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Monday  April 14, 2003

Arizona governor draws criticism for trying to rename peak after servicewoman - 4/14/03 11:50 PM
PHOENIX (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano drew criticism Monday from some Republican lawmakers after asking a state board to rename a mountain peak to honor an American Indian woman killed in the war with Iraq.
U.S. to help Iraqis recover antiquities - 4/14/03 10:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will play a leading role in helping Iraqis recover antiquities stolen by looters from Iraqi museums in recent days, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday.
Palace of Saddam's son reveals love of fast life - 4/14/03 10:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- His personal zoo has lions, cheetahs and a bear. His storehouse has $1 million in fine wines, liquor and heroin. His house has Cuban cigars, cases of champagne and downloaded pictures of prostitutes.
Emphasis shifts to protecting Iraqis and helping them self-govern - 4/14/03 10:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- By any normal gauge, the war with Iraq is over. Saddam Hussein's government is gone, all key cities are seized, major combat is winding down and two aircraft carriers are going home.
American officials interviewing Iraqi nuclear scientist held in Mideast - 4/14/03 9:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A scientist described as the father of Iraq's nuclear weapons program has surrendered in a Middle Eastern country and is being questioned, U.S. officials said Monday.
U.S. officials say Saddam's wife believed to have left Iraq, possibly to Syria - 4/14/03 9:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's first wife is believed to have left Iraq, and some uncorroborated reports put her and some other Iraqi leaders in Syria, American officials said Monday.
Iraqis, U.S meet Tuesday to plot country's future, but many are wary - 4/14/03 9:39 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- As the shooting dies down, the work of building a new Iraq begins with a tentative step forward -- a U.S.-picked gathering of some of the country's fractious factions to plot the nation's future.
Most Americans say the United States is winning the war against terror - 4/14/03 9:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the military successes in Iraq comes a belief that the United States may finally be winning the war against terrorism -- the first time a majority of Americans believe this, according to a CBS News-New York Times poll released Monday.
Pentagon says major combat done in Iraq; Marines in Tikrit - 4/14/03 9:10 PM
Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit fell Monday with unexpectedly light resistance, the last Iraqi city to succumb to overpowering U.S.-led ground and air forces. A senior Pentagon general said "major combat engagements" probably are over in the 26-day-old war.
Administration threatens Syria with sanctions, alleges it harbors Iraqis, sponsors terror - 4/14/03 9:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Triumphant in Iraq, the Bush administration looked across the border to Syria on Monday, accusing it of harboring remnants of Saddam Hussein's government and supporting terrorism. Secretary of State Colin Powell raised the possibility of diplomatic and economic sanctions.
Palace of Saddam's son reveals love of fast life - 4/14/03 8:59 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- His personal zoo has lions, cheetahs and a bear. His storehouse has $1 million in fine wines, liquor and heroin. His house has Cuban cigars, cases of champagne and downloaded pictures of prostitutes
Three U.S. soldiers with V Corps killed, three wounded in apparent accidents near Baghdad - 4/14/03 8:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three soldiers with the U.S. Army's V Corps were killed and three wounded Monday in two apparent accidents, U.S. Central Command said.
Pentagon says major combat done in Iraq; Marines in Tikrit - 4/14/03 7:40 PM
Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit fell Monday with unexpectedly light resistance, the last Iraqi city to succumb to overpowering U.S.-led ground and air forces. A senior Pentagon general said "major combat engagements" probably are over in the 26-day-old war.
U.S. officials say Saddam's wife believed to have left Iraq, possibly to Syria - 4/14/03 7:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's first wife is believed to have left Iraq, American officials said Monday.
American officials interviewing Iraqi nuclear scientist held in Mideast - 4/14/03 6:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A scientist described as the father of Iraq's nuclear weapons program has surrendered in a Middle Eastern country and is being questioned, U.S. officials said Monday.
