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Thursday  April 3, 2003

House War-Budget Roll Call - 4/3/03 11:50 PM
The 414-12 roll call Thursday by which the House approved $77.9 billion in spending for the war in Iraq and the war against terrorism.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/3/03 11:40 PM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 55 dead, 16 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
Blackout in Baghdad as coalition forces press close in - 4/3/03 11:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Coalition forces bombed Iraqi Air Force headquarters in central Baghdad Friday morning, one of many air assaults on the capital as U.S. ground troops pressed closer from the south.
U.N. team recommends staff be authorized to start operations in Umm Qasr - 4/3/03 11:21 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A security team has recommended that U.N. staff be authorized to restart operations in the southern Iraqi port city of Umm Qasr, Deputy Secretary-General Louise Frechette said Thursday.
Lawmaker pushes plan to punish France in rebuilding Iraq - 4/3/03 11:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Undeterred by a defeat in committee, a Republican congressman is pushing ahead with a plan intended to prevent French and German companies from getting U.S. contracts to rebuild Iraq.
Senate, House approve roughly $80 billion for war, anti-terror costs - 4/3/03 11:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress voted overwhelmingly Thursday to give President Bush about $80 billion for initial costs of the invasion of Iraq and other anti-terrorism efforts after thwarting conservatives trying to lash out at Turkey and other nations for hindering the U.S. war effort.
Michigan public radio host fired over war remarks - 4/3/03 10:58 PM
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- A disc jockey at Eastern Michigan University's public radio station was fired after giving on-air opinions in favor of war in Iraq and refusing to air National Public Radio news.
U.S. forces battle around Baghdad, begin attack on airport - 4/3/03 10:55 PM
NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. infantry occupied part of Baghdad's airport Friday and sealed the entrance closest to the capital, fighting to seize a strategic prize as coalition forces converged on Saddam Hussein's seat of power.
U.S. troops battle for Baghdad airport; much of city power fails - 4/3/03 10:49 PM
Army forces launched a nighttime attack on Saddam International Airport just outside Baghdad on Thursday and fought running battles with Iraqis along the city's southern fringes. "A vise is closing on the regime," President Bush told cheering Marines stateside.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Frist, Hastert, Delay assail Kerry speech; Edwards chats with Bush; Dean writing a book - 4/3/03 10:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top three Republicans in Congress sharply criticized Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Thursday for saying that the United States, like Iraq, needs a regime change. Kerry would not back down.
U.S. troops roll to edge of Baghdad; much of city power fails - 4/3/03 10:30 PM
Army forces launched a nighttime attack on Saddam International Airport just outside Baghdad on Thursday and fought running battles with Iraqis along the city's southern fringes. "A vise is closing on the regime," President Bush told cheering Marines stateside.
War commanders report three deadly accidents; Rumsfeld says northern oil fields still at risk - 4/3/03 10:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces were "on the edge of Baghdad" late Thursday, fighting to take the Iraqi capital's international airport, the Pentagon's top general said.
Joint Chiefs chairman says U.S. may isolate Baghdad rather than storm it - 4/3/03 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces might stop short of storming Baghdad and instead isolate it while the makings of a new national government are put in place, President Bush's top military adviser said Thursday.
U.S. forces battle around Baghdad, begin attack on airport - 4/3/03 10:04 PM
NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces occupied part of Baghdad's airport before dawn Friday, putting them less than 10 miles from the seat of Saddam Hussein's government and closer to gaining control of a key lever of power.
Senate OKs roughly $80 billion for war, anti-terror costs, House passage near - 4/3/03 9:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate voted easily Thursday to give President Bush about $80 billion for initial costs of the war with Iraq and other anti-terrorism efforts. The House neared approval of a similar bill after thwarting conservatives trying to lash out at Turkey.
Blackout in Baghdad as coalition forces press close in - 4/3/03 9:36 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The first widespread power outage of the war plunged Baghdad into darkness Thursday night while U.S. forces rumbled through the outskirts of the Iraqi capital.
Warm interaction between civilians and Marines in southern Iraq town - 4/3/03 9:34 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A flimsy donkey cart rolled slowly toward the heavily guarded bridge. In it rode a teenage boy, his legs horribly burned from accidentally spilling hot oil on himself.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Frist, Hastert, Delay assail Kerry speech; Edwards chats with Bush; Dean writing a book - 4/3/03 9:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top three Republicans in Congress sharply criticized Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Thursday for saying that the United States, like Iraq, needs a regime change.
In talks with NATO allies and EU, Powell fails to narrow gap over U.N. role in postwar Iraq - 4/3/03 8:52 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)-- Secretary of State Colin Powell told Washington's European allies and friends Thursday the United States -- not the United Nations -- must have the lead role in Iraq's postwar reconstruction.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/3/03 8:40 PM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 53 dead, 16 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
House, Senate near OK of roughly $80 billion for war, anti-terror costs - 4/3/03 8:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House beat back an effort by conservatives Thursday to lash out at Turkey as Congress moved toward passage of legislation providing President Bush with about $80 billion for the war with Iraq and other anti-terrorism efforts.
UN official: U.S.-run administration in Iraq won't have legal authority to award oil contracts - 4/3/03 8:20 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.S.-run administration in Iraq will not have the authority under international law to award American companies major contracts to modernize and run Iraq's vast oil industry, a senior U.N. official said Thursday.
U.S. troops roll to edge of Baghdad; much of city power fails - 4/3/03 8:20 PM
Army forces launched a nighttime attack on Saddam International Airport just outside Baghdad on Thursday and fought running battles with Iraqis along the city's southern fringes. "A vise is closing on the regime," President Bush told cheering Marines stateside.
