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Friday  April 18, 2003

In shattered banking district, armed Marines guard $1 billion in gold - 4/18/03 11:42 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines with machine guns and tanks stood watch Friday over what they estimated was $1 billion in gold -- safeguarding bank vaults that withstood direct rocket-propelled grenade hits by robbers determined to fight their way in.
Seven POWs rescued in Iraq in good spirits as they await OK to return home - 4/18/03 9:17 PM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Showing the bonds forged during captivity, freed American POWs playfully hoisted a comrade in her wheelchair Friday as they greeted a crowd from the balcony of a U.S. military hospital -- their last stop on the way home.
Saddam and bin Laden: Still missing, to administration chagrin - 4/18/03 9:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just when U.S. officials began to believe they'd heard the last from Saddam Hussein, there he was again -- maybe -- greeting a crowd in video footage supposedly taken days after a bomb strike that was meant to finish him off.
U.S. archaeologists hope to document missing Iraqi treasures - 4/18/03 8:54 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Archaeologists from the University of Pennsylvania hope to help catalog the losses at Iraq's plundered national museum, relying in part on the school's own collection of artifacts from the region.
Iraqi nerve agent expert turns himself in to U.S. authorities - 4/18/03 8:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top Iraqi scientist called the "father" of one of his country's nerve agent programs has turned himself in to American authorities, a U.S. official said Friday.
Iraqis demonstrate in Baghdad, demand swift U.S. departure - 4/18/03 8:36 PM
Iraqis exercised new freedoms and jockeyed for power in a new era Friday, marching in Baghdad to demand the quick withdrawal of the same American troops and tanks that toppled Saddam Hussein.
Government moves to keep out stolen Iraqi artifacts - 4/18/03 8:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Customs inspectors and Border Patrol agents were alerted Friday to watch for and seize any stolen Iraqi art works and antiquities headed for the U.S. black market.
Iraq's neighbors call on 'occupation forces' to leave as soon as possible - 4/18/03 7:32 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- U.S. and British "occupation forces" should quickly leave Iraq, and the United Nations should have a central role in the creation of a new Iraqi government, foreign ministers from the region said early Saturday.
Iraqis demonstrate in Baghdad, demand swift U.S. departure - 4/18/03 6:17 PM
Iraqis exercised new freedoms and jockeyed for power in a new era on Friday, marching in Baghdad to demand the quick withdrawal of the same American troops and tanks that toppled Saddam Hussein.
Chez Saddam: Marines feast on gazelles from deposed leader's hunting preserve - 4/18/03 6:17 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Supper time has become a double treat at a Marine base outside Saddam Hussein's hometown -- not only is there fresh meat, but it's from Saddam's personal hunting preserve.
Nearly 900 Iraqi prisoners released, Pentagon says - 4/18/03 5:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coalition forces sorting through thousands of Iraqi war prisoners have released nearly 900 after determining they were civilians who had nothing to do with the fighting.
Pentagon says remains of missing F-15E pilot recovered; U.S. war death toll now 128 - 4/18/03 5:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Remains of an Air Force pilot who had been missing since his F-15E fighter jet went down in Iraq on April 7 have been recovered and identified, the Pentagon said Friday.
Saddam and bin Laden: Still missing, to administration chagrin - 4/18/03 5:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just when U.S. officials began to believe they'd heard the last from Saddam Hussein, there he was again -- maybe -- greeting a crowd in video footage supposedly taken days after a bomb strike that was meant to finish him off.
Pentagon says remains of F-15E ... recovered and identified - 4/18/03 5:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Remains of the pilot of an Air Force F-15E fighter jet that went down in Iraq on April 7 have been officer is continuing, it said.
U.S.-backed exile surfaces in Baghdad; anti-American Muslims march - 4/18/03 4:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Ahmad Chalabi, a leader of Iraq's exiled opposition, surfaced for the first time in the smoldering heart of Baghdad and said Friday he expects a provisional government to take over most powers in "weeks rather than months."
