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Friday  May 14, 2004

Nobel laureate: U.S. military should withdraw from Iraq - 5/14/04 11:35 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi called on the U.S. military Friday to withdraw from Iraq and allow the people of that country to resume control of their government.
Powell says U.S. forces would leave Iraq if Iraqi interim governments asks - 5/14/04 11:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition forces would leave Iraq if a new interim government should ask them to, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday, but such a request is unlikely.
France wants Iraqi interim government to control police and army - 5/14/04 9:39 PM
NEW YORK (AP) -- France wants the Iraqi interim government that takes over on June 30 to control the police and the national army and have the right to decide whether Iraqi soldiers go into combat, U.N. diplomats said Friday.
Nevada National Guard soldier says she reported no prisoner abuse - 5/14/04 9:02 PM
YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) -- A Nevada National Guard soldier said she complained after a prisoner at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison was shot and killed during a riot last year, but denied she documented abuse of inmates by her fellow soldiers.
Sacred Shiite shrine suffers bullet damage in fighting in holy city in Iraq - 5/14/04 8:40 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- American tanks firing shells and heavy machine guns made their deepest incursion yet Friday into this stronghold of a radical cleric. Apparent gunfire slightly damaged one of Shia Islam's holiest shrines, prompting calls for revenge and even suicide attacks.
Neighbors, friends of Army Spc. Jeremy Sivits say they're shocked over Iraq prison scandal - 5/14/04 8:21 PM
HYNDMAN, Pa. (AP) -- In the rural area where Army Spc. Jeremy Sivits grew up, there's shock that he's part of the Iraq prison scandal and doubt over his statements that his superiors did not authorize the prisoner abuse.
Iraq commander approved requests for prisoner isolation, turned down `stress positions' - 5/14/04 6:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The senior U.S. commander in Iraq has moved to limit the military's allowable interrogation tactics, the Pentagon revealed Friday, eliminating most coercive techniques from even being considered.
Distributor of 'Doonesbury' cautions newspapers about Sunday strip - 5/14/04 6:04 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The distributor of "Doonesbury" called it an "unfortunate coincidence" that a strip depicting a man's head on a platter is set to run in newspapers days after the release of a videotape showing an American's beheading by Iraqi militants.
Lawyer for woman at center of prison abuse scandal faces legal discipline in Colorado - 5/14/04 6:03 PM
DENVER (AP) -- One of the lawyers defending an Army private at the center of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal faces a September trial that could cost him his Colorado law license.
Catholic bishop says Iraqi prisoner abuse brings shame on America - 5/14/04 6:03 PM
The head of an international policy committee for U.S. Roman Catholic bishops said Friday that the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers raised concerns about the "moral risks" in responding to terrorism.
Iraq commander approved requests for prisoner isolation, turned down "stress positions" - 5/14/04 5:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The senior U.S. commander in Iraq has moved to limit the military's allowable interrogation tactics, the Pentagon revealed Friday, eliminating most coercive techniques from even being considered.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/14/04 5:25 PM
As of Friday, May 14, 775 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 565 died as a result of hostile action and 210 died of non-hostile causes.
Sacred Shiite shrine suffers bullet damage in fighting in holy city - 5/14/04 4:59 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- American tanks firing shells and heavy machine guns made their deepest incursion yet Friday into this stronghold of a radical cleric. Apparent gunfire slightly damaged one of Shia Islam's holiest shrines, prompting calls for revenge and even suicide attacks.
Lawyer for woman at center of prison abuse scandal faces legal discipline in Colorado - 5/14/04 4:42 PM
DENVER (AP) -- One of the lawyers defending an Army private at the center of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal faces a September trial that could cost him his Colorado law license.
Iowa congressman calls Iraqi prisoner abuse `hazing' - 5/14/04 4:35 PM
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican Rep. Steve King says the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by U.S. soldiers was little more than "hazing."
Daily Mirror newspaper apologizes for "faked" abuse pictures, editor steps down - 5/14/04 4:20 PM
LONDON (AP) -- The Daily Mirror newspaper apologized Friday for publishing fake photographs of alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by British forces, and the editor stepped down.
Al-Qaida helping anti-U.S. fighters in Iraq, top leader says in Internet statement - 5/14/04 4:19 PM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Al-Qaida's alleged leader in Saudi Arabia said in an Internet statement that the militant network was helping insurgents who are battling occupation forces in Iraq.
Other soldiers at Fort Bragg ostracize England, lawyer says - 5/14/04 4:12 PM
KEYSER, W.Va. (AP) -- The Army reservist whose leering poses with Iraqi inmates have become the most notorious images of the prison-abuse scandal is living a solitary existence at Fort Bragg, where other soldiers avoid her, the woman's attorney said Friday.
