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Some Headlines Of Today

Monday  May 3, 2004

White House hope for turning point in Iraq, but braces for worse - 5/3/04 9:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After the deadliest month yet for U.S. troops in Iraq, top Bush administration officials fear the situation will deteriorate in coming weeks as insurgents try to create turmoil amid the June 30 handover of power to Iraqis.
U.N. official: Security must improve for world body to take part in Iraq election - 5/3/04 9:06 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations is ahead of schedule in organizing elections in Iraq by the end of January 2005 but security must improve or the world body won't take part, the U.N. elections chief said Monday.
White House hopes for turning point in Iraq, but braces for worse - 5/3/04 7:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After the deadliest month yet for U.S. troops in Iraq, top Bush administration officials fear the situation will deteriorate in coming weeks as insurgents try to create turmoil amid the June 30 handover of power to Iraqis.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/3/04 7:18 PM
As of Monday, May 3, 751 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 548 died as a result of hostile action and 203 died of non-hostile causes.
Iraq violence impedes balloting for elections committee, UN says - 5/3/04 6:45 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Five of Iraq's 18 electoral districts are too dangerous to hold balloting for a national electoral commission to help prepare for elections, a U.N. official said Monday in the latest sign of violence impeding Iraq's rush to sovereignty.
Iraqi general likely to assume Fallujah command said to have been imprisoned under Saddam - 5/3/04 4:32 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Maj. Gen. Mohammed Latif, the Iraqi general likely to take command of a U.S.-backed Iraqi force in the tense city of Fallujah, is a former military intelligence officer said to have been imprisoned by Saddam Hussein.
Soldiers tell of American hostage's escape after three weeks in captivity - 5/3/04 4:03 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- American hostage Thomas Hamill was sitting in a mud shack with a bullet wound festering in his arm when he heard the rumble of Army Humvees and made a break for it. He stumbled into the desert and waved his shirt to get the attention of passing soldiers.
U.S. troops in Najaf clash with Shiite militia - 5/3/04 3:57 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces in Najaf came under their most intense attack yet by Shiite militiamen in a clash Monday that may have killed up to 20 Iraqis. But the military still held back from going after the militia's leader, a radical cleric, to avoid angering Iraq's Shiite majority.
Army blasts Baghdad insurgents with heavy artillery - 5/3/04 2:52 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops battling insurgents in west Baghdad pounded rebel positions with artillery fire Monday, the Army said.
Reports of prisoner abuse by U.S. troops is a blow to U.S. claims of moral high ground - 5/3/04 2:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The reported abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers threatens to undermine part of President Bush's rationale for unseating Saddam Hussein: that the United States had ended a regime that was torturing and abusing Iraqis.
Editor-in-chief of U.S.-funded Iraqi newspaper quits, complaining of American control - 5/3/04 2:47 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The head of a U.S.-funded Iraqi newspaper quit and said Monday he was taking almost his entire staff with him because of American interference in the publication.
Former American captive said in good condition after Iraqi escape - 5/3/04 2:39 PM
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) -- Former American hostage Thomas Hamill , who escaped his Iraqi captors after three weeks, was brought to a U.S. military hospital in Germany on Monday for a checkup and treatment of a gunshot wound.
Bush says soldiers who abused prisoners should be punished - 5/3/04 2:37 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- President Bush urged Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to make sure that U.S. soldiers are punished for "shameful and appalling acts" committed against some Iraqi prisoners.
Half-dozen blasts rattle Iraq capital - 5/3/04 1:58 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A series of eight or more heavy explosions rattled the Iraqi capital Monday night.
U.S. troops in Najaf come under mortar fire, clash with Shiite militiamen; U.S. military likely to replace new Fallujah commander - 5/3/04 12:05 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Militiamen pounded a U.S. base with mortars Monday in the most intense attacks yet on U.S. troops in Najaf, where the Americans have been holding back their full firepower to avoid enflaming the anger of Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority. Another American soldier was killed in Baghdad.
Myers denies Saddam-era general in charge of new Fallujah Iraqi force - 5/3/04 11:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon's top officer says a general who once headed Saddam Hussein's infantry does not and probably will not command an Iraqi force that is replacing Marines at Fallujah.