American soldier killed, one wounded in accidental weapons discharge, Centcom says - 4/14/03 6:54 PM
CAMP VIRGINIA, Kuwait (AP) -- A soldier with the U.S. Army's V Corps was killed and one was wounded Monday morning in an apparent accidental weapons discharge incident near Baghdad International Airport.
'Relief in his eyes' _ families can't wait for rescued POWs to come home - 4/14/03 6:47 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- After nearly three anguished weeks, Michelle Williams finally got her day of "sheer joy": Her husband, Chief Warrant Officer David Williams, is no longer a prisoner of war in Iraq and he will be coming home.
U.S. officials say Saddam's wife believed to have left Iraq, possibly to Syria - 4/14/03 6:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's first wife is believed to have left Iraq, American officials said Monday.
Scores of Iraqi Cities Coping Inconspicuously - 4/14/03 6:35 PM
The U.S. military says it controls most of Iraq, but the truth is that nobody controls much of anything.
U.S. to help Iraqis recover antiquities - 4/14/03 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will play a leading role in helping Iraqis recover antiquities stolen by looters from Iraqi museums in recent days, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday.
Pentagon says major combat done in Iraq; Marines in Tikrit - 4/14/03 6:30 PM
Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit fell with unexpectedly light resistance on Monday, the last Iraqi city to succumb to overpowering U.S.-led ground and air forces. A senior Pentagon general said "major combat engagements" are likely over in the 26-day war.
US to help Iraqis recover antiquities - 4/14/03 6:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- the United States will be playing a leading role in helping Iraqis recover antiquities stolen by looters from Iraqi museums in recent days, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Monday .
A brief overview of the battlefield - 4/14/03 6:29 PM
American-led forces on Monday took the last major bastion of Saddam Hussein's loyalists, and war commander Gen. Tommy Franks said the time has come to double back to towns skipped in the race to Baghdad.
Iraqis, U.S meet Tuesday to plot country's future, but many are wary - 4/14/03 6:08 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- As the shooting dies down, the work of building a new Iraq begins with a tentative step forward -- a U.S.-picked gathering of some of the country's fractious factions to plot the nation's future.
'Relief in his eyes' _ families can't wait for rescued POWs to come home - 4/14/03 5:51 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- After nearly three anguished weeks, Michelle Williams finally got her day of "sheer joy": Her husband, Chief Warrant Officer David Williams, is no longer a prisoner of war in Iraq and he will be coming home.
Emphasis shifts to protecting Iraqis and helping them self-govern - 4/14/03 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- By any normal gauge, the war with Iraq is over. Saddam Hussein's government is gone, all key cities are seized, major combat is winding down and two aircraft carriers are going home.
Reality check: Other 'axis' nations note Iraq results - 4/14/03 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The rapid collapse of Saddam Hussein's government may have served as a reality check for the remaining states in President Bush's "axis of evil," Iran and North Korea.
Ancient religious divide also matter of politics in Iraq - 4/14/03 5:21 PM
In Iraq, Islam's ancient Sunni-Shiite divide is a matter of politics as well as history and doctrine.
Pentagon says combat phase of war in Iraq is largely over - 4/14/03 5:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Large-scale combat in Iraq is finished, and the U.S. war commander is sending warplanes and other forces home, the Pentagon said Monday, but the remaining troops still face dangers.
Infantry visits Kirkuk hospital to assess security and supply needs - 4/14/03 5:06 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division got a warm welcome Monday when they visited a hospital in this northern Iraqi oil city to offer help with security and new supplies.
Administration threatens Syria with sanctions, alleges it harbors Iraqis, sponsors terror - 4/14/03 4:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Triumphant in Iraq, the Bush administration looked across the border to Syria on Monday, accusing it of harboring remnants of Saddam Hussein's government and supporting terrorism. Secretary of State Colin Powell raised the possibility of diplomatic and economic sanctions.
