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Thursday  May 15, 2003

Powell says U.S. would consider suspending sanctions against Iraq but then backs off saying they should be lifted - 5/15/03 9:01 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell briefly raised the possibility of suspending U.N. sanctions against Iraq Thursday as Russia and France have urged, but quickly back-tracked and said the United States wants them lifted immediately.
Treasury believes most of $1 billion taken from Iraq central bank has been found - 5/15/03 8:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration believes it has identified most of the $1 billion taken from Iraq's central bank by one of Saddam Hussein's sons right before the U.S. bombing campaign began.
U.S. forces in Baghdad battle the odds to restore security _ one gun at a time - 5/15/03 7:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Raising both hands in a frantic plea, a woman in a scarf and leopard-print housecoat begged the American soldiers: Don't take away her family's two battered Kalashnikovs.
Commanders uncertain when Iraq will be stable enough to permit withdrawal of forces - 5/15/03 5:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With lawlessness still sweeping Baghdad, senior U.S. officials said Thursday it is too early to begin sending sizable numbers of American occupation troops home from Iraq.
At mass grave, worries about protecting remains, preserving evidence collide - 5/15/03 4:34 PM
MAHAWEEL, Iraq (AP) -- As villagers frantically excavate mass graves of Iraqis believed killed by Saddam Hussein's regime, rights groups are worried. Without adequate U.S. military protection and timely forensic analysis, they maintain, evidence necessary to prosecute crimes against humanity is being destr ...
Italian named to head ORHA office responsible for finding Iraqi antiquities - 5/15/03 4:27 PM
ROME (AP) -- A retired Italian diplomat is joining the U.S. civilian administration in Iraq to head the office responsible for finding and restoring Iraq's looted antiquities.
New U.S. administrator in Iraq chief vows to round up criminals, root out Baathists - 5/15/03 3:46 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Setting twin goals in his first days, the top American in Iraq said Thursday that U.S. authorities would round up thousands of criminals turned loose by the old regime and root out members of the ousted Baath party from important jobs in the new Iraq.
At mass grave, worries about protecting remains, preserving evidence collide - 5/15/03 3:30 PM
MAHAWEEL, Iraq (AP) -- As villagers frantically excavate mass graves of Iraqis believed killed by Saddam Hussein's regime, rights groups are worried. Without adequate U.S. military protection and timely forensic analysis, they maintain, evidence necessary to prosecute crimes against humanity is being destr ...
Commanders uncertain when Iraq will be stable enough to permit withdrawal of forces - 5/15/03 3:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With lawlessness still sweeping Baghdad, senior U.S. officials said Thursday it is too early to begin sending sizable numbers of American occupation troops home from Iraq.
Iraq war's oldest American casualty is buried at Arlington National Cemetery - 5/15/03 3:10 PM
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- The oldest American casualty of the war in Iraq was buried Thursday with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
U.S. night raid in northern Iraq nabs 260, one reported on most-wanted list - 5/15/03 3:07 PM
AD-DAWR, Iraq (AP) -- Heavily armed U.S. Army forces stormed into a village near the northern city of Tikrit before dawn Thursday, seizing more than 260 prisoners, including one man on the most-wanted list of former Iraqi officials.
U.S. forces in Baghdad battle the odds to restore security _ one gun at a time - 5/15/03 2:15 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Raising both hands in a frantic plea, a woman in a scarf and leopard-print housecoat begged the American soldiers: Don't take away her family's two battered Kalashnikovs.
U.S. working hard to improve security in capital, new civilian administrator says - 5/15/03 1:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- American forces are working hard to ensure security improves in Baghdad and have detained 300 criminal suspects this week, the new U.S. civilian administrator said Thursday.
Commanders trying to figure out how many troops needed to quell security problems in Baghdad - 5/15/03 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American commanders are trying to determine how large a force is needed to create a secure environment for the people of Iraq, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Thursday. He denied reports that U.S. forces had orders to shoot looters.
Iraqi town where U.S. troops fired on crowds still tense, but quiet - 5/15/03 12:42 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Two weeks after the last confrontation here with U.S. troops, some residents still want the Americans out -- and the Americans say they have no plans to go.
Treasury believes it has located the nearly $1 billion taken from Iraq central bank - 5/15/03 12:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. authorities have growing confidence that the nearly $1 billion that was ordered removed from Iraq's central bank by Saddam Hussein has been located in various hiding spots around Baghdad, a top Treasury Department official said Thursday.
WASHN: terrorist attacks. - 5/15/03 12:12 PM
Rumsfeld said he anticipates terrorists would try more attacks in the future, but al-Qaida's overall ability to carry them out has been severely hobbled by the pressure being applied to its network.
WASHN: Infantry Division. - 5/15/03 12:03 PM
The intent, Rumsfeld said, is to create a physical presence so that civilians can see U.S. forces are "determined to see that the environment becomes permissive for the people of Iraq."
In apparent bid for support, U.S. says it's willing to consider suspending sanctions against Iraq - 5/15/03 11:45 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In an apparent bid to get Russian and French support on the U.N. Security Council, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday the United States would consider suspending sanctions against Iraq rather than lifting them.