War commanders report three deadly accidents; Rumsfeld says northern oil fields still at risk - 4/3/03 8:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces in Iraq had four deadly accidents, three of which may have been caused by friendly fire, officials said Thursday.
Lawmaker pushes plan to punish France in rebuilding Iraq - 4/3/03 7:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Undeterred by a defeat in committee, a Republican congressman is pushing ahead with a plan intended to prevent French and German companies from getting U.S. contracts to rebuild Iraq.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/3/03 6:51 PM
Elements of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division took fire as they closed in on Saddam International Airport just outside Baghdad Thursday, while others trolled for a fight within 10 miles of the city limits. Two marines were killed southeast of the capital.
Saddam's last stand? Vows for defense of Baghdad should soon be tested - 4/3/03 6:50 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein has sworn the invaders of Iraq will "commit suicide" on the gates of Baghdad. With U.S. units reportedly at the airport just outside the city, his vow should soon be put to the test.
U.S. forces battle around Baghdad, begin attack on airport - 4/3/03 6:47 PM
NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The battle for Baghdad reached its international airport Thursday, after U.S. forces rolled through a six-mile shooting gallery -- a single-lane road on the capital's southern outskirts with Iraqi fighters firing from all sides.
CIA says it has made no determination that all of Saddam's television appearance since war's start were prerecorded - 4/3/03 6:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some military intelligence analysts have concluded that all of Saddam Hussein's television appearances since the beginning of the war in Iraq were prerecorded, most likely before the fighting started, but the CIA says it has made no such determination.
War-US Toll-Capsules - 4/3/03 6:34 PM
An architectural engineering major at Drexel University, Maglione was activated March 7 and stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif., before being deployed to Kuwait on Sunday, his mother said.
U.S. making plans for embassy in Baghdad - 4/3/03 6:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department expects to convert a Baghdad hotel into a temporary U.S. diplomatic complex after the war until a new embassy can be built, State Department officials told a House panel Thursday.
Casualty lists highlight thousands of non-citizens serving in the military - 4/3/03 6:34 PM
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Among the first U.S. troops killed in Iraq were men who died for a country where they couldn't even cast a vote
U.S. troops roll to edge of Baghdad; much of city power fails - 4/3/03 6:15 PM
Army forces launched a nighttime attack on Saddam International Airport just outside Baghdad on Thursday and fought running battles with Iraqis along the city's southern fringes. "A vise is closing on the regime," President Bush told cheering Marines stateside.
Poll: War support remains steady, but various groups have sharply different views - 4/3/03 6:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People of different ages, races and political beliefs have sharply divergent views of the war, though overall support remains steady at about seven in 10 Americans, a poll released Thursday showed.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Hastert, Delay assail Kerry speech; Edwards chats with Bush; Dean writing a book - 4/3/03 6:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top two Republicans in the House sharply criticized Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Thursday for saying that the United States, like Iraq, needs a regime change.
From Baghdad, Arnett reports for TV in Belgium, Greece - 4/3/03 6:08 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Peter Arnett is back on the air from Baghdad.
Weather forecast for Iraq and Kuwait - 4/3/03 5:49 PM
Friday's forecast: Baghdad -- High: 95. Partly sunny. Low: 67. Basra -- High: 97. Mostly sunny. Low: 76. Kirkuk -- High: 88. Partly sunny. Low: 66. Mosul -- High: 86. Partly sunny. Low: 62. Najaf -- High: 97. Mostly sunny. Low: 72. Nasiriya -- High: 97. Partly sunny. Low: 73. Kuwait City -- High: 95.
Blackout in Baghdad as coalition forces press close in - 4/3/03 5:49 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The first widespread power outage of the war plunged Baghdad into darkness Thursday night while U.S. forces rumbled through the outskirts of the Iraqi capital.
Chabot vs. Chabot: U.S. and French lawmakers square off - 4/3/03 5:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In Congress, where everything French is out of vogue, an Ohio congressman invited some trans-Atlantic scorn over comments he made about his French last name.
Kurds, with U.S. support, repel Iraqi attempt to retake bridge - 4/3/03 5:42 PM
BARDARASH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters and U.S. forces rang up another significant victory Thursday night, as American airstrikes helped Kurds retake a strategically located bridge that the Kurds won two nights earlier.
Iran warns extremists will view Iraq war as 'green light' for violence against U.S. - 4/3/03 5:41 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's reformist president warned Thursday that terrorists would view the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq as a "green light" to attack U.S. interests and called on Americans to "wake up" and stop the war.
British troops establish first camp inside Basra, Royal Engineers battle oil trench fires - 4/3/03 5:37 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- For the first time since war began, British troops established camp Thursday inside the southern city of Basra, where fierce battles have raged between the British, Iraqi fighters and residents who oppose Saddam Hussein's regime.
Warplanes hammer northern Iraqi troops after retreat; Kurds plunder battlefield - 4/3/03 5:31 PM
NEAR KHAZER, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes pounded front-line forces in the north Thursday after Iraqi troops retreated from strategic hilltop positions, which were quickly picked clean by Kurds in a frenzy of battlefield plunder.
Joint Chiefs chairman says U.S. may isolate Baghdad rather than storm it - 4/3/03 5:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces might stop short of storming Baghdad and instead isolate it while the makings of a new national government are put in place, President Bush's top military adviser said Thursday.