Two dozen Bulgarian soldiers sent home from mission in Iraq - 5/3/04 10:19 AM
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Bulgaria sent 24 of its soldiers home Monday after they complained about being unprepared for duty in Iraq, citing the growing danger since the beginning of the insurgency.
Escaped Iraqi captive Thomas Hamill in Germany for reunion with wife - 5/3/04 10:09 AM
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) -- Former American hostage Thomas Hamill, who escaped his Iraqi captors after three weeks in captivity, arrived Monday in Germany for a reunion with his wife and treatment at a U.S. military hospital, a spokeswoman said.
U.S. troops in Najaf come under mortar fire; U.S. military likely to replace new Fallujah commander - 5/3/04 10:01 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Militiamen pounded a U.S. base with mortars Monday in the most intense attacks yet on U.S. troops in Najaf, where the Americans have been holding back their full firepower to avoid enflaming the anger of Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority. Another American soldier was killed in Baghdad.
Escaped Iraqi captive Thomas Hamill in Germany for reunion with wife - 5/3/04 9:07 AM
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) -- Former American hostage Thomas Hamill, who escaped his Iraqi captors after three weeks in captivity, arrived Monday in Germany for a reunion with his wife and treatment at a U.S. military hospital, a spokeswoman said.
1st Armored Division soldier killed in Baghdad, two wounded - 5/3/04 9:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents opened fire Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing one American soldier and wounding two others, the U.S. military said.
Seven American service members reprimanded in alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners - 5/3/04 8:47 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Seven more U.S. soldiers have been reprimanded in connection with the alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners carried out by guards at Baghdad's notorious Abu Ghraib prison, a senior military official said on Monday.
U.S. troops in Najaf come under mortar fire; U.S. military likely to replace new Fallujah commander - 5/3/04 8:43 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Militiamen pounded a U.S. base Monday in the most intense attacks yet on U.S. troops in the Shiite city of Najaf, where the Americans have been holding back their full firepower to avoid enflaming the anger of Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority.
U.S. troops in Najaf come under mortar fire, clash with Shiite militiamen - 5/3/04 7:12 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Militiamen barraged U.S. forces with mortars in the holy city of Najaf on Monday in one of the more intense attacks on American troops, who have been holding back their full firepower to avoid inflaming the anger of Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority.
U.S. troops in Najaf come under mortar fire - 5/3/04 6:42 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Militiamen barraged U.S. forces with mortars in the holy city of Najaf on Monday in one of the more intense attacks on American troops, who have been holding back their full firepower to avoid inflaming the anger of Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority.
El Salvadoran peacekeepers cited for heroism in Iraq - 5/3/04 6:03 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- One of his friends was dead, 12 others lay wounded and the four soldiers still left standing were surrounded and out of ammunition. So Salvadoran Cpl. Samuel Toloza said a prayer, whipped out his switchblade knife and charged the Iraqi gunmen.
Myers denies Saddam-era general in charge of new Fallujah Iraqi force - 5/3/04 5:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon's top officer says a general who once headed Saddam Hussein's infantry does not and probably will not command an Iraqi force that is replacing Marines at Fallujah.
AP Enterprise: Extent of foreign fighters in Iraqi insurgency may be less than often portrayed - 5/3/04 5:58 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. officials have for months publicly promoted the notion that foreign fighters and terrorists are playing a major role in the anti-American insurgency in Fallujah and the rest of Iraq.
Freed American hostage leaves Iraq en route to Germany and the U.S. - 5/3/04 4:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Former American hostage Thomas Hamill, who escaped from his Iraqi captors over the weekend, has left the country en route to Germany and the United States, a senior U.S. official said Monday.
U.S. will likely replace commander of new Fallujah brigade - 5/3/04 4:16 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military will likely change the commander of a new Iraqi brigade taking over security in Fallujah, bringing in another Saddam Hussein-era general named Mohammed Latif, a U.S. military official said.
Freed US hostage leaves Iraq en route to Germany and the U.S. - 5/3/04 3:53 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Former American hostage Thomas Hamill, who escaped from his Iraqi captors over the weekend, has left the country en route to Germany and the United States, a senior U.S. official said Monday.

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