Australian special forces, after brief battle, locate remnants of Iraq air force - 4/18/03 4:53 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Australian special forces who seized an Iraqi air base have found 51 MiG fighter jets -- one of the biggest enemy aircraft discoveries of the war -- as well as armored vehicles, anti-weapons systems and training materials on weapons of mass destruction, officials said Friday.
Political clout helps Bechtel Corp. land Iraq reconstruction bid - 4/18/03 4:41 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's not just a history of building landmarks like the Hoover Dam that helped Bechtel Corp. win the first major Iraq reconstruction contract. The company is as well-connected as Washington insiders come.
Pentagon says remains of F-15E pilot recovered and identified - 4/18/03 4:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The remains of one of two Air Force pilots who were declared missing after their F-15E fighter jet was shot down over Iraq on April 7 have been recovered and identified, the Pentagon said Friday.
Iraqis demand swift U.S. departure, Chalabi expects interim government soon - 4/18/03 3:55 PM
Less than 10 days after the fall of Saddam Hussein, thousands of Iraqis marched in downtown Baghdad on Friday to demand a rapid U.S. troop withdrawal and a prominent opposition leader said he expects Americans to relinquish most government functions within weeks.
Looters return objects to looted museum, pillaging called 'crime of the century' - 4/18/03 3:54 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Prodded by Muslim clerics and their own guilty consciences, Baghdad residents returned 20 looted pieces Friday from Iraq's ransacked national collection -- even as the nation's antiquities chief blamed U.S. forces for allowing the pillaging.
In Baghdad mosque's first post-Saddam Friday prayers, all is uncharted territory - 4/18/03 3:53 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- There were no kind words for Saddam Hussein, no prayers for his protection. The new imam spoke freely. And when it was all over, mass demonstrations broke out against Saddam -- and, even more vehemently, against America.
Lynch recovering from foot surgery - 4/18/03 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pfc. Jessica Lynch underwent surgery to repair a bone in her right foot, officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center said Friday.
Iraq's neighbors meet, say country should be led by Iraqis - 4/18/03 3:14 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Ministers from neighboring countries want Iraq to be governed by its own people, they said at an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the aftermath of the war and its effect on the region.
E-mail, telephone calls bridge the miles for soldiers in Mideast and family back home - 4/18/03 2:55 PM
Worried she might miss a call from her husband in Iraq, Chelli Plummer has calls to her home telephone automatically forwarded to her cell phone.
Seven POWs rescued in Iraq in good spirits as they await OK to return home - 4/18/03 2:45 PM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Showing the bonds forged during captivity, freed American POWs playfully hoisted a comrade in her wheelchair Friday as they greeted a crowd from the balcony of a U.S. military hospital -- their last stop on the way home.
Pentagon says remains of F-15 pilot recovered and identified - 4/18/03 2:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The remains of one of two Air Force pilots who were declared missing after their F-15 fighter jet was shot down over Iraq on April 7 have been recovered and identified, the Pentagon said Friday.
Saddam gone, but provocative footage and audio surface - 4/18/03 2:39 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Saddam Hussein resurfaced Friday in image and in voice, waving to enthusiastic crowds on a video reportedly shot as American forces overran Baghdad and addressing his people in a tape recording that crackled with quiet defiance.
Some Iraq veterans find forgetting the hardest part about killing - 4/18/03 2:28 PM
The beefy Army drill sergeant has been a soldier since he was a teenager. Now 35, he was eager to go to war with the Third Infantry Division and do for real what he had been teaching recruits. But after at least five confirmed kills, he discovered combat was different than he had expected.
Iraq left with billions in debt _ estimates range to $200 billion - 4/18/03 2:25 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Iraqis have more to clear away than the rubble of war. Saddam Hussein's regime ran up billions of dollars in debts that must be settled before the country's shattered economy can fully recover.
Chalabi says he expects interim government in "weeks rather than months" - 4/18/03 2:22 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi opposition leader Ahmad Chalabi, in his first public appearance in Baghdad, said Friday he expects an Iraqi interim authority to take over most government functions from the U.S. military in "a matter of weeks rather than months."
