Iraq - 4/1/03 9:50 AM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Evelyn Dean and Minnie Crittendon are members of a small and shrinking group they never wanted to join.
Bush plans visit to Marine base - 4/1/03 9:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush plans to visit Camp Lejeune, N.C., on Thursday to pay tribute to the service of U.S. Marines in Iraq.
Weather forecast for Iraq, Kuwait and Turkey - 4/1/03 9:32 AM
Tuesday's current conditions and forecast: Baghdad -- Day: 76. Sunny. Night: 51. Basra -- Day: 85. Sunny. Night: 59. Kirkuk -- Day: 61. Partly sunny. Night: 48. Mosul -- Day: 61. Partly sunny. Night: 42. Najaf -- Day: 77. Sunny. Night: 51. Nasiriya -- Day: 84. Sunny. Night: 56. Kuwait City -- Day: 84
House, Senate panels would limit Bush leeway over funds to pay for war - 4/1/03 9:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans on Tuesday proposed giving President Bush the entire $74.7 billion he wants to begin paying for the war with Iraq and anti-terrorism costs, but clamping down on the flexibility he sought in deciding how to spend the money.
NEW YORK: 1 headline. - 4/1/03 9:18 AM
Lapan said Rivera reported details of troop operations by drawing a line in the sand showing where his unit was and where it was going next. Reporters who are "embedded" with U.S. troops are not supposed to disclose details that could help Iraqis figure out their location and plans.
U.S. says it's investigating the shooting deaths of at least seven Iraqi women and children at checkpoint in Iraq - 4/1/03 9:09 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. military said Tuesday it was investigating the shooting deaths of at least seven Iraqi women and children by U.S. troops at a checkpoint in southern Iraq a day earlier.
More street fighting on the road to Baghdad; civilians slain by U.S. fire - 4/1/03 9:03 AM
American soldiers on the road to Baghdad fought bloody street-to-street battles with militants loyal to Saddam Hussein while tense troops in southern Iraq shot and killed seven women and children when the driver of a van failed to stop at a checkpoint.
Pentagon seeks to oust Rivera for allegedly disclosing unauthorized information about troops - 4/1/03 9:03 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Pentagon said Tuesday it is asking Fox News Channel to remove Geraldo Rivera from a posting with U.S. troops in Iraq where he was accused of disclosing unauthorized information.
U.S. escalates bombing in campaign to weaken Republican Guard - 4/1/03 9:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces have enough bombs and missiles for the Iraq war, despite an intensifying air campaign focused on destroying the Republican Guard forces arrayed around Baghdad, U.S. military officials say.
Militants gaining strength through Iraq war - 4/1/03 8:47 AM
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Riding a wave of anti-American sentiment, outlawed Islamic extremist organizations that were forced underground by the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan in 2001 are making a comeback.
Firefight rages in Diwaniyah; U.S. bombs Iraqi positions south of Baghdad - 4/1/03 8:45 AM
SOUTH-CENTRAL IRAQ (AP) -- U.S. Marines waged a firefight against Iraqi forces Tuesday in and around the town of Diwaniyah and took at least 20 prisoners, according to reports from the field.
Central Command blames most civilian deaths on Iraq's use of human shields - 4/1/03 8:45 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Despite the killing of seven Iraqi civilians by U.S. troops at a checkpoint, a U.S. general said Tuesday that Iraqis were helping coalition forces target Saddam Hussein's army.
U.S. plane slips off aircraft carrier during landing; both pilots rescued from the water - 4/1/03 8:36 AM
ABOARD THE USS CONSTELLATION (AP) -- A plane veered off the USS Constellation's flight deck and slipped into the water after landing early Tuesday. The two pilots ejected into the water and were rescued by helicopter.
United Nations should send human rights monitors to Iraq, expert says - 4/1/03 8:33 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- The United Nations should send human rights monitors to Iraq as soon as the security situation allows it, a U.N. expert said Tuesday.
British report encouraging signs in southern Iraq: troops in berets, lights on, schools open - 4/1/03 8:27 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- British forces said they saw signs Tuesday that the tide of the war in southern Iraq may be turning in their favor: Iraqis were starting to warm to their presence in towns firmly under their control, where troops felt safe enough to replace helmets with berets.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/1/03 8:17 AM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. total: 44 dead, seven captured, 17 missing; British total: 26 dead. The list of names is confirmed from family members or the military. The total number of dead includes casualties whose names are not available.