Romania says it averted Iraqi-planned terror attacks during the war - 5/15/03 11:36 AM
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's intelligence service said Thursday it thwarted terrorist attacks planned by Iraq against Western and Israeli interests in Romania. A lawmaker said the U.S. and Israeli embassies were among the targets.
U.S. night raid in northern Iraq nabs 260, one reported on most-wanted list - 5/15/03 11:21 AM
AD-DAWR, Iraq (AP) -- Heavily armed U.S. Army forces stormed into a village near the northern city of Tikrit before dawn Thursday, seizing more than 260 prisoners, including one man on the most-wanted list of former Iraqi officials.
British troops turn over Iraqi port of Umm Qasr to civilian rule - 5/15/03 11:18 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- British forces on Thursday formally turned over control of the port city of Umm Qasr to a civilian government, the first such handover since the war ended.
U.S. working hard to improve security in Baghdad, new administrator says - 5/15/03 10:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- American forces are working hard to improve security in the Iraqi capital, and 300 criminals have been arrested around the country this week, the new U.S. civilian administrator said Thursday.
Looter shot in Iraq; military says looters aggressively targeted, denies shoot-on-sight order - 5/15/03 9:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after denying a shoot-on-sight policy against Iraqi looters, U.S. forces wounded a looter from a group they said fired on Americans.
Looter shot in Iraq; military says looters aggressively targeted, denies shoot-to-kill order - 5/15/03 9:10 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A day after denying a shoot-to-kill policy against Iraqi looters, U.S. forces wounded a looter from a group they said fired on Americans.
U.S. night raid in northern Iraq nabs 260; one reported on the "most-wanted" list - 5/15/03 8:20 AM
AD-DAWR, Iraq (AP) -- Heavily armed U.S. Army forces stormed into a village near the northern city of Tikrit before dawn Thursday, seizing more than 260 prisoners, including one man on the United States' most-wanted list of former Iraqi officials.
Romania says it averted Iraqi-planned terrorist attacks during the war - 5/15/03 7:58 AM
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's intelligence service said Thursday that it averted terrorist attacks planned by Iraq against Western and Israeli targets in Romania.
Romanian intelligence agency says it averted Iraqi-planned terrorist attacks during the war - 5/15/03 7:50 AM
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's intelligence service said Thursday that it averted terrorist attacks planned by Iraq against Western and Israeli targets in Romania.
U.S. night raid in northern Iraq nabs 200; one reported on the "most-wanted" list - 5/15/03 7:39 AM
NEAR TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Heavily armed U.S. Army forces stormed into a village near the northern city of Tikrit before dawn Thursday, seizing more than 200 prisoners, including one man on the United States' "most-wanted" list of former Iraqi officials.
First Australian troops welcomed home as they return from the Persian Gulf - 5/15/03 5:33 AM
TINDAL, Australia (AP) -- The first Australian troops returned from the Persian Gulf to a rousing welcome-home ceremony Thursday and warm praise from Prime Minister John Howard.
In the heart of Shiite Iraq, some question the U.S. presence - 5/15/03 5:08 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- In his little souvenir shop near the shrine of Imam Ali, a revered figure whom Shiite Muslims consider the Prophet Muhammad's successor, Zahra Shokri pulls out a box of American-made Kent cigarettes and scribbles a message for President Bush on the back.
In Mosul, a new Iraqi council tries to heal rifts, purge Saddam loyalists - 5/15/03 5:06 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- In a cramped room decorated with plastic roses, the Mosul city council hotly debated the issues of the day: how to replace the local university chief and resolve Arab-Kurdish disputes over the harvest.
U.S. wants U.N. vote next week on sanctions, faces resistance from France, Russia, Germany - 5/15/03 3:45 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States wants a U.N. vote next week to lift sanctions against Iraq but faces resistance from France, Russia and Germany who say they haven't even started to negotiate the U.S. plan for postwar Iraq.
Major night raid in northern Iraq aims at nabbing U.S. "most-wanted" Iraqis - 5/15/03 2:46 AM
NEAR TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Heavily armed U.S. Army forces stormed into a village near Tikrit before dawn Thursday, seizing more than 200 prisoners, including one man on the United States' "most-wanted" list of former Iraqi officials.
Army plans mandatory program to ease emotional problems of soldiers returning - 5/15/03 2:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Soldiers coming home from Iraq will get counseling, marital advice and other help in a new Army program aimed at easing their transition from the bloodshed and stress of war back to life in America.
In the heart of Shiite Iraq, questions the U.S. presence - 5/15/03 1:59 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- In his little souvenir shop near the shrine of Imam Ali, a revered figure whom Shiite Muslims consider the Prophet Muhammad's successor, Zahra Shokri pulls out a box of American-made Kent cigarettes and scribbles a message for President Bush on the back.
U.S., British intelligence questioning Iraqi scientists who have little new to offer - 5/15/03 1:40 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- More than a month after Baghdad fell, American and British intelligence officers are knocking on the doors of top Iraqi scientists and asking whether Saddam Hussein's Iraq had chemical, biological and nuclear weapons programs.
In northern city, new Iraqi council tries to heal rifts, purge Saddam loyalists - 5/15/03 1:19 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- In a cramped room decorated with plastic roses, the Mosul city council hotly debated the issues of the day: how to replace the local university chief and resolve Arab-Kurdish disputes over the harvest.

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