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Saturday  May 8, 2004

British government was told of Iraqi abuse claims in February - 5/8/04 10:24 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Britain was told in February of Red Cross allegations that British and American troops had abused Iraqi prisoners, Prime Minister Tony Blair's office said Saturday.
U.S. prisons commander says no plan to close Abu Ghraib, interrogations will continue - 5/8/04 10:14 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The head of U.S. detention centers in Iraq said Saturday the military has no plans to close the Abu Ghraib prison and blamed the abuse of detainees there on poor leadership and disregard for the rules.
At Abu Ghraib, U.S. Army discipline disintegrated among bitter MPs - 5/8/04 10:02 PM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Army investigation into abuses at Abu Ghraib prison depicts the military police running the penitentiary as a motley lot, overwhelmed by one of the worst assignments in Iraq and bitter about the military's broken promises of going home.
Senators insist prison abuse blame goes higher up chain of command - 5/8/04 9:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army investigation into the Iraq prison scandal should have repercussions for higher-ups, not just the military police accused of abusing detainees, lawmakers said Saturday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/8/04 8:03 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. The department did not give an update on Saturday.
British beat back Shiite gunmen in south; U.S. raids radical cleric's stronghold in Baghdad - 5/8/04 7:29 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- British soldiers beat back attacks by militiamen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric in southern cities Saturday, and U.S. forces stormed Muqtada al-Sadr's stronghold in Baghdad.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/8/04 7:09 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. The department did not give an update on Saturday.
Iraq's Governing council wants to stay, appoint caretaker government - 5/8/04 6:58 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An expanded Governing Council should appoint and oversee the work of a caretaker government due to take over from the U.S.-led occupation June 30, the U.S.-picked body said Saturday.
U.S. prisons commander says no plan to close Abu Ghraib, interrogations will continue - 5/8/04 6:54 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The head of U.S. detention centers in Iraq said Saturday the military has no plans to close the Abu Ghraib prison and blamed the abuse of detainees there on poor leadership and disregard for the rules.
Senators insist prison abuse blame goes higher up chain of command - 5/8/04 6:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army investigation into the Iraq prison scandal should have repercussions for higher-ups, not just the military police accused of abusing detainees, lawmakers said Saturday.
At Abu Ghraib, U.S. Army discipline disintegrated among bitter MPs - 5/8/04 3:45 PM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Army investigation into abuses at Abu Ghraib prison depicts the military police running the penitentiary as a motley lot, overwhelmed by one of the worst assignments in Iraq and bitter about the military's broken promises of going home.
Army has been life for general whose report on prisoner abuse has rocked military - 5/8/04 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army general whose report on prisoner abuse has rocked the military was born in the Philippines when it was newly freed of U.S. control but still greatly influenced by Americans.
For American Muslims, photos of abused prisoners are source of anguish, shame - 5/8/04 3:18 PM
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) -- Basem el-Kurd is a suburban, white-collar Republican who voted for George Bush in the last presidential election.
For American Muslims, photos of abused prisoners are source of anguish, shame - 5/8/04 2:30 PM
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) -- Basem el-Kurd is a suburban, white-collar Republican who voted for George Bush in the last presidential election.
Images of U.S. abuse of Iraqi prisoners seeping into Baghdad's art scene - 5/8/04 2:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The crouching man is naked, his hands tied and his head covered with a hood.
Stryker Brigade soldier dies in an electrical accident - 5/8/04 2:14 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. soldier from the Army's Stryker Brigade was killed Saturday in an "electrical accident," the U.S. command said.
Roadside blast injures Iraqi prisoners traveling in U.S. convoy - 5/8/04 1:45 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Seven Iraqi prisoners being transported for release were wounded Saturday when a roadside bomb blasted their U.S. military convoy west of Baghdad, the U.S. Marines said.
Shiite gunmen run rampant in Basra, clash with troops in Karbala and Amarah - 5/8/04 1:34 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen attacked British patrols in Basra and clashed with coalition troops Saturday in two other southern cities, a day after a Shiite cleric's aide offered worshippers money for killing or capturing soldiers.
Commander of prisons says no plans yet to close Abu Ghraib - 5/8/04 11:02 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S. detention facilities in Iraq said Saturday the military will continue to operate the Abu Ghraib prison despite calls from some U.S. lawmakers to close it because of a scandal over the abuse of Iraqi inmates.
U.S. military insists Afghan prisoners treated "humanely" - 5/8/04 10:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The U.S. military said Saturday it was treating its prisoners in Afghanistan "humanely," a day after Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld apologized for abuses in Iraq.
Shiite gunmen, British troops clash in Basra - 5/8/04 9:16 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr rampaged through Basra and another southern Iraq city, attacking British patrols and government buildings a day after an al-Sadr aide offered worshippers money for capturing or killing coalition soldiers.
Former prison commander faces legal action for Iraq shower photos - 5/8/04 6:58 AM
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) -- A former National Guard commander accused of photographing naked female U.S. soldiers as they showered at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison faces legal proceedings, officials said.
Shiite gunmen, British troops clash in Basra - 5/8/04 5:00 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attacked British patrols and government buildings across the southern city of Basra on Saturday, a day after an al-Sadr aide offered worshippers money for capturing or killing coalition soldiers.
Soldier shown in pictures charged with abusing Iraqi prisoners - 5/8/04 3:50 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Although relatives insist she was following orders, the military charged an Army reservist with assaulting detainees after photographs surfaced of her smiling and pointing at naked Iraqi prisoners.
Poll: Americans upset about prisoner abuse, but oppose Rumsfeld resignation - 5/8/04 3:09 AM
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 new poll.
British troops, al-Sadr gunmen clash in Basra - 5/8/04 2:27 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen loyal to a radical Shiite cleric attacked British troops in the southern city of Basra on Saturday, a day after the cleric's top aide in the city offered a reward for the capture or killing of coalition soldiers.
Senior U.S. military official admits improving ties with Iraqis after abuse scandal will take effort - 5/8/04 2:17 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP ) -- A senior U.S. military officer acknowledged that mending ties with Iraqis outraged by a growing prisoner abuse scandal would be difficult but said the damage was "not irreparable."
Despite Rumsfeld apology, prison scandal likely to deepen - 5/8/04 2:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld warned members of Congress that the Iraq prison abuse scandal could worsen with the release of videos and more photographs depicting brutality.
Bomb attack against police official kills three Iraqis - 5/8/04 2:04 AM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- Attackers set off a bomb outside the house of a police official Saturday, killing three members of his family and wounding three others, while gunmen wounded a policeman in an attack on a nearby town, officials said.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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