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Friday  April 11, 2003

Chief weapons inspector relieved at speedy pace of war - 4/11/03 11:33 PM
BOSTON (AP) -- Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix said Friday he was "relieved" that the war in Iraq is coming to a quick end, but said he regretted that he was not given more time to conduct investigations before military action was launched.
Iraq's ambassador leaves New York, hopes for free elections in his country - 4/11/03 11:23 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq's U.N. envoy, who for months vigorously defended Saddam Hussein's regime, left New York on Friday for the Middle East, saying he hopes U.S. forces will leave Iraq soon and that there would be free elections in his country.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/11/03 11:18 PM
Coalition forces struggled to control widespread looting in Baghdad and the rest of Iraq on Friday after claiming a final northern enclave loyal to Saddam Hussein. Only one other city remained to be taken: Saddam's hometown Tikrit.
War-Budget-Highlights - 4/11/03 10:50 PM
Highlights of a compromise bill House-Senate bargainers were completing for initial costs of the Iraq war, the postwar U.S. role there, the fight against terrorism and other items, based on preliminary information about the bill.
Mosul falls into looting chaos as coalition closes grip on northern Iraq - 4/11/03 10:40 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Barefoot and wearing civilian clothes, the young Iraqi fighters marched Friday -- but away from battle, not into it.
Senate approves roughly $80 billion war package as compromise emerges - 4/11/03 10:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate voiced its approval Friday for a compromise bill providing almost $80 billion for initial costs of the Iraq war, its aftermath and the pursuit of terrorists, even as House-Senate bargainers put finishing touches on the measure.
U.S. military expands control over Iraq - 4/11/03 9:34 PM
American troops took the northern city of Mosul without a fight and awaited surrender from holdout forces in western Iraq on Friday, dismantling the remnants of Saddam Hussein's regime. U.S. officials agreed to stem looting in Baghdad and other areas.
Fort Bliss pays tribute to 507th soldiers in memorial - 4/11/03 9:28 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Empty helmets placed on the barrels of M-16s sat in front of smiling photos of nine members of the 507th Maintenance Company. A posthumously awarded Purple Heart was draped on the upper right hand corner of each picture frame.
Senate approves roughly $80 billion war package as compromise emerges - 4/11/03 9:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate voiced its approval Friday for a compromise bill providing almost $80 billion for the Iraq war, its aftermath and the pursuit of terrorists, even as House-Senate bargainers put finishing touches on the measure.
Leaders of Russia, France, Germany meet on Iraq - 4/11/03 9:12 PM
ST.PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin said Friday he welcomed the fall of Saddam Hussein, but called the U.S.-led war in Iraq illegitimate and a threat to international law.
U.N. adviser on postwar Iraq invited for briefings in Washington - 4/11/03 9:12 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A special adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan will be briefed by the Bush administration on its plans for postwar Iraq, the United Nations said Friday.
Centcom says defenders of Saddam's hometown Tikrit not an effective fighting force - 4/11/03 9:07 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Republican Guard and other Iraqi troops regrouping in Saddam Hussein's hometown, Tikrit, have been battered by U.S. airstrikes and don't present an effective fighting force, U.S. Central Command said Friday.
U.S. may have to cut deals to restore Iraq's oil exports and revive production - 4/11/03 8:39 PM
LONDON (AP) -- U.S. troops are within striking distance of Iraq's last big oil field, and sabotage at oil wells and facilities elsewhere appears minimal. But even this good news won't lessen the challenge ahead for oil experts planning to revive the country's most important industry.
War-Taking Tikrit - 4/11/03 8:10 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Remnants of the Republican Guard and other Iraqi troops are regrouping in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit for a possible final stand. But they've been severely weakened by weeks of airstrikes, U.S. Central Command said Friday.
Contracts awarded to assist Iraqis - 4/11/03 7:58 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration announced Friday an initial $2 million, 12-month contract to Creative Associates International Inc. to address immediate educational needs in Iraq and promote participation of the Iraqi people in the educational process.
Two Doctors Without Borders Members Found in Baghdad - 4/11/03 7:34 PM
Two members of the relief agency Doctors Without Borders, missing in the chaos of Baghdad since April 2, turned up safe Friday, the organization said.
World finance officials discuss differences over Iraq rebuilding - 4/11/03 7:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- World financial officials agreed Friday on the need to move as quickly as possible to rebuild Iraq, but the effort faced potentially serious delays from disputes over the United Nations' role.