House, Senate near approval of nearly $80 billion for war, anti-terror costs - 4/3/03 5:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House beat back an effort by conservatives Thursday to lash out at Turkey as Congress moved toward passage of legislation providing President Bush with almost $80 billion for the war with Iraq and other anti-terrorism efforts.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/3/03 5:15 PM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 52 dead, 16 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military
If Saddam's in charge, he thinks he can win, say analysts who have watched him for years - 4/3/03 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Assuming he is still in charge, Saddam Hussein will probably remain defiant with American troops at the gates of his capital, say American officials and experts who have studied the Iraqi president.
U.S. Marines patrol key Iraqi town, destroy ammunition - 4/3/03 5:13 PM
NUMANIYAH, IRAQ (AP) -- U.S. forces consolidated their control of this Tigris River town Thursday, setting up checkpoints, securing a main bridge and searching for Iraqi fighters.
Miami emergency room lets Army medical workers practice for the battlefield - 4/3/03 5:13 PM
MIAMI (AP) -- Half a world away from Baghdad, the stabbings, beatings and gunshots handled at a Miami trauma center may come as close as anything military doctors might see as U.S. troops close in on the Iraqi capital.
Nationwide strike in Greece as protesters denounce Iraq war - 4/3/03 5:10 PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A nationwide strike called to protest the war in Iraq shut down banks, stores and government services and disrupted flights Thursday in Greece, where thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in several cities.
Saddam loyalists inside historic mosques, U.S. troops back off after demonstrations - 4/3/03 5:10 PM
NEAR NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- More than 150 hard-line Iraqi fighters remained shuttered Thursday inside the gold-domed Mosque of Ali, while hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Najaf to keep U.S. troops from entering the Shiite Muslim shrine.
Marines battle suicide attacks even as some Iraqis welcome liberation - 4/3/03 5:07 PM
KUT, Iraq (AP) -- Many in Kut waved white flags and welcomed the U.S. Marines, and this is why: Saddam Hussein's regime, they said, was going door to door and giving their young men a sinister choice.
War commanders report three deadly accidents; Rumsfeld says northern oil fields still at risk - 4/3/03 4:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces in Iraq had three deadly accidents, two of which may have been caused by friendly fire, officials said Thursday.
French prime minister says U.S. made 'grave mistake' in going to war - 4/3/03 4:56 PM
PARIS (AP) -- French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin said Thursday the United States erred morally, politically and strategically by going to war with Iraq.
Family of rescued POW says she wasn't shot or stabbed during captivity in Iraq - 4/3/03 4:52 PM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- The father of rescued POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch said Thursday she was in great spirits following her first surgery and said she had not been shot or stabbed during her ordeal.
Hundreds of targets await forces inside Baghdad - 4/3/03 4:52 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Hundreds of targets -- some overt and others unexpected -- await U.S.-led forces in Baghdad, a sprawling city of 5 million people.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Hastert, Delay assail Kerry speech; Edwards chats with Bush; Dean writing a book - 4/3/03 4:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top two Republicans in the House sharply criticized Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Thursday for saying that the United States, like Iraq, needs a regime change.
Chirac condemns anti-war graffiti at British soldiers' cemetery as 'shameful' - 4/3/03 4:43 PM
PARIS (AP) -- President Jacques Chirac expressed outrage Thursday at the desecration of a British war cemetery in northern France by opponents of the war in Iraq.
Nervous, angry Iraqi officials encounter tough Marine in quest to restore order to captured town - 4/3/03 4:42 PM
NUMANIYAH, IRAQ (AP) -- Nervous and angry, more than a dozen Iraqi officials met Thursday with the top U.S. Marine officer in this Tigris River town to ask for cooperation in re-establishing order a day after U.S. forces captured it.
U.S. troops roll to edge of Baghdad; much of city power fails - 4/3/03 4:37 PM
Army forces attacked Baghdad's international airport and fought running battles with Iraqi forces on the city's southern edges Thursday, closing in on Saddam Hussein's seat of power. President Bush said "a vise is closing" on the regime.
War commanders report three deadly accidents; Rumsfeld says northern oil fields still at risk - 4/3/03 4:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces in Iraq had three deadly accidents, two of which may have been caused by friendly fire, officials said Thursday.
Search shows ITN journalists were attacked from two sides - 4/3/03 4:31 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A private security company's search of the site in southern Iraq where a British TV journalist was killed has established his team came under fire from both coalition and Iraqi forces, their company, ITN television, said Thursday.
Bush comforts families of war dead, cheered by Marines - 4/3/03 4:31 PM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- At a military base hard hit by combat deaths, President Bush shed tears Thursday with relatives of Marines killed in Iraq and told one man's family, "He's in heaven."
Family of rescued POW says she wasn't shot or stabbed during captivity in Iraq - 4/3/03 4:30 PM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- The father of rescued POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch said Thursday she was in great spirits following her first surgery and denied reports she was shot and stabbed during her captivity in Iraq.
Joint Chiefs chairman says U.S. may isolate Baghdad rather than storm it - 4/3/03 4:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces might stop short of storming Baghdad and instead isolate it while the makings of a new national government are put in place, President Bush's top military adviser said Thursday.
PALESTINE, W.Va.: military officials. - 4/3/03 4:25 PM
"They have successfully done one surgery on her," he said. "There will be other surgeries. It's going to take time and patience. She's in real good spirits."
PALESTINE, W.Va.: Sr. said. - 4/3/03 4:21 PM
Lynch said his 19-year-old daughter, who is at a military hospital in Germany, had surgery on her back.
Blackout in Baghdad as coalition forces press close in - 4/3/03 4:20 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The first widespread power outage of the war plunged Baghdad into darkness Thursday night while U.S. forces rumbled through the outskirts of the Iraqi capital.
