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Thursday  April 24, 2003

Garner aims for operating government next week; Shiite cleric rejects `foreign hand' - 4/24/03 10:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's American administrator said Thursday he hopes to get government ministries up and running by late next week, and if necessary "we'll buy the furniture" for them in this looted and burned-out capital.
Tariq Aziz captured, U.S. says; he was public face of Iraqi government - 4/24/03 8:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces in Iraq have taken custody of Tariq Aziz, the former deputy prime minister and the most visible Iraqi leader other than Saddam Hussein.
White haired and wily, Tariq Aziz was once Iraq's face to the world - 4/24/03 8:29 PM
Tariq Aziz was once Iraq's face to the world -- elegant and eloquent, the white-haired foreign minister who made Saddam Hussein's case before the United Nations before and during the 1991 Gulf War.
More documents allege anti-war British legislator's close ties with Saddam - 4/24/03 7:11 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Documents found in Iraq show that Saddam Hussein took steps to protect the reputation of a British legislator who vehemently opposed the U.S.-led war in Iraq, a British newspaper reported Thursday.
'Iraqi Most Wanted' playing cards snatched up at cardmaker's tent sale - 4/24/03 6:52 PM
NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) -- Mary Brooks clutched 12 decks of "Iraqi Most Wanted" cards, the most she was allowed, at Thursday's tent sale at the headquarters of United States Playing Card Co.
U.N.: Iraq facing huge problems of pollution, environmental destruction - 4/24/03 6:44 PM
Efforts to rebuild Iraq must contend with severe pollution and other environmental problems, the results of more than two decades of war, international sanctions and mismanagement by Saddam Hussein, environmental groups said.
Garner aims for operating government next week; Shiite cleric rejects `foreign hand' - 4/24/03 6:31 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's American administrator said Thursday he hopes to get government ministries up and running by late next week, and if necessary "we'll buy the furniture" for them in this looted and burned-out capital.
Aziz captured, U.S. says; he was the public face of Iraqi government - 4/24/03 6:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces in Iraq have taken custody of Tariq Aziz, the former deputy prime minister and the most visible Iraqi leader other than Saddam Hussein, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Aziz apparently in U.S. hands, Pentagon officials say - 4/24/03 5:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. forces in Iraq apparently have taken custody of Tariq Aziz, the former Iraqi deputy prime minister, Pentagon officials said Thursday
WASHINGTON: United Nations. - 4/24/03 5:18 PM
Aziz, the eight of spades in the military's card deck of top Iraqi leaders, was the only Christian in Saddam's inner circle. He served as foreign minister during the 1991 Persian Gulf War and was a frequent spokesman at that time.
WASHINGTON: No. 43. - 4/24/03 5:16 PM
Two Pentagon officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said they believed Aziz was in U.S. custody. Both said they were awaiting confirmation from U.S. Central Command headquarters in Qatar.
Report: Turkish special forces team caught trying to sneak into Kirkuk - 4/24/03 5:01 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- American forces caught a Turkish special forces team trying to sneak into the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, Time magazine reported Thursday on its Web site.
Thousands of 'citizen soldiers' to head home as Iraq war winds down - 4/24/03 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of National Guard and Reserve forces who left civilian lives and jobs for the war in Iraq will be heading home soon, the Pentagon said Thursday.
In U.N.'s absence, Iraqis keep desperately needed food program running - 4/24/03 4:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Lifting pot covers, opening pantry doors and eyeballing warehouse inventories, Iraqi households and workers show how long they have until foodstocks run out -- about a month, they figure.
U.S. troops reach out to Mosul residents in attempt to win support - 4/24/03 3:24 PM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Soldiers paused to chat with Mosul residents on Thursday, seeking to gain their trust in this northern city where 17 Iraqis were killed during confrontations with Marines last week.
Stolen tankers, U.N. sanctions throw kink in flow of Iraqi oil - 4/24/03 3:05 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S. oil engineers predicted Thursday that about 8 percent of Iraq's prewar oil production will be pumping again within days -- enough to satisfy as much as three-quarters of domestic consumption.
Garner aims for operating government next week; Shiite cleric rejects `foreign hand' - 4/24/03 2:38 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's American administrator said Thursday he hopes to get government ministries up and running by late next week, and if necessary "we'll buy the furniture" for them in this looted and burned-out capital.