From hotels to baseball teams, companies helping out military, families - 4/18/03 2:19 PM
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Hotels are offering free rooms. Baseball teams are giving away tickets. Banks are lowering rates. And restaurants are offering everything from doughnuts to dinners.
In shattered banking district, armed Marines guard $1 billion in gold - 4/18/03 2:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Marines with machine guns and tanks stood watch Friday over what they estimated was $1 billion in gold -- safeguarding bank vaults that withstood direct rocket-propelled grenade hits by robbers determined to fight their way in.
Iraq could produce up to 1.1 million barrels a day of oil in 6-7 weeks, official says - 4/18/03 2:05 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- The oil well fires are out, looted equipment is being recovered and damage was less than feared, leading U.S. officials to predict Iraq's southern oil fields could be producing 1.1 million barrels a day within seven weeks.
Air Force crews back at North Carolina base from Middle East; quick return surprises spouses - 4/18/03 1:57 PM
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AP) -- About 70 members of an Air Force fighter wing came home Friday to hugs from their loved ones after four months in the Middle East.
Nearly 900 Iraqi prisoners released, Pentagon says - 4/18/03 1:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coalition forces have released nearly 900 Iraqi prisoners, beginning the process of sorting through the thousands detained in the month-old war, a U.S. defense official said Friday.
Bechtel wins big Iraq reconstruction contract - 4/18/03 1:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bechtel Corp., a politically active corporation with wide experience overseas, has won a competition to help rebuild Iraq under a contract that could grow to $680 million.
U.S. troops capture yet another senior Baath Party official - 4/18/03 1:47 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition forces captured a senior Baath Party official on the U.S. most-wanted list, marking the second major arrest of a close Saddam Hussein adviser in as many days, the Central Command reported Friday.
Responding to cleric's call, Baghdad residents protest U.S. troops in streets - 4/18/03 1:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated against the U.S. occupation of Iraq on Friday, the second Muslim day of prayer since the regime's collapse.
Seven fathers serving with seven sons in Tennessee Army National Guard unit - 4/18/03 1:03 PM
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- First Sgt. Cody Mosier isn't sure what would happen if his unit came under fire and his fellow soldier, son Travis, was shot. He only knows what he hopes he would do.
U.S. seeks law enforcement experts for Iraq duty - 4/18/03 12:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you have 10 years experience in law enforcement, are in excellent health and know how to drive a stick shift vehicle, Uncle Sam may have a job for you. In Iraq.
Franks discusses Iraq with top British defense official - 4/18/03 12:29 PM
LONDON (AP) -- The commander of the war in Iraq, Gen. Tommy Franks, met Friday with Britain's defense chief to discuss the war. No details were given of their talks.
Another Iraqi on most-wanted list is captured; Baghdad worshippers protest U.S. military presence - 4/18/03 12:17 PM
Another top aide to Saddam Hussein on the U.S. most-wanted list has been taken into custody, the U.S. Central Command said Friday. In Baghdad, thousands protested the U.S. military presence in Iraq, while the head of the Iraqi opposition predicted an interim government would be running the country within w ...
Chalabi says he expects interim government in "weeks rather than months" - 4/18/03 12:08 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi opposition leader Ahmad Chalabi, in his first public appearance in Baghdad, said Friday he expects an Iraqi interim authority to take over most government functions from the U.S. military in "a matter of weeks rather than months."
More than 900 Iraqi prisoners released, Pentagon says - 4/18/03 11:50 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces released more than 900 Iraqi prisoners, beginning the process of sorting through the thousands detained in the month-old war, a U.S. defense official said Friday.
Abu Dhabi TV footage shows Saddam Hussein; tape contains purported speech - 4/18/03 11:17 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Abu Dhabi television aired pictures Friday of what it said was Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the streets of Baghdad last week being greeted by a cheering crowd of Iraqis, then later played the audio of a purported speech by the toppled leader.