Iraqis start packing their bags to leave Syria and return home - 4/11/03 7:25 PM
SAYDA ZEINAB, Syria (AP) -- One day he was selling makeup on the streets, the next Hussein Dakhel was packing to go home.
Bush says Saddam now out of power though war continues - 4/11/03 7:10 PM
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- President Bush said Friday he is not ready to declare victory in Iraq or end the fighting even though Saddam Hussein is "no longer in power."
House, Senate bargainers seek deal on near $80 billion war package - 4/11/03 7:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House-Senate bargainers whittled down disputes Friday over an $80 billion bill for the Iraq war, its aftermath and the pursuit of terrorists. Lawmakers insisted on limiting President Bush's control of the funds.
As looting and mayhem continue, coalition handles chaos gingerly - 4/11/03 7:06 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The people of Baghdad's Karadeh neighborhood, fed up with thievery, took the law into their own hands: They grabbed Kalashnikov rifles, set up roadblocks and checked passing cars for stolen goods.
Humor Web site becomes a global hit _ and crashes - 4/11/03 6:38 PM
A Web site that pokes fun at Saddam Hussein's minister of information became such a global hit that its operators had to temporarily pull the plug Friday as they scrambled for more powerful computers.
Candidate says war will remain divisive issue for Democrats - 4/11/03 6:33 PM
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Presidential candidate Howard Dean said Friday that the U.S.-led war against Iraq will remain a divisive issue for Democrats despite the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime.
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/11/03 6:33 PM
Coalition forces struggled to control widespread looting in Baghdad and the rest of Iraq on Friday after claiming a final northern enclave loyal to Saddam Hussein. Only one other city remained to be taken: Saddam's hometown Tikrit.
Iraqi ambassador: I can't work in U.S. while it kills my countrymen - 4/11/03 6:24 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraqi Ambassador Mohammed Al-Douri, in his last day at the United Nations, said he could no longer work in the United States while it was "destroying, ravaging and killing" his countrymen.
Britain reducing military presence in Gulf - 4/11/03 6:15 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Relieved families brought babies and beer to welcome back the first British pilots to return from duty in the Persian Gulf Friday.
President Bush's special envoy to moderate Iraqi opposition meeting next week - 4/11/03 6:05 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A U.S. envoy will meet with Iraqi opposition leaders next week in a first step toward forming a government that would take power following an interim period of U.S. administration, military officials said Friday.
A lonely wait for military spouses while nation celebrates victory in Iraq - 4/11/03 5:52 PM
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- On a gloomy, gray day near this military base, spouses of Marines deployed in the Middle East turned to board games and scrapbooks to help push the worry away.
Pentagon defends against criticism about looting, lawlessness in Iraq - 4/11/03 5:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP)-- The military on Friday rejected criticism that it is allowing a wave of looting and violence in its wake in Iraq, saying troops must remain focused on combat, not restoring order.
Kurdish leader vows Kurdish fighters will leave Kirkuk when American troops take over - 4/11/03 5:17 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters will leave oil-rich Kirkuk when enough American troops arrive to take over, a senior Kurdish leader said Friday.
Bush visits wounded troops, watches two sworn in as citizens - 4/11/03 5:15 PM
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- President Bush said Friday he doesn't know whether Saddam Hussein is dead or alive but "I do know he's no longer in power."
Mosul falls into looting chaos as coalition closes grip on northern Iraq - 4/11/03 5:12 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Barefoot and wearing civilian clothes, the young Iraqi fighters marched Friday -- but away from battle, not into it.
War-Arlington Burial - 4/11/03 5:02 PM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- "Taps" is played here two dozen times a day, the notes as haunting and lonely as death, this hallowed ground's abiding presence.
Directive in Franks' name says regime has ended and troops should ensure normal life - 4/11/03 5:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A directive read by an officer and attributed to Gen. Tommy Franks says Saddam Hussein's regime has ended and instructs U.S. troops to ensure that public services and religious institutions continue to operate in the Iraqi capital.
U.S. troops discover Odai Hussein's weapons cache in central Baghdad - 4/11/03 5:01 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops walked into a two-story house in an enclave of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party on Friday and discovered boxes of Italian pistols, Soviet-era Kalashnikovs and American-made rifles still wrapped in plastic, along with an inventory that said they belonged to the president's son,
As looting and mayhem continue, coalition handles chaos gingerly - 4/11/03 5:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The people of Baghdad's Karadeh neighborhood, fed up with thievery, took the law into their own hands: They grabbed Kalashnikov rifles, set up roadblocks and checked passing cars for stolen goods.