Iraq's Shiites divided over whether new government should be secular - 4/24/03 2:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A senior Shiite Muslim cleric, sternly considering Iraq's future, states an unbending tenet: "We do not put our hand in the hand of foreigners."
Relatives dig up Iraq's disappeared from numbered graves - 4/24/03 2:23 PM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- For years there were only numbers -- mound after mound in the parched dust marked by numbered metal stakes.
B-52s begin flying back to United States - 4/24/03 2:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iraq's northern air defenses were obsolete and easy to dodge, crew members of a B-52 bomber returning home to the United States said Thursday.
Iraqi successes have Air Force's pilotless planes stealing pilots' jobs - 4/24/03 2:09 PM
Sixteen months after an experimental unmanned plane in Afghanistan made its first-ever combat kill, pilotless planes are standard in the U.S. war kit. Over Iraq, they fired on and destroyed about a dozen military targets.
FBI tells law enforcement to be on alert for women providing help to al-Qaida - 4/24/03 1:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is telling law enforcement agencies across the nation to be aware that the al-Qaida terrorist network may be using women to carry messages, handle financial transactions and provide other logistical support.
Iraqi group finds secret files detailing informants' reports, arrests, executions - 4/24/03 1:51 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The file drawers fill room after room, papers spilling out. Inside, recorded with chilling bureaucratic detail, are the informants' reports, court records, confessions and execution orders for thousands of Iraqi dissidents.
Iran calls for U.N.-led interim government in Iraq, denies it is interfering in Iraq affairs - 4/24/03 1:18 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran rejected U.S. accusations it is interfering in Iraq, and called Thursday for the United Nations to run an interim government in the country.
Security Council votes to extend Annan's authority over humanitarian contracts until June 3 - 4/24/03 1:04 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to extend until June 3 Secretary-General Kofi Annan's authority to speed additional food and medicine to the Iraqi people.
Another document alleges anti-war legislator had close ties with Saddam - 4/24/03 12:49 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A document found in Iraq shows that Saddam Hussein took steps to protect the reputation of a British legislator who vehemently opposed the U.S.-led war in Iraq, a British newspaper reported Thursday.
Some Iraqi ministries soon to reopen; U.S. official says Iran inciting anti-U.S. protests in Iraq - 4/24/03 12:15 PM
Some Iraqi government operations will resume by late next week, the American overseeing postwar reconstruction said Thursday. He also contended that Iran was to some degree behind recent anti-American demonstrations in Iraq.
Justice Department investigating donations to Edwards camp - 4/24/03 11:10 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department is investigating donations made by employees of a Little Rock, Ark., law firm to John Edwards' presidential campaign, according to law enforcement sources.
Council divided over lifting sanctions but united in wanting Iraqis to receive food, medicine - 4/24/03 10:29 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council -- divided over when and how to lift economic sanctions against Iraq -- is united on this: Iraqi people must continue to receive the humanitarian goods provided under the U.N. oil-for-food program.
Number of National Guard and Reserve on active duty will start declining, Pentagon official said - 4/24/03 10:27 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of National Guard and Reserve troops called to active duty for the war in Iraq will begin to decline soon, the Pentagon official in charge of reserve policy said Thursday.
B-52s begin flying back to United States - 4/24/03 10:14 AM
LONDON (AP) -- B-52 bombers stationed at a British air base during the war in Iraq have begun flying back to America.
Baghdad slowly getting more power, but more repair work still needed - 4/24/03 9:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Electricity is slowly returning to Baghdad after a three-week blackout, but engineers warned Thursday the capital won't be fully powered again until they get parts to repair transformers and power lines damaged in the war.
U.N. Secretary General: Coalition is the occupying force in Iraq - 4/24/03 9:31 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Thursday on the U.S.-led coalition to respect international law as the "occupying power" in Iraq, drawing immediate ire from U.S. officials.
American administrator in Iraq meets with bureaucrats to discuss Baghdad's future - 4/24/03 8:19 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The "governmental process" in Iraq will be up and running by the end of next week and all ministries will have Iraqi officials at the helm as soon as possible, the American general in charge of rebuilding the country said Thursday.
Unknown assailants fire on U.S. Marine command post in southern Iraq - 4/24/03 8:07 AM
KUT, Iraq (AP) -- Assailants fired on a U.S. Marine command post in two drive-by shootings Thursday amid rising tensions between U.S. troops and followers of a Shiite cleric who claims control of this southern city.