U.S. allies also have chemical, biological and nuclear weapons holders - 4/14/03 4:45 PM
The Bush administration cited Iraq's alleged stocks of weapons of mass destruction in its decision to invade. President Bush now says Syria, too, owns an arsenal of chemical weapons.
Syria denies aiding Iraq, but can't stop Arabs crossing its border to fight U.S. - 4/14/03 4:44 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- At a Palestinian refugee camp, death notices show the role this country has played in Iraq. Young men who died in battle alongside Iraqis are praised for "fighting against the British, American and Zionist aggression against Iraq."
U.S.-Iraq joint patrols begin in Baghdad, with successes and stumbles - 4/14/03 4:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi police and U.S. troops began jointly patrolling the troubled Iraqi capital on Monday, stumbling over language difficulties but determined to bring order after days of wholesale chaos.
Marines face resistance in Saddam's city of Tikrit - 4/14/03 4:25 PM
Marines overwhelmed pockets of resistance Monday in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the only major battlefield remaining in a 26-day war to topple the Iraqi regime. A Pentagon official said two aircraft carriers, their work finished, would soon depart the Persian Gulf.
U.S. forces clash with Saddam loyalists in last bastion of Iraqi resistance - 4/14/03 4:23 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines overran loyalists staging a last stand Monday at Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, ending the major combat phase of the Iraq war.
Weather forecast for Iraq and Kuwait - 4/14/03 4:11 PM
Tuesday: Baghdad -- High: 93. Chance of thunderstorms. Low: 64. Basra -- High: 93. Sunny. Low: 66. Kirkuk -- High: 82. Chance of thunderstorms. Low: 54. Mosul -- High: 78. Few showers. Low 38. Najaf -- High: 95. Sunny. Low: 64. Nasiriyah -- High: 95. Sunny. Low: 66. Tikrit -- High: 90.
Syria denies aiding Iraq, but can't stop Arabs crossing its border to fight U.S. - 4/14/03 4:01 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- At a Palestinian refugee camp, death notices show the role this country has played in Iraq. Young men who died in battle alongside Iraqis are praised for "fighting against the British, American and Zionist aggression against Iraq."
Anti-American cleric part of a difficult mix facing troops in one Iraqi city - 4/14/03 4:01 PM
KUT, Iraq (AP) -- When U.S. troops entered this important Iraqi city on the Tigris, they discovered that the locals already had put up banners to greet them in Arabic and broken English: "We want keep the security" and "We are people not army."
Better late than never: Mighty 4th Infantry finally enters southern Iraq - 4/14/03 3:52 PM
SOUTHERN IRAQ (AP) -- The U.S. Army's much-heralded 4th Infantry Division -- which all but missed the campaign to oust Saddam -- rumbled into southern Iraq on Monday to reinforce the war effort.
Pentagon says combat phase of war in Iraq is largely over - 4/14/03 3:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Large-scale combat in Iraq is finished, and the U.S. war commander is sending forces home, the Pentagon said Monday, but the troops remaining still face dangers.
Buried containers found near Karbala, could be mobile chemical labs, military official says - 4/14/03 3:38 PM
Eleven containers buried close to an artillery ammunition plant in southern Iraq were discovered by U.S. troops Monday and could be dual-use chemical and biological laboratories, U.S. Army Gen. Ben Freakly told CNN.
B-52 crew says highlight of the war was helping ground forces under fire - 4/14/03 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Crew members of an American long-range bomber said Monday the highlight of their part in the war against Iraq was being able to help U.S. ground troops under fire.
Agonizing wait drags on for families of missing American soldiers - 4/14/03 3:25 PM
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Amid all the jubilation over the rescue of seven American POWs in Iraq, Paul Patchem couldn't stop wondering about his 22-year-old stepson.
Kurdish leader blames leader of other faction for sparking northern chaos - 4/14/03 3:24 PM
SALAHUDDIN, Iraq (AP) -- In a possible danger sign for Kurdish unity, the leader of the largest Kurdish faction blamed his rival-turned-partner Monday for triggering looting and chaos in northern cities by storming into the oil capital of Kirkuk in violation of a U.S.-brokered military accord.