U.S. military expands control over Iraq - 4/11/03 4:56 PM
U.S.-led forces expanded their control over Iraq on Friday as Mosul, largest city in the north, fell without a fight. Saddam Hussein and his sons are "either dead or they're running like hell," said Gen. Tommy Franks, top commander of a war nearly won.
30,000 Iraqis who fled fighting have reached Iranian border, U.N. agency says - 4/11/03 4:53 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- Some 30,000 Iraqis who fled their homes have gathered near the Iranian border, but appear content to remain in their country, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday.
Leaders of Russia, France, Germany meet on Iraq - 4/11/03 4:25 PM
ST.PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin said Friday he welcomed the fall of Saddam Hussein, but called the U.S.-led war in Iraq illegitimate and a threat to international law.
Bush visits wounded troops, watches two sworn in as citizens - 4/11/03 4:25 PM
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- President Bush said Friday he doesn't know whether Saddam Hussein is dead or alive but "I know he's no longer in power."
Mosul falls into looting chaos as coalition closes grip on northern Iraq - 4/11/03 4:22 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Barefoot and wearing civilian clothes, the young Iraqi fighters marched Friday -- but away from battle, not into it.
American companies in Arab world anxious over war's effect on business climate - 4/11/03 4:17 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- With the Iraq war in its fourth week and anti-American sentiment running high in the Arab world, U.S. companies in the region are anxious about the war's effects on their earnings and their employees' security.
Baghdad's suffering continues although war seems to be coming to an end - 4/11/03 4:17 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Volunteers buried 17 decomposing bodies wrapped in bloodstained blankets Friday in a mass grave in the yard of an abandoned hospital. A man, hit by a car as he ran from gunfire, lay dying next to the grave, flies crawling over his bloodied body.
WASHN: of freedom - 4/11/03 4:15 PM
Asked about the fate of the Iraqi leader, Bush said, "I don't know the whereabouts of Saddam Hussein. I don't know if he's dead or alive. I do know he's no longer in power."
U.S. military expands control over Iraq - 4/11/03 4:13 PM
U.S.-led forces expanded their control over Iraq on Friday as Mosul, largest city in the north, fell without a fight. Saddam Hussein and his sons are "either dead or they're running like hell," said Gen. Tommy Franks, top commander of a war nearly won.
US troops dynamite, excavate in fruitless search for political prisoners - 4/11/03 4:04 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A dozen years after her son disappeared with Iraqi authorities, Mahadi Khmas Hatim heard the rumor: hundreds of political prisoners were still alive, trapped in cells beneath Baghdad's military intelligence headquarters.
WASHN: Bush said - 4/11/03 3:59 PM
Bush said the most touching moment of his visit was when he watched two soldiers -- one from Mexico, the other from the Philippines -- being sworn in as U.S. citizens.
Local TV broadcasters say war coverage is worth the cost - 4/11/03 3:59 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Dana Kaye now watches television coverage of the war in Iraq with the same perspective as the soldiers' families, searching for glimpses of the faces she knows.
BETHESDA, Md.: hospitals. - 4/11/03 3:54 PM
Bush also said he did not have any new information on the whereabouts of American POWs in Iraq. "I pray they are alive, because if they are, we'll find them," he said.
U.N. nuclear agency asks United States to secure Iraqi nuclear complex - 4/11/03 3:53 PM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- High levels of radioactivity are normal at Iraq's main nuclear research center, the U.N. nuclear agency said Friday, deflating speculation that U.S. Marines might have found new evidence of a weapons program at the site.
Publishers union cancels British participation at international book fair - 4/11/03 3:50 PM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Britain, which was to have been the honored country at Athens' International Book Festival, is no longer welcome.
Grenades, rifles, Iraqi helmets, Marines forced to give up war booty - 4/11/03 3:47 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Since they arrived, U.S. Marines have been doing their own kind of looting -- grabbing Iraqi pistols, rifles, uniforms and pictures of Saddam Hussein.
War-France - 4/11/03 3:24 PM
PARIS (AP) -- With Saddam Hussein vanquished, the French appear to have undergone an attitude adjustment about the U.S.-led war.
Kremlin envoy says he tried to get Saddam to step down - 4/11/03 3:22 PM
MOSCOW (AP) -- A Kremlin envoy said Friday he traveled to Baghdad days before the U.S.-led war began in a failed bid to convince Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to step down.
