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Friday  February 4, 2005

Shiite ticket has big lead in Iraq vote 2/4/2005, 8:17 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S.-backed Prime Minister Ayad Allawi was trailing a Shiite ticket with ties to Iran in Iraq's historic election, according to partial returns released Friday. One U.S. soldier was killed and seven wounded in the north, and gunmen seized an Italian journalist in Baghdad.
A daily look at U.S. Iraq military deaths 2/4/2005, 7:50 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at least 1,445 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,105 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include four military civilians.
Shiite ticket has big lead in Iraq vote 2/4/2005, 3:38 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S.-backed Prime Minister Ayad Allawi was trailing a Shiite ticket with ties to Iran in Iraq's historic election, according to partial returns released Friday. One U.S. soldier was killed and seven wounded in the north, and gunmen seized an Italian journalist in Baghdad.
A daily look at U.S. Iraq military deaths 2/4/2005, 2:35 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Friday, Feb. 4, 2005, at least 1,444 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,105 died as a result of hostile action, the Defense Department said. The figures include four military civilians.
Shiite ticket has big lead in Iraq vote 2/4/2005, 2:35 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S.-backed Prime Minister Ayad Allawi was trailing a Shiite ticket with ties to Iran in Iraq's historic election, according to partial returns released Friday. One U.S. soldier was killed and seven wounded in the north, and gunmen seized an Italian journalist in Baghdad.
Italian reporter said kidnapped in Iraq 2/4/2005, 2:09 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Gunmen seized an Italian journalist in central Baghdad on Friday, lying in wait for her outside a mosque where she was covering a sermon, then sweeping her into a car in a hail of gunfire, officials and colleagues said.
Shiite-led alliance leads overseas vote 2/4/2005, 12:33 p.m. PT
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) A Shiite coalition endorsed by clerics won most of the absentee ballots cast by Iraqis living abroad, although the main Kurdish party had a strong showing, according to completed results released Friday.
Election fever catches on in Saudi Arabia 2/4/2005, 10:50 a.m. PT
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) Phone text messages beep candidates' praise and their pictures are splashed in newspaper ads and on billboards across Saudi Arabia's capital a surprising scene in a country where the depiction of the human face is considered un-Islamic and the idea of even talking about elections used to be considered taboo.
General: Training of Iraqis paramount 2/4/2005, 10:41 a.m. PT
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (AP) The Iraqi elections were a victory for Iraqi and U.S. forces, but the war with insurgents is far from over and emphasis must now be placed on training Iraqi forces, a U.S. general in Iraq said Friday.
Female journalist kidnapped in Baghdad 2/4/2005, 10:29 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Gunmen seized an Italian journalist in central Baghdad on Friday in a hail of gunfire after she had been interviewing people who fled the U.S. assault last year on the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, officials and colleagues said.
Shiites show strong lead in Iraq returns 2/4/2005, 10:00 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A new, partial tally of votes Friday from Iraq's landmark elections showed a Shiite coalition whose leaders have close ties to Iran rolling up a strong lead over other tickets, including that of interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.
Insurgent intimidation weakens Iraq forces 2/4/2005, 8:12 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Insurgent intimidation of Iraqi soldiers has hampered U.S. efforts to build a reliable security force, the U.S. general in charge of training Iraqi troops said Friday.
Correction: Iraq-Election-Blues story 2/4/2005, 7:23 a.m. PT
ISKANDIRIYAH, Iraq (AP) In a Jan. 28 story about U.S. Marines preparing for the Iraqi elections, The Associated Press erroneously quoted Maj. Billy Ray Moore saying, "I'm going home in six days." Instead, Moore said, "He was going home in six days," referring to a Marine killed in a mortar attack.
Shiites show strong lead in Iraq returns 2/4/2005, 6:55 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraqi election officials released a new, partial tally of votes Friday from last weekend's landmark elections, showing candidates backed by Shiite Muslim clerics continuing to roll up a strong lead over other tickets, including that of Prime Minister Ayad Allawi.
Female journalist kidnapped in Baghdad 2/4/2005, 6:34 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Gunmen seized an Italian journalist in central Baghdad on Friday in a hail of gunfire after she had been interviewing people who fled the U.S. assault last year on the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, officials and colleagues said.
Louisiana Guard holds memorial service 2/4/2005, 4:50 a.m. PT
CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq (AP) Louisiana National Guard troops gathered at a chapel near Baghdad's airport Friday to remember three of their soldiers killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their vehicle.
U.S. soldier killed in Mosul 2/4/2005, 3:28 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A U.S. soldier was killed in Iraq's turbulent northern city of Mosul, and an Iraqi contractor working with the American military was gunned down in a drive-by shooting Friday west of the Iraqi capital, U.S. and Iraqi reports said.
Rumsfeld says election may embolden Iraqis 2/4/2005, 2:18 a.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says that with the election in Iraq over he believes some 15,000 U.S. troops can be withdrawn, reducing the American military force to 135,000.
Cautious sense of security comes to Iraq 2/4/2005, 1:23 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) It's too early to say whether last weekend's vote has dealt a blow to the insurgency. But in Baghdad, where nearly a quarter of the Iraqi population lives, the absence of any catastrophic attacks in recent days has given people a cautious sense of security.

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