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Sunday  April 20, 2003

Capture of science adviser a possible boon in search for banned Iraqi weapons, if they still exist - 4/20/03 11:42 PM
American forces and an allied Iraqi opposition group said Sunday they had taken a top Iraqi science official and Saddam Hussein's son-in-law into custody, developments that could spur the search for the vanished leader and his banned weapons arsenal. Celebrating Easter, a longtime Baghdad bishop pleaded fo ...
Five former POWs spend time with family, two meet president - 4/20/03 10:54 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Five former prisoners of war spent the day with loved ones on Sunday while two of their comrades celebrated Easter with President Bush.
Baghdad's military presence thins as Marines move south; churches swell with Easter throngs - 4/20/03 9:27 PM
The military presence in Baghdad lightened Sunday when Marines left the Army in control of the stabilizing capital. Celebrating Easter, a longtime Iraqi bishop voiced the fears of the Christian minority in urging safeguards against religious persecution in the new Iraq.
Five former POWs spend time with family, two meet president - 4/20/03 8:45 PM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Five former prisoners of war spent the day with loved ones on Sunday while two of their comrades celebrated Easter with President Bush.
Officials identify bodies of British soldiers shown on television - 4/20/03 7:21 PM
LONDON (AP) -- British troops have recovered the remains of two soldiers whose bodies were shown on television after a battle in southern Iraq last month, defense officials said Sunday.
Saddam son-in-law, bodyguard, science minister in custody, U.S. and Iraqi opposition group says - 4/20/03 6:50 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's son-in-law and one of the toppled Iraqi leader's bodyguards surrendered to an Iraqi opposition group after returning from Syria, where they had gone into hiding, the group said Sunday.
Saddam son-in-law in custody, Iraqi opposition group says - 4/20/03 5:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's son-in-law and one of the toppled Iraqi leader's bodyguards surrendered to an Iraqi opposition group after returning from Syria, where they had gone into hiding, the group said Sunday.
Lower-level enforcers of Saddam's government also could face prosecution - 4/20/03 5:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. must-find list of Iraqis who helped keep Saddam Hussein in power goes well beyond the top officials pictured on the military's now famous playing cards.
Neighbors: Saddam squatted in safe house just a block from U.S.-targeted house - 4/20/03 5:26 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's entourage hid out in the home of a former family bodyguard for much of the U.S.-led air war, fleeing only when a bunker-busting bomb meant for the Iraqi leader struck a block away, residents told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Lugar expects democracy in Iraq to take at least five years - 4/20/03 5:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States should not expect to create a functioning democracy in Iraq for at least five years, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday.
American soldiers celebrate Easter in Baghdad - 4/20/03 4:03 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With camouflage Bibles in hand, soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division put down their weapons and gathered on cots and folding chairs Sunday morning to celebrate Easter on the grounds of an Iraqi air defense artillery school.
Saddam son-in-law in custody, Ahmad Chalabi says - 4/20/03 3:22 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Saddam Hussein's son-in-law has been apprehended, Iraq's pro-U.S. opposition leader Ahmad Chalabi told Fox News on Sunday.
Food-aid shipments arrive in Baghdad as self-proclaimed city leader outlines new government - 4/20/03 2:51 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With potential food shortages just weeks away, the U.S. military opened a warehouse to U.N. aid shipments Sunday, stockpiling flour for Baghdad's people as workers pressed to restore battered basic services like power and water.
Air crews in strikes against Saddam get Distinguished Flying Crosses - 4/20/03 2:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pilots and crew members of U.S. planes that struck targets where Saddam Hussein was believed to have been were awarded Distinguished Flying Cross medals, the military said Sunday.
Lower-level enforcers of Saddam's government being pursued - 4/20/03 2:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. must-find list of Iraqis who helped keep Saddam Hussein in power goes well beyond the top officials pictured on the military's now famous playing cards.
Baghdad's military presence thins as Marines move south; churches swell with Easter throngs - 4/20/03 2:29 PM
U.S. Army forces took control of Baghdad from the Marines on Sunday in a changing of the guard that thinned the military presence in the capital. Celebrating Easter, a longtime Iraqi bishop pleaded for safeguards against the persecution of Christians in the new Iraq.