Saddam's the ace in this notorious deck of cards - 4/11/03 3:13 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Odai Hussein is the ace of hearts. Qusai Hussein is the ace of clubs. The ace of spades, naturally, is their father, Saddam Hussein.
Anti-war groups worry about losing momentum after war - 4/11/03 3:05 PM
Anti-war groups are quickly reshaping their tactics for a postwar era, but they fear the huge movement they forged over the last several months will inevitably lose steam as the fighting winds down in Iraq.
Rumsfeld acknowledges concern over looting; calls it a temporary problem while Iraq is in transition - 4/11/03 3:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Friday characterized widespread looting in Iraq as a period of "untidiness" and suggested it was only a transitional phase on the way to freedom from Saddam Hussein's rule.
WASHN: innocent people." - 4/11/03 2:58 PM
Rumsfeld shrugged off questions on Saddam's fate and on why arsenals of suspected weapons of mass destruction had not been found.
Darkest war scenarios described by U.S. haven't happened - 4/11/03 2:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- War planners thought Iraq might fight with poison gas and germs. So far, it hasn't. U.S. officials worried that hundreds of oil wells, instead of fewer than a dozen, would be set on fire. Israel braced for incoming missiles that never arrived.
WASHN: secretary said. - 4/11/03 2:40 PM
Rumsfeld suggested that many of the television images beamed around the world showing acts of looting were being shown repeatedly, exaggerating the effect. Even so, he said, looting is common problem worldwide at times and in places where law enforcement has broken down.
War-Arlington Burial - 4/11/03 2:32 PM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- "Taps" is played here two dozen times a day, the notes as haunting and lonely as death, this hallowed ground's abiding presence.
House, Senate bargainers seek deal on near $80 billion war package - 4/11/03 2:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House-Senate bargainers whittled down disputes Friday over an $80 billion bill for initial costs for the Iraq war and its aftermath and for the global pursuit of terrorists, and they insisted on limiting President Bush's control of the funds.
Fall of Baghdad provokes rage but also soul-searching - 4/11/03 2:15 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- The swift defeat of Iraq provoked cries for revenge at prayers across the Middle East on Friday, the Muslim holy day, but it also led some commentators to call on Arabs to examine their own shortcomings rather than blame outsiders.
Convoy of journalists wades through no man's land of western Iraq - 4/11/03 2:14 PM
IN THE WESTERN IRAQI DESERT (AP) -- The sky was black, except for smoldering fires and distant explosions. Shot-up cars lined the highway. Craters pocked the bridges. Other than that, there was little sign of an invading army.
Congressman questions Iraq work given to Halliburton subsidiary without competition - 4/11/03 2:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government work granted without competition to a Halliburton Co. subsidiary to fight oil well fires in Iraq could be worth as much as $7 billion over two years, but just a fraction of that has been spent, the Army Corps of Engineers has disclosed.
'An answered prayer' _ first Navy ship returns from war in Iraq - 4/11/03 1:52 PM
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The USS Portland, the first Navy ship to return from the war in Iraq, steamed into port Friday to patriotic music and throngs of people cheering in the fog and rain.
Bush visits troops wounded in Iraq - 4/11/03 1:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the grimmest consequences for a president who wages war is coming face-to-face with men and women he sent into battle and who returned wounded.
Star Tribune of Minneapolis reporter, photographer escape death in Iraq - 4/11/03 1:32 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Star Tribune reporter and photographer escaped an attempt by two Iraqi fighters to kill them near the northern oil city of Kirkuk.
World financial leaders to focus on rebuilding Iraq, spurring global economy - 4/11/03 12:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- World financial officials agreed Friday on the need to move as quickly as possible to rebuild Iraq and expressed hope that arguments over a United Nations role won't hold things up.
Prominent U.S. envoy to moderate Iraqi opposition meeting - 4/11/03 12:47 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A U.S. envoy is to meet with Iraqi opposition leaders next week in a first step toward forming a government that would take power following an interim period of U.S. administration, military officials said Friday.
Mosul, north's biggest city, falls; commander says 'Saddam regime has ended' - 4/11/03 12:31 PM
An entire Iraqi army corps disappeared Friday in northern Iraq's largest city, leaving Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit as the last major holdout of his regime.
U.S. military urgently searching for POWs in chaotic Iraq - 4/11/03 12:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime is complicating one of the U.S. military's top priorities in Iraq: rescuing American soldiers captured during the war.