Family of rescued POW says she wasn't shot or stabbed during captivity in Iraq - 4/3/03 4:15 PM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- The father of rescued POW Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch said Thursday that she was in great spirits following her first surgery and denied reports she was shot and stabbed during her captivity in Iraq.
Christian groups eager to help in Iraq, but critics wary their aim is conversion - 4/3/03 4:11 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- U.S.-based Christian relief organizations are poised to offer medicine, food, and other supplies to needy Iraqis once the war ends, but critics are concerned the groups may use humanitarian aid to make inroads in the predominantly Muslim nation.
Conservative rabbis support U.S. coalition's goals in Iraq war - 4/3/03 4:09 PM
Leading rabbis of Conservative Judaism expressed support Thursday for the American-led "efforts to remove the threats posed by terrorism and weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq.
War commanders report three deadly accidents; Rumsfeld says northern oil fields still at risk - 4/3/03 4:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces in Iraq had three deadly accidents, two of which may have been caused by friendly fire, officials said Thursday.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 4/3/03 4:02 PM
THE OIL FIELDS: Despite U.S. air attacks around oil fields in northern Iraq, crude from the area is still flowing through a pipeline to Ceyhan, Turkey. But potential buyers can't touch it because they can't communicate with the Iraqi oil agency. Storage tanks in Ceyhan will soon be full, forcing Iraq to
Britain's poet laureate writes of devastation of war - 4/3/03 4:02 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's poet laureate published an anti-war poem Thursday titled "Regime Change," in which death moves through Iraq, destroying historic sites.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Hastert, Delay assail Kerry speech; Edwards chats with Bush; Dean writing a book - 4/3/03 4:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top two Republicans in the House sharply criticized Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry on Thursday for saying that the United States, like Iraq, needs a regime change.
Warm interaction between civilians and Marines in southern Iraq town - 4/3/03 3:59 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A flimsy donkey cart rolled slowly toward the heavily guarded bridge. In it rode a teenage boy, his legs horribly burned from accidentally spilling hot oil on himself.
National cemeteries adding America's newest war dead - 4/3/03 3:51 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- National cemeteries have begun honoring America's latest war dead with graveside services and the mournful sound of "Taps."
As U.S.-led forces push into Baghdad, history warns victory isn't always success in urban warfare - 4/3/03 3:46 PM
The lessons of urban warfare reach across thousands of years, and all the way to the gates of Saddam Hussein's Baghdad. Ancient Greece, World War II Stalingrad, Somalia and Chechnya in the 1990s: all have seen armies pull back into cities and wait for an enemy to wade into hostile territory.
War commanders report three deadly accidents, two possibly from friendly fire - 4/3/03 3:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces in Iraq had three deadly accidents, two of which may have been caused by friendly fire, officials said Thursday.
Casualty lists highlight thousands of non-citizens serving in the military - 4/3/03 3:17 PM
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Among the first U.S. troops killed in Iraq were men who died for a country where they couldn't even cast a vote.
Iraq still exporting oil, but buyers can't get at it - 4/3/03 3:05 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Despite U.S. air attacks around prized oil fields in northern Iraq, crude from the area still flows by pipeline into Turkey.
Americans staying close to home _ tourism off as war in Iraq drags on - 4/3/03 3:04 PM
Jennifer Hill and her fiance, all set for a honeymoon in Paris, have decided to swap baguettes on the Left Bank for a Wayne Newton concert in Las Vegas because of the war in Iraq.
Civilian toll, war's underside, mounts as U.S. forces approach Baghdad - 4/3/03 3:01 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- U.S. ground forces near Baghdad are on the threshold of a concrete battlefield teeming with millions of civilians, at a time when civilian deaths already have angered many around the world.
Dozens walk out of Pearl Jam concert after anti-Bush song, remarks - 4/3/03 2:58 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Dozens of fans walked out of a Pearl Jam concert after lead singer Eddie Vedder took a mask of President Bush and impaled it on a microphone stand.
Special forces raid presidential palace at Saddam's favorite fishing hole - 4/3/03 2:56 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. Special Operations forces raided one of Saddam Hussein's favorite residences -- the Tharthar Presidential Palace northwest of Baghdad -- seizing documents but failing to find the Iraqi leader or his sons.
Marines battle suicide attacks even as some Iraqis welcome liberation - 4/3/03 2:48 PM
KUT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines battled suicide attacks and dueled at close range with grenade-throwing Republican Guard fighters and Baath Party irregulars Thursday in this city east of Baghdad, but many civilians waved white flags and welcomed the troops.
British commando colonel running strategic seaport - 4/3/03 2:38 PM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- There is no town manager in this vital Iraqi seaport and there are no police. Many local officials have either been arrested by coalition troops or have fled.
Warplanes hammer northern Iraqi troops after retreat; Kurds plunder battlefield - 4/3/03 2:31 PM
NEAR KHAZER, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes pounded front-line forces in the north Thursday after Iraqi troops retreated from strategic hilltop positions, which were quickly picked clean by Kurds in a frenzy of battlefield plunder.
Almost time to set the clocks ahead one hour - 4/3/03 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's almost time again for most Americans to return to daylight-saving time.
Weather forecast for Iraq and Kuwait - 4/3/03 2:22 PM
Thursday's current conditions and forecast: Baghdad -- Day: 88. Mostly sunny. Night: 68. Basra -- Day: 90. Clear. Low: 72. Kirkuk -- Day: 66. Partly sunny. Night: 63. Mosul -- Day: 66. Partly sunny. Night: 56. Najaf -- Day: 90. Clear. Night: 67. Nasiriya -- Day: 90. Sunny. Night: 71.
