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Tuesday  May 18, 2004

Vigils seek blessing, forgiveness for accused MPs - 5/18/04 11:20 PM
CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- Families of the military police unit at the center of the Iraqi prison-abuse scandal prayed together Tuesday for strength, troop protection and forgiveness for any who sinned.
Envoy says U.S. reviewing Afghan detention centers for any signs of abuse - 5/18/04 10:49 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- American officials are carrying out a comprehensive review of detention centers in Afghanistan, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said Tuesday, days after the military announced two fresh investigations into alleged prisoner abuse.
Italian prime minister calls for speeded-up establishment of Iraqi law enforcement, military - 5/18/04 10:29 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called Tuesday for a quick expansion of Iraqi police and military facilities as part of the transfer of sovereignty to an Iraqi interim government.
Chain of command blurred at Iraqi prison where abuse unfolded, soldier's lawyer says - 5/18/04 10:03 PM
DENVER (AP) -- An attorney for one of the soldiers at the center of the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal said the chain of command had become blurred at the Abu Ghraib prison, where private contractors worked with military personnel.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 5/18/04 10:00 PM
As of Tuesday, May 18, 787 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 574 died as a result of hostile action and 213 died of non-hostile causes.
Family of Abu Ghraib detainees say culprits of prison abuse should face death penalty - 5/18/04 9:53 PM
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- On the eve of the first court-martial in the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal, relatives of those still held at Abu Ghraib prison said Tuesday the only suitable punishment would be death -- illustrating the potential gap in expectations in the case.
Hezbollah leader accuses U.S. troops of desecrating Iraqi holy sites - 5/18/04 8:03 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- The leader of the Hezbollah guerrilla group on Tuesday accused U.S. forces of desecrating holy shrines in Iraq, and called on Muslims to defend the sanctities in the Iraqi cities of Najaf and Karbala with their lives.
Britain says soldier arrested in probe of phony prison abuse photos - 5/18/04 7:44 PM
LONDON (AP) -- At least one British soldier was arrested Tuesday in an investigation of faked photographs of alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners by British forces, the Ministry of Defense said.
Democrats allege conflicts among firms working on Iraq reconstruction - 5/18/04 6:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two companies monitoring billions of dollars in Iraq reconstruction contracts have business relationships with some of the contractors they're overseeing, a report by congressional Democrats concluded Tuesday.
Amid Iraq bloodshed, Italy and Poland exert pressure for power handover - 5/18/04 6:47 PM
ROME (AP) -- Italy and Poland, two major European allies in the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, pressed on Tuesday for a prompt handover of power to a government that fully represents the Iraqi people. Meanwhile, lawmakers in Ukraine will consider withdrawing its troops.
Media rules for courts-martial - 5/18/04 6:24 PM
Media regulations for Wednesday's court-martial of U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Jeremy C. Sivits and arraignments of three other soldiers
Republicans clashing with each other on need for more prisoner abuse hearings - 5/18/04 5:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans clashed with each other Tuesday about the wisdom of further hearings into prisoner abuse by U.S. soldiers, with a House chairman accusing the Senate of "disserving our military operation" in Iraq by summoning additional commanders to testify.
Court-martial charges against U.S. Spc. Jeremy C. Sivits - 5/18/04 5:39 PM
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Jeremy C. Sivits faces three counts of misconduct at a court-martial hearing in Iraq on Wednesday, the first defendant to go on trial in the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.
Lawmakers look at Iraq transition, prisoner abuse - 5/18/04 4:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Defense Department underestimated its enemy in the Iraq war, failing to predict how resilient Saddam Hussein and his government would be, the Pentagon's No. 2 civilian said Tuesday.
Iraq to ask for control of its oil revenues - 5/18/04 4:43 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday he will ask the United Nations to allow the country's coming government to fully control oil revenues and that Iraq's debts and war reparations be scrapped or reduced.
Lawmakers look at Iraq transition, prisoner abuse, war costs - 5/18/04 3:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's impossible to say how long a large U.S. military force will have to stay in Iraq after power has been handed back to the people there, the No. 2 Pentagon official said Tuesday.
Reuters says three of its workers detained in Iraq were beaten by U.S. forces - 5/18/04 3:43 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Reuters said Tuesday three Iraqis working for the news agency were beaten, taunted and forced to put shoes in their mouths during their detention at a military camp near Fallujah in January.
Vietnam vet and My Lai whistleblower says the lesson of 1968 was forgotten - 5/18/04 2:33 PM
BROUSSARD, La. (AP) -- In 1968, Army helicopter pilot Hugh C. Thompson Jr. set down his chopper and put a stop to one of the darkest episodes in U.S. military history: the massacre of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai.
Fewer than 25,000 Iraqis working on reconstruction funded by U.S. - 5/18/04 1:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer than 25,000 Iraqis are working on projects in the U.S. reconstruction effort, tempering expectations that more than $18 billion in American spending would jump-start Iraq's economy and trigger a surge in goodwill toward the United States.
