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Wednesday  April 2, 2003

Iraqi troops head south as U.S. troops push within 20 miles of Baghdad - 4/2/03 11:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces closed in on Saddam Hussein's center of power Wednesday, forcing Iraqis to move more elite Republican Guard troops to the south amid fighting that downed two American aircraft.
Navy F/A-18 shot down in Iraq - 4/2/03 11:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq shot down a U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet with a surface-to-air missile Wednesday, military officials said.
U.S. forces close in on Baghdad, battering defenders - 4/2/03 11:45 PM
In a day of advances and losses, U.S. forces fought their way to within sight of Baghdad's skyline Wednesday, but Iraqis shot down an American helicopter and warplane. At least seven soldiers were killed, the Pentagon said.
Navy F/A-18 shot down in Iraq - 4/2/03 11:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq shot down a U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet with a surface-to-air missile Wednesday, military officials said.
Coalition forces close in on Baghdad; steady advance tempered by fears of chemical attack - 4/2/03 11:22 PM
SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces fought to within sight of the Baghdad skyline 20 miles away Wednesday, seizing key bridges and shattering two divisions of the vaunted Republican Guard as they thrust north from two directions -- the Army from the southwest, Marines from the southeast.
U.S. Black Hawk helicopter shot down in Iraq; number of casualties disputed - 4/2/03 11:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter was shot down south of Baghdad Wednesday, killing seven soldiers and wounding four, Pentagon officials said.
For protesters in military base town, cause is both lonely and rewarding - 4/2/03 11:03 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Being a war protester in a military town can be pretty lonely.
U.S. forces receive vehicles as Turkish supply line widens - 4/2/03 11:00 PM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces in northern Iraq received 40 nearly combat-ready vehicles Wednesday in a shipment via Turkey, despite Turkish insistence that the U.S. military cannot use its territory as a supply corridor for weapons.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/2/03 10:55 PM
Thousands of U.S. Marines moving up the Euphrates south of Baghdad turned sharply east Wednesday and joined Marine units on the Tigris sweeping toward the capital. The Marines are poised to invade or besiege Baghdad from the southeast, while Army units appear to be preparing to do the same from positions
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/2/03 10:46 PM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 49 dead, 16 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
North Korea condemns South Korea's deployment to Persian Gulf - 4/2/03 10:26 PM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has condemned South Korea's decision to send non-combat troops to help the U.S.-led war in Iraq as a "criminal act" that will heighten tension on the Korean Peninsula, a news agency said.
U.S. using cluster bombs, investigating claims of civilians killed - 4/2/03 9:57 PM
The United States is showering targets in Iraq with the most unpredictable weapons in its arsenal: tiny cluster bombs so deadly they can demolish a tank, but so erratic they can take years to blow up.
Coalition forces close in on Baghdad; steady advance tempered by fears of chemical attack - 4/2/03 9:47 PM
SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces fought to within sight of the Baghdad skyline 20 miles away Wednesday, seizing key bridges and shattering two divisions of the vaunted Republican Guard as they thrust north from two directions -- the Army from the southwest, Marines from the southeast.
Posthumous citizenship granted to two Marines killed in Iraq - 4/2/03 9:36 PM
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) -- Marine Cpl. Jose Angel Garibay and Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez gave their lives in Iraq, waging war for the United States, a land they loved and believed in.
Southern Baghdad hit by explosions; little activity in Iraqi capital - 4/2/03 9:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Huge explosions Wednesday night rocked southern Baghdad, where U.S. forces bore down on the capital's outskirts even as Iraqi TV showed pictures of a laughing and relaxed Saddam Hussein.
U.S. Black Hawk helicopter shot down in Iraq; number of casualties disputed - 4/2/03 9:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter was shot down south of Baghdad Wednesday, military officials said. There were conflicting reports on the number of casualties.
U.S. forces close in on Baghdad, battering defenders - 4/2/03 9:32 PM
American forces fought their way to within sight of Baghdad's skyline Wednesday and claimed the destruction of a pair of menacing Republican Guard divisions. An Army helicopter was shot down, killing seven of its 11 crew members.
Turkey agrees to notify Washington if tensions rise with Iraq's Kurds - 4/2/03 9:25 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish leaders and Secretary of State Colin Powell agreed Wednesday to have Ankara consult Washington if tensions heighten with Iraqi Kurds, an "early warning" system designed to prevent Turkey from sending forces into northern Iraq.
We got one back' _ an agonizing wait for still-missing soldiers - 4/2/03 9:18 PM
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) -- Relatives of soldiers missing from the 507th Maintenance Company spent Wednesday fearing the worst after learning that 11 bodies -- some of them believed to be Americans -- had been found during the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch from an Iraqi hospital.
U.S. Black Hawk helicopter shot down in Iraq; 7 killed - 4/2/03 9:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter was shot down in southern Iraq Wednesday, killing seven of the 11 soldiers aboard, Pentagon officials said.
Iraqi troops head south as U.S. troops push within 20 miles of Baghdad - 4/2/03 9:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some Iraqi Republican Guard units moved south from Baghdad Wednesday toward U.S. forces that are approaching the capital, Pentagon officials said.
WASHINGTON: officials said. - 4/2/03 8:57 PM
The four wounded soldiers were rescued by American troops, the officials said.
Congressman protests use of marble from French-owned firm in soldiers' headstones - 4/2/03 8:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Colorado congressman is asking the Bush administration to stop making headstones for military veterans from marble bought from a French-owned company.
