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Wednesday  April 21 2004

Suicide attacks kill at least 68 people in Iraqi city of Basra, including children - 4/21/04 11:29 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Suicide attackers unleashed car bombings against police buildings in Iraq's biggest Shiite city Wednesday morning, striking rush-hour crowds and killing at least 68 people, including 16 children incinerated in their school buses.
Salvadoran human rights officials asks her government to withdraw its troops from Iraq - 4/21/04 11:13 PM
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's human rights ombudsman asked the government Wednesday to withdraw its troops from Iraq.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/21/04 6:59 PM
As of Wednesday, April 21, 707 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 511 died as a result of hostile action and 196 died of non-hostile causes.
Names of prosecutors, judges in trial of Saddam Hussein to be kept secret at first - 4/21/04 5:17 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The names of the prosecutors and judges who will try Saddam Hussein and his Baath Party inner circle will remain secret until pretrial questioning begins in an effort to protect them from supporters of the ousted leader, the tribunal's top official said Wednesday.
Security Council approves independent probe of U.N. oil-for-food program - 4/21/04 5:14 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With the full weight of the Security Council behind him, former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker opened an independent investigation Wednesday into allegations of corruption and kickbacks stemming from the U.N.'s humanitarian program in Iraq.
Iraqi insurgents attack Marines in northern Fallujah, returning residents turned back - 4/21/04 4:30 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Peace efforts in this besieged city ran into trouble Wednesday as guerrillas mounted a heavy attack on Marines in a battle that killed 20 insurgents, and Marines said almost all the weapons turned in so far in a crucial disarmament were in such bad shape they were already useless.
Pentagon official: Iraq military operation to cost more than expected - 4/21/04 4:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top Pentagon official said Wednesday the Iraqi military operation "is going to cost us more money" than anticipated, and the White House kept open the possibility it will seek additional funds before the end of this election year.
Pentagon: Iraq war running over budget, faces $4 billion shortfall - 4/21/04 7:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Increased violence in Iraq is pushing the cost of the war over budget, possibly by as much as $4 billion by late summer, the top U.S. military officer said Wednesday. And billions more will be needed for the rest of the year
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/21/04 6:59 PM
As of Wednesday, April 21, 707 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 511 died as a result of hostile action and 196 died of non-hostile causes.
Suicide attacks kill at least 68 people in Iraqi city of Basra, including children - 4/21/04 6:34 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Suicide attackers unleashed car bombings against police buildings in Iraq's biggest Shiite city Wednesday morning, striking rush-hour crowds and killing at least 68 people, including 16 children incinerated in their school buses.
Names of prosecutors, judges in trial of Saddam Hussein to be kept secret at first - 4/21/04 5:17 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The names of the prosecutors and judges who will try Saddam Hussein and his Baath Party inner circle will remain secret until pretrial questioning begins in an effort to protect them from supporters of the ousted leader, the tribunal's top official said Wednesday.
Security Council approves independent probe of U.N. oil-for-food program - 4/21/04 5:14 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With the full weight of the Security Council behind him, former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker opened an independent investigation Wednesday into allegations of corruption and kickbacks stemming from the U.N.'s humanitarian program in Iraq.
Iraqi insurgents attack Marines in northern Fallujah, returning residents turned back - 4/21/04 4:30 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Peace efforts in this besieged city ran into trouble Wednesday as guerrillas mounted a heavy attack on Marines in a battle that killed 20 insurgents, and Marines said almost all the weapons turned in so far in a crucial disarmament were in such bad shape they were already useless.
Pentagon official: Iraq military operation to cost more than expected - 4/21/04 4:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top Pentagon official said Wednesday the Iraqi military operation "is going to cost us more money" than anticipated, and the White House kept open the possibility it will seek additional funds before the end of this election year.
General: Half of Iraq's new security forces quit or worked against U.S. - 4/21/04 3:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About one in every 10 members of Iraq's security forces "actually worked against" U.S. troops during the recent militia violence in Iraq, and an additional 40 percent walked off the job because of intimidation, the commander of the 1st Armored Division said Wednesday.
Suicide attacks kill at least 68 people in Basra, including children - 4/21/04 3:50 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Suicide attackers unleashed car bombings against police buildings in Iraq's biggest Shiite city Wednesday morning, striking rush-hour crowds and killing at least 68 people, including 16 children incinerated in their school buses. Iraqi leaders blamed al-Qaida militants.
Iraqi insurgents attack Marines in northern Fallujah - 4/21/04 2:52 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S Marines backed by warplanes and helicopter gunships battled insurgents in Fallujah on Wednesday, killing 20, as a day-old attempt to bring peace to the besieged city faltered.
Tribal leaders in Najaf call on al-Sadr fighters to end uprising - 4/21/04 2:05 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Tribal leaders in the Shiite Muslim holy city of Najaf called on Wednesday for an anti-American cleric's militia to end its stand-off with U.S. troops.