German chancellor skeptical of NATO role in Iraq; suggests Muslim peacekeepers instead - 5/18/04 1:04 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder pushed Tuesday for Muslim countries to send troops to stabilize Iraq, arguing they would be more welcome than NATO soldiers.
Wolfowitz target of Democratic ire on Iraq - 5/18/04 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As details of prison abuses in Iraq surfaced, many Democrats on Capitol Hill demanded that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld resign. But not Sen. Carl Levin. The top Senate Democrat on a key military committee said he is wary about who might be the post-Rumsfeld secretary.
Media freedom group accuses U.S. of violating press independence in Iraq - 5/18/04 12:17 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- An international media watchdog accused the United States on Tuesday of violating press freedom in Iraq, saying Washington is setting a poor example for a future Iraqi government.
Iraqi spiritual leader urges armed groups to leave holy cities; U.S. says handover on schedule - 5/18/04 12:04 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric on Tuesday demanded that all armed groups withdraw from the embattled holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, where nine militiamen loyal to a rebel cleric were killed in heavy fighting with U.S. forces.
Democrats allege conflicts among firms working on Iraq reconstruction - 5/18/04 11:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two companies earning tens of millions of dollars to unearth waste in Iraq rebuilding projects have major business deals with the contractors they're monitoring, a report by congressional Democrats concluded Tuesday.
Lawmakers look at Iraq transition, prisoner abuse, war costs - 5/18/04 11:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's impossible to say precisely how long a large U.S. military force will have to stay in Iraq after power has been handed back to the people there, the No. 2 Pentagon official said Tuesday.
Iraqi spiritual leader urges armed groups to leave holy cities; U.S. says handover on schedule - 5/18/04 11:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric on Tuesday demanded that all armed groups withdraw from the embattled holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, where nine militiamen loyal to a rebel cleric were killed in heavy fighting with U.S. forces.
Lawmakers look at Iraq transition, prisoner abuse, war costs - 5/18/04 9:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The troubled Iraq campaign came under scrutiny all over Capitol Hill Tuesday as lawmakers summoned administration officials to clarify their plans and explain the prisoner abuse scandal.
Iraqi spiritual leader urges armed groups to leave holy cities; U.S. says handover on schedule - 5/18/04 9:02 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric on Tuesday demanded that all armed groups withdraw from the embattled holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, where nine militiamen loyal to a rebel cleric were killed in heavy fighting with U.S. forces.
Iraq to ask for control of its oil revenues - 5/18/04 8:05 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday he will ask the United Nations to allow the country's coming government to fully control oil revenues and that Iraq's debts and war reparations be scrapped or reduced.
At memorial, Bremer vows political process will continue despite slaying of Governing Council chief - 5/18/04 5:44 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. governor of Iraq said Tuesday that the transfer of sovereignty to Iraqis must go ahead as scheduled despite the killing of the head of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council. In a southern city, nine militiamen loyal to a rebel cleric died in fighting with American forces ...
Situation in Iraq tougher than expected, Straw says - 5/18/04 4:01 AM
LONDON (AP) -- The situation in Iraq is tougher than Britain anticipated last year, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Tuesday.
Nine militiamen killed in fighting with American forces in southern Iraqi city - 5/18/04 3:59 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Nine militiamen loyal to rebel cleric Muqtada al-Sadr were killed in fighting with American forces in the southern city of Karbala early Tuesday, a witness said.
Staying alive, and winning popularity are main challenges to Iraqi Governing Council members - 5/18/04 3:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- They are a diverse group -- black-turbaned clerics, women in Islamic dress and men in business suits -- with politics as varied as their wardrobes. Since being appointed last July, members of Iraq's Governing Council have struggled to win over fellow Iraqis -- and to stay alive.
Witnesses say two civilian foreigners killed in Iraqi city of Mosul - 5/18/04 3:05 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen opened fire Tuesday on two civilian cars believed to be carrying foreigners, killing two and wounding another, witnesses said.
Wolfowitz target of Democratic ire on Iraq - 5/18/04 2:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As details of prison abuses in Iraq surfaced, many Democrats on Capitol Hill demanded that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld resign. But not Sen. Carl Levin. The top Senate Democrat on a key military committee said he is wary about who might be the post-Rumsfeld secretary.
Bremer vows political process will continue despite slaying of Governing Council chief - 5/18/04 2:09 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. governor of Iraq said Tuesday that the transfer of sovereignty to Iraqis must go ahead as scheduled despite the killing of the head of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council in a suicide bombing.
U.S. concerned that more unmarked munitions in Iraq may contain nerve agent - 5/18/04 1:43 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The discovery of an artillery shell apparently filled with a deadly nerve agent has raised fears among U.S. officials that insurgents may have more -- and will learn how to use them to greater effect.
Annan urges Iraqis to work to restore sovereignty - 5/18/04 12:36 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Monday urged Iraqis to move ahead with the formation of an interim government and oppose those trying to destabilize the country.

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