American POW leaves Iraq after being rescued in raid on hospital; 11 bodies found - 4/2/03 8:42 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- An American flag folded across her chest, Pfc. Jessica Lynch left Iraq on a stretcher Wednesday after U.S. commandos, acting on a CIA tip, rescued the prisoner of war. But the operation also brought sad news -- the troops found 11 corpses, some believed to be Americans.
Iraqi forces in Najaf take cover in important Shiite shrine - 4/2/03 8:29 PM
NEAR NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces are firing on coalition troops from inside a mosque that is one of the world's most important Shiite Muslim shrines, U.S. Central Command said Wednesday.
Posthumous citizenship granted to two Marines killed in Iraq - 4/2/03 8:18 PM
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) -- Marine Cpl. Jose Angel Garibay and Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez gave their lives in Iraq, waging war for the United States, a land they loved and believed in.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/2/03 8:03 PM
Thousands of U.S. Marines moving up the Euphrates south of Baghdad turned sharply east Wednesday and joined Marine units on the Tigris sweeping toward the capital. The Marines are poised to invade or siege Baghdad from the southeast, while Army units appear to be preparing to do from positions southwest of
Winners of the 2003 George Foster Peabody Awards - 4/2/03 8:03 PM
Winners of the George Foster Peabody Awards, announced Wednesday by the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Democrats want to add billions to war bill for domestic protection - 4/2/03 7:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate rejected a Democratic effort Wednesday to boost security spending for ports as it began debating a nearly $80 billion bill financing the first costs of the war with Iraq, the fight against terrorism and aid to struggling airlines.
Awards given to pieces on terrorism, Sept. 11 - 4/2/03 7:48 PM
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Several television networks won Peabody Awards Wednesday for their coverage of the war on terrorism and the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks.
AP broadcaster, with the bullets flying, watches fierce firefight in southern Iraq - 4/2/03 7:48 PM
AT THE SADDAM CANAL, Iraq (AP) -- The fighting started at a bridge over the Saddam Canal in the late afternoon. By the time the sun went down, about 100 Iraqis had been killed, 50 had been captured and some had escaped.
U.S. forces close in on Baghdad, battering defenders - 4/2/03 7:48 PM
American forces fought their way to within sight of the Baghdad skyline on Wednesday, and officials claimed the destruction of a pair of once-menacing Republican Guard divisions. Some Iraqis discarded their military uniforms by the roadside to hide their identity.
Iraq acts against Arabic satellite network - 4/2/03 7:23 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera announced Thursday that Iraqi officials are expelling one of its reporters from Baghdad and barring another from reporting.
Coalition forces close in on Baghdad; steady advance tempered by fears of chemical attack - 4/2/03 7:22 PM
SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces fought to within sight of the Baghdad skyline 20 miles away Wednesday, seizing key bridges and shattering two divisions of the vaunted Republican Guard as they thrust north from two directions -- the Army from the southwest, Marines from the southeast.
U.S. forces close in on Baghdad, battering defenders - 4/2/03 7:13 PM
American forces fought their way to within sight of the Baghdad skyline on Wednesday, and officials claimed the destruction of a pair of once-menacing Republican Guard divisions. Iraqis discarded their military uniforms by the roadside to hide their identity.
Journalists recount week in Iraqi jail, say they feared for their lives - 4/2/03 7:11 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Four journalists detained for a week in Baghdad said Wednesday they feared for their lives "every second" they were held in Iraq's most notorious prison.
U.S. forces advancing on Baghdad face possibility of hazardous fighting at close quarters - 4/2/03 6:49 PM
From the fighting in Basra and other Iraqi cities, U.S. commanders already have hints of what to expect when their troops get to Baghdad: armed resistance from guerrilla bands, many in civilian garb, staging hit-and-run attacks, with civilians sometimes trapped in the crossfire.
Austrian far-rightist Haider launches charity to help children in Iraq - 4/2/03 6:46 PM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Austrian far-rightist Joerg Haider and a branch of his anti-immigrant Freedom Party launched a campaign Wednesday to raise money for children in Iraq.
U.S. using cluster bombs, investigating claims of civilians killed - 4/2/03 6:46 PM
The United States is showering targets in Iraq with the most unpredictable weapons in its arsenal: tiny cluster bombs so deadly they can demolish a tank, but so erratic they can take years to blow up.
In turnaround, German foreign minister supports regime change in Iraq - 4/2/03 6:43 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said Wednesday he hoped Saddam Hussein's government would collapse quickly, marking a stark turnaround from Germany's previous opposition to regime change as a goal of the U.S.-led war.
After a brief lull, consumers back to spending, though selectively - 4/2/03 6:40 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Julie Bernstein used to always dress in black, but since the U.S.-led war in Iraq began, she's donning bright colors like cobalt blue. She's also purchased her first bright red lipstick and nail polish.
U.S. forces receive vehicles as Turkish supply line widens - 4/2/03 6:36 PM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces in northern Iraq received 40 nearly combat-ready vehicles Wednesday in a shipment via Turkey, despite Turkish insistence that the U.S. military cannot use its territory as a supply corridor for weapons.
Business slumps a bit on Broadway during second week of Iraq war - 4/2/03 6:12 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Business slumped a bit on Broadway last week with several big musicals hit the hardest during the second week of the war with Iraq.
Democrats want to add billions to war bill for domestic protection - 4/2/03 5:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate rejected a Democratic effort Wednesday to boost security spending for ports as it began debating a nearly $80 billion bill financing the first costs of the war with Iraq, the fight against terrorism and aid to struggling airlines.
Chemical weapons feared, but seen as unlikely to stop U.S. troops - 4/2/03 5:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a scenario U.S. leaders dread: a desperate Saddam Hussein, his back against the wall, having his forces lob deadly chemicals at American soldiers as they close in on Baghdad.
