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Sunday  December 14, 2003

U.S. forces capture Saddam in cramped hide-out, raising hopes insurgency might weaken - 12/14/03 10:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Cornered alone in a cramped hole near one of his sumptuous palaces, a weary, disheveled Saddam Hussein was seized by U.S. troops and displayed on television screens worldwide Sunday, a humiliating fate for one of history's most brutal dictators.
Initial focus of Saddam's interrogation will focus on insurgency - 12/14/03 8:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's interrogators are initially focusing on the former Iraqi president's ties to the guerrilla war, pressing him for intelligence about impending attacks and the locations of resistance leaders, U.S. officials said Sunday.
Television networks move quickly to report capture of Saddam Hussein - 12/14/03 8:20 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Many Americans awoke Sunday to stunning television pictures from Iraq of a bedraggled, bearded Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody and an exultant U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer proclaiming: "We got him."
Months of near misses preceded the raid that captured Saddam - 12/14/03 8:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight months and four days after the fall of Baghdad, it fell to soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division and a secretive team of commandos to pry Saddam Hussein from a hole in the ground far smaller than the craters made by U.S. bombs that missed him on the war's opening night.
Americans celebrate capture of Saddam, wonder about continued U.S. presence in Iraq - 12/14/03 7:59 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- First, Americans watched as his statue fell in Baghdad. On Sunday, many celebrated again as news that U.S. forces had captured Saddam Hussein spread across the country.
Car bomb at police station in Iraq kills at least 17, police say - 12/14/03 7:23 PM
KHALDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A suspected suicide attacker detonated a car bomb outside an Iraqi police station Sunday near Baghdad, killing at least 17 people and wounding 33 others, hours before the announcement of Saddam Hussein's capture, the U.S. military said.
U.S. forces capture Saddam in cramped hide-out, raising hopes insurgency might weaken - 12/14/03 7:19 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Cornered alone in a cramped hole near one of his sumptuous palaces, a weary, disheveled Saddam Hussein was seized by U.S. troops and displayed on television screens worldwide Sunday, a humiliating fate for one of history's most brutal dictators.
Members of Baghdad's city council learn of Saddam's capture while studying democracy in Denver - 12/14/03 7:17 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Four members of Baghdad's city council had just arrived in Colorado to start a tour of U.S. cities and lessons in democracy when the news came in that their country's former dictator had been captured.
Months of near misses preceded the raid that captured Saddam - 12/14/03 7:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight months and four days after the fall of Baghdad, it fell to soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division and a secretive team of commandos to pry Saddam Hussein from a hole in the ground far smaller than the craters made by U.S. bombs that missed him on the war's opening night.
Television networks move quickly to report capture of Saddam Hussein - 12/14/03 6:39 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Many Americans awoke Sunday to stunning television pictures from Iraq of a bedraggled, bearded Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody and an exultant U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer proclaiming: "We got him."
In Saddam's hometown, U.S. 4th Infantry soldiers take a victory lap, and wage graffiti war - 12/14/03 6:31 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division, who all but missed the invasion of Iraq but have been at the front line of postwar hostilities, spent Sunday afternoon smoking cigars after scoring the allies' biggest triumph since the fall of Baghdad.
Saddam's capture expected to give stock market, dollar a short-term boost - 12/14/03 6:28 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The capture of Saddam Hussein will give a temporary boost to a Wall Street already bullish after the Dow Jones industrials recently pushed through the 10,000 barrier, analysts said Sunday.
Initial focus of Saddam's interrogation will focus on insurgency - 12/14/03 6:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's interrogators are initially focusing on the former Iraqi president's ties to the guerrilla war, pressing him for intelligence about impending attacks and the locations of resistance leaders, U.S. officials said Sunday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 12/14/03 6:10 PM
As of Friday, Dec. 12, 452 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 311 died as a result of hostile action and 141 died of non-hostile causes, the department said. The department did not provide an update Sunday.
