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Friday  May 7, 2004

A timeline of the abuse controversy - 5/7/04 11:08 PM
A timeline of the military's investigations into conditions at Abu Ghraib prison and elsewhere
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/7/04 10:36 PM
As of Friday, May 7, 763 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 556 died as a result of hostile action and 207 died of non-hostile causes.
Red Cross says it warned U.S. of prisoner abuse last year, but Bremer first heard in January - 5/7/04 10:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP ) -- The Red Cross said Friday that it had been warning of prisoner abuse in Iraq since shortly after the U.S.-led invasion. U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer said he first became aware of the allegations in January.
Rumsfeld offers 'deepest apology' for prisoner abuse, says more photos, videos may make crisis worse - 5/7/04 9:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld offered "my deepest apology" Friday to Iraqi prisoners abused by sadistic military personnel and warned that videos and photos yet to come could further inflame worldwide outrage.
Poll: Americans upset about prisoner abuse, but oppose Rumsfeld resignation - 5/7/04 8:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A majority of Americans say they are upset about reports of abuse of Iraqi prisoners, though more than two-thirds say Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld should not resign, according to a poll released Friday.
How could seemingly solid citizens become brutalizers in Iraq? - 5/7/04 8:29 PM
They appear to be mostly ordinary Americans: sons and daughters of small towns, committed parents, a mechanic, a fisherman, a parade volunteer. The Army may append another line to each of their dossiers: tormenter of helpless prisoners.
Female soldier charged with abusing Iraqi prisoners - 5/7/04 8:22 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Army Pfc. Lynndie England, shown in photographs smiling and pointing at naked Iraqi prisoners, was charged Friday by the military with assaulting the detainees and conspiring to mistreat them.
Rumsfeld offers 'deepest apology' for prisoner abuse, says more photos, videos may make crisis worse - 5/7/04 7:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld offered "my deepest apology" Friday to Iraqi prisoners abused by sadistic military personnel and warned that videos and photos yet to come could further inflame worldwide outrage.
MP investigated in Iraq was at Pa. prison during abuse scandal, but not implicated - 5/7/04 7:05 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A military police officer under investigation for abusing Iraqi prisoners was employed at a state prison during an abuse scandal six years ago, but was not implicated in that case, according to the state Department of Corrections.
El Salvadoran soldiers honored for bravery in Iraq - 5/7/04 7:05 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Six El Salvadoran soldiers, nominated for U.S. Army medals, were cited for bravery by their own country Friday for fighting off an ambush against a convoy carrying six U.S. officials.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/7/04 6:52 PM
As of Friday, May 7, 763 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 556 died as a result of hostile action and 207 died of non-hostile causes.
Family says reservist shown in prison photos was following orders - 5/7/04 6:37 PM
FOUNTAIN, W.Va. (AP) -- Family members of an Army reservist shown in photographs humiliating Iraqi prisoners insist she was following orders when she pointed at naked inmates and held a leash attached to a man's neck.
Abuse will make jobs of U.S. aid, reconstruction workers tougher, official says - 5/7/04 6:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers could make the jobs of aid workers and contractors more difficult, says the Bush administration's top official overseeing the reconstruction of Iraq.
Rumsfeld offers 'deepest apology' for prisoner abuse, says more photos, videos may make crisis worse - 5/7/04 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld offered "my deepest apology" Friday to Iraqi prisoners abused by sadistic military personnel and warned that videos and photos yet to come could further inflame worldwide outrage.
Red Cross says it warned U.S. of prisoner abuse last year, but Bremer first heard in January - 5/7/04 6:01 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP ) -- The Red Cross said Friday that it had been warning of prisoner abuse in Iraq since shortly after the U.S.-led invasion. U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer said he first became aware of the allegations in January.
Family says reservist shown in prison photos was following orders - 5/7/04 5:03 PM
FOUNTAIN, W.Va. (AP) -- Family members of an Army reservist shown in photographs humiliating Iraqi prisoners insist she was following orders when she pointed at naked inmates and held a leash attached to a man's neck.
U.N. envoy responds to criticism of Iraq mission, says caretaker government will have limited powers - 5/7/04 4:59 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday he wants the government that takes over from the U.S.-led occupation on June 30 to have only limited powers -- a goal he said many Iraqis, including some of his detractors, share.
Abuse will make jobs of U.S. aid, reconstruction workers tougher, official says - 5/7/04 4:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers could make the jobs of aid workers and contractors more difficult, says the Bush administration's top official overseeing the reconstruction of Iraq.
