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Wednesday  April 23, 2003

Air Force fighter jets, Navy sub return home - 4/23/03 11:22 PM
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AP) -- Friends and family cheered, hugged and kissed the pilots Wednesday of the first F-15E Strike Eagles to return from the war with Iraq. The crew of a Navy sub returning to its Connecticut base also enjoyed a warm homecoming.
Investigators find initials of missing pilot etched into Baghdad prison wall - 4/23/03 9:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American investigators in Iraq have found what may be a clue to the only American missing from the first Gulf War: the initials of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher, etched into a prison wall in Baghdad.
Baghdad's self-proclaimed government pledges to pay government salaries _ with a 1,000-percent raise - 4/23/03 8:09 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Baghdad's self-proclaimed rulers said Wednesday they will use Iraqi government funds to pay all state employees their salaries this month -- with a 1,000-percent raise -- and took credit for advances in getting power, water and hospitals back up and running.
U.S. captures 4 top Iraqis, including head of military intelligence - 4/23/03 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces in Iraq captured four top officials of Saddam Hussein's former government Wednesday, including the air defense force commander and the former head of military intelligence.
Investigators find initials of missing pilot etched into Baghdad prison wall - 4/23/03 7:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American investigators in Iraq have found what may be a clue to the only American missing from the first Gulf War: the initials of Navy pilot Michael Scott Speicher, etched into a prison wall in Baghdad.
Baghdad's self-proclaimed government pledges to pay salaries _ with a 1,000-percent raise - 4/23/03 6:54 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Baghdad's self-proclaimed rulers said Wednesday they will use Iraqi government funds to pay all state employees their salaries this month -- with a 1,000-percent raise -- and took credit for progress in getting power, water and hospitals back up and running.
ABC News' Charles Gibson hosting 62nd Peabody Awards - 4/23/03 6:46 PM
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Charles Gibson, co-anchor of ABC's "Good Morning America" and "PrimeTime Thursday," has replaced Barbara Walters as host of the 62nd George Foster Peabody Awards.
Paraguay readies for presidential election after year of financial and political turmoil - 4/23/03 6:45 PM
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Paraguayans who have seen their fitful democracy struggle through 14 years of coup plots, street rebellions and periodic unrest are getting set for a presidential vote they hope will go off without a hitch.
Marine's newest 'devil dog' spreads cheer at Gulf air base - 4/23/03 6:11 PM
IN THE GULF REGION (AP) -- He's a most atypical Marine -- he chows down the prepackaged rations with gusto and gets a promotion whenever he bites an officer.
Media, military investigated for taking art, artifacts, cash from Iraq - 4/23/03 5:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of the news media and U.S. soldiers are being investigated for taking art, artifacts, weapons and cash from Iraq, with criminal charges already brought in one case, federal officials said Wednesday.
Pentagon identifies remains of one of two U.S. service members missing in Iraq - 4/23/03 5:47 PM
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The second of two Air Force officers killed when their F-15 went down in Iraq was identified Wednesday as a 37-year-old Virginia man who leaves behind a pregnant wife and 11-month-old son.
U.S. watching for Iranian efforts to influence the new Iraq - 4/23/03 5:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military and intelligence officials say they are watching for signs that Iran might be promoting anti-American demonstrations or other challenges to U.S. authority in an effort to exert influence in a new Iraq.
Head of Iraq's military intelligence surrenders to U.S. forces - 4/23/03 5:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The former head of Iraqi military intelligence surrendered to U.S. forces in Baghdad Wednesday, a senior Pentagon official said.
WASHINGTON: most wanted. - 4/23/03 5:37 PM
Al-Jumayli is suspected of having knowledge of Iraqi Intelligence Service activities in the United States, including names of people spying for Iraq, Wilkinson said in a statement from Doha, Qatar.
WASHINGTON: Hussein's government. - 4/23/03 5:35 PM
Naqib was the seven of hearts in the deck of cards produced by the U.S. military with pictures of Saddam's associates.
Bechtel beginning Iraq reconstruction - 4/23/03 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bechtel National Inc. is sending ships to survey and dredge the southern Iraqi port city of Umm Qasr to make it easier for humanitarian supplies to get through, an early step toward rebuilding the war-damaged country.
Iraq tech wreck prime for telecommunications leapfrog - 4/23/03 4:54 PM
Although Iraq first needs basics like electricity and a government, it is already shaping up as a rare opportunity for technology companies. It is saddled with a tattered phone system, weak Internet access and virtually none of the wireless wonders sweeping other countries.
Relatives of Kuwaitis missing from 1991 Gulf War still wait for word - 4/23/03 4:29 PM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- More than 100 relatives of Kuwaitis who disappeared during the 1990-91 Gulf crisis demonstrated Wednesday to demand that their government and coalition forces do more to account for their loved ones.