Some Iraqi ministries soon to reopen; U.S. official says Iran inciting anti-U.S. protests in Iraq - 4/24/03 8:02 AM
Some Iraqi government operations will resume by late next week, the American overseeing postwar reconstruction said Thursday. He also contended that neighboring Iran was to some degree behind recent anti-American demonstrations in Iraq.
U.S. forces capture Iraqi spymaster; some Iraqi ministries expected to reopen next week - 4/24/03 7:39 AM
Some Iraqi government operations will resume by late next week, the American overseeing postwar reconstruction said Thursday. He also contended that neighboring Iran was to some degree behind recent anti-American demonstrations in Iraq.
Former Iraqi officials hold key to fate of only American missing from first Gulf War - 4/24/03 7:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The key to locating the only American missing from the first Gulf War will be finding the former Iraqi government officials who know about Saddam Hussein's super-secret prison system, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., said Thursday.
Syria opposes lifting sanctions on Iraq before U.N. declaration that the country has no weapons of mass destruction - 4/24/03 6:49 AM
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Sanctions on Iraq should not be lifted before the United Nations provides a formal declaration that the country has no weapons of mass destruction, Syria said Thursday, suggesting that the United States was trying to exploit Iraq's oil wealth.
U.S. forces capture Iraqi spymaster, warn self-installed Baghdad 'mayor' not to arm followers - 4/24/03 6:23 AM
American forces in Iraq have captured a former spymaster believed to know about Iraqi espionage in the United States. In Baghdad, U.S. officials warned the self-proclaimed "mayor" not to arm his followers and conferred Thursday with civic leaders on how to restore order.
Non-coalition country could search for Iraqi weapons, British defense minister says - 4/24/03 5:14 AM
LONDON (AP) -- The search for banned weapons in Iraq could be conducted by a country that is not a member of the U.S.-led coalition, instead of by the United Nations, Britain's defense secretary said Thursday.
U.S. forces capture Iraqi spymaster, warn self-installed Baghdad 'mayor' not to arm followers - 4/24/03 5:11 AM
American forces in Iraq have captured a former spymaster believed to know about Iraqi espionage in the United States. In Baghdad, U.S. officials warned the self-proclaimed "mayor" not to arm his followers and conferred Thursday with civic leaders on how to restore order.
U.N.: Iraq facing massive problems of pollution, environmental destruction - 4/24/03 5:08 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- Iraq faces severe pollution and other environmental problems as a result of more than two decades of war, international sanctions and mismanagement by Saddam Hussein, the United Nations said Thursday.
American administrator in Iraq meets with bureaucrats to discuss Baghdad's future - 4/24/03 4:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The American in charge of the postwar rebuilding of Iraq met with scores of technocrats and academics Thursday to brief them on his efforts to bring democracy to the struggling and disorderly country.
Garner holds `town hall' meeting on Baghdad's future - 4/24/03 3:33 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The American in charge of the rebuilding of postwar Iraq held a town hall-style meeting Thursday to tell residents of the struggling capital about his efforts to bring stability to the country.
Bechtel beginning Iraq reconstruction while other companies apply for work - 4/24/03 2:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Companies across the globe are applying for work in Iraq, Bechtel National Inc. says as it takes charge of the huge postwar rebuilding effort.
Council divided over lifting sanctions but united in wanting Iraqis to receive food and medicine - 4/24/03 2:28 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council -- divided over when and how to lift economic sanctions against Iraq -- is united on this: Iraqi people must continue to receive the humanitarian goods provided under the U.N. oil-for-food program.
U.S. nabs four more top Iraqis, including two intelligence officials - 4/24/03 1:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces in Iraq have captured three more of the 55 most wanted officials of Saddam Hussein's former government, bringing to 14 the number of men on the list either in custody or believed killed.
From `Bomb Saddam' hot sauce to `Most Wanted' cards, entrepreneurs try to cash in on Iraq war - 4/24/03 1:42 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- From "Wipe Out Saddam" toilet paper to "Bomb Saddam Mad Blast" hot sauce, businesses across America have started rolling out the war-related collectibles.
Media, military investigated for taking art, artifacts, cash from Iraq - 4/24/03 1:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- War trophies and souvenirs taken from Iraq by Americans are starting to show up at U.S. and European airports, leading to federal charges against one news media member and investigations into other civilians and soldiers.

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