More looting in Baghdad; Marines to impose curfew in their sector - 4/11/03 12:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Taking the law into their own hands, Baghdad residents blockaded streets and beat up looters Friday as disorder spread in the Iraqi capital. The United States said the military does not intend to act as a police force.
Fall of Baghdad makes it harder for Red Cross to reach U.S. POWs - 4/11/03 12:14 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday it does not know where the seven U.S. prisoners of war are being held or even who in Iraq is responsible for them.
Spanish journalist's body flown to Germany - 4/11/03 12:11 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Acting on a request from Spain, U.S. forces retrieved the body of a Spanish journalist from an Iraqi morgue Friday, three days after he was killed when an American tank shell hit his hotel.
Spanish journalist's body retrieved from Baghdad morgue by U.S. forces - 4/11/03 11:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Acting on a request from Spain, U.S. forces retrieved the body of a Spanish journalist from an Iraqi morgue on Friday, three days after he was killed when an American tank shell hit the hotel he was in.
Iraqi forces disappear in Mosul, looting breaks out - 4/11/03 11:49 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- The northern city of Mosul fell into U.S. and Kurdish hands Friday after an entire corps of the Iraqi army disappeared. The city quickly descended into anarchy, with looting, arson and shootings, and U.S. Special Forces were sent in to restore order.
Mosul, north's biggest city, falls; commander says 'Saddam regime has ended' - 4/11/03 11:39 AM
An entire Iraqi army corps disappeared Friday in northern Iraq's largest city, leaving Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit as the last major holdout of his regime.
Congressman questions Iraq work given to Halliburton subsidiary without competition - 4/11/03 11:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government work granted without competition to a Halliburton Co. subsidiary to fight oil well fires in Iraq could be worth as much as $7 billion over two years, but just a fraction of that has been spent, the Army Corps of Engineers has disclosed.
San Antonio archbishop orders anti-war priest to raise U.S. flag - 4/11/03 11:06 AM
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest who removed the U.S. flag from in front his church was ordered to put it back up by the archbishop, who said anti-war views shouldn't be forced on the public.
U.S. forces focusing on trying to stop traffic between Iraq and Syria - 4/11/03 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fierce fighting and air strikes have completely destroyed the ability of Iraq's regular army and Republican Guard to mount conventional fighting, and no major military forces remain in the country, the Pentagon said Friday.
USS Portland, crew of 320, returns home from Iraq, first Navy ship back - 4/11/03 10:45 AM
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Hundreds of families stood in the rain and fog Friday as the USS Portland steamed into port after delivering Marines and equipment to Kuwait. It was the first Navy ship to come home from the war.
Leaders of Russia, France, Germany meet on Iraq - 4/11/03 10:33 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- As U.S.-led forces consolidated their hold on Iraq, the leaders of Russia, France and Germany gathered Friday for a summit that was expected to push for the United Nations to play the leading role after the end of hostilities.
Weapons cache belonging to Saddam's son found in Baath Party enclave - 4/11/03 10:31 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers stumbled Friday upon the personal weapons cache of President Saddam Hussein's son Odai, finding boxes of assault rifles and dozens of ceremonial firearms in an abandoned house.
Iraqi forces surrender in Mosul, looting breaks out - 4/11/03 10:30 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- The northern city of Mosul fell into U.S. and Kurdish hands Friday after an entire corps of the Iraqi army surrendered. The city quickly descended into anarchy, with looting, arson and shootings, and U.S. special forces were sent in to restore order.
More looting in Baghdad; Marines to impose curfew in their sector - 4/11/03 10:16 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Taking the law into their own hands, Baghdad residents blockaded streets and beat up looters Friday as disorder spread in the Iraqi capital. The United States said the military does not intend to act as a police force.
Laity and theologians split on power, uses of prayer in wartime - 4/11/03 10:15 AM
Her Arizona home is thousands of miles from the streets of Baghdad, but Christa Wiggans believes she spans that distance daily with prayers for American troops and their cause.
Halliburton subsidiary awarded $7 billion Iraq contract without competing - 4/11/03 9:57 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government contract awarded without competition to a Halliburton Co. subsidiary to fight oil well fires in Iraq is worth at least $7 billion over two years, the Army Corps of Engineers has disclosed to Congress.
Bush visits troops wounded in Iraq - 4/11/03 9:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One of the grimmest consequences for a president who wages war is coming face-to-face with men and women he sent into battle and who returned wounded.