British foreign secretary calls for international conference to pick Iraq's next leaders - 4/1/03 8:17 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Foreign Secretary Jack Straw called for a U.N.-sponsored international conference to choose Iraq's new leaders, and said Tuesday that reconstruction of the country is likely to take years.
Iraq's Olympic headquarters in Baghdad is bombed - 4/1/03 7:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Allied warplanes and missiles blasted targets in Baghdad overnight, including Iraq's Olympic headquarters, one of Saddam Hussein's palaces, and what was believed to be an Air Force officers club.
Bush plans visit to Marine base - 4/1/03 7:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush plans to visit Camp LeJeune, N.C., on Thursday to pay tribute to the service of U.S. Marines in Iraq.
Firefight rages in Diwaniyah; U.S. bombs Iraqi positions south of Baghdad - 4/1/03 7:37 AM
SOUTH-CENTRAL IRAQ (AP) -- U.S. Marines waged a firefight against Iraqi forces Tuesday in and around the town of Diwaniyah and took at least 20 prisoners, according to reports from the field.
Two Kenyan truck drivers rescued by British forces 10 days after capture by Iraqis - 4/1/03 7:19 AM
IN SOUTHERN IRAQ (AP) -- Two Kenyan truck drivers captured by Iraqi forces last week have been rescued by British troops.
More street fighting on the road to Baghdad; civilians slain by U.S. fire - 4/1/03 7:10 AM
American soldiers on the road to Baghdad fought bloody street-to-street battles with militants loyal to Saddam Hussein while tense troops in southern Iraq shot and killed seven women and children when the driver of a van failed to stop at a checkpoint.
Madonna pulls anti-war video for her new single "American Life" - 4/1/03 7:10 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Madonna has decided to withdraw the violent, anti-war video for her new single "American Life" out of respect for the troops fighting in Iraq.
Coalition rushes to clear mines around vital Iraqi port, secure path for steady aid shipments - 4/1/03 6:55 AM
ABOARD THE USS PONCE (AP) -- Ships, divers, helicopters and dolphins are all here looking for the same thing -- mines that are clogging the waters of southern Iraq and blocking aid shipments.
U.S. escalates bombing in campaign to weaken Republican Guard - 4/1/03 6:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces have enough bombs and missiles for the Iraq war, despite an intensifying air campaign focused on destroying the Republican Guard forces arrayed around Baghdad, U.S. military officials say.
U.S. says troops kill at least seven Iraqi women and children at checkpoint when driver failed to stop - 4/1/03 6:30 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. soldiers shot and killed at least seven Iraqi women and children at a checkpoint in southern Iraq in an episode that reflected the military's nervousness over the danger of suicide attacks.
British report encouraging signs in southern Iraq: troops in berets, lights on, schools open - 4/1/03 6:23 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- British forces said they saw signs Tuesday that the tide of the war in southern Iraq may be turning in their favor: Iraqis were starting to warm to their presence in towns firmly under their control, where troops felt safe enough to replace helmets with berets.
U.S. naval base in southern Spain gears up for more casualties from war in Iraq - 4/1/03 6:14 AM
ROTA, Spain (AP) -- A U.S. naval base in southern Spain is doubling the size of its hospital facilities to 250 beds to handle expected casualties from the war in Iraq.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 4/1/03 5:47 AM
THE OIL FIELDS: Firefighters resumed efforts Tuesday to extinguish the remaining two blazes at sabotaged oil wells in Iraq's Rumeila South oil field. A shortage of water on Monday hindered a team from Boots & Coots International Well Control, while Kuwaiti firefighters were unable to contain a fire at a da
Iraq's Olympic headquarters in Baghdad is bombed - 4/1/03 5:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Allied warplanes and missiles blasted targets in Baghdad overnight, including Iraq's Olympic headquarters, one of Saddam Hussein's palaces, and what was believed to be an Air Force officers club.
Iraq war has cost Israel nearly US$200 million - 4/1/03 5:36 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Iraq war has cost Israel nearly $200 million so far, including production losses and security preparations, according to reports published Tuesday.
Children find unique ways to remember parents at war - 4/1/03 5:11 AM
HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) -- Every day at 3:34 p.m., a 9-year-old boy's wristwatch sounds in New Mexico and so does his dad's, half a world away in Iraq.