Air Force crews back at North Carolina base from Middle East; quick return surprises spouses - 4/18/03 11:11 AM
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AP) -- About 70 members of an Air Force fighter wing came home Friday to hugs from their loved ones after four months in the Middle East.
Experts: Looters had keys to Iraqi antiquity vaults - 4/18/03 11:02 AM
PARIS (AP) -- Experts say that what seemed like random looting in Baghdad -- the pillaging of treasures dating back 5,000 years in human history -- may have been in part a carefully planned theft, and the stolen artifacts could already be on their way to collectors in Europe.
Seven POWs rescued in Iraq in good spirits as they await OK to return home - 4/18/03 10:54 AM
LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Showing the camaraderie that helped get them through their ordeal, seven American POWs who were rescued in Iraq waved at well-wishers Friday from a balcony at this military medical facility and said they couldn't wait to get home.
Another Iraqi on most-wanted list is captured; Baghdad worshippers protest U.S. military presence - 4/18/03 10:51 AM
Another top aide to Saddam Hussein on the U.S. most-wanted list has been taken into custody, the U.S. Central Command said Friday. In Baghdad, thousands protested the U.S. military presence in Iraq, while the head of the Iraqi opposition predicted an interim government would be running the country within w ...
Iraqi envoy says he believes Saddam is dead - 4/18/03 10:40 AM
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) -- An Iraqi envoy loyal to Saddam Hussein said Friday he believes the Iraqi leader was killed in the coalition bombing of Baghdad.
Chalabi sees interim Iraqi authority in weeks - 4/18/03 10:34 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi opposition leader Ahmad Chalabi, in his first public appearance in Baghdad, said Friday he expects an Iraqi interim authority to take over most government functions from the U.S. military in "a matter of weeks rather than months."
BAGHDAD: regime's army. - 4/18/03 10:30 AM
Discussing the immediate future, Chalabi said he foresaw "first reconstruction of basic services, done by Jay Garner," the retired American general who has been designated to run the military administration. "I expect this stage to take a few weeks."
BAGHDAD: be selected. - 4/18/03 10:27 AM
U.S. officials have said the process will include a series of meetings by representatives of different Iraqi groups, the first of which took place Tuesday in Ur in southern Iraq.
More than 900 Iraqi prisoners released, Pentagon says - 4/18/03 10:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coalition forces released more than 900 Iraqi prisoners, beginning the process of sorting through the thousands detained in the month-old war, a U.S. defense official said Friday.
Edwards returns $10,000 in donations to employees of Little Rock law firm - 4/18/03 10:07 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards reimbursed employees of an Arkansas legal firm for $10,000 in campaign donations after a law clerk said her boss promised to reimburse her contribution.
Footage on Abu Dhabi TV shows Saddam Hussein - 4/18/03 9:43 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Abu Dhabi television aired pictures Friday of what it said was Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in the streets of Baghdad last week being greeted by a cheering crowd of Iraqis.
Another Iraqi on most-wanted list is captured; U.S. Army unit goes on attack north of Baghdad - 4/18/03 9:34 AM
Another top aide to Saddam Hussein on the U.S. most-wanted list has been taken into custody, the U.S. Central Command said Friday. At a Baghdad mosque, thousands of worshippers protested the U.S. military presence in Iraq.
harm's way. - 4/18/03 9:30 AM
Taking into account the release announced Friday, coalition forces now hold 6,850 prisoners who were on the battlefield, he said.
said Friday. - 4/18/03 9:28 AM
"We stated from the beginning that we don't want to hold anybody any longer than absolutely necessary," said Maj. Ted Wadsworth, a Pentagon spokesman. "The process of sorting people to determine their status has begun."
Responding to cleric's call, Baghdad residents protest U.S. troops in streets - 4/18/03 9:08 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated against the U.S. occupation of Iraq on Friday, the second Muslim day of prayer since the regime's collapse.
Footage appears to show Saddam Hussein's final public appearance - 4/18/03 9:06 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Abu Dhabi television aired pictures Friday of Saddam Hussein in the streets of Baghdad, greeted by an enthusiastic crowd as he waved and was hoisted onto a car hood to greet his fellow Iraqis.