Saddam's the ace in this notorious deck of cards - 4/11/03 9:33 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. military has issued a most-wanted list in the form of a deck of cards, and Saddam Hussein is the ace of spades in the pack of 55 top figures in his toppled regime.
USS Portland, crew of 320 returns home to Virginia; brought back early because repairs needed - 4/11/03 9:29 AM
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Hundreds of families stood in the rain and fog Friday as the USS Portland steamed into port after delivering Marines and equipment to Kuwait.
Iraqi forces surrender in north's biggest city; U.S. military seeks 55 regime leaders - 4/11/03 9:26 AM
An entire army corps surrendered Friday in northern Iraq's largest city, leaving Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit as the last major holdout of his regime. The U.S. military issued a most-wanted list of 55 regime leaders who must be captured or killed.
More looting in Baghdad; Marines to impose curfew in their sector - 4/11/03 9:17 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Taking the law into their own hands, Baghdad residents blockaded streets and beat up looters Friday as disorder spread in the Iraqi capital. The United States said the military does not intend to act as a police force.
Franks tells troops that U.S. forces will stay in Iraq until a free government is in place - 4/11/03 8:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In a statement read to troops here Friday, U.S. commander Gen. Tommy Franks said that American forces would remain in Iraq until a free government is in place.
Iraqi forces surrender in Mosul, looting breaks out - 4/11/03 8:10 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- The northern city of Mosul fell into U.S. and Kurdish hands Friday with the surrender of an entire corps of the Iraqi army. The city quickly descended into anarchy, with looting, arson and shootings, and U.S. special forces were sent in to restore order.
U.S. military distributes list of 55 Iraqi leaders to pursue, kill or capture - 4/11/03 8:07 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. military has issued a most-wanted list of 55 former leaders in Saddam Hussein's regime to be pursued, captured or killed.
Publishers union cancels British participation at international book fair - 4/11/03 7:48 AM
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Britain, which was to have been the honored country at Athens' International Book Festival, is no longer welcome.
Iraqi regime abandons biggest city in the north; U.S. forces seek 55 regime leaders - 4/11/03 7:45 AM
An entire army corps surrendered Friday in northern Iraq's largest city, leaving Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit as the last major holdout of his regime. U.S. commanders said they have drawn up a list of 55 regime leaders who must be captured or killed.
Top Turkish military, government officials discuss northern Iraq - 4/11/03 7:39 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's top military and political leaders, alarmed by Iraqi Kurdish moves into two key northern Iraqi cities, met Friday to discuss a possible Turkish response.
U.S. forces focusing on trying to stop traffic between Iraq and Syria - 4/11/03 7:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fierce fighting and air strikes have completely destroyed the ability of Iraq's regular army and Republican Guard to mount conventional fighting, and no major military forces remain in the country, the Pentagon said Friday.
Gen. Franks says Saddam either dead or "running like hell" - 4/11/03 6:54 AM
BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) -- Gen. Tommy Franks, on a quick visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, said Friday that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his sons were either dead or on the run.
The 5th Corps of Iraqi army surrenders, agrees to cease-fire at Mosul, Central Command says - 4/11/03 6:25 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The 5th Corps of the Iraqi army has surrendered at Mosul, the U.S. Central Command said Friday.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH: he said. - 4/11/03 6:22 AM
The fall of Mosul occurred a day after the northern city of Kirkuk also fell with barely a fight to Kurdish fighters. Central Command says Tikrit, hometown of Saddam Hussein, remains an area of Iraqi resistance that coalition aircraft are pounding with airstrikes
MOSUL, Iraq: he said. - 4/11/03 6:22 AM
He would not elaborate on the size of the U.S. presence in Mosul, Iraq's third-largest city, with a population of more than 600,000. He also said he did not know how large the 5th Corps was.
Iraqis in Iran storm their embassy, smash Saddam Hussein photos - 4/11/03 6:18 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- About 200 Iraqis stormed their embassy in the Iranian capital Friday morning, smashing photographs of Saddam Hussein and shouting against both the missing Iraqi leader and the possibility the United States would run the government that replaces him.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH: the ground. - 4/11/03 6:17 AM
He would not elaborate on the size of the U.S. presence in the city. He also said he did not know how large the 5th Corps was.
War-France - 4/11/03 6:08 AM
PARIS (AP) -- As jubilant Iraqis dance in the streets of Baghdad, the French have had what appears to be a change of heart.