Raytheon, Navy in talks to accelerate production of newest Tomahawk missiles - 4/2/03 5:47 PM
BOSTON (AP) -- Defense contractor Raytheon Corp. said it is talking with the Navy about stepping up production of a new Tomahawk cruise missile as the war in Iraq depletes supplies of the current model.
Iraq acts against Arabic satellite network - 4/2/03 5:39 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera announced Thursday that Iraqi officials are expelling one of its reporters from Baghdad and barring another from reporting.
Southern Baghdad hit by explosions; little activity in Iraqi capital - 4/2/03 5:36 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Huge explosions Wednesday night rocked southern Baghdad, where U.S. forces bore down on the capital's outskirts even as Iraqi TV showed pictures of a laughing and relaxed Saddam Hussein.
Iraq going to daylight-saving time on Thursday - 4/2/03 5:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq switches to daylight-saving time at midnight Thursday, moving clocks forward one hour.
U.S. forces advance on Baghdad, and possibility of hazardous fighting at close quarters - 4/2/03 5:28 PM
As U.S. troops moved ever closer to Baghdad on Wednesday, their commanders already had hints from Basra and other cities of what to expect: armed resistance from guerrilla bands, many in civilian garb, staging hit and run attacks and firing small arms from concealed positions, with civilians sometimes trap
U.S. troops enter "red zone," where risk of chemical attack is greatest - 4/2/03 5:23 PM
The "red zone" around Baghdad is where U.S. officials say advancing troops face the greatest risk of chemical attack by Saddam Hussein's forces. The area is based on the range of chemical-capable weapons Iraq is said to have.
Tyco International files suit claiming former CFO looted the conglomerate for personal gain - 4/2/03 5:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tyco International filed a $400 million lawsuit against former chief financial officer Mark Swartz, claiming he looted the conglomerate for his personal gain.
U.S. strategy aimed at shaping a final battle inside Baghdad _ or inducing surrender - 4/2/03 5:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. strategy in the move on Baghdad is aimed at setting the stage for either a climactic final battle for Saddam Hussein's seat of power or the sudden surrender of his best troops.
Weather forecast for Iraq and Kuwait - 4/2/03 5:16 PM
Thursday: Baghdad -- High: 89. Partly sunny. Low: 67. Basra -- High: 93. Sunny. Low: 72. Kirkuk -- High: 83. Partly sunny. Low: 63. Mosul -- High: 82. Partly sunny. Low: 56. Najaf -- High: 90. Mostly sunny. Low: 68. Nasiriya -- High: 91. Sunny. Low: 71. Kuwait City -- High: 92. Sunny. Low: 66.
American POW leaves Iraq after being rescued in raid on hospital; 11 bodies found - 4/2/03 5:16 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- An American flag folded across her chest, Pfc. Jessica Lynch left Iraq on a stretcher Wednesday after U.S. commandos, acting on a CIA tip, rescued the prisoner of war. But the operation also brought sad news -- the troops found 11 corpses, some believed to be Americans.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: President Bush invites rival Edwards for N.C. visit - 4/2/03 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush has invited one of his Democratic rivals for the White House to join him on Air Force One for a trip to North Carolina's Camp Lejeune.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/2/03 5:12 PM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 48 dead, 16 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
Bush was aware of rescue effort, but did not order it - 4/2/03 5:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush had advance knowledge of the plan to rescue Pfc. Jessica Lynch from an Iraqi hospital, the White House spokesman said Wednesday.
Iraqi Forces-Glance - 4/2/03 5:02 PM
A look at the six units of the Republican Guard, which each had about 10,000 to 12,000 troops before the war, and other units protecting Baghdad:
French aid leaves Eiffel Tower for Iraq - 4/2/03 5:01 PM
PARIS (AP) -- A convoy of trucks packed with 60 tons of blankets and food essentials pulled out from the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Wednesday, marking the first batch of French humanitarian aid for Iraq.
Iraqis and U.S. restrict satellite phones, seen as a locating U.S. units - 4/2/03 4:53 PM
Both sides in the Iraq war are now restricting the use of satellite phones.
'We got one back' _ an agonizing wait for still-missing soldiers - 4/2/03 4:53 PM
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) -- Relatives of soldiers missing from the 507th Maintenance Company spent Wednesday fearing the worst after learning that 11 bodies -- some of them believed to be Americans -- had been found during the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch from an Iraqi hospital.
Outspoken lawmaker faces storm of criticism over opposition to Iraq war - 4/2/03 4:48 PM
LONDON (AP) -- To Britain's tabloid press he's "Saddam's Stooge" and the member of parliament "for Baghdad Central." To the government, he's a nuisance -- and to the opposition, all but a traitor.
Pentagon tries to lower expectations on how fast Iraqi government can be overthrown - 4/2/03 4:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces are about 20 miles outside Baghdad, where they will start to form a cordon around the city and press Saddam Hussein's regime to give up, a senior military official said Wednesday.
BBC journalist killed in northern Iraq - 4/2/03 4:42 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A land mine explosion killed one British Broadcasting Corp. journalist and injured another in northern Iraq on Wednesday.
Rubble, broken hearts and resilience: Baghdad reflects warily on the cost of war - 4/2/03 4:33 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The passengers on the upper deck of bus No. 4 turned their heads in unison to look at the carnage left by the missile attack on the Bab al-Moazam telephone exchange. Many shook their heads in disbelief, and some stared with their mouths agape. But no one said a word.