Daily Mirror editor at center of Iraq storm a flamboyant figure - 5/14/04 2:53 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Piers Morgan, the editor whose newspaper ran discredited pictures claiming to show British troops abusing an Iraqi, is one of the most flamboyant -- and resilient -- figures in British journalism.
Son knows right from wrong, father of accused soldier says; 'I'm really proud of him' - 5/14/04 2:35 PM
ROSELLE, N.J. (AP) -- From the day he walked out of a teen party as a fight was breaking out, Javal Davis rewarded his parents' faith in his judgment.
Surveys: Iraqis increasingly want democracy, but have much to learn about the details - 5/14/04 2:20 PM
PHOENIX (AP) -- Iraqis are likely to say they want to live in a democracy, though they don't necessarily understand how it works.
No end to wrangling over shape of Iraqi government as deadline looms - 5/14/04 1:09 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi leaders said Friday they oppose many of the demands of a U.N. envoy on the shape of the country's first post-occupation government, just six weeks before power is to be transferred to that new administration.
U.S. request to send more troops gets lukewarm response from allies - 5/14/04 12:28 PM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- The United States is quietly pressing its allies to send more troops to Iraq, but it's getting a lukewarm response amid escalating violence and public outcry over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
Soldiers fight militia in sacred city; holy Shiite Muslim shrine damaged - 5/14/04 12:18 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Backed by helicopters, American tanks charged into the center of this holy city on Friday and blasted positions held by fighters loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who condemned the United States in a sermon. The Shrine of Imam Ali, one of the most sacred sites for Shiite Muslims, ...
Coalition office under attack in Nasiriyah; situation tense - 5/14/04 12:16 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen believed loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attacked the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition in Nasiriyah on Friday, trapping some international staffers inside, coalition officials said.
Iraqi alleges British forces detained, tortured and killed his son, then offered compensation - 5/14/04 11:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi man told an Arab television station Friday that British troops tortured and killed his son while in detention -- then apologized and offered him $3,000 in compensation. British authorities have acknowledged the payment.
Bremer tells Iraqi leaders US would leave Iraq if Iraqi government so requests - 5/14/04 11:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. governor of Iraqi told regional officials Friday that the United States would leave Iraq if requested to do so by the new Iraqi government -- although he thinks such a move is unlikely.
Sacred Shiite shrine suffers minor damage in Friday's fighting - 5/14/04 11:34 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The golden dome of the Shrine of Imam Ali, one of the most sacred sites for Shiite Muslims, was hit by what appeared to be four gunshots in fighting Friday between U.S. soldiers and militiamen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
Guard facing charges in Iraqi prison scandal describes abuse - 5/14/04 11:10 AM
Prison guard Spc. Jeremy Sivits, who took photos of abuse at the Abu Ghraib detention center in Iraq, described soldiers laughing and joking as they beat, stripped and sexually humiliated detainees, according to newspaper reports.
U.S. military says militia probably damaged sacred Shiite shrine in Najaf - 5/14/04 11:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Militiamen loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr were probably responsible for slight damage to the Shrine of Imam Ali, one of the most sacred sites for Shiite Muslims, during fighting Friday with American forces in Najaf, the U.S.-led coalition said.
Graner charged in the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal - 5/14/04 10:51 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. Army has filed criminal charges including adultery against Military Police Cpl. Charles A. Graner in connection with the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, a senior U.S. officer announced Friday.
Regiment accused of Iraqi prisoner abuse demands apology from newspaper - 5/14/04 10:26 AM
PRESTON, England (AP) -- The newspaper that printed fake photographs purporting to show British troops abusing an Iraqi prisoner should admit its mistake and try to undo the damage the images have caused, a regimental commander said Friday.
U.S. soldiers fight militia in holy city of Najaf, radical cleric defiant - 5/14/04 10:03 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Backed by helicopters, American tanks charged into the center of this holy city Friday and shelled positions held by fighters loyal to a radical cleric, who condemned the United States and Britain in a sermon. The Shrine of Imam Ali, one of the most sacred sites for Shiite Muslims, was ...
No end to wrangling over shape of Iraqi government as deadline looms - 5/14/04 9:47 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Just six weeks from the Bush administration's deadline to hand power to a nominally sovereign Iraqi government, the shape of that government is far from clear, with bitter infighting over its membership and powers.
Militia move around Iraqi city of Nasiriyah; situation tense - 5/14/04 9:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Militiamen pushed their way into the governor's office in the southern city of Nasiriyah on Friday, moving through the streets near a hotel, a main bridge and police stations, the U.S.-led coalition said.
Militia move around Iraqi city of Nassiriyah; situation tense - 5/14/04 9:11 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Militiamen pushed their way into the governor's office in the southern city of Nassiriyah on Friday, moving through the streets near a hotel, a main bridge and police stations, the U.S.-led coalition said.