More than half of Iraq's top 'weapons sites' searched with no result - 4/23/03 4:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces are changing their search strategy after coming up empty at most of the top suspected weapons sites in Iraq, officials said Wednesday.
France defends opposition to Iraq war despite tough words from Powell - 4/23/03 4:20 PM
PARIS (AP) -- France on Wednesday defended its opposition to the Iraq war, despite a warning from Secretary of State Colin Powell that Paris could face consequences for its stance.
U.S. troops investigated for theft as military recovers hundreds of millions of dollars - 4/23/03 4:10 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. military detectives are investigating five American soldiers in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a cache of money in Iraq, a commanding officer said Wednesday.
Aid organization says leadership lacking at Baghdad hospitals - 4/23/03 4:03 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Baghdad's hospitals are suffering from a leadership shortage in addition to a critical shortage of drugs, the humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres said Wednesday.
Former Iraqi military leaders pledge to help the U.S. Army restore order to Mosul - 4/23/03 3:48 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Dozens of retired Iraqi military leaders pledged Wednesday to help the United States restore order to this northern city, where violence drew Marines into confrontations that killed 17 Iraqis last week.
Media, military investigated for taking art, artifacts from Iraq - 4/23/03 3:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several members of the media and a U.S. serviceman have been caught attempting to ship Iraqi paintings, weapons and other war souvenirs to America, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.
Most British soldiers killed in Iraq died in accidents - 4/23/03 3:23 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Friends were deadlier than foes to British forces in the Iraq war, with "friendly fire" and other accidents accounting for 22 of the 32 deaths.
Iraq's lifeblood of oil resumes flow with a trickle - 4/23/03 3:05 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Engineers began restoring the lifeblood of Iraq's shattered economy Wednesday, pumping crude oil for the first time since the war. Although the oil is not for export, the quick startup means one of Iraq's largest fields could be back to prewar production levels within weeks.
Customs officials say media members attempted to ship paintings, other goods out of Iraq - 4/23/03 2:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Several members of the media and a U.S. serviceman have been caught attempting to ship Iraqi paintings, weapons and other war souvenirs to America, U.S. authorities said Wednesday.
Garner says Iraq recovery moving forward faster than he expected - 4/23/03 2:30 PM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Jay Garner, the retired U.S. general charged with leading efforts to reconstruct Iraq, said Wednesday he expects anti-Americanism to abate as work to restart the economy and establish democracy starts to take hold.
Iraqi Shiites step into their country's power vacuum - 4/23/03 2:23 PM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi Shiites are organizing local committees, doling out funds to pay salaries, collecting looted property and sending militias to secure hospitals and electric plants.
Quilting, an old wartime tradition, goes high tech to honor troops in Iraq - 4/23/03 1:59 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- When their loved ones fought at Fredericksburg and Antietam, Union and Confederate families sewed quilts and sent them to shivering soldiers.
Baghdad's self-proclaimed government pledges to pay salaries _ with a 1,000-percent raise - 4/23/03 1:57 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Baghdad's self-proclaimed rulers said Wednesday they will use Iraqi government funds to pay all state employees their salaries this month -- with a 1,000-percent raise -- and took credit for progress in getting power, water and hospitals back up and running.
Pizzeria owner who bars German, French customers charged with discrimination - 4/23/03 1:55 PM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The owner of a Danish pizzeria who refused to serve German and French tourists was charged with discrimination Wednesday.
Pizziera owner who bars German, French customers charged with discrimination - 4/23/03 1:54 PM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The owner of a Danish pizzeria who refused to serve German and French tourists was charged with discrimination Wednesday.
AK-47s of Mideast's largest army in dangerous hands: the people's - 4/23/03 1:51 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunshots heralded what the men in the New Baghdad market were selling Wednesday, among the oranges and the eggs -- AK-47s, Beretta submachine guns and Browning 9mms, for as little as $10.
Protesters on Tigris bridge block Marines for more than four hours - 4/23/03 1:39 PM
KUT, Iraq (AP) -- Dozens of protesters blocked U.S. Marines trying to cross the main bridge over the Tigris River in this southern Iraqi city Wednesday -- a more than four-hour standoff sparked by the detentions of two Iraqis.
Oil flows again from Iraq's southern fields; Shiite pilgrims stage anti-US protest - 4/23/03 1:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Oil from Iraq's southern fields began flowing through pipelines Wednesday for the first time since the war, and power at last was restored to parts of Baghdad. In the holy city of Karbala, thousands of Shiite Muslims demonstrated against the United States.