Refugees, mostly Iranians, stranded in no-man's land between Jordan and Iraq - 4/20/03 2:27 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Almost 900 people, most of them Iranians seeking asylum, are stranded in the no man's land between Jordan and Iraq in "deteriorating" conditions, the United Nations refugee agency warned Sunday.
Convoy of food arrives at Baghdad's beleaguered zoo - 4/20/03 1:46 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- A convoy of food has arrived for the animals at the Baghdad Zoo, who were malnourished during more than a decade of international sanctions and abandoned during the U.S.-led war, the U.S. Central Command said.
Lugar expects democracy in Iraq to take at least five years - 4/20/03 1:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States should not expect to create a functioning democracy in Iraq for at least five years, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday.
Baghdad's self-proclaimed leader promises to try criminals under Islamic law - 4/20/03 1:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With potential food shortages just weeks away, the U.S. military opened a warehouse to U.N. aid shipments Sunday, stockpiling flour for Baghdad's people as workers toiled to restore battered basic services like power and water.
American soldiers celebrate Easter in Baghdad - 4/20/03 1:21 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- With camouflage Bibles in hand, soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division put down their weapons and gathered on cots and folding chairs Sunday morning to celebrate Easter on the grounds of an Iraqi air defense artillery school.
Military families anxiously await return of troops from Iraq - 4/20/03 1:20 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Audrey Trevino has played it over in her mind a thousand times: Her Navy husband steps off the ship after months at sea supporting the war in Iraq, grabs her in his arms and kisses her.
Changing rules: Warning shots and civilian deaths at a Baghdad bridge - 4/20/03 1:16 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- On alert against suicide attacks, the Marines guarding the newly taken Tigris River tributary crossing into Baghdad had new orders: Fire shots to warn off any who approach -- and kill them if they keep coming.
Iraqi Christians worry about rise of Shiite Muslims; bishop wants Bush help on constitution - 4/20/03 1:15 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Christians crowded into churches across Iraq on Sunday to celebrate Easter, the feast of new beginnings, nervous over what the new Iraq has in store for their resilient but dwindling minority in an overwhelmingly Muslim land.
War drags on a year after Ugandan army launched campaign to end 17-year rebellion in north - 4/20/03 12:15 PM
GULU, Uganda (AP) -- Blinded in battle, James Okot no longer fights for the rebel Lord's Resistance Army. Instead, he is struggling to find his place in a society the rebels have helped devastate.
Marines pull out of Baghdad; soldiers there celebrate Easter, while Shiites embark on pilgrimage - 4/20/03 11:18 AM
The Marines pulled out of Baghdad on Sunday, heading south toward new positions while U.S. Army units took over their former sector. Some soldiers attended Easter services, while Iraq's Shiite Muslims revived one of their own holy traditions long repressed by Saddam Hussein.
Assad assures U.S. congressmen that Syria will not give asylum to wanted Iraqis - 4/20/03 10:49 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria will not give asylum to Iraqis wanted for war crimes and will expel any Iraqi who crosses into the country, President Bashar Assad told two U.S. congressmen Sunday, the lawmakers said.
American air defense units to leave Israel as Iraq threat ends - 4/20/03 10:32 AM
TEL YONA MILITARY BASE, Israel (AP) -- Nestled in sand dunes just south of Tel Aviv, the U.S. Patriot missile batteries lay flat on their trucks, no longer guarding the skies. The Iraqi missile threat against Israel is officially over, American and Israeli generals said Sunday.
U.S. reconstruction chief in northern Iraq promises basic services soon - 4/20/03 10:26 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- America's top official in northern Iraq tried to assure Iraqis on Sunday that his office here is not a provisional government and promised to restore basic civilian services as soon as possible.
Ahmad Chalabi says Islamic religious groups will have say in Baghdad - 4/20/03 10:17 AM
Iraq's pro-U.S. opposition leader Ahmad Chalabi said on Sunday he does not envisage an Islamic theocracy in Baghdad but that religious groups would likely play a role in governing the Muslim nation of 24 million people.