Head of Bosnian presidency resigns because of role in illegal arms sales to Iraq - 4/2/03 4:14 PM
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- Bosnia's top publicly elected official resigned Wednesday after investigators said he allowed a local company to violate the U.N. arms embargo against Iraq.
U.S. infantry units wear chemical suits as troops close to within 30 miles of Iraqi capital - 4/2/03 4:09 PM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Lead U.S. infantry units donned chemical suits Wednesday after capturing a bridge just 40 miles south of Baghdad, while U.S. Marines were even closer to the Iraqi capital after destroying one division of Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard as they crossed the Tigris River.
As bombs drop, an American prays in a prayerful Baghdad - 4/2/03 4:05 PM
Jim Douglass, an American in Baghdad, rose as the sun flooded the city with the first orange light. He shuffled through the soft grass to his favorite spot for reflection, and began to pray.
U.S. Marines describe ambush outside Nasiriyah that wounded 31 troops - 4/2/03 3:47 PM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Marine 1st Lt. James Uwins was about to take a nap after days of running supplies to forces just south of Nasiriyah when he saw traces of sporadic gunfire.
Saddam releases new statement, according to Iraqi television; Baghdad bombarded - 4/2/03 3:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Declaring "victory is at hand," Saddam Hussein issued a new statement urging Iraqis to continue fighting in defense of their towns, according to a broadcast Wednesday on Iraqi satellite television.
Marines securing a bridge across the Tigris at Numaniyah find signs of hasty Iraqi retreat - 4/2/03 3:10 PM
NUMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Marines rolling into this river town on the road to Baghdad Wednesday found the side of the road littered with abandoned Iraqi military uniforms.
Powell hails latest battlefield gains in Iraq - 4/2/03 3:08 PM
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday that coalition military advances on the ground in Iraq are a "success" that will lead to victory in the war.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 4/2/03 3:03 PM
THE OIL FIELDS: Firefighters dug lagoons in the desert Wednesday as they prepared to extinguish the last two fires at sabotaged oil wells in Iraq's Rumeila South oil field. Teams from Boots & Coots International Well Control and the Kuwait Oil Co. failed to put out the blazes earlier this week, using water
Pilots describe fear of parachuting into Iraq after their fighter failed, crashed - 4/2/03 2:55 PM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- The two Americans bailed out of a failing F-14 Tomcat fighter jet in the Iraqi desert, and when rescuers asked if they could walk, they didn't hesitate.
For protesters in military base town, cause is both lonely and rewarding - 4/2/03 2:53 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Being a war protester in a military town can be pretty lonely
Situation Room is White House's crisis nerve center - 4/2/03 2:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Night and day, reports from the war in Iraq pour into the White House through the Situation Room, the nerve center of presidential crisis management.
Pigeons, chickens, dolphins, dogs get marching orders in Iraq war - 4/2/03 2:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops are getting an assist from a military menagerie in the Iraq war.
Tyco International files suit claiming former CEO looted the conglomerate for personal gain - 4/2/03 2:44 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tyco International filed a $400 million lawsuit against former chief financial officer Mark Swartz, claiming he looted the conglomerate for his personal gain.
Iraqi forces in Najaf take cover in important Shiite shrine - 4/2/03 2:23 PM
NEAR NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces are firing on coalition troops from inside a mosque that is one of the world's most important Shiite Muslim shrines, U.S. Central Command said Wednesday.
Turkey approves limited support for U.S. troops in Iraq - 4/2/03 2:21 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey agreed Wednesday to let the United States send food, fuel and medicine -- but not weapons -- through its territory to U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq, another sign of limited cooperation from NATO's only Muslim member.
Iraqis shell Kurdish town, coalition hits Iraqi positions - 4/2/03 2:14 PM
KIFREY, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces shelled this village in the Kurdish autonomous region of northern Iraq on Wednesday, and fighter jets of the U.S.-led coalition targeted Iraqi positions 100 miles north of Baghdad.
U.S. push closes to within 30 miles of Baghdad - 4/2/03 2:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S.-led forces advancing on Baghdad have moved to within 30 miles of the Iraqi capital and two of Saddam Hussein's loyal Republican Guard units "are no longer credible forces," a top U.S. general said Wednesday.
U.S. forces close in on Baghdad, battering defenders - 4/2/03 2:07 PM
American ground troops surged to within 30 miles of Baghdad in a two-pronged attack from the south on Wednesday, smashing Republican Guard units in their path. The discovery of 11 bodies, Americans likely among them, tempered the joy over a POW's rescue.
U.S. forces 30 miles from Baghdad, crush Republican Guard division - 4/2/03 2:00 PM
Closing to within 30 miles of Baghdad, U.S. forces seized bridges over the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and swept past battered Republican Guard units Wednesday. Two of Saddam Hussein's key Guard divisions "were no longer credible forces," the Pentagon said.
U.S. infantry units wear chemical suits as troops close to within 30 miles of Iraqi capital - 4/2/03 1:55 PM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Lead U.S. infantry units donned chemical suits Wednesday after capturing a bridge just 40 miles southeast of Baghdad, while U.S. Marines were even closer to the Iraqi capital after destroying one division of Saddam Hussein's battle-hardened Republican Guard as they crossed the Ti
More cruise-missile ships enter Persian Gulf - 4/2/03 1:30 PM
ABOARD THE USS CONSTELLATION (AP) -- Several warships capable of firing Tomahawk cruise missiles will move into new positions in the Persian Gulf after Saudi Arabia complained that some missiles had fallen inside its territory, Rear Adm. Barry Costello said Wednesday.