Pentagon official: Iraq military operation to cost more than expected - 4/21/04 1:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top Pentagon official said Wednesday the Iraqi military operation "is going to cost us more money" than anticipated and the White House suggested it will seek additional funds before the end of this election year.
Iraqi insurgents attack Marines in northern Fallujah - 4/21/04 1:11 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S Marines backed by tanks and helicopter gunships killed nine insurgents in northern Fallujah on Wednesday, as a day-old attempt to bring peace to the besieged city hit snags.
Suicide car bombs kills at least 68 in Basra, including 16 children - 4/21/04 1:06 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Five suicide attackers detonated car bombs against police buildings during rush hour Wednesday in this British -controlled southern Iraqi city, killing 68 people, including 16 children burned to death in their passing school buses.
Security Council approves independent probe of U.N. oil-for-food program amid allegations of billions of dollars in kickbacks - 4/21/04 12:53 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council on Wednesday unanimously approved an independent investigation of the U.N. oil-for-food program that U.S. lawmakers have said allowed billions of dollars in illegal oil revenue to flow to Saddam Hussein.
Polish troops will stay in Iraq despite Spanish withdrawal, official says - 4/21/04 12:27 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland must decide how long its troops can stay in Iraq after Spain's pullout, the prime minister said Wednesday, but his spokesman stressed that Poland -- which leads a multinational peacekeeping force -- has no plans to abandon its commitment for now.
Lawmakers want price tag for Iraq operations next year - 4/21/04 12:03 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Wednesday that it is not ruling out seeking additional funds for Iraq before the end of the year, as a top Pentagon official told Congress the Iraqi military operation "is going to cost us more money."
Dane reported missing in Iraq found dead, officials say - 4/21/04 11:57 AM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish man, who had been missing in Iraq for more than a week and who was believed to have been abducted, has been found dead, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Dane reported missing in Iraq found dead, officials say - 4/21/04 11:57 AM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish man, who had been missing in Iraq for more than a week and who was believed to have been abducted, has been found dead, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Suicide car bombs kill scores in Basra, including children - 4/21/04 11:46 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Five suicide attackers detonated car bombs against police buildings during rush hour Wednesday, killing 68 people, including kindergartners and middle school girls burned to death in their passing school buses. It was the bloodiest attack in this southern, mainly Shiite city since the U ...
Lawmakers hope Wolfowitz will provide insight into Iraq strategy - 4/21/04 11:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers will keep pressing the Bush administration until they get a detailed explanation of its strategy in Iraq, a senator said Wednesday, opening a second day of sometimes contentious hearings on the increasingly violent occupation.
AP Interview: Air Force general says U.S. planes helping crush Iraqi rebellion - 4/21/04 11:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. warplanes are running about 150 flights a day inside Iraq to conduct combat operations, provide air support to ground troops and gather intelligence to help crush pockets of resistance by extremists, a top Air Force general says.
Families grieve after bodies of three Halliburton contract workers identified - 4/21/04 10:48 AM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Stephen Hulett quit his trucking job to work for Halliburton Co. in Iraq, believing the risk of injury had declined since Saddam Hussein was captured in December. Jeffery Parker, another contract worker, was due home in late May, in time for his June wedding.
Berlusconi says Italian troops may stay in Iraq beyond June 30 transfer of power - 4/21/04 10:32 AM
ROME (AP) -- Premier Silvio Berlusconi, one of President Bush's most steadfast supporters, said Wednesday that Italian troops should remain in Iraq after the June 30 transfer of sovereignty to a new Iraqi government.
Families grieve after bodies of three Halliburton contract workers identified - 4/21/04 9:59 AM
HOUSTON (AP) -- Stephen Hulett quit his trucking job to work for Halliburton Co. in Iraq, believing the risk of injury had declined since Saddam Hussein was captured in December. Jeffery Parker, another contract worker, was due home in late May, in time for his June wedding.
Polish leader says Spanish withdrawal from Iraq raises issue for Poland - 4/21/04 9:50 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's outgoing prime minister said Wednesday that Spain's withdrawal of troops from Iraq could not be ignored, a first hint that Poland may be having doubts about its mission there.
Ukraine seeks stronger voice in Iraq - 4/21/04 9:08 AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine, a leading contributor of troops in Iraq, wants members of the U.S.-led coalition to have more influence in decisions on nonmilitary issues, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Suicide car bombs kill scores in Basra, including children - 4/21/04 8:48 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Suicide attackers detonated simultaneous car bombs against police buildings during rush hour Wednesday, killing 68 people, including children, in the bloodiest attacks to hit this southern, mainly Shiite city since the U.S.-led occupation began a year ago.
Lawmakers hope Wolfowitz will provide insight into Iraq strategy - 4/21/04 8:35 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz appears again Wednesday before another panel of lawmakers, a day after he irritated some senators with a half-hour speech on how brutal Saddam Hussein was, and how better off Iraq was without him.