Most of 30,000 Iraqis who fled to Iranian border have gone home - 4/14/03 3:11 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- Almost all of the 30,000 Iraqis who fled to the Iranian border to get away from fighting near their homes in Baghdad and Nasiriyah have returned home, international relief organizations said Monday.
"The Emirate of Saddam City?" Baghdad neighborhood falls to clerical rule in post-Saddam void - 4/14/03 3:10 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A Baghdad district that is home to 2 million Shiite Muslims has practically seceded from the rest of Iraq. Led by local clerics, Saddam City now runs its own police force, hospitals, clinics and food distribution centers.
On northern Iraqi oil fields, the wells seem safe but chaos reigns - 4/14/03 2:52 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Deep beneath the parched earth, there is oil. Atop it, there is chaos.
Military pathology lab uses vast DNA library to identify Iraq war casualties - 4/14/03 2:47 PM
GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Inside a two-story freezer in a nondescript Maryland warehouse are DNA samples from nearly every person who has served in the U.S. military since 1992 -- 4 million men and women.
Syria denies aiding Iraq, but can't stop Arabs crossing its border to fight U.S. - 4/14/03 2:42 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- At a Palestinian refugee camp, death notices show the role this country has played in Iraq. Young men who died in battle alongside Iraqis are praised for "fighting against the British, American and Zionist aggression against Iraq."
Palace of Saddam's son reveals love of fast life - 4/14/03 2:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- His personal zoo has lions, cheetahs and a bear. His storehouse has $1 million in fine wines, liquor and heroin. His house has Cuban cigars, cases of champagne and downloaded pictures of prostitutes.
Administration outlines litany of charges against Damascus, skirts question of new war - 4/14/03 2:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration said Monday it will consider diplomatic, economic and other steps against Syria because of concerns that Damascus is harboring fleeing Iraqi leaders and has tested chemical weapons.
Marine face resistance in Saddam's city of Tikrit - 4/14/03 2:16 PM
Marines overwhelmed pockets of resistance Monday in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, the only major battlefield remaining in a 26-day war to topple the Iraqi regime. A Pentagon official said two aircraft carriers would soon depart the Persian Gulf.
B-52 crew says highlight of the war was helping ground forces under fire - 4/14/03 2:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) --Crew members of an American long-range bomber said Monday the highlight of their part in the war against Iraq was being able to help U.S. ground troops under fire.
Pentagon says combat in Iraq substantially at its conclusion - 4/14/03 2:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraqi fighters have not mounted "a coherent defense" and major combat there is essentially over, an Army major general said Monday.
WASHN: are over." - 4/14/03 2:02 PM
The departure of the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS Constellation reflects a winding down of the air campaign, although the Pentagon is still sending more ground forces to Kuwait and Iraq.
Israel has demands for Syria, including dismantling Hezbollah - 4/14/03 2:00 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Seeking broader benefits from the fall of Saddam Hussein, Israel hopes the United States will force Syria to oust Hezbollah guerrillas armed with thousands of rockets from southern Lebanon and boot Palestinian militant groups from Damascus.
Syrian leader discusses Iraqi developments, U.S. accusations in meetings with British, Saudi envoys - 4/14/03 1:31 PM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian president met with British and Saudi envoys Monday as his government denied charges by U.S. officials that Syria has weapons of mass destruction and is sheltering Iraqi leaders.
Australian prime minister meeting Bush at Texas ranch - 4/14/03 1:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard, a strong backer of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, will meet with President Bush at his Texas ranch May 2-3.
Step by step, Basra residents reclaim civil order in city streets - 4/14/03 1:07 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- For the first time in weeks, Capt. Abdul Amir Qasim is back in his green police uniform and out on the streets again
U.S. soldiers pack up Patriot batteries in Israel - 4/14/03 1:05 PM
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. military troops were packing up Patriot anti-missile batteries in Israel on Monday, a day after Israeli officials said there was no longer a threat of an Iraqi missile attack.