Rumsfeld apologizes for abuse of Iraqi prisoners, favors compensating them - 5/7/04 4:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Friday extended "my deepest apology" to Iraqis brutally abused in U.S. military prisons and said he favored compensating them for their suffering.
Ashamed and disgusted by prison photos, some Americans question war - 5/7/04 4:23 PM
The same words are used by very different people. A Democrat in Albuquerque, N.M., headed to lunch. A one-time supporter of the president, sitting outside an Indiana antiques store. A computer programmer in Albany, N.Y.
Family says reservist shown in prison photos was following orders - 5/7/04 3:59 PM
FOUNTAIN, W.Va. (AP) -- Family members of an Army reservist shown in photographs humiliating Iraqi prisoners insist she was following orders when she pointed at naked inmates and held a leash attached to a man's neck.
23 killed as U.S. troops, Shiite fighters clash; radical cleric rails against abuse of prisoners - 5/7/04 3:40 PM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- A defiant Muqtada al-Sadr delivered Friday prayers at a Kufa mosque, denouncing U.S. abuse of Iraqi prisoners, while the radical Shiite cleric's militiamen battled American troops in two cities. At least 23 Iraqis died, including six members of one family.
Rumsfeld apologizes for abuse of Iraqi prisoners, favors compensating them - 5/7/04 3:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Friday extended "my deepest apology" to Iraqis brutally abused in U.S. military prisons and said he favors compensating them for their suffering.
How could seemingly solid citizens become brutalizers in Iraq? - 5/7/04 2:32 PM
They appear to be mostly ordinary Americans: sons and daughters of small towns, committed parents, a mechanic, a fisherman, a parade volunteer. The Army may append another line to each of their dossiers: tormenter of helpless prisoners.
Rumsfeld apologizes for abuse of Iraqi prisoners, favors compensating them - 5/7/04 2:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Friday extended "my deepest apology" to Iraqis brutally abused in U.S. military prisons and said he favors compensating them for their suffering.
World view: Calls for Rumsfeld's resignation amid outrage over photos - 5/7/04 2:07 PM
LONDON (AP) -- The image of a U.S. soldier holding a leash attached to a naked Iraqi prisoner brought more condemnation of the United States on Friday, and some calls for the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
U.S. troops, Shiite fighters clash in Karbala; gunmen kill two journalists from Polish television - 5/7/04 2:00 PM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops clashed with militiamen loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in fighting that killed at least 23 Iraqis, and al-Sadr denounced U.S. abuse of Iraqi prisoners in a defiant sermon Friday. Gunmen killed two journalists on the road to the troubled cities.
Two Polish TV journalists killed in Iraq - 5/7/04 1:49 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Poland's best-known war reporter and a colleague were killed Friday by gunmen who ambushed the TV crew on a road south of Baghdad. A cameraman was wounded.
Bremer first heard of abuse allegations at Abu Ghraib in January; ICRC says it reported ill-treatment last year - 5/7/04 1:46 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer first heard of allegations that troops were mistreating Iraqi captives at Abu Ghraib prison in January, a spokesman said Friday. The Red Cross claimed it had been warning of prisoner abuse throughout Iraq since the very beginning of the U.S.-led invas ...
Rumsfeld apologizes, takes responsibility for abuse of Iraqi prisoners - 5/7/04 12:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Friday extended "my deepest apology" to Iraqi prisoners abused by U.S. military personnel and told Congress he accepts full responsibility for the shocking events.
Aides say Rumsfeld to apologize to Congress, seek commission review of Iraqi prisoner abuses - 5/7/04 12:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Friday extended "my deepest apologies" to Iraqi prisoners abused by U.S. military personnel and told Congress he accepts full responsibility for the shocking events.
Bremer first heard of abuse allegations at Abu Ghraib in January; ICRC says it reported ill-treatment last year - 5/7/04 12:01 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer first heard of allegations that troops were mistreating Iraqi captives at Abu Ghraib prison in January, a spokesman said Friday. The Red Cross claimed it had been warning of prisoner abuse throughout Iraq since the very beginning of the U.S.-led invas ...
Iraqi human rights group, Red Cross say they complained repeatedly to U.S. about abuses - 5/7/04 11:12 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer first heard of allegations that troops were mistreating Iraqi captives at Abu Ghraib prison in January, a spokesman said Friday, while the Red Cross claimed it had been warning of prisoner abuse since the very beginning of the U.S.-led invasion.
Digital cameras are changing how Iraq war is perceived - 5/7/04 10:30 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The explosive photos of abuse in an Iraqi prison drive home a defining fact of 21st century life -- that the pervasiveness of digital photography and the speed of the Internet make it easier to see into dark corners previously out of reach for the mass media.