Rescued U.S. POW Jessica Lynch expected to leave hospital in Germany Saturday - 4/11/03 6:05 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Rescued U.S. POW Pfc. Jessica Lynch has made steady progress and was scheduled to return to the United States Saturday from the U.S. military hospital in Germany where she has been treated, officials said Friday.
French newspapers for kids bring home horrors of war - 4/11/03 5:50 AM
PARIS (AP) -- Daily during the war, 11-year-old Adrien has trundled to the mail box, picked out his copy of France's popular newspaper for youngsters and read about the horrors of the conflict in Iraq.
Image of Bush the elder, long a Baghdad doormat, dismantled by U.S. - 4/11/03 5:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- There was a bit of unfinished business left over in Baghdad from the 1991 Gulf War. The U.S. Army has taken care of it.
Iraqi forces abandon Mosul, looting breaks out - 4/11/03 5:43 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- The northern city of Mosul fell into Kurdish and U.S. hands Friday after Iraqi forces abandoned one of their last strongholds, touching off looting and celebrations in the streets.
News broadcasters call for protection of journalists in Iraq - 4/11/03 5:03 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- Associated Press Television News and other broadcast groups have jointly called for all sides in the conflict in Iraq to respect the work of journalists and protect them.
British aid minister: U.S. needs "massive effort" to stop Baghdad looting - 4/11/03 4:44 AM
LONDON (AP) -- U.S. troops in Baghdad should try harder to bring order to the Iraqi capital and make its hospitals safe, the head of Britain's aid agency said Friday.
Iraq's U.N. ambassador leaves his post, says he can't work under transitional government - 4/11/03 4:41 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohammed Al-Douri, the first Iraqi official to concede defeat in the war, said he is leaving his post because he doesn't want to work under a U.S.-backed transitional government.
MOSUL, Iraq: the cash. - 4/11/03 3:52 AM
Gunmen, apparently Kurdish fighters, arrived at the Central Bank branch in Mosul and started swinging their guns to force looters to leave. The fighters fired their AK-47 assault rifles into the air, Abu Dhabi TV footage showed.
Iraqi forces abandon Mosul - 4/11/03 3:45 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces have abandoned the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, witnesses said. Looting broke out.
Next step for Iraq: town hall meetings with potential Iraqi leaders - 4/11/03 3:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is planning a "rolling dialogue" next week to discuss a government for Iraq in town hall encounters with Iraqi notables or potential leaders.
Anti-war groups scout out new role with peace in sight in Iraq - 4/11/03 3:32 AM
The American anti-war movement, which ballooned in recent months to its largest since the Vietnam War, is reevaluating its tactics and revising its message for the end of fighting in Iraq, but many national organizers say it is bound to lose some momentum.
U.S. forces move into northern Iraq's biggest city; bomb strike targets Saddam's half brother - 4/11/03 2:58 AM
American forces moved into Mosul, northern Iraq's largest city, on Friday to negotiate the surrender of its dispirited defenders, and U.S. warplanes bombed an intelligence building where Saddam Hussein's once-feared half brother was believed to be.
World financial leaders to focus on rebuilding Iraq, spurring global economy - 4/11/03 2:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Raising billions of dollars to rebuild Iraq and devising ways to stimulate global growth will be the immediate concerns of world financial leaders when they meet this weekend.
House OKs budget paving way for up to $550 billion in tax cuts - 4/11/03 2:50 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans rammed a compromise budget through the House early Friday that could pave the way for passage this year of up to $550 billion in tax cuts through 2013, but give moderates a chance to keep the reductions much smaller.
American troops describe stress, confusion of being in unfamiliar land - 4/11/03 2:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Lance Cpl. Jack Self hasn't had a shower in weeks. Meals have been prepackaged rations "for as long as I remember" and he'd hardly call the troubled shut-eye he gets sleep.
WASHN: 216-211 vote. - 4/11/03 2:43 AM
The budget largely follows Bush's plans for restraining the growth of spending and would help him win at least some tax cuts, the heart of his plans for reviving the economy.
Poll suggests concerns linger amid growing war optimism - 4/11/03 2:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite growing public optimism about the war in Iraq, half of Americans say that capturing or killing Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is necessary before the United States can claim victory, says a new poll.
Guard soldiers activated for war have myriad of military jobs _ including rock crushing - 4/11/03 2:36 AM
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) -- For the 55 Wisconsin soldiers in the National Guard's 106th Engineer Detachment, the job of war has nothing to do with guns, tanks, bullets, bandages or beans. Their role is to crush big rocks into little rocks to make gravel.