U.S. forces capture Saddam in cramped hide-out, raising hopes insurgency might weaken - 12/14/03 6:09 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Cornered alone in a cramped hole near one of his sumptuous palaces, a weary, disheveled Saddam Hussein was seized by U.S. troops and displayed on television screens worldwide Sunday, a humiliating fate for one of history's most brutal dictators.
Fort Hood celebrates troops' role in capturing Saddam; news brings hope to military families - 12/14/03 6:07 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- An electronic pawn shop sign near the home of the Army's 4th Infantry Division said it all Sunday: "SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR TROOPS!!! THANK YOU!"
Bush says Saddam to face `justice he denied to millions' - 12/14/03 6:04 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein now faces the "justice he denied to millions," President Bush said Sunday, declaring a repressive era in Iraq over but cautioning that attacks on U.S.-led troops would continue.
World leaders, ordinary people, greet Saddam Hussein's capture with relief, hope - 12/14/03 6:02 PM
LONDON (AP) -- World leaders expressed delight and relief Sunday at the capture of Saddam Hussein, with supporters and opponents of the Iraq war agreeing the arrest could mark a milestone in the country's journey toward peace.
Many Arabs greet news of Saddam's capture with disbelief - 12/14/03 5:41 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- For many Arabs, the scene on their television screens was inconceivable: one of the Middle East's once mightiest rulers humiliated, dirtied -- and in the hands of American soldiers. It was a joy to behold for some, and a shock to those who lionized Saddam Hussein.
A raid comes up empty _ until soldiers find a suspicious hole and Iraq's most-wanted man - 12/14/03 5:35 PM
ADWAR, Iraq (AP) -- When darkness fell, the Americans moved into position, 600 of them, from infantrymen to elite special forces. Their target: two houses in this rural village of orange, lemon and palm groves. Someone big was inside, they were told.
World leaders, ordinary people, greet Saddam Hussein's capture with relief, hope - 12/14/03 5:25 PM
LONDON (AP) -- World leaders expressed delight and relief Sunday at the capture of Saddam Hussein, with supporters and opponents of the Iraq war agreeing the arrest could mark a milestone in the country's journey toward peace.
Comments by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan - 12/14/03 5:22 PM
Text of comments by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on the capture of Saddam Hussein, as provided by the United Nations on Sunday.
U.S. forces capture Saddam in cramped hide-out, raising hopes insurgency might weaken - 12/14/03 5:15 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Cornered alone in a cramped hole near one of his sumptuous palaces, a weary, disheveled Saddam Hussein was seized by U.S. troops and displayed on television screens worldwide Sunday, a humiliating fate for one of history's most brutal dictators.
America's other conflict: Saddam capture raises hopes of Afghan, U.S. officials in Kabul - 12/14/03 5:14 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The capture of Saddam Hussein could make it easier to catch the world's other top fugitive -- al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden -- and dampen support for the growing insurgency in Afghanistan, allied officials here said Sunday.
Fort Hood celebrates troops' role in capturing Saddam; news brings hope to military families - 12/14/03 5:09 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- An electronic pawn shop sign near the home of the Army's 4th Infantry Division said it all Sunday: "SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR TROOPS!!! THANK YOU!"
A huge political weight lifted from Bush - 12/14/03 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's capture lifted a huge political weight from President Bush after months of rising casualties and growing doubts about his handling of Iraq. Around the world, it sent a thundering message of America's resolve to prevail in the war against terrorism.
Americans celebrate capture of Saddam, wonder about continued U.S. presence in Iraq - 12/14/03 4:46 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- First, Americans watched as his statue fell in Baghdad. On Sunday, many celebrated again as news that U.S. forces had captured Saddam Hussein spread across the country.
Fort Hood celebrates troops' role in capturing Saddam; news brings hope to military families - 12/14/03 4:31 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- An electronic pawn shop sign near the home of the Army's 4th Infantry Division said it all Sunday: "SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR TROOPS!!! THANK YOU!"
