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Thursday  May 1, 2003

Tank soldier drowns west of Baghdad - 5/1/03 11:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. soldier drowned Thursday when a tank plunged into a canal west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Family, friends greet Nellis airmen returning from Iraq - 5/1/03 9:51 PM
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AP) -- Sitting in the cockpit of the C-17 cargo plane, Staff Sgt. Richard Jones had a bird's-eye view of his home as he returned Thursday from Iraq.
4th Infantry rounds up about 20 people in ongoing crackdown in tense Tikrit - 5/1/03 9:15 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers raided a dozen buildings in Saddam Hussein's hometown early Friday, taking about 20 people into custody, including a suspected local Baath Party leader.
Propane tank explosion causes injuries in Baghdad - 5/1/03 9:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqis fired weapons in the air to celebrate the return of electricity to a central Baghdad neighborhood Thursday, hitting a large propane tank and causing an explosion that injured several people, Associated Press Television News reported.
U.N. international staff return to Baghdad for focus on urgent humanitarian needs - 5/1/03 7:13 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. international staff returned to Iraq's capital Thursday for the first time since the war and will immediately begin to assess emergency humanitarian needs.
4th Infantry rounds up about 20 people in ongoing crackdown in tense Tikrit - 5/1/03 6:58 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. soldiers raided a dozen buildings in Saddam Hussein's hometown early Friday, taking about 20 people into custody, including a suspected Baath Party official.
Former Iraqi U.N. ambassador outlines new Iraqi democracy - 5/1/03 6:41 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Mohammed al-Douri, who as Iraq's U.N. ambassador vigorously defended Saddam Hussein's regime until he acknowledged its fall, said in an interview Thursday that Iraq should now have a democratic government.
Major combat operations or not, America has a lot of unfinished business in Iraq - 5/1/03 6:00 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The courtroom's air conditioner doesn't hum; it was looted. The judges are at home, waiting for laws to interpret. The attorneys are huddled at the Bar Association down the street, and a handwritten sign adorns the courthouse door: "Cluster bombs. Don't risk your life."
Bat? No, Abt - 5/1/03 5:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials at Abt Associates, of Cambridge, Mass., were surprised when they saw a news story this week on the award of a contract to rebuild Iraq's health care system.
Lawmakers prepare to head to Iraq; focus shifts to rebuilding - 5/1/03 5:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress' spending committees are shifting their attention from the costs of combat to the expenses of rebuilding Iraq. Lawmakers plan to travel to the shattered country in the next week.
Former POW says he was beaten while in captivity in Iraq - 5/1/03 5:16 PM
LITHIA SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) -- An Army helicopter pilot who was captured in Iraq said he was beaten with a stick during his captivity, but the most terrifying part of his experience was right after his helicopter went down.
U.S. troops, conservative religion a fiery combination in heartland town - 5/1/03 4:25 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- A lewd drawing and trashed religious texts, women in black and calls to prayer, gunfire and grenades. The mix of young American troops and conservative religion has reached its most explosive level here in Iraq's Sunni Muslim heartland.
For Americans, end of combat brings new worries about Iraq's uncertain future - 5/1/03 4:03 PM
Iraqi-American Ali al-Taye cheered the war in his homeland. Grad student Yvonne Bolten opposed it. The end of major military operations in Iraq finally has them seeing eye-to-eye.
Major combat operations or not, America has a lot of unfinished business in Iraq - 5/1/03 3:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The courtroom's air conditioner doesn't hum; it was looted. The judges are at home, waiting for laws to interpret. The attorneys are huddled at the Bar Association down the street, and a handwritten sign adorns the courthouse door: "Cluster bombs. Don't risk your life."
Some Iraqi schools preparing to reopen with U.S. help, but not all were equal - 5/1/03 3:09 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Like all the buildings in the Baath Party enclave, the secondary schools were looted. But when U.S. soldiers helped restock one Thursday, they found facilities better than most of them had seen as students.
U.S. soldier drowns when tank drops into canal west of Baghdad - 5/1/03 2:45 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. soldier drowned Thursday when a tank plunged into a canal west of Baghdad, the U.S. military said.
Five key Iraqi political leaders meet in Baghdad - 5/1/03 2:43 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Five powerful Iraqi politicians back from exile met Thursday with an envoy of President Bush, trying to secure their roles at the "nucleus" of Iraq's postwar interim government.
U.S. military wraps up last major mission in Turkey - 5/1/03 1:53 PM
INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AP) -- The United States shut its last major Turkish military mission Thursday as part of a regional shuffle of bases that is raising questions about Turkey's strategic importance to Washington.