American troops watching Iranian agents in Iraq to influence new government - 4/23/03 12:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coalition forces are watching Iranian agents who have moved inside Iraq to influence the formation of the post-Saddam Hussein government but aren't being threatened by them, the U.S. commander of the invading land forces said Wednesday.
Pentagon identifies remains of one of two US service members missing in Iraq - 4/23/03 12:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon said Wednesday it identified the remains of the second of two Air Force officers killed when their F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft went down in Iraq on April 7.
Three Marines die in accident with rocket-propelled grenade launcher - 4/23/03 12:01 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Three Marines were killed and seven injured in an accident in Iraq on Tuesday while they were handling a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, U.S. Central Command said.
County elections chief in Florida announces re-election bid despite criticism - 4/23/03 11:54 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Broward County's embattled elections supervisor said she will seek re-election, despite problems with a September primary and a state investigation into overspending.
U.N. International aid staff return to Iraq - 4/23/03 11:52 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- The first group of U.N. international staff returned to northern Iraq by land on Wednesday after waiting for more than a week for clearance to fly in.
TV news engineer charged with smuggling stolen Iraqi paintings, bonds - 4/23/03 11:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A television news engineer faces smuggling charges after attempting to bring into the United States 12 stolen Iraqi paintings, monetary bonds and other items, federal officials said Wednesday.
Shiites take time out from religious pilgrimage to criticize the United States - 4/23/03 11:31 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Thousands of Shiite Muslims took advantage of their newfound freedom to hold a political protest Wednesday, railing at the United States as their brethren began the final prayers of a fervent religious pilgrimage that dramatized the Shiites' potential political clout.
Oil flows from Iraq's southern fields for first time since start of war - 4/23/03 10:27 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Crude oil from Iraq's southern fields began flowing again through pipelines Wednesday, the first time since the start of the war, U.S. officials said.
Egypt's president urges quick withdrawal of U.S. and British troops from Iraq - 4/23/03 9:36 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak urged the United States and Britain to withdraw their forces from Iraq as soon as possible and start building a legitimate government to replace the deposed regime of Saddam Hussein.
After finding Iraqi haven under Saddam, Iranian opposition has few postwar options - 4/23/03 9:33 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iranian opposition fighters, labeled terrorist allies of Saddam Hussein by Washington, are nevertheless trying to persuade the United States to let them keep fighting the Iranian government from their bases in Iraq.
Shiites take time out from religious pilgrimage to criticize the United States - 4/23/03 9:07 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Thousands of Shiite Muslims took advantage of their newfound freedom to hold a political protest Wednesday, railing at the United States as their brethren began the final prayers of a fervent religious pilgrimage that dramatized the Shiites' potential political clout.
WHO warns against unnecessary travel to Toronto, Beijing and Shanxi province - 4/23/03 8:50 AM
LONDON (AP) -- People should postpone unnecessary travel to Toronto, Beijing and China's Shanxi province because of the danger of SARS, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.
Egypt's president urges quick withdrawal of U.S. and British troops from Iraq - 4/23/03 8:27 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak urged the United States and Britain to withdraw their forces from Iraq as soon as possible and start building a legitimate government to replace the deposed regime of Saddam Hussein.
Oil flows again from Iraq's southern fields; Shiite pilgrims stage anti-US protest - 4/23/03 7:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Oil from Iraq's southern fields began flowing through pipelines Wednesday for the first time since the war, and power at last was restored to parts of Baghdad. In the holy city of Karbala, thousands of Shiite Muslims demonstrated against the United States.
Oil flows from Iraq's southern fields for first time start of war - 4/23/03 7:39 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Crude oil from Iraq's southern fields began flowing again through pipelines Wednesday, the first time since the start of the war, U.S. officials said.
Some in Baghdad rejoice that power is back; others dig with dread through prison grave site - 4/23/03 7:34 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Oil from Iraq's southern fields began flowing through pipelines Wednesday for the first time since the war, and power at last was restored to parts of Baghdad. In the holy city of Karbala, thousands of Shiite Muslims demonstrated against the United States.
Iraq-Oil - 4/23/03 7:28 AM
Coalition forces, aided by Iraqi oil workers, fired up a gas-oil separation plant that sent oil to a pumping station and storage tank in Zubayr, outside the key southern city of Basra.
Verdict out on Patriot performance, but friendly fire kills a problem - 4/23/03 7:15 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- At this stage in the 1991 Gulf War, the Patriot missile was a celebrated war hero credited with countless kills of Iraqi rockets. Only later was it learned that Patriots downed Scuds no more than four times in 47 firings.