WASHN: he said. - 4/2/03 1:24 PM
"We are planning for a very difficult fight ahead in Baghdad. We are not expecting to drive into Baghdad suddenly and seize it" easily, McChrystal said.
Powell seeks restraints on Turkish forces, more military cooperation - 4/2/03 1:23 PM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The United States and Turkey agreed Wednesday on an "early warning" system to avert friction between Turkey and Iraqi Kurds.
U.S. infantry units wear chemical suits as Marines close to within 35 miles of Iraqi capital - 4/2/03 1:23 PM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Lead U.S. infantry units donned chemical suits Wednesday after capturing a bridge just 40 miles southeast of Baghdad, while U.S. Marines were even closer to the Iraqi capital after destroying one division of Saddam Hussein's battle-hardened Republican Guard as they crossed the Ti
Marines securing a bridge across the Tigris at Numaniyah find signs of hasty Iraqi retreat - 4/2/03 1:20 PM
NUMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Marines rolling into this river town on the road to Baghdad Wednesday found the side of the road littered with abandoned Iraqi military uniforms.
Families of others in the 507th cling to hope that Lynch's rescue will lead to more good news - 4/2/03 1:16 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- As family and friends of Pfc. Jessica Lynch celebrated her rescue from Iraqi custody, relatives of 12 other soldiers who disappeared when Lynch's convoy was ambushed held on to hope that they, too, would be found.
U.S. push closes to within 30 miles of Baghdad - 4/2/03 1:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S.-led forces advancing on Baghdad have moved to within 30 miles of the Iraqi capital, a top U.S. general said Wednesday.
Saddam releases new statement, according to Iraqi television; Baghdad bombarded - 4/2/03 1:13 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Declaring "victory is at hand," Saddam Hussein issued a new statement urging Iraqis to continue fighting in defense of their towns, according to a broadcast Wednesday on Iraqi satellite television.
Polish troops encounter Iraqi fighters dressed as civilians - 4/2/03 12:58 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish troops fighting with the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq are encountering many Iraqi combatants in civilian clothes, the commander of Poland's special forces said Wednesday.
U.S. forces cross Tigris, crush Republican Guard division; Iraqi soldiers accused of firing from inside mosque - 4/2/03 12:45 PM
Closing to within 35 miles of Baghdad, U.S. forces seized bridges over the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and swept past battered Republican Guard units Wednesday. One of the key Guard divisions, defending the city of Kut, "has been destroyed," a U.S. general said.
Family of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch rejoices with news of her rescue in Iraq - 4/2/03 12:42 PM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- More than a week of worry over Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch quickly turned into a gleeful celebration with blaring sirens and fireworks as her family and friends rejoiced over her rescue in Iraq.
American POW leaves Iraq a day after she is rescued in raid on hospital; 11 bodies found in raid - 4/2/03 12:42 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Eleven bodies -- some believed to be Americans -- were found with prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch when she was rescued in a U.S. commando raid on an Iraqi hospital, a military spokesman said Wednesday.
Pentagon ousting Rivera for allegedly disclosing unauthorized information about troops - 4/2/03 12:27 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- While veteran reporter Peter Arnett wasted no time beginning his new career as a weekly newspaper commentator, it wasn't clear whether Geraldo Rivera has a future as a Fox News Channel correspondent in Iraq.
Senate debates $78.7 billion package for war, domestic security, airlines - 4/2/03 12:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats prepared to fight for billions more for domestic security on Wednesday as the Senate debated a $78.7 billion package for the first bills of the war with Iraq, the confrontation with terrorism and the nation's struggling airlines.
Central Command says Baghdad Division of Republican Guard destroyed; Iraq denies it - 4/2/03 12:20 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- American forces, which crossed the Tigris River in the drive toward the Iraqi capital, destroyed the Baghdad Division of Iraq's Republican Guard, the U.S. Central Command said Wednesday.
Senator: State Department is releasing funding for Iraqi opposition TV - 4/2/03 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department is releasing $4 million for television and radio broadcasts by the Iraqi opposition, a U.S. senator said Wednesday.
Republican Guard division routed at Kut as Marines close to within 35 miles of Iraqi capital - 4/2/03 12:08 PM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Advancing on Baghdad from both the southwest and the southeast, U.S. ground forces penetrated the Iraqi capital's "red zone" defensive cordon Wednesday, destroying one division of Saddam Hussein's battle-hardened Republican Guard as they crossed the Tigris River.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/2/03 12:02 PM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 48 dead, 16 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
Journalists recount week of fear in Iraqi jail - 4/2/03 11:30 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Four journalists held for a week in Iraq's most notorious prison and accused of being spies said Wednesday they feared they would be killed until the moment they were released.
U.S. forces cross Tigris, crush Republican Guard division; Iraqi soldiers accused of firing from inside mosque - 4/2/03 11:22 AM
Closing to within 35 miles of Baghdad, U.S. forces seized a bridge over the Tigris River and swept past battered Republican Guard units Wednesday. One of the key Guard divisions, defending the city of Kut, "has been destroyed," a U.S. general said.
American POW rescued in raid on hospital; 11 bodies found - 4/2/03 11:22 AM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Eleven bodies -- some believed to be Americans -- were found with prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch when she was rescued in a U.S. commando raid on an Iraqi hospital, a military spokesman said Wednesday.
Names of the Rescued, Missing, POWs and Dead from ambushed 507th Maintenance - 4/2/03 11:12 AM
The personnel from the 507th Ordnance Maintenance Company who were ambushed March 23 by enemy forces in Iraq, as listed by the Department of Defense
Family of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch rejoices with news of her rescue in Iraq - 4/2/03 11:01 AM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- More than a week of worry over Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch quickly turned into a gleeful celebration with blaring sirens and fireworks as her family and friends rejoiced over her rescue in Iraq.