Dane reported missing in Iraq found dead, officials say - 4/21/04 7:55 AM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A Danish man, who had been missing in Iraq for more than a week and who was believed to have been abducted, has been found dead, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.
Iraqi insurgents attack Marines in northern Fallujah - 4/21/04 7:15 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S Marines backed by tanks and helicopter gunships battled insurgents in northern Fallujah on Wednesday, killing nine, as a day-old attempt to bring peace to the besieged city hit snags.
Explosions kill at least 60 people in Basra; Fallujah agreement hits a snag - 4/21/04 7:05 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- A series of car bombs ripped through police stations and an academy during rush hour Wednesday morning, killing at least 60 people, including schoolchildren, and wounding scores in the bloodiest attacks to hit this mainly Shiite city since the U.S.-led occupation began a year ago.
Explosions kill at least 55 people in Basra; Fallujah agreement hits a snag - 4/21/04 6:07 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Car bombs triggered a series of explosions targeting police stations and an academy during morning rush hour Wednesday, killing at least 55 people, including 10 schoolchildren, and wounding scores in the bloodiest attacks to hit this mainly Shiite city since the U.S.-led occupation bega ...
Embedded newspaper reporters cover battle in forlorn corner of Iraq - 4/21/04 5:59 AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The mutilation of four Americans in Fallujah, Iraq last month so shook the nation that members of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine got e-mails from parents expressing relief that the unit wasn't there.
Deadliest attacks in Iraq since the end of major combat - 4/21/04 4:41 AM
A look at some of the deadliest attacks in Iraq since major combat was declared over on May 1, 2003
Major rearrangement of U.S. forces in Iraq to deal with holes in coalition, shifting violence - 4/21/04 4:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military is in the midst of a serious reorganization here, patching holes in the fraying coalition created by the impending withdrawal of Spanish, Honduran and Dominican troops.
Explosions hit police stations in Basra, killing at least 55; tribunal named to try Saddam - 4/21/04 3:34 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- A series of explosions ripped through three police stations and a police academy in the southern Iraqi city of Basra Wednesday, killing at least 55 people, including some 10 schoolchildren, and injuring at least 238, officials said.
Bombs rip through three Iraqi police stations, killing at least 45, injuring 236 - 4/21/04 3:08 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Near-simultaneous explosions ripped through three police stations in a southern Iraqi city on Wednesday, killing at least 45 people, including some 10 schoolchildren, and injuring at least 236, officials said.
Explosions hit police stations in Basra, killing at least 45; tribunal named to try Saddam - 4/21/04 2:53 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Near-simultaneous explosions ripped through three police stations in southern Iraq on Wednesday, killing at least 45 people, including schoolchildren on a passing bus, and wounding 236, officials said.
Explosions hit police stations in Basra, killing more than 40; tribunal named to try Saddam - 4/21/04 2:09 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Near-simultaneous explosions ripped through three police stations in southern Iraq on Wednesday, killing more than 40 people, including schoolchildren on a passing bus, and wounding 200, officials said.
WASHINGTON TODAY: Some see parallels in Iraq to Vietnam `quagmire' - 4/21/04 1:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- "We must not waver," President Bush said last week of the Iraq conflict, echoing a sentiment offered 37 years ago by another president about a different conflict. "We will not grow weary," President Johnson said of the Vietnam War.
Bomb blasts rip through three Iraqi police stations, killing at least 40, injuring 200 - 4/21/04 1:42 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Near-simultaneous explosions ripped through three police stations in a southern Iraqi city on Wednesday, killing at least 40 people, including schoolchildren in a passing bus, and injuring some 200, a hospital source said.
AP Interview: Air Force general says U.S. planes helping crush Iraqi rebellion - 4/21/04 1:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. warplanes are running about 150 flights a day inside Iraq to conduct combat operations, provide air support to ground troops and gather intelligence to help crush pockets of resistance by extremists, a top Air Force general says.
Blasts rip through three Iraqi police stations, killing at least 40, injuring 200 - 4/21/04 1:32 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Near-simultaneous explosions ripped through three police stations in a southern Iraqi city on Wednesday, killing at least 40 people, including schoolchildren, and wounding some 200, officials said.
Simultaneous bomb blasts at three police station in Iraq, many casualties reported - 4/21/04 1:13 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Near-simultaneous explosions believed to have been caused by car bombs ripped through three police stations in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, witnesses said. There were reports of many casualties, including police.
Iraqi police, civilians begin returning to Fallujah - 4/21/04 12:31 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- About 35 insurgents attacked U.S. Marines in the northern part of Fallujah on Wednesday, setting off a heavy battle in the besieged city, where U.S. troops and residents have been trying to carry out a deal to end the violence.
Iraqi leaders name tribunal to try Saddam; insurgents bomb Baghdad prison - 4/21/04 12:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi leaders named a tribunal of judges and prosecutors to try Saddam Hussein, placing a longtime opponent of the ousted dictator in the forefront of the case against him and his former Baathist inner circle, a spokesman announced Tuesday.

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