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Wednesday  May 5, 2004

U.N. Security Council to hold a 'brainstorming' session on new Iraq resolution - 5/5/04 8:21 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council will hold a "brainstorming" session Thursday on a new Iraq resolution to deal with the complex relationship between the interim Iraqi government that takes power on June 30 and the international community.
Bush seeking $25 billion down payment for next year's Iraq, Afghan war costs - 5/5/04 7:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration asked Congress Wednesday for a $25 billion down payment for next year's U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a retreat from the White House's earlier plans not to seek the money until after the November elections.
Iraq war costs compared with previous wars - 5/5/04 7:51 PM
How the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other anti-terrorism operations by the Defense Department since Sept. 11, 2001, compares to costs of past wars.
Iraq-Spending-Numbers - 5/5/04 7:45 PM
President Bush's request for another $25 billion for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan would bring to $190 billion the amount provided to the Defense Department for those wars and the fight against terrorism since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to congressional researchers.
Bush seeking $25 billion down payment for next year's Iraq, Afghan war costs - 5/5/04 6:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration asked Congress Wednesday for a $25 billion down payment for next year's U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a retreat from the White House's earlier plans not to seek the money until after the November elections.
Prison commander apologizes for abuse of Iraqi inmates - 5/5/04 6:14 PM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S.-run prisons in Iraq apologized Wednesday for the abuse of prisoners by American guards and said he will invite observers from the Red Cross and Iraqi government into Abu Ghraiadb prison.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/5/04 5:00 PM
As of Wednesday, May 5, 758 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 551 died as a result of hostile action and 207 died of non-hostile causes.
British official tells of elderly Iraqi detainee who was mistreated by U.S. forces - 5/5/04 4:31 PM
LONDON (AP) -- U.S. soldiers who detained an elderly Iraqi woman last year placed a harness on her, made her crawl on all fours and rode her like a donkey, Prime Minister Tony Blair's personal human rights envoy to Iraq said Wednesday.
Blair: UK discussing sending more troops to Iraq - 5/5/04 4:09 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday that Britain is involved in discussions with the United States about sending more troops to Iraq.
U.S. soldier, 15 Iraqis killed in southern Iraq - 5/5/04 3:46 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-led forces launched their biggest assault yet against militiamen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric, raiding hideouts in several cities Wednesday and clashing with gunmen in the world's biggest cemetery. At least 15 Iraqis and a U.S. soldier were killed.
Bush seeking $25 billion for Iraq war costs, congressional GOP aides say - 5/5/04 3:42 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration asked Congress Wednesday for an additional $25 billion for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, congressional Republicans said, a retreat from the White House's earlier plans not to seek such money until after the November elections.
Bush to request $25 billion for Iraq war costs, House GOP officials say - 5/5/04 3:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration will ask Congress for an additional $25 billion for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Republican congressional aides said Wednesday, a change from the White House's earlier plans to not request such money until after the November elections.
Bush to request $25 billion for Iraq war costs, House GOP official says - 5/5/04 2:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration will ask Congress for an additional $25 billion for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a House Republican aide said Wednesday, a change from the White House's earlier plans to not request such money until after the November elections.
Commander of coalition prisons apologizes for abuse of Iraqi inmates - 5/5/04 12:56 PM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S.-run prisons in Iraq apologized Wednesday for the "illegal or unauthorized acts" committed by soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison, where photographs showed Iraqi prisoners being abused by smiling American guards.
American soldier, 15 Iraqis killed in clashes between Shiite militia and troops - 5/5/04 12:05 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Coalition forces raided buildings used by a militia loyal to a radical Shiite cleric in two southern cities and clashed with militiamen elsewhere Wednesday in fighting that killed 15 Iraqis and a U.S. soldier, officials said.
Commander of coalition prisons apologizes for abuse of Iraqi inmates - 5/5/04 10:47 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S.-run prisons in Iraq apologized Wednesday for the "illegal or unauthorized acts" committed by soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison, where photographs showed Iraqi prisoners being abused by smiling American guards.
Indians say they were held against their will in Iraq by U.S. Army to do menial labor - 5/5/04 9:53 AM
COCHIN, India (AP) -- Four Indians said Wednesday they were held against their will by U.S. troops in Iraq to do menial work in an Army camp amid insurgent attacks.
Coalition soldier, 15 Iraqis killed in clashes between Shiite militia and troops - 5/5/04 9:47 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Coalition forces raided buildings used by a militia loyal to a radical Shiite cleric in two southern cities and clashed with militiamen elsewhere Wednesday in fighting that killed 15 Iraqis, military officials said. Polish authorities said one coalition soldier died.
Coalition soldier killed in Karbala fighting, while Iraqis protest alleged prison abuse - 5/5/04 8:53 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Shiite militiamen loyal to a radical cleric ambushed a patrol of U.S. troops Wednesday in the holy city of Najaf and shot and killed a coalition soldier in a separate battle in Karbala.
Commander of coalition prisons apologizes for abuse of Iraqi inmates - 5/5/04 8:30 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S.-run prisons in Iraq apologized Wednesday for the "illegal or unauthorized acts" committed by soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison, where photographs showed Iraqi prisoners were abused by smiling American guards.
Commander of coalition prisons apologizes for abuse of inmates - 5/5/04 8:23 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S.-run prisons in Iraq apologized Wednesday for the "illegal or unauthorized acts" committed by soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison, where photographs showed Iraqi prisoners were abused by smiling American guards.
Iraqis protest prisoner treatment in demonstration outside Abu Ghraib prison - 5/5/04 6:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- About 2,000 Iraqis demonstrated in front of Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison on Wednesday to protest U.S. treatment of prisoners there, as the commander of U.S.-run prisons in Iraq promised to end humiliating interrogation techniques.
Military promises to reduce numbers in Iraqi prisons amid worldwide outrage over prisoner abuse - 5/5/04 5:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S.-run prisons in Iraq promised to end interrogation techniques considered humiliating and reduce the number of Iraqis in the Abu Ghraib prison, as the United States seeks to counter a growing prisoner abuse scandal.
Iraqi families to seek compensation in UK for civilian deaths - 5/5/04 3:43 AM
LONDON (AP) -- British lawyers say they will file papers in court Wednesday on behalf of several families seeking compensation for the deaths of civilian relatives in Iraq.
Local council member shot and killed in southern Iraq - 5/5/04 3:34 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen killed a city council member in Iraq's southern city of Basra, a party official said Wednesday.
Pentagon plans to keep 135,000 troops in Iraq until end of 2005 - 5/5/04 2:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon officials have decided to keep the current level of American troops in Iraq -- about 135,000 -- until the end of 2005 in an acknowledgment of long-term instability there.
Saddam-era uniforms make a comeback as creation of Fallujah force provides glimpse of Iraq future - 5/5/04 1:59 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- The olive-green uniform of Saddam Hussein's army is making a comeback in this turbulent city, where soldiers of the former regime are taking over security from U.S. Marines.
Najaf standoff scares off pilgrims, costs Iraqi holy city $1 billion - 5/5/04 1:48 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Vendors grumble over lost business on lonely street corners once flooded by Muslim pilgrims -- the lifeblood of this holy city.
Guard commander disciplined for nude photos of female soldiers - 5/5/04 1:13 AM
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) -- A former National Guard commander is accused of taking naked pictures of female U.S. soldiers while they showered last year at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a newspaper reported.

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