U.S. troops roll to edge of Baghdad; much of city power fails - 4/3/03 2:02 PM
Army forces attacked Baghdad's international airport and fought running battles with Iraqi forces on the city's southern edges Thursday, closing in on Saddam Hussein's seat of power. Electricity went out in parts of the capital for the first time in the war.
Rumsfeld said there will be "no deal" on cease fire - 4/3/03 1:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday there was "not a chance" that the United States would agree to an arrangement that would halt the war and allow Saddam Hussein to survive as Iraq's leader.
Highlights of House, Senate, Bush bills to finance war, terror fight - 4/3/03 1:55 PM
Highlights of the bills the House and Senate debated Thursday to finance the first costs of the war with Iraq and other efforts to combat terrorism, and how they compared to President Bush's request.
Baghdad loses power as coalition presses close - 4/3/03 1:51 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Iraqi capital was plunged into darkness Thursday night as U.S.-led forces closed in on the city and loud explosions thundered through the outskirts. U.S. officials said they had not targeted the power system.
WASHN: we do not." - 4/3/03 1:43 PM
Rumsfeld was asked by a reporter about efforts by some countries -- such as France and Russia -- to try to craft a deal to end the war short of the overthrow of Saddam and his regime.
U.S. officers say attack launched on Baghdad airport - 4/3/03 1:31 PM
NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces launched an attack Thursday on Baghdad's international airport as American soldiers swept to the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, American officers said.
Baghdad airport attacked, large parts of city without power - 4/3/03 1:30 PM
NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops attacked Baghdad's international airport Thursday night after pushing through the outskirts of the darkened capital.
U.S troops push toward showdown on Baghdad's outskirts; battle for airport under way - 4/3/03 1:28 PM
U.S. troops surged Thursday into the southern outskirts of Baghdad, attacking its international airport and waging four hours of skirmishes with Iraqi troops determined to protect their capital. Elsewhere, one American was killed by friendly fire, and U.S. officials said Iraqi forces appeared on the verge
In the wings: An administrator for postwar Iraq waits his turn, relief at the ready - 4/3/03 1:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Jay Garner prepared to leave Iraq 12 years ago, Kurdish refugees hoisted him on their shoulders like a sports hero. Their children drew pictures to thank the U.S. major general for all he did in the post-Gulf War effort to aid displaced Kurds.
WASHN: their forces." - 4/3/03 1:25 PM
Rumsfeld said it was too late for Saddam to seek exile.
Central Command says 'increasing evidence' regime has lost control of fighting forces - 4/3/03 1:14 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. Central Command said Thursday there was "increasing evidence" that Saddam Hussein's regime had lost control of its fighting forces and most of the Iraqi population.
Nationwide strike in Greece as protesters denounce Iraq war - 4/3/03 1:07 PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A nationwide strike called to protest the war in Iraq shut down banks, stores and government services, and disrupted flights Thursday in Greece, where thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in several cities.
Rescued POW doesn't realize uproar; family gets briefing while she undergoes surgery - 4/3/03 1:04 PM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- From her hospital bed in Germany, Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch wanted to know if the story of her capture in Iraq and her dramatic rescue made the local newspaper.
U.S troops push toward showdown on Baghdad's outskirts; special forces raid presidential palace - 4/3/03 12:55 PM
U.S. troops surged Thursday into the southern outskirts of Baghdad, attacking its international airport and waging four hours of skirmishes with Iraqi troops determined to protect their capital. Elsewhere, one American was killed by friendly fire, and American officials said Iraqi forces appeared on the
New technologies fail to prevent friendly fire casualties on the battlefield - 4/3/03 12:54 PM
As the men of Britain's Blues and Royals Regiment battled Saddam Hussein's forces outside Basra, their convoy of five armored vehicles had no warning before an American A-10 "tankbuster" prowling the battlefield opened up with a burst of armor-piercing depleted uranium bullets.
Sharpton makes 'moral appeal' to Iraqi ambassador on treatment of POWs - 4/3/03 12:54 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton met with the Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday to make what he called a moral appeal to the Iraqi government that no harm come to American prisoners of war.
U.S. officers say attack launched on Baghdad airport - 4/3/03 12:53 PM
NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces launched an attack Thursday on Baghdad's international airport as American soldiers swept to the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, American officers said.
Baghdad airport attacked, large parts of city without power - 4/3/03 12:47 PM
NEAR BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops attacked Baghdad's international airport Thursday night after pushing through the outskirts of the darkened capital.
U.S. troops have choice: Enter Baghdad or wait for Saddam's downfall - 4/3/03 12:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops have advanced quickly to the doorstep of Baghdad, leaving their commanders with a tantalizing choice: Continue the charge into Saddam Hussein's capital or wait for reinforcements and give Iraqis a chance to overthrow the regime themselves.
In talks with NATO allies and EU, Powell fails to narrow gap over U.N. role in postwar Iraq - 4/3/03 12:38 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)-- Secretary of State Colin Powell told Washington's European allies and friends Thursday the United States -- not the United Nations -- must have the lead role in Iraq's postwar reconstruction.
Baghdad loses power as coalition presses close - 4/3/03 12:09 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Large sections of the Iraqi capital plunged into darkness Thursday night as loud explosions thundered through the outskirts of the city.
Large parts of Baghdad lose power for first time in bombardment - 4/3/03 12:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Large sections of the Iraqi capital lost power Thursday as loud explosions could be heard on the outskirts of the city.