Franks to meet British defense chief in London for Iraq talks - 4/18/03 8:33 AM
LONDON (AP) -- The commander of the war in Iraq, Gen. Tommy Franks, was to meet privately Friday with Britain's defense chief, the Ministry of Defense said.
Restarting Baghdad's power plant may help bring order to the city - 4/18/03 8:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Troops fired upon a small force of paramilitary fighters north of the Iraqi capital on Friday, and thousands of Baghdad residents demonstrated in the streets on the first Muslim day of prayers since the regime's collapse.
U.S. troops capture yet another senior Baath Party official - 4/18/03 8:11 AM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- Coalition forces captured a senior Baath Party official on the U.S. most-wanted list, marking the second major arrest of a close Saddam Hussein adviser in as many days, the Central Command reported Friday.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: Brooks said. - 4/18/03 7:32 AM
Al-Najim had served as Iraq's ambassador to Egypt, Turkey, Spain and Moscow and was a top insider among the top coterie around Saddam.
Another Iraqi on most wanted list is captured; U.S. Army unit goes on attack north of Baghdad - 4/18/03 7:27 AM
Another top aide to Saddam Hussein on the U.S. most-wanted list has been taken into custody, the U.S. Central Command said Friday. North of Baghdad, a U.S. Army armored unit attacked pro-Saddam paramilitary forces, taking 30 prisoners.
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar: Iraqi officials. - 4/18/03 7:21 AM
The capture of al-Najim marked the second straight day the Brooks opened his briefing by announcing the capture of a significant official. Thursday, U.S. forces grabbed Barzan Ibrahim Hasan, a half-brother of Saddam Hussein and a former head of Iraqi intelligence.
U.S. Army unit attacks suspected paramilitary fighters north of Baghdad - 4/18/03 6:44 AM
U.S. Army forces attacked an airfield north of Baghdad on Friday after images from an unmanned surveillance plane indicated the presence of paramilitary forces. Elsewhere in Iraq, FBI agents helped track stolen art treasures and U.S. troops investigated a tract of 1,500 unmarked graves.
Bulgaria to send peacekeeping troops to Iraq - 4/18/03 6:36 AM
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Bulgaria will send peacekeeping troops to Iraq next month, a senior military official sad Friday.
Restoring Iraq's oil fields will be costly, time-consuming - 4/18/03 6:24 AM
BABA CITY, Iraq (AP) -- Crude oil from the wells of northern Iraq was expected to help stabilize world oil prices, fund the country's reconstruction and perhaps pay for some of the war efforts.
Board votes to rename mountain peak after fallen soldier - 4/18/03 6:14 AM
PHOENIX (AP) -- After prodding from the governor, a state board Thursday decided to rename a prominent mountain peak after an American Indian servicewoman killed in Iraq.
Detective work across Iraq: Americans seek weapons, fugitives, plunder and clues to mass grave - 4/18/03 5:55 AM
While U.S. forces worked Friday to restore electricity in Baghdad, hundreds of other Americans across Iraq engaged in detective work -- searching for stolen museum treasures and illegal weapons, tracking fugitive leaders of the toppled regime, and examining a tract of unmarked graves.
Interpol to send team to Iraq in search of pillaged antiquities - 4/18/03 5:41 AM
PARIS (AP) -- Interpol announced Friday it is sending a special team to Iraq to help track down pillaged art treasures, joining a legion of groups worldwide offering assistance in the recovery efforts.
Kuwait ships meat, produce, hay to feed starving animals at Baghdad's looted zoo - 4/18/03 5:40 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- As the war in Iraq winds down, attention is turning to one group of forgotten victims: the animals at Baghdad's zoo.
Chez Saddam: Marines feast on gazelles from deposed leader's hunting preserve - 4/18/03 5:13 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Supper time has become a double treat at a Marine base outside Saddam Hussein's hometown -- not only is there fresh meat, but it's from Saddam's personal hunting preserve.