Iraqis want Saddam tried in Baghdad; human rights group urges POW status - 12/14/03 4:30 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The interim Iraqi government said Sunday it wants to try Saddam Hussein before a special tribunal, but a human rights group voiced deep concern about the legitimacy of the newly established panel.
Bush's Democratic rivals mostly pleased by news of Saddam's arrest - 12/14/03 4:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidates welcomed news Sunday of Saddam Hussein's capture, saying the arrest of Iraq's former dictator was a great day for U.S. soldiers, the people of Iraq and the world.
A huge political weight lifted from Bush - 12/14/03 4:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's capture lifted a huge political weight from President Bush after months of rising casualties and growing doubts about his handling of Iraq. Around the world, it sent a thundering message of America's resolve to prevail in the war against terrorism.
Celebratory gunfire but Iraqis stunned Saddam didn't fight back, see it as stain on Arab honor - 12/14/03 4:15 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein should have put up a fight or committed suicide, stunned Iraqis said Sunday after watching images of their fallen leader, haggard and humiliated, in American custody.
Americans celebrate capture of Saddam, wonder about continued U.S. presence in Iraq - 12/14/03 4:00 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- First, Americans watched as his statue fell in Baghdad. On Sunday, many celebrated again as news that U.S. forces had captured Saddam Hussein spread across the country.
Lawmakers say Saddam's capture could be opportunity to internalize war effort - 12/14/03 3:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Congress urged the Bush administration on Sunday to use Saddam Hussein's capture as an opportunity to internationalize the war effort in Iraq.
In Saddam's hometown, U.S. 4th Infantry soldiers smoke cigars and take a victory lap - 12/14/03 3:48 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 4th Infantry Division, who all but missed the invasion of Iraq but have been at the front line of postwar hostilities, spent Sunday afternoon smoking cigars after scoring the allies' biggest triumph since the fall of Baghdad.
Saddam's capture not likely to diminish guerrilla insurgency in short term - 12/14/03 3:42 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The capture of Saddam Hussein, eight months on the run and found hiding in a hole beneath a two-room mud house near his hometown, was unlikely to destroy the anti-U.S. guerrilla insurgency, U.S. and Iraqi officials said Sunday.
Bush says Saddam to face `justice he denied to millions' - 12/14/03 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein now faces the "justice he denied to millions," President Bush said Sunday, declaring a repressive era in Iraq over but cautioning that attacks on U.S.-led troops would continue.
List of 55 most wanted Iraqis and their status - 12/14/03 3:30 PM
The 55 most-wanted Iraqis and their status, according to U.S. Central Command. Forty-two have been captured or killed and 13 remain at large.
Members of Baghdad's city council learn of Saddam's capture while studying democracy in Denver - 12/14/03 3:21 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Four members of Baghdad's city council had just arrived in Colorado to start a tour of U.S. cities and lessons in democracy when the news came in that their country's former dictator had been captured.
Car bomb at police station in Iraq kills at least 17, police say - 12/14/03 3:13 PM
KHALDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A suspected suicide attacker detonated a car bomb outside an Iraqi police station Sunday near Baghdad, killing at least 17 people and wounding 33 others, hours before the announcement of Saddam Hussein's capture, the U.S. military said.
A village raid comes up empty _ until soldiers find a suspicious hole and Iraq's most-wanted man - 12/14/03 3:06 PM
ADWAR, Iraq (AP) -- When darkness fell, the Americans moved into position, 600 of them, from infantrymen to elite special forces. Their target: two houses in this rural village of orange, lemon and palm groves. Someone big was inside, they were told.
Car bomb at police station in Iraq kills at least 17, police say - 12/14/03 3:02 PM
KHALDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A suspected suicide attacker detonated a car bomb outside an Iraqi police station Sunday near Baghdad, killing at least 17 people and wounding 33 others, hours before the announcement of Saddam Hussein's capture, the U.S. military said.