Iraqi refinery restarts, but looting of oil fields is another obstacle - 5/1/03 1:39 PM
Grenade attack wounds seven U.S. soldiers in Iraq as Bush readies speech declaring major combat over - 5/1/03 12:28 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Attackers lobbed two grenades into a U.S. Army compound Thursday, wounding seven soldiers just hours after the Americans had fired on Iraqi protesters in the street outside, a U.S. intelligence officer reported.
Developments in Iraq's oil fields, world oil markets - 5/1/03 11:30 AM
THE OIL FIELDS: Coalition civil engineers were shot at while working in a gas-oil separation plant in southern Iraq's Rumeila oil fields, the country's largest.
Grenade attack wounds seven U.S. soldiers in Iraq as Bush readies speech declaring major combat over - 5/1/03 8:10 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Attackers lobbed two grenades into a U.S. Army compound Thursday, wounding seven soldiers just hours after the Americans had fired on Iraqi protesters in the street outside, a U.S. intelligence officer reported.
British diplomats to return to Iraq after 12-year absence - 5/1/03 7:57 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Britain will establish its first diplomatic presence in Iraq in 12 years when a team of officials travels to Baghdad this weekend, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Thursday.
U.S. ground commander calls on Iraqis to help restore stability - 5/1/03 7:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The commander of U.S. ground forces in Iraq urged citizens Thursday to help move the country forward by going back to work, stopping looting and cooperating to build a secure postwar existence.
Jordanian customs confiscates archaeological items and works of art from Iraq - 5/1/03 7:20 AM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordanian customs officers have confiscated dozens of archaeological items, artworks and other items that may have been stolen from the National Museum in Baghdad or Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces, officials said Thursday.
USS Lincoln crew anxiously awaits homecoming, visit from Bush - 5/1/03 5:25 AM
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) -- Navy Airman Robert Richter had trouble deciding which was more exciting -- a visit aboard his ship from President Bush or seeing his family when he returned from the war in Iraq.
Grenade attack wounds seven U.S. soldiers in already tense Fallujah - 5/1/03 4:18 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Attackers lobbed two grenades into a U.S. Army compound Thursday, wounding seven soldiers just hours after the Americans had opened fire on Iraqi protesters in the street outside, a U.S. intelligence officer reported.
FALLUJAH, Iraq: 66th birthday - 5/1/03 4:03 AM
U.S. military officials met Wednesday with local religious and clan leaders on the security situation in the town.
FALLUJAH, Iraq: of Baghdad - 5/1/03 3:56 AM
Resistance to American troops may be especially sharp in Fallujah, a city of 200,000 people, because it benefited particularly from Saddam Hussein's Baath regime, toppled last month by the U.S.-led coalition.
FALLUJAH, Iraq: 3rd ACR - 5/1/03 3:53 AM
The 1 a.m. attack Thursday came after soldiers in the compound and in a passing Army convoy opened fire Wednesday on anti-American demonstrators massed outside, killing two and wounding 18, according to hospital officials.
U.S. military wraps up last major mission in Turkey - 5/1/03 2:53 AM
INCIRLIK, Turkey (AP) -- The United States is shutting down its last major military mission in Turkey on Thursday -- a move that puts Ankara's strategic importance in question.
More protesters fall to U.S. guns in Fallujah; commander says Americans will remain - 5/1/03 2:11 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- American troops again fired on anti-U.S. protesters in Fallujah's streets Wednesday and said they won't give up their foothold in the one-time Baath Party bastion. At least two Iraqis were killed and 18 wounded, hospital officials reported.
U.S. soldiers with experience in Kosovo find transition from warrior to peacekeeper a little easier - 5/1/03 1:49 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The dusty city streets of Baghdad look nothing like the rural, winding roads of Kosovo. But for many U.S. soldiers on foot patrol in Iraq's capital, their experience keeping the peace in Europe is proving invaluable in the Middle East.
New Iraq is a potential launch pad for U.S. espionage in Middle East - 5/1/03 1:35 AM
After a long history of intelligence blunders in the Middle East, the creation of a new Iraqi government gives the United States an extraordinary chance to groom friendly sources of vital information in the heartland of anti-American hatred, espionage experts say.
On Baghdad's streets, trepidation about U.S. promises for a swift, new government - 5/1/03 1:30 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Until three weeks ago, Jasam Khalaf spent his entire life under Baath Party rule. Now it's over, and -- from his vantage point in the slums of Thawra -- he's ready for the next chapter.
Returning troops face loud, public hoopla and quieter homecomings with their families - 5/1/03 1:29 AM
Across the country, troops returning from war in Iraq face two homecomings.

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