House, Senate debate bills with nearly $80 billion for war, terror fight - 4/3/03 11:56 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration tried to shoot down an effort Thursday by some House Republicans to cut aid to Turkey as the House and Senate debated bills providing nearly $80 billion for the initial costs of the Iraq war and other anti-terrorism expenses.
One soldier dead, several injured or missing after possible friendly fire incident - 4/3/03 11:53 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- One U.S. soldier was killed and several others were missing or injured in a possible friendly fire incident involving an F-15E fighter jet, the U.S. Central Command said.
War-Friendly Fire Incident - 4/3/03 11:51 AM
Dozens of U.S. troops have been injured by their own forces
French minister to meet pope, hold talks with Russian, German officials - 4/3/03 11:47 AM
PARIS (AP) -- French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin was planning to meet Friday with Pope John Paul II, and also to hold separate talks on Iraq with foreign ministers from Germany, Russia and Italy.
U.S troops push toward showdown on Baghdad's outskirts; special forces raid presidential palace - 4/3/03 11:42 AM
U.S. troops surged forward Thursday into the outskirts of Baghdad, and a special forces unit raided one of Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces. American officials said Iraqi forces appeared on the verge of collapse.
President mourns with dead troops' families - 4/3/03 11:35 AM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- President Bush, comforting grief-stricken family and friends of fallen Marines, praised U.S. troops Thursday for their two-week advance on Baghdad and said "a vise is closing" on Saddam Hussein's regime.
Troops press in on Baghdad, some near international airport 12 miles from city center - 4/3/03 11:33 AM
SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines and infantry moved with surprising speed toward Baghdad on Thursday, passing down roads littered with black combat boots as Saddam Hussein's loyalists shed their uniforms and switched to tribal robes hoping to avoid capture.
In talks with NATO allies and EU, Powell fails to narrow gap over U.N. role in postwar Iraq - 4/3/03 11:02 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)-- Secretary of State Colin Powell told Washington's European allies and friends Thursday the United States -- not the United Nations -- must have the lead role in Iraq's postwar reconstruction.
U.S. troops have choice: Enter Baghdad or wait for Saddam's downfall - 4/3/03 11:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops have advanced quickly to the doorstep of Baghdad, leaving their commanders with a tantalizing choice: Continue the charge into Saddam Hussein's capital or wait for reinforcements and give Iraqis a chance to overthrow the regime themselves
Statement purportedly from Saddam urges Iraqis: `Fight them with your hands' - 4/3/03 11:00 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With U.S. ground forces closing in fast, Saddam Hussein exhorted the Iraqi people to "fight them with your hands," according to a statement read Thursday on Iraqi satellite television.
President mourns with dead troops' families, but urges focus on deposing Saddam Hussein - 4/3/03 10:40 AM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- President Bush tried to comfort relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq Thursday while bracing U.S. troops and the country for further sacrifice as forces approach Baghdad.
Search shows ITN journalists were attacked from two sides - 4/3/03 10:29 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A private security company's search of the site in southern Iraq where a British TV journalist was killed has established that his team came under fire from both coalition and Iraqi forces, their company, ITN televison, said Thursday.
Rescued POW reportedly waged a fierce gun battle to keep from being taken alive - 4/3/03 10:06 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Spirited and hungry, rescued prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch arrived in Germany for treatment of two broken legs and bullet wounds she reportedly suffered in a fierce gunfight with her Iraqi captors.
Central Command says 'increasing evidence' regime has lost control of fighting forces - 4/3/03 10:06 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. Central Command said Thursday there was "increasing evidence" that Saddam Hussein's regime had lost control of its fighting forces and most of the Iraqi population.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/3/03 10:03 AM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 51 dead, 16 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
Rescued POW calls family: She's exhausted, groggy and hungry, but safe - 4/3/03 9:59 AM
PALESTINE, W.Va. (AP) -- The voice on the telephone was exhausted, groggy and hungry for a home-cooked meal.
Statement purportedly from Saddam urges Iraqis: `Fight them with your hands' - 4/3/03 9:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With U.S. ground forces closing in fast, Saddam Hussein exhorted the Iraqi people to "fight them with your hands," according to a statement read Thursday on Iraqi satellite television.
Blair says war may not end soon, but Saddam will be ousted - 4/3/03 9:52 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair warned his Cabinet on Thursday they should not expect the war in Iraq to end soon, though he was confident Saddam Hussein would be ousted, Blair's official spokesman said.
US troops raid presidential palace north of Baghdad - 4/3/03 9:49 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. special operations forces raided a presidential palace Thursday north of Baghdad, finding no trace of Saddam Hussein but seizing important documents, a Central Command spokesman said.
Central Command says 'increasing evidence' regime has lost control of fighting forces - 4/3/03 9:29 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. Central Command said Thursday there was "increasing evidence" that Saddam Hussein's regime had lost control of its fighting forces and most of the Iraqi population.
U.S troops push toward showdown on Baghdad's outskirts; special forces raid presidential palace - 4/3/03 9:28 AM
U.S. troops surged forward Thursday into the outskirts of Baghdad, and a special forces unit raided one of Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces. American officials said Iraqi forces appeared on the verge of collapse.
Navy F/A-18 is brought down over Iraq; search for pilot under way - 4/3/03 9:25 AM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- The U.S. military launched a search and rescue mission Thursday for the pilot of a Navy F/A-18C Hornet after his fighter jet went down during a bombing run over Iraq.