Militants gaining strength through Iraq war - 4/1/03 4:25 AM
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- Riding a wave of anti-American sentiment, outlawed Islamic extremist organizations that were routed by the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan in 2001 are making a comeback.
Pentagon says thanks, but no thanks to Indiana congressman's offer to serve - 4/1/03 4:09 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the end, Rep. Steve Buyer got a thanks, but no thanks from the Pentagon for wanting to report for military duty near the battlefields of Iraq rather than in the halls of Congress.
U.N. agency increases aid shipments to northern Iraq through Turkey - 4/1/03 4:08 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The U.N. food agency will ship flour to northern Iraq through Turkey to feed Iraqi Kurds who fled their houses fearing an attack by Saddam Hussein's forces.
U.S. plane slips off aircraft carrier during landing; both pilots rescued from the water - 4/1/03 3:54 AM
ABOARD THE USS CONSTELLATION (AP) -- A plane veered off the USS Constellation's flight deck and slipped into the water after landing early Tuesday. The two pilots ejected into the water and were rescued by helicopter.
Mothers of men killed in past wars keep vigil over servicemen in Iraq - 4/1/03 3:26 AM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Evelyn Dean and Minnie Crittendon are members of a small and shrinking group they never wanted to join.
Ur: from dawn of civilization to 21st century war - 4/1/03 3:18 AM
TELL al-MUQAYYAR, Iraq (AP) -- Burrowed in the sweltering desert, U.S. infantrymen ring a stark temple of a moon god and the sand-swept ruins of a city where 6,000 years ago civilization first budded and from which, it is said, three great religions blossomed.
Once world's fourth-largest, Iraq's army is less formidable today - 4/1/03 3:13 AM
Wounded and abandoned Iraqi children uncounted but not unseen - 4/1/03 3:12 AM
Their faces shine with innocence and raw pain, captured on television footage and in photographs that testify to the price paid by Iraqi children for adults waging war.
Iraq crisis sparks debate on jihad in Saudi Arabia - 4/1/03 2:59 AM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Soon after the Iraq war began, government-appointed clerics in Saudi Arabia appeared on state television and declared that it wasn't worth shedding Muslim blood by joining a holy war to protect Saddam Hussein and his "infidel" regime.
Street fighting less than 50 miles from Baghdad - 4/1/03 2:34 AM
American forces battled Iraqi defenders in fierce street fighting 50 miles south of Baghdad, pointing toward a drive on the capital. Army guards shot seven Iraqi women and children to death when their van refused orders to stop at a checkpoint, officials said.
Iran prevents volunteers from crossing the border to fight for Saddam - 4/1/03 2:16 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran is preventing its citizens from crossing the border into Iraq to fight for President Saddam Hussein, saying that would violate its neutral status.
Lawmakers giving Bush less leeway over funds to pay for war - 4/1/03 2:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is balking at giving President Bush the unfettered control he wants over money for the war with Iraq and the global confrontation with terrorism.
Kuwait shoots down Iraqi missile - 4/1/03 2:03 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- An Iraqi missile was shot down by a Patriot missile battery before it reached Kuwait, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/1/03 1:56 AM
U.S. and British troop casualties from the war. U.S. total: 44 dead, seven captured, 17 missing; British total: 26 dead. The list of names is confirmed from family members or the military. The total number of dead includes casualties whose names are not available.
Echo company battles flies at sewage, garbage infested post - 4/1/03 1:50 AM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- This place stinks.
U.S. forces launch missiles toward Baghdad, Karbala, after huge blasts shake Iraqi capital - 4/1/03 1:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces launched missiles early Tuesday toward Baghdad and the city of Karbala to the southeast, where circling warplanes bombed targets in the area.
War with Iraq energizes some at Naval War College, creates distractions for others - 4/1/03 1:25 AM
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- The war in Iraq has already made it into classes taken by Lt. Col. Jim Brown.
Saddam's son Odai's office bombed, Centcom says - 4/1/03 12:30 AM
AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Allied aircraft bombed a complex that serves as the office of the Iraqi National Olympic Committee and, according to Iraqi dissidents, a torture center run by Saddam Hussein's eldest son, Odai, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
U.S. plane slips off aircraft carrier during landing; both pilots rescued from the water - 4/1/03 12:10 AM
ABOARD THE USS CONSTELLATION (AP) -- A plane veered off the USS Constellation's flight deck and slipped into the water during landing Tuesday. The two pilots ejected into the water and were rescued by helicopter.

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