Apparent DNA identification of Saddam a hurry-up job - 12/14/03 3:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- A DNA test like the one that apparently helped confirm Saddam Hussein's identity can be done in as little as 12 hours, a forensics expert says.
Initial focus of Saddam's interrogation will focus on insurgency - 12/14/03 2:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's interrogators are initially focusing on the former Iraqi president's ties to the guerrilla war, pressing him for intelligence about impending attacks and the locations of resistance leaders, U.S. officials said Sunday.
America's other conflict: Saddam capture raises hopes of Afghan, U.S. officials in Kabul - 12/14/03 2:34 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Allied officials in Afghanistan hailed the capture of Saddam Hussein, saying Sunday the blockbuster arrest might make it easier to catch the world's other top fugitive -- al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden.
Television networks move quickly to report capture of Saddam Hussein - 12/14/03 2:28 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Many Americans awoke Sunday to stunning television pictures from Iraq of a bedraggled, bearded Saddam Hussein in U.S. custody and an exultant U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer proclaiming: "We got him."
Months of near misses preceded the raid that captured Saddam - 12/14/03 2:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight months and four days after the fall of Baghdad, it fell to soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division and a secretive team of commandos to pry Saddam Hussein from a hole in the ground far smaller than the craters made by U.S. bombs that missed him on the war's opening night.
Vehicle carrying gasoline explodes, causing fire - 12/14/03 2:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three barrels of gasoline mounted on a pickup truck exploded in central Baghdad Sunday, hours after U.S. officials announced the capture of Saddam Hussein, police officials said. No one was hurt.
U.S. forces capture Saddam near Tikrit, capping one of the most intense manhunts in history - 12/14/03 2:04 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Without firing a shot, American forces captured a bearded and haggard-looking Saddam Hussein in a dirt pit across a river from one of his former palaces near his hometown of Tikrit, ending one of the most intensive manhunts in history. The arrest was a huge victory for U.S. forces bat ...
Baker mission on Iraqi debt set to begin in glow of Saddam capture - 12/14/03 1:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is trying to lower expectations for this week's initial attempt by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III to persuade disaffected U.S. allies to join in a top presidential priority, erasing Iraq's crushing foreign debt burden.
Bush's Democratic rivals mostly pleased by news of Saddam's arrest - 12/14/03 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidates welcomed news Sunday of Saddam Hussein's capture, saying the arrest of Iraq's former dictator was a great day for U.S. soldiers, the people of Iraq and the world.
Fort Hood celebrates troops' role in capturing Saddam; news brings hope to military families - 12/14/03 1:50 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- An electronic pawn shop sign near the home of the Army's 4th Infantry Division said it all Sunday: "SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED. THANK YOU TO ALL OUR TROOPS!!! THANK YOU!"
Former president welcomes capture of Saddam - 12/14/03 1:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Clinton praised the capture of Saddam Hussein and said the ousted Iraqi president finally will answer "for decades of tyranny and murder."
Bush's rivals mostly pleased by news of Saddam's arrest - 12/14/03 12:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidates welcomed news Sunday of Saddam Hussein's capture, saying the arrest of Iraq's former dictator marked a great day for U.S. soldiers, the people of Iraq and of the world.
Blasts rock central Baghdad, flames and smoke rise - 12/14/03 12:49 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Large explosions rocked central Baghdad Sunday evening and flames and thick smoke rose from the area, just hours after U.S. officials announced the capture of Saddam Hussein. A policeman said there were no casualties.
List of 55 most wanted Iraqis and their status - 12/14/03 12:44 PM
The 55 most-wanted Iraqis and their status, according to U.S. Central Command. Forty-one have been captured or killed, 13 remain at large, and one has been released.
Bush celebrates capture of Saddam Hussein - 12/14/03 12:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said Sunday that Saddam Hussein's capture marks the end of "a dark and painful era" in Iraq but cautioned that it does not mean the end of violence.
Saddam captured based on information from member of family `close to him' - 12/14/03 12:00 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein was captured based on information from a member of a family "close to him," Maj. Gen. Raymond Odierno said Sunday.