British defense secretary visits Iraqi port of Umm Qasr - 4/23/03 7:11 AM
UMM QASR, Iraq (AP) -- British Defense Secretary Geoff Hoon toured the key port city of Umm Qasr on Wednesday, becoming the first senior coalition politician to visit Iraq.
Ohio National Guard offers a free shopping spree to military families - 4/23/03 7:10 AM
KETTERING, Ohio (AP) -- Families of deployed soldiers grabbed their shopping lists for a free run at boxes of canned goods, bottled water and other items donated to the military.
Appeals court overturns $43 million award to Colorado uranium mill neighbors - 4/23/03 6:56 AM
DENVER (AP) -- A federal appeals court has overturned a $43 million jury award won in 2001 by dozens of residents allegedly sickened by radiation near a uranium mill in Canon City.
Shiite pilgrims take time out from religious pilgrimage to criticize the United States - 4/23/03 6:51 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Thousands of Shiite Muslims took advantage of their newfound freedom to hold a political protest Wednesday, railing at the United States as their brethren began the final prayers of a fervent religious pilgrimage that dramatized the Shiites' potential political clout.
U.S. administrator in Iraq says anti-American passions will cool quickly - 4/23/03 6:38 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Jay Garner, the retired U.S. general overseeing Iraq's reconstruction, acknowledged widespread discontent among Iraqis because of the postwar chaos, but predicted: "In a very short order you'll see a change in the attitudes."
Anti-war group's symposium focuses on propaganda between Islam and the West - 4/23/03 5:06 AM
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- An organization founded in 1929 to end armed conflict among nations turned its attention this year to propaganda between Islam and the West.
Relatives of missing Iraqis find bodies buried near prison - 4/23/03 4:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Faces covered against the stench, Iraqis dug for loved ones among the hundreds suspected executed and buried at a notorious prison in the bloody last days of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Garner in Irbil on second day of tour of Iraq's Kurdish region - 4/23/03 4:22 AM
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Jay Garner, the retired U.S. general overseeing the postwar reconstruction of Iraq, arrived Wednesday in Irbil, the administrative capital of the Kurdish region.
Some in Baghdad rejoice that power is back; others dig with dread through prison grave site - 4/23/03 3:53 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Some Baghdad residents celebrated Wednesday as electricity returned to their districts after a three-week outage; others dug through graves discovered at a notorious prison, seeking traces of missing relatives who might have been executed and buried there.
France, Russia push for U.N. inspectors to return to Iraq before lifting sanctions - 4/23/03 3:37 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Security Council members who opposed the war in Iraq -- including France, Russia and Germany -- are insisting that U.N. inspectors be allowed to join a weapons hunt now being conducted exclusively by the United States.
After finding Iraqi haven under Saddam, Iranian opposition has few postwar options - 4/23/03 3:34 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iranian opposition fighters, labeled terrorist allies of Saddam Hussein by Washington, are nevertheless trying to persuade the United States to let them keep fighting the Iranian government from their bases in Iraq.
Iraqi researchers were ordered to destroy experiments ahead of U.N. searches - 4/23/03 3:19 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Six Iraqi scientists working at different Baghdad research institutions were ordered to destroy some bacteria and equipment and hide more in their homes before visits from U.N. weapons inspectors in the months leading up to the war, the scientists told The Associated Press.
Bush administration calling for a donors conference to pay for rebuilding Iraq - 4/23/03 3:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More U.S. combat aircraft are heading home this week as the American military focus in Iraq continues to shift to providing humanitarian relief and postwar security.
Army soldiers find another $112 million _ this time in dog kennels - 4/23/03 2:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers found $112 million in U.S. currency sealed inside seven dog kennels in a wealthy Baghdad neighborhood of mansions and rose gardens where top Baath Party and Republican Guard officials once lived, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
Marines carry away fond memories of Iraqi people - 4/23/03 2:30 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- They came to Iraq driven by a desire to fight terrorism, protect their homes and families from weapons of mass destruction, or simply to "shoot bad guys."
Verdict out on Patriot performance, but friendly fire kills a problem - 4/23/03 2:24 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- At this stage in the 1991 Gulf War, the Patriot missile was a celebrated war hero credited with countless kills of Iraqi rockets. Only later was it learned that Patriots downed Scuds no more than four times in 47 firings.
In southern Iraq, desperate search for water continues - 4/23/03 2:07 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- They crowd by the hundreds along the muddy banks of a sludge-colored canal, hands outstretched to fill containers with foul-smelling water gushing from a broken pipe.
How did all that U.S. cash get to Iraq? Investigators trying to track $100 bills - 4/23/03 2:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Investigators are trying to figure out how piles of U.S. currency ended up in Iraq despite economic sanctions against the country since 1990, and whether the greenbacks are in fact genuine.

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