Opposition leaders plan entry into Baghdad, their forces to deploy - 4/14/03 12:53 PM
NASIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The leadership of the opposition Iraqi National Congress plans to meet in Baghdad soon and its U.S.-trained fighters are beginning to deploy in areas around the country, an adviser to the group said Monday.
Marine captain takes a short trip with an Iraqi tank - 4/14/03 12:44 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Capt. Daniel Schmitt looked eagerly at the tank and then explained. "I have a hobby. I drive every single thing in the Marine Corps at least once."
Two Navy aircraft carrier battle groups receive orders to depart Iraq war zone - 4/14/03 12:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and the ships in their battle groups will leave the Persian Gulf this week and return to their home ports, a U.S. defense official said Monday.
American officials interviewing Iraqi nuclear scientist held in Mideast - 4/14/03 12:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Iraqi nuclear scientist has surrendered to authorities in a Middle Eastern country and is being interviewed by American officials, a U.S. official said Monday.
Marines meet some resistance in Saddam's hometown, but say they'll capture it soon - 4/14/03 11:45 AM
U.S. forces pushed into the last major Iraqi city with substantial resistance, as the rescue of seven American prisoners sent spirits soaring back home. In a sign of the easing air campaign, two Navy aircraft carriers will leave the war zone this week, officials told The Associated Press on Monday.
Syrian leader discusses Iraqi developments, U.S. accusations in meetings with British, Saudi envoys - 4/14/03 11:16 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian president met with British and Saudi envoys Monday, and his government denied charges by U.S. officials that Syria has weapons of mass destruction and is sheltering Iraqi leaders.
WASHN: from Whiteman. - 4/14/03 11:08 AM
After the Kitty Hawk deployed to the Gulf in February, its duties in the Pacific were taken up by the USS Carl Vinson, which remains in the Japan area and may stay even after the Kitty Hawk gets back if the carrier requires significant amounts of maintenance, officials said.
WASHINGTON: Everett, Wash. - 4/14/03 11:04 AM
Keating said Saturday that either the USS Theodore Roosevelt or the USS Harry S. Truman battle groups -- both in the eastern Mediterranean for air missions over northern Iraq -- may be sent home soon.
WASHINGTON: of anonymity - 4/14/03 11:03 AM
Vice Adm. Timothy Keating, commander of all naval forces participating in the Iraq war -- including two aircraft carriers in the eastern Mediterranean -- had said in an interview Saturday that he hoped the Kitty Hawk and Constellation could leave soon, although he said no orders had been received.
Administration outlines litany of charges against Damascus, skirts question of new war - 4/14/03 10:50 AM
WASHINGTON(AP) -- The Bush administration stepped up its criticism of Syria on Monday, saying Damascus must not harbor fleeing Iraqi leaders nor advance its chemical weapons capabilities.
U.S. forces clash with Saddam Hussein loyalists in last bastion of Iraqi resistance - 4/14/03 10:42 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Backed by warplanes and helicopters, U.S. troops poured into Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit and fought pockets of hard-core defenders Monday in a bid to crush the last major stronghold of Iraqi resistance.
Iraqis and U.S. soldiers begin joint patrols in Baghdad; looting eases - 4/14/03 10:26 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With looting already easing in Baghdad on Monday, Iraqis and U.S. troops began jointly patrolling the streets to quell the lawlessness that has engulfed the capital since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime, the American military said.
'It was like somebody had won the World Series' _ joy for families of seven rescued POWS - 4/14/03 10:08 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Just two days after Fort Bliss mourned nine soldiers from the 507th Maintenance Company, "great rejoicing" began with word that five other members of the unit who were taken prisoner in Iraq are now free.