Northern Iraqis try to maintain order as government collapses - 4/11/03 2:29 AM
ENJOBABLA, Iraq (AP) -- Ishab Ahmad Alawi, leader of the Biaty tribe, made a quick dash in a beat-up Toyota to the nearby city of Dooz to pledge loyalty to Iraq's new government -- whatever that new government might be.
Spain's Aznar fears political fallout from war - 4/11/03 2:18 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Eight years after surviving a terrorist bombing, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar finds himself labeled a terrorist -- a backlash against his staunch support of the U.S.-led coalition fighting in Iraq.
Laity and theologians split on power, uses of prayer in wartime - 4/11/03 2:15 AM
Her Arizona home is thousands of miles from the streets of Baghdad, but Christa Wiggans believes she spans that distance daily with prayers for American troops and their cause.
U.S. military urgently searching for POWs in chaotic Iraq - 4/11/03 2:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime is complicating one of the U.S. military's top priorities in Iraq: rescuing American soldiers captured during the war.
Inside the navy's oldest ship: a floating "Metropolis." - 4/11/03 2:12 AM
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK (AP) -- Once a day, Capt. Thomas Parker's voice crackles through the small speakers built into virtually every room aboard ship. His message is simple.
Darkest war scenarios described by U.S. haven't happened - 4/11/03 2:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- War planners thought Iraq might fight with poison gas and germs. So far, it hasn't. U.S. officials worried that hundreds of oil wells, instead of fewer than a dozen, would be set on fire. Israel braced for incoming missiles that never arrived.
In Iraqi power void, few left to surrender for Iraq even if they wanted to - 4/11/03 1:54 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The war in Iraq is unlikely to end in history book fashion with the signing of a general surrender. Instead, the regime may just slip into oblivion, like the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Looking for law and order in a city with new rules _ or none at all - 4/11/03 1:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Baghdad's people are running low on food, the electricity is out, and they are getting just a trickle of water from the taps. But most of all, it is law and order that is in short supply.
Kurds sweep into oil-rich Kirkuk; coalition forces press closer to Saddam hometown - 4/11/03 1:36 AM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- With stunning speed and barely a fight, Kirkuk and its oil fields changed hands Thursday. By sundown, Kurdish fighters roamed unchallenged through the streets, looters had emptied government buildings down to the bathroom fixtures and statues of Saddam Hussein lay broken in the dust.
War-Budget-Highlights - 4/11/03 1:22 AM
Highlights of the Republican-written compromise budget for 2004 that the House debated early Friday. The budget is a guideline for future bills enacting actual changes in taxes and spending, and does not require President Bush's signature.
Pentagon expects parallel U.S.-led, Iraqi ministries after war - 4/11/03 12:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon envisions parallel ministries led by Americans and Iraqis running postwar Iraq until an interim government can be established, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told a Senate panel Thursday.
While war is waged in Iraq, ROTC and peace activists find way to coexist on U.S. campuses - 4/11/03 12:30 AM
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- A military uniform attracted catcalls and anti-war slogans on many U.S. campuses during the Vietnam era. But these days, as Army ROTC cadet Joseph McConnell walks to his military science class at Princeton wearing camouflage, the main reaction is curiosity.
GOP leaders search for way to save budget deal - 4/11/03 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans rammed a retooled budget deal toward House passage early Friday that could pave the way for passage this year of up to $550 billion in tax cuts through 2013.
AP Graphic WAR BAGHDAD - 4/11/03 12:17 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines, hunting for Iraqi leaders believed to be meeting nearby, engaged in a heavy firefight Thursday with Iraqis holed up in a mosque. Warplanes also targeted Saddam Hussein's half brother as U.S. forces continued their attempts to finish off Iraq's leadership.
Iraq's U.N. ambassador meets U.N. secretary-general - 4/11/03 12:09 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Mohammed Al-Douri, the first Iraqi official to concede defeat in the U.S.-led war, is leaving for Baghdad soon, Arab diplomats said Thursday.
Two Islamic clerics die in attack at Shiite shrine at meeting meant to promote peace, witnesses say - 4/11/03 12:04 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A furious crowd hacked two clerics to death in a Shiite Muslim shrine Thursday when a meeting meant to be a model of reconciliation in post-Saddam Iraq erupted into a melee between rivals, witnesses said.

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