Saddam releases new statement, according to Iraqi television; Baghdad bombarded - 4/2/03 10:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Declaring "victory is at hand," Saddam Hussein issued a new statement urging Iraqis to continue fighting in defense of their towns, according to a broadcast Wednesday on Iraqi satellite television.
President rejoices at rescue of Jessica Lynch - 4/2/03 10:50 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush rejoiced at the rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch during an American commando raid on an Iraqi hospital, the White House spokesman said Wednesday.
French aid leaves Eiffel Tower for Iraq - 4/2/03 10:24 AM
PARIS (AP) -- A convoy of trucks packed with 60 tons of blankets and food essentials pulled out from the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, marking the first batch of French humanitarian aid for Iraq.
Republican Guard division routed at Kut as Marines close to within 35 miles of Iraqi capital - 4/2/03 10:21 AM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Advancing on Baghdad from both the southwest and the southeast, U.S. ground forces penetrated the Iraqi capital's "red zone" defensive cordon Wednesday, destroying one division of Saddam Hussein's battle-hardened Republican Guard as they crossed the Tigris River.
PALESTINE, W.Va.: to her." - 4/2/03 10:12 AM
Acting on a tip, U.S. special operations forces slipped behind enemy lines and seized Lynch from the Saddam Hospital, military officials said. They had to fight their way into and out of the building, but there were no coalition casualties, said Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, a U.S. Central Command spokesman.
Blair says coalition should hand power to an Iraqi government after war - 4/2/03 10:03 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday that coalition forces should hand over power to an Iraqi government as soon as possible once President Saddam Hussein's regime is overthrown.
LA Times photographer dismissed after altering photo from Iraq - 4/2/03 9:56 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Times said Wednesday it fired a photographer for altering a front page photo of a British soldier and a group of Iraqi civilians.
Iraqi forces in Najaf take cover in important Shiite shrine - 4/2/03 9:55 AM
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Iraqi forces have taken up positions inside the Ali Mosque in Najaf, one of the world's most important Shiite shrines, and are firing on coalition troops, U.S. Central Command said Wednesday. Coalition forces have refused to return fire.
Weather forecast for Iraq and Kuwait - 4/2/03 9:53 AM
Wednesday's current conditions and forecast: Baghdad -- Day: 81. Mostly sunny. Night: 59. Basra -- Day: 86. Sunny. Night: 65. Kirkuk -- Day: 63. Partly cloudy. Night: 56. Mosul -- Day: 72. Partly cloudy. Night: 49. Najaf -- Day: 64. Sunny. Night: 59. Nasiriya -- Day: 84. Sunny. Night: 64.
Families of others in the 507th cling to hope that Lynch's rescue will lead to more good news - 4/2/03 9:50 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- As family and friends of Pfc. Jessica Lynch celebrated the news of her rescue, relatives of the soldiers who disappeared with her hadn't given up hope about the fate of their own loved ones.
U.S. Marines describe ambush outside Nasiriyah that wounded 31 troops - 4/2/03 9:41 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Marine 1st Lt. James Uwins was about to take a nap after days of running supplies to forces just south of Nasiriyah when he saw traces of sporadic gunfire.
American POW is rescued in raid on hospital; 11 bodies found - 4/2/03 9:27 AM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Eleven bodies -- some believed to be Americans -- were found with prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch when she was rescued in a U.S. commando raid on an Iraqi hospital, a military spokesman said Wednesday.
U.S. begins push against Republican Guard forces defending Baghdad - 4/2/03 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has begun a major ground offensive against the Republican Guard units defending Baghdad, entering what is expected to be the fiercest combat of the war.
Family of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch rejoices with news of her rescue in Iraq - 4/2/03 8:56 AM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- More than a week of worry over Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch quickly turned into a gleeful celebration with blaring sirens and fireworks as her family and friends rejoiced over her rescue in Iraq.
Saddam releases new statement, according to Iraqi television; Baghdad bombarded - 4/2/03 8:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Declaring that "victory is at hand," Saddam Hussein issued a new statement urging Iraqis to fight on and defend their towns according to a broadcast Wednesday on Iraqi satellite television.
F-14A Tomcat, one of Navy's oldest planes, crashes in Iraq, pilot rescued - 4/2/03 8:52 AM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- A F-14 Tomcat strike fighter crashed into the Iraqi desert during a bombing mission early Wednesday after a mechanical failure caused its engines to fail, senior Navy officers said.
U.S. forces cross Tigris, crush Republican Guard division; Iraqi soldiers accused of firing from inside mosque - 4/2/03 8:46 AM
Closing to within 40 miles of Baghdad, U.S. forces seized a bridge over the Tigris River and swept past battered Republican Guard units Wednesday. One of the key Guard divisions, defending the city of Kut, "has been destroyed," a U.S. general said.
Families of others in the 507th cling to hope that Lynch's rescue will lead to more good news - 4/2/03 8:25 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- As family and friends of Pfc. Jessica Lynch celebrated the news of her rescue, relatives of the soldiers who disappeared with her hadn't given up hope about the fate of their own loved ones.
Central Command says Baghdad Division of Republican Guard destroyed - 4/2/03 8:23 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- American forces, which crossed the Tigris River in the drive toward the Iraqi capital, destroyed the Baghdad Division of Iraq's Republican Guard, the U.S. Central Command said Wednesday.