Marines pull out of Baghdad; soldiers there celebrate Easter, while Shiites embark on pilgrimage - 4/20/03 9:50 AM
The Marines pulled out of Baghdad on Sunday, heading south toward new positions while U.S. Army units took over their former sector. Some soldiers attended Easter services, while Iraq's Shiite Muslims revived one of their own holy traditions long repressed by Saddam Hussein.
Baghdad's self-proclaimed mayor promises Islamic-based constitution, civil services - 4/20/03 9:42 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A longtime Iraqi exile who has proclaimed himself in charge of Baghdad pledged Sunday that the country's new constitution would be derived from Islamic law and promised to try anyone whose "hands are stained with the blood of the Iraqi people."
Former prisoners of war reunited with families, begin process of readjustment - 4/20/03 7:00 AM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- To chants of "Hoo-ah!" and tearful hugs from family, seven American soldiers who survived three harrowing weeks of captivity in Iraq made a joyous homecoming and began a long journey of adjustment and healing.
Iraq war dominates sermons from Christian leaders on Easter Sunday - 4/20/03 6:59 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq dominated the sermons delivered by Britain's Christian leaders on Easter Sunday, with one archbishop warning that Britain and the United States have much to do to improve the post-war situation.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 4/20/03 6:56 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Developments regarding Iraq's oil, world oil markets
American soldiers celebrate Easter in Baghdad - 4/20/03 6:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers swapped their weapons for camouflage Bibles on Sunday, gathering on cots and folding chairs to celebrate Easter at an Iraqi air defense artillery school.
Turkey says it may send peacekeepers, experts to help rebuild Iraq - 4/20/03 6:27 AM
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey has responded "positively" to a U.S. request for peacekeeping troops and experts to help stabilize and rebuild Iraq, Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Sunday.
Former prisoners of war reunited with families, begin process of readjustment - 4/20/03 6:13 AM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- To chants of "Hoo-ah!" and tearful hugs from family, seven American soldiers who survived three harrowing weeks of captivity in Iraq made a joyous homecoming -- and began a long journey of adjustment and healing.
Marines pull out of Baghdad; Airborne soldiers there celebrate Easter - 4/20/03 4:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Marines pulled out of Baghdad on Sunday, heading south to take up new positions while U.S. Army units moved into their former sector in the eastern part of the capital.
Home at last: Former prisoners of war arrive in Texas to patriotic cheers from family, comrades - 4/20/03 3:19 AM
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) -- After three terrifying weeks of captivity in Iraq, seven rescued POWs returned home Saturday to a nearly overwhelming welcome of joyous tears, hugs from family and a sea of fluttering American flags.
More than 350 firefighters battle huge warehouse fire - 4/20/03 2:03 AM
CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) -- More than 350 firefighters battled a 10-alarm fire that destroyed four warehouses and caused an estimated $2 million worth of damage, officials said.
Marching under black flags, Shiites revive pilgrimage banned under Saddam - 4/20/03 1:23 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Marching under palm fronds and the black banners of their faith, Baghdad's Shiites set off by the thousands for an emotional revival of an annual religious pilgrimage discouraged for decades by Saddam Hussein.
Anti-Tehran Mujahedeen want to remain a force in Iraq - 4/20/03 1:23 AM
NEAR CAMP ASHRAF, Iraq (AP) -- Charred military trucks, exploded tanks and crushed pieces of artillery line the highway where the American bombs struck. A twisted chassis juts from the asphalt.
Former prisoners of war arrive in Texas to patriotic cheers from family - 4/20/03 12:58 AM
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) -- After weeks of terror held captive in an alien land, seven rescued POWs returned home Saturday to a welcome of joyous tears, hugs from spouses and family and a sea of fluttering American flags.
Former POWs arrive in Texas to patriotic cheers from family - 4/20/03 12:17 AM
FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) -- Seven former prisoners of war returned home Saturday to crowds of flag-waving family and friends, one week after they were rescued in Iraq.

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