White House says Saddam's capture should reassure Iraqis - 12/14/03 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Sunday that Saddam Hussein's capture assures the Iraqi people that the deposed leader is gone from power for good.
Celebratory gunfire and honking horns greet news of Saddam's capture but Iraqis want proof - 12/14/03 11:44 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Celebratory gunfire rang out across the Iraqi capital, radios played festive music, drivers honked their horns and passengers on buses and trucks chanted "They got Saddam, they got Saddam," as word of the former dictator's capture spread from car to car and shop to shop on a sun-fille ...
World leaders and activists welcome news of Saddam's capture - 12/14/03 11:30 AM
LONDON (AP) -- World leaders including the Iraq war's most prominent opponents welcomed Saddam Hussein's capture, saying it brought a long-awaited end to the career of a brutal dictator and could mark the beginning of peace in Iraq.
In Afghanistan officials say Saddam capture could help in capture of bin Laden and others - 12/14/03 11:26 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials hailed the capture of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, saying Sunday the arrest might blunt the growing insurgency here.
One option for Saddam: justice before new special tribunal - 12/14/03 10:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. officials said they still haven't decided what to do with Saddam Hussein now that he's been captured, but one option is putting him before a special tribunal established just days ago. Iraq's Governing Council said Saddam would face public trial in Iraq.
Iraqi Americans celebrate capture of Saddam, 'anxious to see what's next' - 12/14/03 10:45 AM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Cab driver James John was jarred from his early morning doldrums Sunday by the news on the radio: Saddam Hussein had been captured.
Many Arabs greet news of Saddam's capture with disbelief - 12/14/03 10:39 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Many in the Arab world greeted news of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's capture with initial disbelief that turned to joy and hunger for revenge against the tyrant or, among some, sadness that an Arab leader should come to such a tawdry end.
U.S. ground forces chief expects insurgency to continue - 12/14/03 10:28 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq said on Sunday he believed the insurgency against the American occupation would continue despite the capture of former leader Saddam Hussein.
Saddam Hussein squandered nation's oil wealth with military adventures - 12/14/03 10:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with brutal repression and challenged the world community, but his defiance ended Sunday in his hometown of Tikrit, with the one-time dictator found hiding in a cellar with unkempt hair and beard.
Retribution, death and exile are dictators' occupational hazards - 12/14/03 9:18 AM
Some ended up in prison, others were butchered at the hands of their own people. A lucky few lived out their days in comfortable exile or in positions of privilege in the lands they ruled.
Saddam's brutal rule leaves behind physical, spiritual destruction - 12/14/03 9:03 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Saddam Hussein boasted of being the "builder of modern Iraq."
Many Americans pleased with news of Saddam's capture - 12/14/03 8:59 AM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago cab driver James John was jarred from his early morning doldrums Sunday by the news on the radio: Saddam Hussein had been captured.
Capture of Saddam is good news for Bush - 12/14/03 8:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When national security adviser Condoleezza Rice told President Bush before dawn Sunday that Saddam Hussein had indeed been captured, she was delivering news that was good for the U.S. leader in a multitude of ways.
Tony Blair hails Saddam's capture as start of new era for Iraq - 12/14/03 8:44 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair hailed the capture of Saddam Hussein on Sunday, saying the deposed leader "has gone from power, he won't be coming back."
Saddam capture ends without a single shot - 12/14/03 8:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After three decades of war, defiance and ruthlessness, Saddam Hussein's freedom ended without a single shot. Shortly after soldiers pulled an aged, bearded Saddam from a makeshift cellar, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was delivering the news of the prized capture to President Bush.
President got first heads-up of capture Saturday afternoon - 12/14/03 8:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush first learned that Saddam Hussein may have been captured on Saturday afternoon, and was given confirmation of the most sought-after prize in the Iraq war early Sunday, senior administration officials said.