U.S. troops have choice: Enter Baghdad or wait for Saddam's downfall - 4/3/03 9:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops have advanced quickly to the doorstep of Baghdad, leaving their commanders with a tantalizing choice: Continue the charge into Saddam Hussein's capital or wait for reinforcements and give Iraqis a chance to overthrow the regime themselves.
Rescued POW reportedly waged a fierce gun battle to keep from being taken alive - 4/3/03 8:57 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Spirited and hungry, rescued prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch arrived in Germany for treatment of two broken legs and bullet wounds she reportedly suffered in a fierce gunfight with her Iraqi captors.
Powell debates postwar Iraq with NATO allies, EU, Russia; alliance to consider peacekeeping role - 4/3/03 8:55 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)-- Secretary of State Colin Powell assured the NATO allies and the European Union Thursday that the Bush administration seeks a partnership with the United Nations for the reconstruction of postwar Iraq.
'You can't breathe and you can't see _ troops train against chemical warfare - 4/3/03 8:54 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Your eyes burn when the gas hits them and they snap shut immediately. Breathe in and you cough and choke.
Saddam: `Fight them with your hands' - 4/3/03 8:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With U.S. ground forces closing in fast, Saddam Hussein exhorted the Iraqi people to "fight them with your hands," according to a statement read Thursday on Iraqi satellite television.
Coalition troop casualties, POWs, MIAs - 4/3/03 8:48 AM
The names of U.S. troop casualties, provided by relatives or military officials. Totals: 51 dead, 16 missing and seven captured. In some cases, families have released names before the military.
Troops in vicinity of Baghdad, some near international airport 12 miles from city center - 4/3/03 8:20 AM
SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. Marines and infantry moved with surprising speed toward Baghdad on Thursday, passing down roads littered with black combat boots as Saddam Hussein's loyalists shed their uniforms and switched to tribal robes hoping to avoid capture.
Bomb attacks cause minor damage at British consulate, UPS office in Turkey - 4/3/03 7:41 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Bombs exploded within hours of each other Thursday at the British consulate and outside a UPS office in Istanbul, causing damage but no injuries.
Furor over ribbon ban engulfs tiny New Jersey town - 4/3/03 7:34 AM
FIELDSBORO, N.J. (AP) -- Yellow ribbons and all other private displays have been banned from public property here, a decision that has drawn criticism from residents and business owners who want to show their support for American troops fighting in Iraq.
Troops enter danger zone fearing Iraq could attack with chemical or biological weapons - 4/3/03 7:13 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Thousands of U.S. troops have entered the "red zone," the swath of territory at Baghdad's doorstep where the potential for chemical attack is believed to be greatest.
US troops enter, leave an Iraqi presidential palace on the edge of Baghdad - 4/3/03 6:49 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. troops entered one of Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces near the city's international airport, a Central Command official said Thursday
U.S troops push toward showdown on Baghdad's outskirts; special forces infiltrate command posts - 4/3/03 6:46 AM
U.S. troops surged forward Thursday into the outskirts of Baghdad, even venturing into one of Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces. A U.S. spokesman said Iraqi forces appeared on the verge of collapse.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: he added. - 4/3/03 6:44 AM
Two palaces are located near Saddam International Airport, which is located a few miles southwest of Baghdad.
Germany's Schroeder backs end of Iraqi dictatorship, calls for postwar effort to calm Mideast - 4/3/03 6:24 AM
BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder for the first time called for the removal of Saddam Hussein in a speech to parliament on Thursday, dropping his objection to regime change as a goal of war.
U.S troops push toward showdown on Baghdad's outskirts; Iraq downs first U.S. warplane - 4/3/03 6:09 AM
U.S. troops surged forward Thursday into the outskirts of Baghdad, yet to be slowed by the Republican Guard. A U.S. spokesman said the Iraqi forces appeared on the verge of collapse.
Powell to court European, Russian ministers on postwar plans for Iraq - 4/3/03 5:53 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)-- Secretary of State Colin Powell is seeking support for a primary U.S. role in the postwar transition of Iraq from some two dozen ministers from Europe and Russia.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 4/3/03 5:50 AM
THE OIL FIELDS: Firefighters in the Rumeila South oil field were pumping water into man-made lagoons on Thursday, preparing to again attack the two remaining fires at oil wells. Teams from Boots & Coots International Well Control and the Kuwait Oil Co. failed to put out the blazes earlier this week because
Marines moving on Baghdad as Republican Guard heads toward the fight south of Baghdad - 4/3/03 4:19 AM
SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Under the protection of withering artillery and mortar fire, a massive convoy of Marines swept down the main road leading to Baghdad on Thursday amid reports that Iraq's Republican Guard was moving reinforcements south for a showdown.
Congressional leaders hope to approve nearly $80 billion for war, terror fight - 4/3/03 4:19 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans will have to fend off Democratic efforts to boost domestic security spending before Congress can send President Bush nearly $80 billion for the initial costs of the Iraq war and other anti-terrorism expenses.
Names of the Rescued, Missing, POWs and Dead from ambushed 507th Maintenance Co. - 4/3/03 4:06 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:
'I'm hoping still' _ Families of missing soldiers await word on bodies found in Iraq rescue - 4/3/03 4:05 AM
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) -- The dramatic rescue of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch from an Iraqi hospital brought equal doses of hope and dread to the relatives of other missing or captured U.S. soldiers.
Dressed in chemical gear, troops march toward soaring temperatures - 4/3/03 3:58 AM
Mine-hunting dolphins help clear key Iraqi sea port - 4/3/03 3:52 AM
CAMP PATRIOT, Kuwait (AP) -- Meticulously combing their way through the murky waters of Iraq's Umm Qasr port is the U.S. Navy's most sophisticated mine-detection team -- the dolphin platoon.