Coalition forces must put their safety before need to restore law and order, Britain says - 4/14/03 9:56 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Coalition forces must put their own safety before any duty to restore law and order in Iraq, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Monday. He also expressed concern that Syria might be harboring former members of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Remains of three soldiers killed in Iraq arrive at Air Force base in Delaware - 4/14/03 9:55 AM
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- The remains of three U.S. service members killed in Iraq arrived Monday at Dover Air Force Base from Ramstein Air Base in Germany
Marines meet some fierce resistance in Saddam's hometown, but say they'll capture it soon - 4/14/03 9:51 AM
U.S. forces pushed into Saddam Hussein's ancestral home Monday to fight what could be the war's last major battle as the rescue of seven U.S. prisoners sent spirits soaring back home. Iraq's cities seemed somewhat calmer, but the persistent lack of law and order was a reminder that the country is far from
Syrian leader discusses Iraqi developments, U.S. accusations in meetings with British, Saudi envoys - 4/14/03 9:41 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian president met with British and Saudi envoys Monday, and the government denied charges by U.S. officials that Syria has weapons of mass destruction and is sheltering Iraqi leaders.
U.S. Central Command: All oil fields in Iraq now in areas under control of U.S. and allies - 4/14/03 9:17 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- All oil fields in Iraq now fall within areas controlled by the U.S. coalition, but it will likely be at least a few weeks before crude is flowing from Iraq again, an American general said Monday.
Iran says it will try ousted Iraqi leaders for war crimes if they attempt to enter country - 4/14/03 9:08 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Fleeing leaders of Saddam Hussein's regime aren't welcome here, and if they sneak in they'll be tried for war crimes from the 1980-1988 war, state television reported Monday.
Weather forecast for Iraq and Kuwait - 4/14/03 8:56 AM
Monday: Baghdad -- High: 87. Partly sunny. Low: 61. Basra -- High: 90. Mostly sunny. Low: 65. Kirkuk -- High: 84. Partly sunny. Low: 57. Mosul -- High: 83. Sunny. Low 57. Najaf -- High: 87. Sunny. Low: 61. Nasiriyah -- High: 88. Sunny. Low: 64. Kuwait City -- High: 90. Sunny. Low 63.
Turkey says war should be confined to Iraq as tensions grow with Syria - 4/14/03 8:51 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey said Monday that Syria should not become a target of U.S.-led forces, amid charges by U.S. officials that Syria has weapons of mass destruction and is sheltering Iraqi leaders.
Troops who found 300 explosive vests in Baghdad believe 80 more may be missing - 4/14/03 8:43 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Up to 80 explosive vests -- the kind used for suicide attacks -- could be in the hands of foreign fighters battling U.S. and British troops in Iraq, a U.S. general said Monday.
U.S. forces clash with Saddam Hussein loyalists in last bastion of Iraqi resistance - 4/14/03 8:31 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Backed by warplanes and helicopters, U.S. troops poured into Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit and fought pockets of hard-core defenders Monday in a bid to crush the last major stronghold of Iraqi resistance.
U.S. troops discover thousands of microfilm cartridges and papers files in Baath Party enclave in central Baghdad - 4/14/03 8:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops discovered thousands of microfilm cartridges and hundreds of paper files in two residential buildings in a Baath Party enclave Monday in central Baghdad in what could be a major intelligence discovery.
Submarine USS Toledo en route back to Connecticut after war-related service; has crew of 134 - 4/14/03 7:56 AM
GROTON, Conn. (AP) -- The submarine USS Toledo is on its way back home to Connecticut after a two-month tour of duty in the Iraq war.
Three top Shiite Muslim clerics reported to be in a safe house in the holy city of Najaf - 4/14/03 7:08 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Three top Shiite Muslim clerics who had been threatened by a mob in Iraq's holy city of Najaf were safe Monday after tribal supporters intervened, according to a cleric in Kuwait.