American forces capture Saddam in Tikrit, U.S. announces - 12/14/03 7:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- American forces captured a bearded Saddam Hussein as he hid in the cellar of a farmhouse near his hometown of Tikrit, ending one of the most intensive manhunts in history. The arrest, eight months after the fall of Baghdad, was carried out without a shot fired and was a huge victory f ...
World leaders and activists thrilled by news of Saddam's capture - 12/14/03 7:29 AM
LONDON (AP) -- As celebratory gunfire erupted in Baghdad, world leaders and human rights activists said the news of Saddam Hussein's capture would remove the fear hanging over many Iraqis and finally give them a chance to rebuild their country.
U.S. officials says initial tests, documentary evidence indicate captured man is Saddam - 12/14/03 7:23 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. raiders were not certain at first they had their man when they pulled a bearded man from a hole in a Iraq cellar, but soon were able to determine it was Saddam Hussein. The Associated Press was shown documentary evidence that the person captured is Saddam Hussein.
U.S. forces capture Saddam in Tikrit, Iraqi Governing Council says - 12/14/03 7:08 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. military captured Saddam Hussein alive around his hometown of Tikrit on Sunday, eight months after the fall of Baghdad, the Iraqi Governing Council said. Celebratory gunfire erupted in Baghdad.
U.S. officials says initial tests indicate captured man is Saddam - 12/14/03 7:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials believe they have Saddam Hussein in custody and initial tests indicate he is the deposed Iraqi dictator, U.S. officials said. The Associated Press was shown documentary evidence that the person captured is Saddam Hussein.
A profile of Saddam Hussein - 12/14/03 6:52 AM
Saddam Hussein emerged from a humble background to become the unquestioned leader of a nation that was once one of the Arab world's richest and most powerful.
Iraqi official: Saddam Hussein buried himself as U.S. forces closed in - 12/14/03 6:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein, trapped in a cellar, dug a hole and buried himself as U.S. soldiers moved into the house where he was hiding, an Iraqi official said Sunday.
U.S. officials says initial tests indicate captured man is Saddam - 12/14/03 6:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. military captured a man in the basement of a building in Tikrit during raids seeking Saddam Hussein, and initial efforts to verify his identity indicate he is the deposed Iraqi dictator, U.S. officials said Sunday.
Saddam Hussein captured in Tikrit, top Iraqi official says. - 12/14/03 6:02 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein has been captured alive in his hometown of Tikrit, a member of the U.S.-appointed Governing Council said Sunday.
Saddam Hussein captured, top Iraqi official says. - 12/14/03 5:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein has been captured alive in his hometown of Tikrit, a member of the U.S.-appointed Governing Council said Sunday.
Iran's official news agency says Saddam has been detained in Iraq - 12/14/03 5:26 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been detained in Iraq, Iran's official news agency reported Sunday.
Car bomb at police station kills at least 17, police say - 12/14/03 4:45 AM
KHALDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A suspected suicide bomber detonated explosives in a car outside a police station Sunday morning west of Baghdad, killing at least 17 people and wounding 33 more, the U.S. military said.
Car bomb at police station kills at least 17 - 12/14/03 4:26 AM
KHALDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded Sunday morning at a police station in this town west of Baghdad, killing at least 17 people and wounding 33 others, a U.S. military officer said.
Car bomb at police station kills at least 12, police say - 12/14/03 3:43 AM
KHALDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded Sunday morning at a police station in this town west of Baghdad, killing 12 people and wounding 19 others, Iraqi police said.
Car bomb at police station wounds 20, witnesses say - 12/14/03 3:27 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded Sunday morning at a police station in a town west of Baghdad, wounding about 20 people, according to witnesses and the U.S. military. No U.S. soldiers were hurt and it was not immediately clear if anyone was killed.
Car bomb at police station causes 20 casualties, witnesses say - 12/14/03 2:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded Sunday morning at a police station in a town west of Baghdad, causing about 20 casualties, according to witnesses and the U.S. military. No U.S. soldiers were hurt, the military said.

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