Al-Sadr denounces U.S. abuse of Iraqi prisoners as his militiamen clash with American soldiers - 5/7/04 10:16 AM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr denounced the U.S. abuse of Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, dismissing an apology by President Bush and demanding Friday that the American soldiers charged with abuse be tried in Iraqi courts.
Journalists who have died in Iraq since the U.S.-led military campaign began - 5/7/04 9:50 AM
A list of news organization employees killed in Iraq since the start of war March 20, 2003
Al-Sadr's Basra representative offers rewards for killing, capturing British troops - 5/7/04 8:56 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- A senior aide of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr told worshippers during a Friday sermon in southern Iraq that anyone capturing a female British soldier can keep her as a slave.
Newspaper prints fresh claims of prisoner abuse by British troops, U.S. contractors - 5/7/04 8:15 AM
LONDON (AP) -- In the latest report of abuse of Iraqi prisoners, a tabloid newspaper said Friday that British soldiers punched and kicked Iraqi prisoners and one corporal poked a detainee's eyes until the man screamed.
Two journalists with Polish state TV killed, cameraman wounded in ambush south of Baghdad - 5/7/04 7:43 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen ambushed a Polish TV crew south of Baghdad on Friday, killing a producer and a correspondent who was Poland's best-known war reporter, Iraqi and Polish officials said.
Even with U.N. resolution, Spain says it won't send troops back to Iraq - 5/7/04 7:08 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spain will not send troops back to Iraq even if the international force there is given a United Nations mandate, a senior aide to Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Friday.
In Iraq, Danish soldiers kill Iraqi at checkpoint - 5/7/04 7:02 AM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Danish soldiers killed an Iraqi man after the truck he was driving didn't slow down as it approached their checkpoint, the military said Friday.
U.S. troops, Shiite fighters clash in Karbala; gunmen slay two journalists from Polish television - 5/7/04 6:49 AM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops and militiamen loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr clashed near holy shrines in Karbala on Friday, while al-Sadr delivered a defiant sermon at a Kufa mosque. Gunmen killed two journalists from Polish television on the road to the troubled cities.
U.S. troops, Shiite militiamen clash near holy shrines in Karbala - 5/7/04 6:31 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops clashed with Shiite gunmen near the center of the holy city of Karbala on Friday, with heavy gunfire and explosions heard near the office of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr less than a mile from several shrines.
Two journalists killed in Baghdad drive-by shooting - 5/7/04 6:18 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two foreign journalists -- a Pole and his Algerian colleague -- were killed in a shooting and bomb ambush south of Baghdad on Friday, authorities said.
Japan says U.S. abuse of Iraqi prisoners "truly inhumane" - 5/7/04 5:32 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- The abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers "is truly inhumane" and those responsible should be punished, Japanese officials said Friday, promising to take their concerns to Washington.
Radical cleric al-Sadr arrives at Kufa mosque to deliver weekly prayer sermon - 5/7/04 5:07 AM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr arrived at the main mosque in Kufa on Friday, surrounded by gunmen and followers, making his weekly appearance to deliver his prayer sermon despite intensified fighting in his showdown with U.S. troops.
Newspaper prints fresh claims of prisoner abuse by British troops - 5/7/04 4:38 AM
LONDON (AP) -- In the latest alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners, a tabloid newspaper reported Friday that British soldiers punched and kicked Iraqi prisoners and one corporal poked a detainee's eyes until the man screamed.
AP Enterprise: Pentagon memo warned in 2002 about lax oversight of Army contractors - 5/7/04 2:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year before the Iraq invasion, the then-Army secretary warned his Pentagon bosses that there was inadequate control of private military contractors, which are now at the heart of controversies over misspending and prisoner abuse.
Iraqi human rights group, Red Cross say they complained repeatedly to U.S. about abuses - 5/7/04 2:14 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's oldest human rights group and the international Red Cross say they asked U.S. authorities last year to do something about alleged abuse of detainees at an Iraqi prison but got little response.
Behind Fallujah front lines, Navy surgeons battled to save Marines in bloodiest month of combat - 5/7/04 2:01 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- In April alone, the U.S. Navy surgeons and nurses of the Bravo Surgical Company -- the "Cheaters of Death" as they are known -- treated about 200 injured Marines, many of them wounded in the siege of the nearby city of Fallujah.
Cleric's army digs in after U.S. forces seize Najaf governor's office - 5/7/04 1:45 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Hours after American forces seized the Najaf governor's office, militiamen of a radical cleric dug in, taking positions behind earthen mounds in the holy city and firing mortar shells and small arms at a U.S. base.

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