Guard facing charges in Iraqi prison scandal describes abuse - 5/14/04 9:10 AM
Prison guard Spc. Jeremy Sivits, who took photos of abuse at the Abu Ghraib detention center in Iraq, described soldiers laughing and joking as they beat, stripped and sexually humiliated detainees, according to newspaper reports.
American troops release 315 Iraqis from Abu Ghraib prison - 5/14/04 9:03 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- More than 300 Iraqi detainees, some weeping and waving to friends, were released from the Abu Ghraib prison on Friday, a day after Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld made a surprise visit and insisted the Pentagon did not try to cover up abuses there.
Sacred Shiite shrine suffers minor damage in Friday's fighting - 5/14/04 9:02 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- The golden dome of the Shrine of Imam Ali, one of the most sacred sites for Shiite Muslims, was hit by what appeared to be four gunshots in fighting Friday between U.S. soldiers and militiamen loyal to radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.
U.S. soldiers attack militia targets in holy city of Najaf, radical cleric remains defiant - 5/14/04 8:10 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Backed by helicopters, American tanks charged into the center of this holy city on Friday and shelled positions held by fighters loyal to cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who launched an uprising against the U.S.-led coalition last month. In a sermon in a nearby city, a defiant al-Sadr condemned ...
Bremer tells Iraqi leaders US would leave Iraq if Iraqi government so requests - 5/14/04 8:07 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. governor of Iraqi told regional officials Friday that the United States would leave Iraq if requested to do so by the new Iraqi government -- although he thinks such a move is unlikely.
American troops release 315 Iraqi detainees from Abu Ghraib prison - 5/14/04 7:58 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- More than 300 Iraqi detainees, some weeping and waving to friends, were released from the Abu Ghraib prison on Friday, a day after Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld made a surprise visit and insisted the Pentagon did not try to cover up abuses there.
Guard facing charges in Iraqi prison scandal describes abuse - 5/14/04 7:05 AM
Prison guard Spc. Jeremy Sivits, who took photos of abuse at the Abu Ghraib detention center in Iraq, described soldiers laughing and joking as they beat, stripped and sexually humiliated detainees, according to newspaper reports.
French, German leaders comdemn the killing of young American in Iraq - 5/14/04 6:37 AM
PARIS (AP) -- French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder condemned the grisly killing of an American in Iraq by extremists who said they were seeking revenge for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners.
U.S. soldiers attack militia targets in holy city of Najaf, where radical cleric is holed up - 5/14/04 5:48 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- American tanks charged into the center of this holy city on Friday and shelled positions held by fighters loyal to a radical cleric who launched an uprising against the U.S.-led coalition last month. Explosions and gunfire rocked several neighborhoods, and civilians scurried for cover.
French lawyer says he's filed suit in The Hague for alleged British war crimes in Iraq - 5/14/04 5:03 AM
PARIS (AP) -- A French lawyer claiming to represent a nephew of Saddam Hussein said he has filed suit at the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes by Britain in Iraq.
General: Shiite militia wins grudging respect of U.S. soldiers - 5/14/04 3:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. military says it should have taken advantage of an opportunity to collar radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in October, when intelligence emerged that his militia was stockpiling weapons.
American troops release 300 Iraqi detainees from Abu Ghraib prison - 5/14/04 2:44 AM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The United States began the scheduled release of more than 300 Iraqi detainees from Abu Ghraib prison Friday, a days after Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld made a surprise visit and insisted the Pentagon did not try to cover up abuses there.
U.S. soldiers, militiamen clash again in holy cities of Najaf, Karbala - 5/14/04 2:34 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Explosions rocked the holy city of Najaf and residents reported intermittent gunfire in Karbala on Friday as U.S. soldiers again clashed with militiamen loyal to a radical cleric.
Senators oppose giving Bush control of $25 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan - 5/14/04 2:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration may back down from its proposal to fully control the initial $25 billion for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan next year after senators demanded a role for Congress.
Pentagon officials say they were unaware of Iraq interrogation guidelines - 5/14/04 2:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon's No. 2 general and the deputy defense secretary said they were unaware of interrogation rules approved for use in Iraq allowing the use of dogs or days of sleep deprivation.
Cultural taboos would prevent former Iraqi female prisoners to speak of any abuse - 5/14/04 1:53 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Since the images of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison first appeared, several Iraqi men have spoken out about their ordeals at U.S.-run detention centers. Women, however, have been silent.
French foreign minister says U.S. must accept that its occupation will end on June 30 - 5/14/04 1:29 AM
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States must accept that its occupation of Iraq will end when it transfers power to an interim Iraqi government on June 30, even though U.S. troops will lead the force that stays in the country, the French foreign minister said.

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