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Monday  February 14, 2005

Deputy governor in Iraq escapes car bomb 2/14/2005, 11:57 p.m. PT
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) The deputy governor of a volatile province north of Baghdad escaped an apparent assassination attempt Tuesday after a suicide car bomber rammed his convoy, police said.
U.S. troops, gunmen trade fire in Iraq 2/14/2005, 11:30 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) U.S. troops and gunmen exchanged automatic weapons fire in the area around Baghdad's notorious Haifa Street on Tuesday, police and witnesses said.
Summary Box: Bush's $82B war request 2/14/2005, 4:27 p.m. PT
(AP) REQUEST FOR MONEY: President Bush asked Congress on Monday to provide $81.9 billion more for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for other U.S. efforts overseas, pushing the total price tag for the conflicts and anti-terror fight past $300 billion.
Bush requests $82B for Iraq, Afghan wars 2/14/2005, 4:24 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush asked Congress on Monday to provide $81.9 billion more for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for other U.S. efforts overseas, shoving the total price tag for the conflicts and anti-terror fight past $300 billion.
Iraqi leaders work to form new government 2/14/2005, 4:07 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A French-educated finance minister and a former London physician emerged Monday as the top candidates to be Iraq's next prime minister, as leaders of the clergy-backed Shiite Muslim alliance launched consultations after failing to get a two-thirds majority in the vote for Iraq's new parliament.
Bush requests $82B for Iraq, Afghan wars 2/14/2005, 3:15 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush asked Congress on Monday to provide $81.9 billion more for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and for other U.S. efforts overseas, pushing the total price tag for the conflicts and anti-terror fight past $300 billion.
Iraqi leaders work to form new government 2/14/2005, 2:44 p.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A French-educated finance minister and a former London physician emerged Monday as the top candidates to be Iraq's next prime minister, as leaders of the clergy-backed Shiite Muslim alliance launched consultations after failing to get a two-thirds majority in the vote for Iraq's new parliament.
Iraq election provides upside, downside 2/14/2005, 2:22 p.m. PT
WASHINGTON (AP) The Iraq elections may bear out that old adage: Be careful what you wish for. The United States has invested billions of dollars and nearly 1,500 lives to replace Saddam Hussein's dictatorship with the beginnings of democracy. But Iraq's new government isn't likely to be Washington's best friend.
A look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq 2/14/2005, 2:03 p.m. PT
(AP) As of Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at least 1,463 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 1,113 died as a result of hostile action, according to the Defense Department. The figures include four military civilians.
Cultural divide sets Kurds apart in Iraq 2/14/2005, 1:32 p.m. PT
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) Persian pop songs blasting from shops compete with Kurdish music from passing cars. Hotel bars and restaurants are packed on the weekends, when people take strolls through peaceful streets.
Dealmaking begins between Shiites, Kurds 2/14/2005, 9:40 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Talks on who would get what in Iraq's newly elected National Assembly were under way even before the final results came in, but the clergy-backed Shiites, whose winning margin was less than what they expected, may now have to compromise more than anticipated.
Roadside bomb kills three Iraqi guardsmen 2/14/2005, 7:31 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A roadside bomb killed three Iraqi National Guard troops Monday and officials said insurgents blew up an oil pipeline near Kirkuk and killed two senior police officers in Baghdad. Political leaders, meanwhile, sized up their positions in a new government.
List of leading parties in Iraq elections 2/14/2005, 6:29 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A list of the 12 political alliances that received the most votes in Iraq's Jan. 30 national elections and the number of seats they will receive in the 275-member National Assembly, provided the results are certified:
Asians leaders hail Iraq election results 2/14/2005, 5:56 a.m. PT
TOKYO (AP) World leaders on Monday hailed the results of Iraq's first election in 50 years as the beginning of democracy in the embattled nation, even as some warned the vote could exacerbate religious and ethnic tensions.
Shiites, Kurds emerge as winners in Iraq 2/14/2005, 5:36 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Talks on who would get what in Iraq's newly elected National Assembly were under way even before the final results came in, but the clergy-backed Shiites, whose winning margin was less than what they expected, may now have to compromise more than anticipated.
Shiites, Kurds emerge as winners in Iraq 2/14/2005, 3:34 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Talks on who would get what in Iraq's newly elected National Assembly were under way even before the final results came in, but the clergy-backed Shiites, whose winning margin was less than what they expected, may now have to compromise more than anticipated.
Asians leaders hail Iraq election results 2/14/2005, 3:21 a.m. PT
TOKYO (AP) World leaders on Monday hailed the results of Iraq's first election in 50 years as the beginning of democracy in the embattled nation, even as some warned the vote could exacerbate religious and ethnic tensions.
Saboteurs target oil pipeline in Iraq 2/14/2005, 2:46 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Insurgents blew up a pipeline in Iraq's northern oil fields and killed two senior police officers in Baghdad, officials said Monday, while political leaders sized up their positions in a new government following the release of election results.
List of leading parties in Iraq elections 2/14/2005, 1:51 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Here is a list of the political alliances receiving the most votes in Iraq's Jan. 30 national elections and the number of seats they will receive in the 275-member National Assembly, provided the results are certified.
Allawi seeks prominent role in Iraq 2/14/2005, 1:51 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq's tough-talking U.S.-backed interim prime minister may have been pummeled at the polls, but Ayad Allawi is likely to still play a key role in the new government.
Grand ayatollah a symbol of Shiite power 2/14/2005, 1:49 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) His supporters may insist that Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani is just a frail, white-bearded cleric devoted solely to spiritual pursuits. But the country's most-revered holy man is also now a symbol of Shiite political power, well-positioned to have a lasting impact on his adopted country.
Al-Hakim holds close ties to Iran 2/14/2005, 1:48 a.m. PT
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, the turbaned pro-Iranian cleric heading the Shiite ticket that won Iraq's national elections, is a longtime ally of Tehran's religious establishment who led an anti-Saddam Hussein militia for two decades from exile.

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