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Sunday  May 9, 2004

Blair apologizes for abuses committed by British in Iraq - 5/9/04 9:22 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair apologized Sunday for any abuses committed by British soldiers in Iraq, and said those responsible would be punished.
U.S. tanks push into stronghold of Iraqi cleric's militia, battle Shiite militiamen in Baghdad - 5/9/04 8:52 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces stepped up pressure on Shiite gunmen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, pushing with tanks into the holy city of Kufa and assaulting militia positions in the narrow streets of a Shiite enclave in Baghdad. At least 34 Iraqis were killed.
Soldier who reported abuse did not seek limelight, friends say - 5/9/04 8:19 PM
The military policeman who blew the whistle on fellow soldiers who were photographed abusing Iraqi detainees has an independent streak and knew "right from wrong," say people who know him.
Magazine says military police mission in Iraq shifted from detention to intelligence gathering - 5/9/04 7:43 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- Military police in charge of prisons in Iraq saw their mission shift from guarding prisoners to supporting intelligence-gathering to help counter Iraqi attacks on the allied coalition last fall, The New Yorker magazine reported Sunday.
Reservist to stand trial May 19 in first court-martial in prison abuse scandal - 5/9/04 6:45 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Stung by a worldwide outcry, the U.S. military Sunday announced the first court-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations, ordering a reservist to face a public trial in Baghdad on May 19.
Lawyer says soldier charged with mistreating Iraqi prisoners is a scapegoat - 5/9/04 6:40 PM
DENVER (AP) -- An Army reservist shown in photographs smiling and gesturing at naked Iraqi prisoners is being made a scapegoat for a lack of supervision by military commanders, an attorney for the soldier contends.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/9/04 6:16 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 over the weekend.
Soldier ordered court-martialed over Iraq prison photos only following orders, father says - 5/9/04 5:42 PM
HYNDMAN, Pa. (AP) -- Yellow ribbons adorned the front porch Sunday at the home of the first U.S. soldier to face a court-martial in connection with the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
Bomb rips through hotel bar, wounds six people, including British and Nepalese - 5/9/04 5:27 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A bomb went off Sunday night at a Baghdad hotel used by foreign contractors, ripping through the bar and wounding six people, including British and Nepalese, a hotel employee and police said.
Reservist to stand trial May 19 in first court-martial in prison abuse scandal - 5/9/04 4:43 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Stung by a worldwide outcry, the U.S. military Sunday announced the first court-martial in the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse allegations, ordering a reservist to face a public trial in Baghdad on May 19.
Bomb rips through Iraqi hotel bar, wounds six British and Nepalese - 5/9/04 4:13 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A bomb went off Sunday night at a Baghdad hotel used by foreign contractors, ripping through the bar and wounding six British and Nepalese, a hotel employee said.
AP Exclusive: No Bronze Stars for scandal-tarnished Military Police brigade, commander says - 5/9/04 3:26 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The prisoner abuse scandal has so tarnished the Army's 800th Military Police Brigade that soldiers slated to receive an Army Bronze Star medal have been dropped from the list, the brigade's commander, Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, said Sunday.
U.S. tanks push into stronghold of Iraqi cleric's militia, battle Shiite militiamen in Baghdad - 5/9/04 3:23 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces stepped up pressure on Shiite gunmen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, pushing with tanks into the holy city of Kufa and assaulting militia positions in the narrow streets of a Shiite enclave in Baghdad. At least 34 Iraqis were killed.
Uproar over Abu Ghraib brings out stories of relatives, former prisoners _ and some fakes - 5/9/04 3:08 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The scandal over abuse at Abu Ghraib is bringing out the stories, from people fearing for imprisoned relatives, from former detainees who claim mistreatment -- and from possible frauds looking to exploit the uproar.
U.S. troops on leave in Qatar say they are appalled by prison-abuse scandal - 5/9/04 2:30 PM
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar (AP) -- When U.S. troops in Iraq sit down for a meal or hang out after a shift, conversations drift to the prison-abuse scandal that has shocked the world, with most expressing outrage, soldiers on leave in Qatar said Sunday.
Congress to see abuse photos, lawmaker says - 5/9/04 2:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bracing for what the defense secretary has described as "sadistic" pictures, Congress will see the unreleased photos showing Iraqi prisoners being abused by U.S. soldiers, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee said Sunday.
No Bronze Stars for scandal-tarnished Military Police brigade, commander says - 5/9/04 2:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The prisoner abuse scandal has so tarnished the Army's 800th Military Police Brigade that soldiers slated to receive an Army Bronze Star medal have been dropped from the list, the brigade's commander, Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, said Sunday.
First U.S. court-martial announced in Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal - 5/9/04 1:50 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A 24-year-old U.S. military policeman will be the first soldier to face a court-martial in connection with the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, the military said Sunday.
Soldier ordered court-martialed over Iraq prison photos only following orders, father says - 5/9/04 1:47 PM
HYNDMAN, Pa. (AP) -- The first U.S. soldier to face a court martial in connection with the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison grew up in a military family and "knows how to follow instructions," his father says.
Soldier who reported abuse did not seek limelight, friends say - 5/9/04 1:29 PM
The military policeman who blew the whistle on fellow soldiers who were photographed abusing Iraqi detainees has an independent streak and knew "right from wrong," say people who know him.
Interrogators in Iraq had no specific Pentagon guidelines on permissible techniques - 5/9/04 12:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military units holding and interrogating prisoners in Iraq did not get a specific list of techniques permitted during questioning and were expected to follow long-standing limitations in the Geneva Conventions, a senior Pentagon official said Sunday.
McCain says his Vietnam experience doesn't color his views on prison abuse in Iraq - 5/9/04 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain says his experience as prisoner of war does not color his views that Americans who are responsible for abuse of Iraqi detainees should be held accountable.
First court-martial announced in Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal - 5/9/04 10:06 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A 24-year-old U.S. military policeman will be the first soldier to face a court-martial in connection with the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, the military said Sunday.
British clash with Shiite extremists in southern Iraq; four die in Baghdad bombing - 5/9/04 8:34 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. and British troops clashed Sunday with forces of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr for a second day, and four Iraqis were killed in an explosion in a Baghdad market. Three British soldiers were wounded in a blast in Basra.
Bomb attack against British vehicle in Basra, helicopters firing in Amarah - 5/9/04 5:34 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- British forces clashed Sunday with militiamen loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in southern Iraq for a second straight day, and a blast injured three British soldiers in the main southern city Basra.
Fifteen Iraqis released from Abu Ghraib prison and returned to Fallujah - 5/9/04 5:25 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Two trucks brought 15 Iraqis to the edge of this city after they were released Sunday from the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, U.S. Marines said.
Four Iraqi civilians killed in Amarah, witnesses blame British airstrike - 5/9/04 2:00 AM
AMARAH, Iraq (AP) -- Militiamen shelled British troops in this southern city Sunday, prompting strikes by British helicopters, witnesses said. Four Iraqi civilians were killed, and several houses were destroyed. Residents blamed British airstrikes.
Senators insist prison abuse blame goes higher up chain of command - 5/9/04 12:43 AM
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.

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