Administration outlines litany of charges against Damascus, skirts question of new war - 4/14/03 6:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration, increasingly angry with Syria, wants to ensure that Damascus gets the message sent by Saddam Hussein's collapse and stops harboring leaders of Iraq's toppled government.
Mob surrounding top Shiite cleric's house disbands; tensions remain high in Shiite Muslim holy city of Najaf - 4/14/03 6:50 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- The three top Shiite Muslim clerics threatened by a mob in Iraq's holy city of Najaf were safe Monday after intervention by tribal supporters, according to a cleric in Kuwait.
Looting eases in Baghdad; Iraqi police officers volunteer for duty - 4/14/03 6:04 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With lawlessness easing in Baghdad, several hundred Iraqi policemen volunteered Monday to take part in joint patrols with U.S. troops to quell looting and violence in the capital.
Rescued POWs: `I believed they were going to kill us' - 4/14/03 5:25 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Captured after a bloody ambush and the downing of a helicopter, seven American POWs were hustled from place to place, their Iraqi captors unsure what to do with them as U.S. forces closed in fast.
CNN crew, Iraqis in brief gunfight while driving out of Tikrit, two slightly injured - 4/14/03 5:21 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gunfire erupted between Iraqi forces and a guard hired to protect a CNN crew, a development that made one media commentator worry about the risks of having journalists protected by armed escorts.
Marines fight final battle, but other parts of Iraq far from safe - 4/14/03 4:39 AM
Marines pushed into Saddam Hussein's ancestral home to fight the war's final battle Monday, as the rescue of seven U.S. prisoners sent spirits soaring back home. But persistent chaos in Iraq's cities served as a reminder that the country is far from secure.
Portland native one of few female pilots circling the front lines of Iraq - 4/14/03 3:55 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- As U.S. ground troops swarmed into Baghdad, Army 1st Lt. Sarah Fritts navigated her scout helicopter around the outskirts of the city, firing rockets at abandoned Iraqi tanks to destroy their turrets.
Central Command: Patriot believed responsible for downing F/A-18 Hornet on April 2 - 4/14/03 2:37 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- The U.S. Central Command said Monday it believed that a Patriot missile downed a U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet fighter jet on April 2, killing the pilot in a friendly fire incident.
Search turns to four MIAs, with POWs back in friendly arms - 4/14/03 2:14 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- With America's last known prisoners of war now free, efforts are now focused on finding four U.S. soldiers still missing in action.
Endless trail of Iraqi tips leads to important finds for coalition forces - 4/14/03 2:12 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Countless tips pouring in from Iraqis about everything from POWs to weapons caches are providing essential information to U.S. and British forces seeking to stabilize Iraq and unravel its mysteries.
IMF, World Bank teams to assess Iraq's reconstruction needs - 4/14/03 2:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fact finders from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank will go to Iraq to assess the hugely expensive costs of reconstruction as soon as it is safe to do so.
For some U.S. forces in Iraq, actual warfare seems very far away - 4/14/03 1:58 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- When Maj. Chris Charleville flew into Iraq on a Marine helicopter, he envisioned dramatic landings under enemy fire to insert troops into battle and lift the wounded to safety.
Step by step, Basra residents reclaim civil order in city streets - 4/14/03 1:43 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- For the first time in weeks, Capt. Abdul Amir Qasim is back in his green police uniform and out on the streets again.
Too many possible weapons sites in Iraq for U.S. to search, officials say - 4/14/03 1:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraqis are telling American troops about places where weapons of mass destruction might be hidden, adding to the thousands of sites the United States wants to check.
Seven POWs taste freedom on the road to the last hostile stronghold facing U.S. troops - 4/14/03 12:08 AM
With waves of warplanes and helicopters roaring overhead, U.S. forces battled into Saddam Hussein's birthplace of Tikrit on Monday after encountering only sporadic resistance on early forays into the city. South of the city, jubilant Marines spirited to safety seven missing American soldiers who had been s

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