Syria may expel some Iraqis, U.S. officials say - 4/18/03 4:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Syria is reacting positively to U.S. complaints that it is harboring members of the ousted Iraqi government, turning some away at the border and possibly preparing to quietly expel others, officials say.
As New York's Iraqi Jews sit down for Passover, old traditions bring sadness and hope - 4/18/03 3:03 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- As the Iraqi Jews of Congregation Bene Naharayim gathered for Passover dinner, the conversation often drifted to a country they left behind and what the future has in store for their homeland.
Bechtel wins big Iraq reconstruction contract - 4/18/03 2:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bechtel Corp., a politically active corporation with wide experience overseas, has won a competition to help rebuild Iraq under a contract that could grow to $680 million.
Proving Saddam's death could take weeks or more - 4/18/03 2:18 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the U.S. military in Iraq, determining whether Saddam Hussein is dead or alive has taken a back seat to more pressing matters such as securing Baghdad and searching for weapons of mass destruction.
Marine helicopters brave sand storms, gunfire to lift injured to safety - 4/18/03 1:50 AM
OVER TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- In the back of a clattering helicopter, a Navy medic pumps the chest of a bleeding Marine and administers artificial ventilation, pleading with him to breathe. In the cockpit, the pilot shouts over the radio for the coordinates of the nearest field surgical facility.
U.S. seeks law enforcement experts for Iraq duty - 4/18/03 1:50 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you have 10 years experience in law enforcement, are in excellent health and know how to drive a stick shift vehicle, Uncle Sam may have a job for you. In Iraq.
France-US: Still allies, but rancor over Iraq may cause long-term damage - 4/18/03 1:49 AM
PARIS (AP) -- There's bad blood between their countries, but that doesn't stop French and American troops from working, dining or even living together in Afghanistan.
Scanning Iraqi documents for terror threats part of FBI postwar focus - 4/18/03 1:49 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The cache of documents recovered by the U.S. military in Iraq could provide important leads in the international war on terrorism, FBI Director Robert Mueller says.
While U.S. presses for quick U.N. action to lift sanctions against Iraq, Security Council members wait for U.S. proposals - 4/18/03 1:48 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- While the United States presses for quick U.N. action to lift sanctions against Iraq, many Security Council members are waiting for the Bush administration to make a specific proposal and spell out the role it envisions for the United Nations once the war ends.
In flush of Iraq victory, little inclination to open war on another front - 4/18/03 1:48 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans used to worry about the "domino theory" -- one country going communist and others tumbling the same way. Now some wonder whether the United States, toppling two governments in two years, is playing dominoes, too.
Experts: Looters had keys to Iraqi antiquity vaults - 4/18/03 1:48 AM
PARIS (AP) -- Experts say that what seemed like random looting in Baghdad -- the pillaging of treasures dating back 5,000 years in human history -- was in fact a carefully planned theft, and the stolen artifacts may already be in the system that traffics in stolen artifacts to collectors in Europe, the Uni ...
Blair says he could have lost job over Iraq war - 4/18/03 1:31 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair knew before the Iraq war began that it might cost him his job and would have resigned if a majority of lawmakers from his Labor Party had opposed his decision to join the fight, a newspaper quoted him as saying Friday.
Edwards returns $10,000 in donations to Little Rock law firm - 4/18/03 1:06 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Carolina Sen. John Edwards reimbursed a Little Rock, Ark., law firm for $10,000 in donations to his presidential campaign after a clerk said her boss had promised to reimburse her contribution.
Saddam's half brother captured, FBI to help find stolen treasures - 4/18/03 12:55 AM
American forces seized a half brother of Saddam Hussein in a commando raid Thursday, eager to interrogate him about secrets of the old Iraqi regime. The FBI joined the hunt for irreplaceable antiquities stolen from the National Museum in Baghdad.
Edwards returns $10,000 in donations to Little Rock law firm - 4/18/03 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Carolina Sen. John Edwards reimbursed a Little Rock law firm for $10,000 in donations to his presidential campaign after a clerk said her boss had promised to reimburse her contribution.

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