Red Cross officials see `dozens' of corpses after alleged U.S. attack - 4/2/03 8:20 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- Red Cross workers saw the bodies of dozens of people -- including women and children -- at a town south of Baghdad where Iraqi officials claim U.S. helicopters attacked a residential neighborhood, the relief organization reported Wednesday.
U.S. forces cross Tigris, crush Republican Guard division; Iraqi soldiers accused of firing from inside mosque - 4/2/03 8:19 AM
Closing in on Baghdad itself, U.S. forces Wednesday seized a bridge over the Tigris River and swept past battered Republican Guard units. One of the key Guard divisions, defending the city of Kut, "has been destroyed," a U.S. general said.
Saddam releases new statement, according to Iraqi television; Baghdad bombarded - 4/2/03 8:12 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Declaring that "victory is at hand," Saddam Hussein issued a new statement urging Iraqis to fight on and defend their towns according to a broadcast Wednesday on Iraqi satellite television.
Iraqi forces in Najaf take cover in important Shiite shrine - 4/2/03 7:54 AM
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Iraqi forces have taken up positions inside the Ali Mosque in Najaf, one of the world's most important Shiite shrines, and are firing on coalition troops, U.S. Central Command said Wednesday. Coalition forces have refused to return fire.
Powell seeks restraints on Turkish forces, more military cooperation - 4/2/03 7:49 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The United States and Turkey agreed Wednesday on an "early warning" system to avert friction between Turkey and Iraqi Kurds.
Pentagon seeks to oust Rivera for allegedly disclosing unauthorized information about troops - 4/2/03 7:49 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- While veteran reporter Peter Arnett wasted no time beginning his new career as a weekly newspaper commentator, it wasn't clear whether Geraldo Rivera has a future as a Fox News Channel correspondent in Iraq.
U.S. begins push against Republican Guard forces defending Baghdad - 4/2/03 7:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States has begun a major ground offensive against the Republican Guard units defending Baghdad, entering what is expected to be the fiercest combat of the war in Iraq.
Family of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch rejoices with news of her rescue in Iraq - 4/2/03 7:44 AM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- More than a week of worry over Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch quickly turned into a gleeful celebration with blaring sirens and fireworks as her family and friends rejoiced over her rescue in Iraq.
American POW is rescued in raid on hospital; 11 bodies found - 4/2/03 7:44 AM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Eleven bodies -- some of them believed to be Americans -- were found with prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch when she was rescued in a U.S. commando raid on an Iraqi hospital, a military spokesman said Wednesday.
U.S. forces cross Tigris, close in on Baghdad; Iraqi soldiers accused of firing from inside mosque - 4/2/03 7:31 AM
Closing in on Baghdad itself, U.S. forces Wednesday seized a bridge over the Tigris River and swept past battered Republican Guard units. One of the key Guard divisions, defending the city of Kut, "has been destroyed," a U.S. general said.
Russia protests U.S. bombing of Baghdad district housing Russian Embassy - 4/2/03 7:30 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia alleged Wednesday that American airstrikes had targeted a residential Baghdad neighborhood where the Russian Embassy is located.
Fighter pilots get the glory _ but need lots of help from other aviators - 4/2/03 7:04 AM
ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (AP) -- They share the same long hours, the same stress of fighting in war, but those in supporting roles receive little of the glory showered on combat pilots.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/2/03 6:50 AM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 47 dead, 16 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
Head of Bosnian presidency resigns after being implicated in Iraq arms embargo violation - 4/2/03 6:49 AM
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- The chairman of Bosnia's three-member presidency resigned Wednesday after being implicated in a local company's violation of the U.N. arms embargo against Iraq, the speaker of the Bosnian Serb parliament said.
U.S. Army fights Republican Guard in Karbala, first major ground battle with Saddam's toughest forces - 4/2/03 6:45 AM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Advancing on Baghdad from both the southwest and the southeast, U.S. ground forces Wednesday penetrated the Iraqi capital's "red zone" defensive cordon and fought Saddam Hussein's battle-hardened Republican Guard.
Bahrain orders expulsion of Iraqi diplomat - 4/2/03 6:45 AM
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Bahrain ordered the expulsion of an Iraqi diplomat on Wednesday over his alleged links to an explosion last month outside the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet base.
Red Cross officials see "dozens" of corpses after U.S. attack - 4/2/03 6:22 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- Red Cross workers saw the bodies of dozens of people -- including women and children -- at a town south of Baghdad where Iraqi officials claim U.S. helicopters attacked a residential neighborhood, the International Red Cross reported Wednesday.
Pentagon asks `Where's Saddam?' every day, in possible campaign to smoke him out - 4/2/03 5:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon doesn't know whether Saddam Hussein is dead or alive. But its top officials appear to be trying to bait him into showing himself.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 4/2/03 5:58 AM
THE OIL FIELDS: Firefighters were preparing lagoons in the desert Wednesday to extinguish the last two fires at sabotaged oil wells in Iraq's Rumeila South oil field. Teams from Boots & Coots International Well Control and the Kuwait Oil Co. failed to put out the blazes earlier this week using water from
Syria and Iran not potential coalition targets, Britain says - 4/2/03 5:36 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Britain would not join in any military action against Iran or Syria, and does not believe the United States has any intention to do so after the war in Iraq, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Wednesday.
U.S. forces cross Tigris, close in on Baghdad; POW's rescue hailed - 4/2/03 5:32 AM
Closing in on Baghdad itself, U.S. forces Wednesday seized a bridge over the Tigris River and swept past battered Republican Guard units. Soldiers on the front and relatives 6,000 miles away in West Virginia rejoiced over the bold rescue of Pfc. Jessica Lynch from captivity in an Iraqi hospital.