President mourns with dead troops' families, but urges focus on deposing Saddam Hussein - 4/3/03 3:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It is among a president's grimmest duties: meeting with relatives of soldiers killed in the service of their country.
Navy F/A-18 shot down in Iraq - 4/3/03 3:11 AM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- The U.S. military conducted a helicopter search-and-rescue mission Thursday for the pilot of a Navy F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet shot down by a surface-to-air missile during a bombing run over Iraq.
Pakistan's religious extremists fill the void and make anti-war movement their own - 4/3/03 3:01 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- From secularists to religious conservatives, there is one thing nearly all Pakistanis seem to agree on -- the U.S.-led war in Iraq is unjust and must be opposed.
Lawmakers tread carefully to avoid appearances of second-guessing president - 4/3/03 2:53 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wary of appearing to second-guess the commander in chief, most lawmakers are carefully avoiding criticism of President Bush's handling of the war against Iraq.
New technologies fail to prevent friendly fire casualties on the battlefield - 4/3/03 2:46 AM
As the men of Britain's Blues and Royals Regiment battled Saddam Hussein's forces outside Basra, their convoy of five armored vehicles had no warning before an American A-10 "tankbuster" prowling the battlefield opened up with a burst of armor-piercing depleted uranium bullets.
Democratic presidential hopeful keeps Senate options open - 4/3/03 2:38 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- John Edwards' presidential aspirations are competing with the equally pressing task of shoring up his political support back home.
Winners of the 2003 George Foster Peabody Awards - 4/3/03 2:29 AM
Winners of the George Foster Peabody Awards, announced Wednesday by the University of Georgia's Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
Awards given to pieces on terrorism, Sept. 11 - 4/3/03 2:28 AM
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.
U.S. troops, 20 miles from Baghdad, still face significant Republican Guard numbers - 4/3/03 2:26 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some of Iraq's best conventional fighting forces have been routed by allied bombing and ground fighting, but more lie between American troops and Baghdad, U.S. military officials say.
Tyco International files suit claiming former CFO looted the conglomerate for personal gain - 4/3/03 2:26 AM
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.
British army in Iraq carries experience, skills from long war in Northern Ireland - 4/3/03 2:20 AM
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- The enemy doesn't wear uniforms, it hits road checkpoints with car bombs, and it melts into a civilian population that troops cannot afford to kill.
Pilots, preparing for Baghdad battle, learn lessons in urban combat in Najaf - 4/3/03 2:19 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's face on a sign outside an amusement park made a perfect target for Lt. Col. Stephen Schiller. The Army helicopter pilot fired a rocket through it, then blasted military equipment hidden inside the park in Najaf.
Rescued POW reportedly waged a fierce gun to keep from being taken alive - 4/3/03 2:15 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Spirited but hungry, rescued prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch arrived in Germany for treatment of two broken legs and bullet wounds reportedly suffered in a fierce gun battle she waged against her Iraqi captors.
U.S. troops have choice: Enter Baghdad or wait for Saddam's downfall - 4/3/03 2:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops have advanced quickly to the doorstep of Baghdad, leaving their commanders with a tantalizing choice: Continue the charge into Saddam Hussein's capital or wait for reinforcements and give Iraqis a chance to overthrow the regime themselves.
Troops enter danger zone fearing Iraq could attack with chemical or biological weapons - 4/3/03 2:09 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- With the revered Shiite city of Karbala and the strategic city of Kut behind them, U.S. troops have entered the "red zone," the swath of territory at Baghdad's doorstep and the region feared for the potential of chemical attack.
Embedded journalists help military families keep track of loved ones in Iraq - 4/3/03 2:03 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The U.S. military might not be much help as Saja Laum tries to keep track of her husband fighting in Iraq.
Powell to court European, Russian ministers on postwar plans for Iraq - 4/3/03 1:42 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)-- Secretary of State Colin Powell is seeking support for a primary U.S. role in the postwar transition of Iraq from some two dozen ministers from Europe and Russia.
In the wings: An administrator for postwar Iraq waits his turn, relief at the ready - 4/3/03 1:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Jay Garner prepared to leave Iraq 12 years ago, Kurdish refugees hoisted him on their shoulders like a sports hero. Their children drew pictures to thank the U.S. major general for all he did in the post-Gulf War effort to aid displaced Kurds.
Iraqi forces in Najaf take cover in important Shiite shrine - 4/3/03 1:05 AM
NEAR NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces were firing on coalition troops from inside the Mosque of Ali, one of the world's most important Shiite Muslim shrines, U.S. Central Command said Wednesday.
Navy F/A-18 shot down in Iraq - 4/3/03 1:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq shot down a U.S. Navy F/A-18C 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 - 4/3/03 12:28 AM
SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A long convoy of Marines advanced north at dawn Thursday, headed for an expected confrontation with Saddam Hussein's toughest fighters defending the Iraqi capital. A Marine went from Humvee to Humvee asking if troops had enough ammunition.
Iraqi troops head south as U.S. troops push within 20 miles of Baghdad - 4/3/03 12:20 AM
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 - 4/3/03 12:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq shot down a U.S. Navy F/A-18C 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 - 4/3/03 12:08 AM
SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A long convoy of Marines advanced north at dawn Thursday, headed for an expected confrontation with Saddam Hussein's toughest fighters defending the Iraqi capital. A Marine went from Humvee to Humvee asking if troops had enough ammunition.
American POW leaves Iraq after being rescued in raid on hospital; 11 bodies found - 4/3/03 12:03 AM
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.

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