Moscow protests U.S. airstrikes near Russian Embassy in Baghdad - 4/2/03 5:30 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- In the latest sign of U.S.-Russian tensions over Iraq, the Foreign Ministry protested Wednesday against American airstrikes that allegedly targeted a Baghdad neighborhood where the Russian Embassy is located.
Iraqi family slain in checkpoint shooting thought they were fleeing to safety - 4/2/03 5:23 AM
MIAMI (AP) -- Surviving members of a family whose van was fired on by troops in Iraq said they were traveling toward allied lines because they thought an air-dropped leaflet had advised them to flee for safety.
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar: Thorp said. - 4/2/03 5:19 AM
He said the 11 were not killed during the rescue operation.
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar: of war. - 4/2/03 5:15 AM
An intelligence tip led U.S. special operations forces to the hospital in Nasiriyah where Lynch was being held captive, officials said. Thorp would not confirm reports that troops used a battlefield diversion to slip into the hospital.
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar: determine that." - 4/2/03 4:51 AM
The 507th was attacked during some of the first fighting in Nasiriyah, where Fedayeen loyalists and other hardcore Iraqi fighters have dressed as civilians and ambushed Americans.
CAMP AS SALIYAH, Qatar: the bodies. - 4/2/03 4:44 AM
Lynch, 19, was seized after her unit, the 507th Maintenance Company, made a wrong turn March 23 and was ambushed in the Euphrates River city of Nasiriyah. A dozen other members of her unit remain unaccounted for, including five listed as prisoners of war.
Cheney's former company wants Iraq work only as secondary contractor - 4/2/03 4:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's former company is interested in Iraq reconstruction work, but declined to bid for a primary contract under a State Department procedure open to only a few experienced firms.
South Korea's parliament approves dispatch of non-combat troops to Middle East - 4/2/03 3:58 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean lawmakers on Wednesday authorized the dispatch of non-combat troops to support the U.S.-led war on Iraq.
Marine firepower makes strong impression on Iraqi fighters, civilians - 4/2/03 3:57 AM
DIWANIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The Marines of the 3rd Battalion, 4th Regiment are hoping to make a strong impression.
Democrats want to boost domestic security funds in $80 billion war bills - 4/2/03 3:50 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats want to add as much as $9 billion for domestic security programs to a near $80 billion Senate package paying the first bills of the war with Iraq and other expenses of the global confrontation with terrorism.
War remains personal at Citadel: Cadets, alumni and president's son are overseas - 4/2/03 3:31 AM
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- War has always been personal amid the white-turreted buildings at The Citadel, and nothing has changed.
Battling to clear the way for assault on Baghdad - 4/2/03 3:28 AM
Saddam releases new statement, according to Iraqi television - 4/2/03 2:54 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Declaring that "victory is at hand," President Saddam Hussein issued a new statement urging Iraqis to fight on and defend their towns according to a broadcast Wednesday on Iraqi satellite television.
War in Iraq stirs grassroots conflicts in polarized United States - 4/2/03 2:33 AM
In Chicago, peace activists bellowed "Killers! Killers! Killers!" at demonstrators for the war in Iraq, and one yelled back, "Idiots! Idiots! Idiots!"
Fort Hood offers lively atmosphere _ complete with DJ _ to soldiers about to deploy - 4/2/03 2:04 AM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- Just minutes after saying goodbye to his four children and a pregnant, sobbing wife, Spc. Richard Hughes found himself in line for a smallpox vaccination in an Army gymnasium, where the heavy metal strains of Metallica offered some respite from sadness.
Army private's rescue from Iraqi captors raises hopes for other American POWs - 4/2/03 1:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American troops continued their hunt for prisoners of war in Iraq, buoyed by the rescue in a hospital of an Army supply clerk held for nine days in Nasiriyah.
War in Iraq killing Egypt's tourism industry - 4/2/03 1:48 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Even a camel named Mickey Mouse is feeling the Iraqi war's pinch.
Jessica Lynch's family rejoices with word of her rescue - 4/2/03 1:43 AM
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.
n northern Iraq: boy scavengers, rising prices, falling bombs - 4/2/03 1:42 AM
BASHUR, Iraq (AP) -- One soldier's trash is a Kurdish boy's treasure.
Piqued chickens and scouting sea lions make a military menagerie in Iraq war - 4/2/03 1:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This materiel not only has bite, it's got plenty of bark. And beaks and bottle noses, and feathers and flippers.
WASHINGTON TODAY: Iraq's `house of cards' shows resilience - 4/2/03 1:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Perhaps it is part of what might be called the post-Gulf War syndrome, the notion that wars in that area should be quick and relatively easy, based on the success of the 1991 conflict there.
War-Jobs-Glance - 4/2/03 1:27 AM
Employers are required by law to re-employ returning soldiers in the job they would have attained, with the same seniority, status and pay, had they not left.
Employers stepping up with extra pay, benefits to workers called to duty - 4/2/03 1:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When National Guardsmen and reservists ship off to war in Iraq, their employers often answer the call too, with care packages, extra paychecks and continued health care benefits.
Jessica Lynch's family rejoices with word of her rescue - 4/2/03 1:09 AM
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.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/2/03 12:08 AM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 47 dead, 16 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
U.S. Army fights Republican Guard in Karbala, first major ground battle with Saddam's toughest forces - 4/2/03 12:05 AM
NEAR KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers advanced toward Karbala early Wednesday after a night-long bombardment of the strategic city and ground fighting with Iraq's Republican Guard -- the first battle with Saddam Hussein's top forces that form the backbone of the defense of Baghdad.

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