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Some Headlines Of Today

Wednesday  January 7, 2004

Democratic senators question U.S. solicitation of rifles for Iraq security forces - 1/7/04 9:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Democratic senators asked the U.S. occupation authority in Iraq on Wednesday to explain its intended purchase of up to 50,000 AK-47 assault rifles for Iraq security forces, when they said the country is filled with such weapons.
Intelligence documents portray alleged spy for Saddam as starved for cash - 1/7/04 9:07 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- Intelligence documents shown to a federal jury Wednesday portray a Chicago-area community newspaper publisher as starved for cash and eager to spy on opponents of Saddam Hussein's regime.
U.S. soldiers balk at staying another year in Iraq for $10,000 bonus - 1/7/04 7:15 PM
BAQOUBA, Iraq (AP) -- At a checkpoint on the barren plain east of Baqouba, word of a new U.S. Army plan to pay soldiers up to $10,000 to re-enlist evoked laughter from a few bored-looking troopers.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 1/7/04 6:35 PM
As of Wednesday, Jan. 7, 484 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 332 died as a result of hostile action and 152 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
U.S. military says 35 soldiers wounded in mortar attack - 1/7/04 6:06 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Anti-American insurgents fired mortar rounds at a U.S. military camp Wednesday night, wounding 35 U.S. soldiers, the U.S. command said.
Iraqis putting new pressure on U.N. ahead of Jan. 19 meeting to return international staff - 1/7/04 5:12 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi leaders have stepped up pressure on Secretary-General Kofi Annan to have the United Nations play a central role in the country's transition to self-rule, diplomats said Wednesday.
Judge rules jury may see Iraqi intelligence documents snatched from Baghdad safe house - 1/7/04 3:59 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- After hearing from a mysterious witness described as one of Saddam Hussein's spymasters, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that intelligence documents found in a Baghdad safehouse can be used at the trial of a Chicago-area publisher accused of spying on Iraqi dissidents.
U.S. troops accused of killing Iraqi couple in shell attack on house in Sunni Triangle - 1/7/04 3:32 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. paratroopers fired on a house in this center of anti-American resistance, killing an Iraqi couple, orphaning their five children and enraging neighbors who insisted the pair were innocent.
Newest graduate of U.S.-trained Iraqi defense force: Saddam Hussein - 1/7/04 12:19 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- A beaming Saddam Hussein was among 100 graduates who joined the ranks Wednesday of the U.S.-trained Iraqi Civil Defense Corps.
U.S. troops accused of killing Iraqi couple in attack on house; Kurdish party office attacked - 1/7/04 9:16 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops shelled a house after coming under fire in this hotbed of the anti-American insurgency, killing an Iraqi couple, witnesses said Wednesday.
U.S.-led administration in Iraq releasing 500 prisoners in conciliatory gesture - 1/7/04 6:47 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. authorities in Iraq will release 506 low-level Iraqi prisoners while increasing the bounties for fugitives suspected of major roles in attacks against coalition forces, the top American civilian official in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, said Wednesday.
Sniper attacks, driveby shootings punctuate eerie calm in Saddam's birthplace after his capture - 1/7/04 4:57 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Sniper attacks and driveby shootings are the new hit-and-run tactics confronting the U.S. occupiers of Saddam Hussein's birthplace, punctuating an eerie calm that has settled on this tense town since the dictator's capture.
U.S. led occupation authority to take part on Iraq meeting, officials say - 1/7/04 2:48 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S.-led occupation authority has agreed to take part in meetings between U.N. and Iraqi leaders to decide how strong a mandate to give the United Nations in the country's move to self-rule, officials said.
Questioning Saddam: Military interrogation could become public - 1/7/04 2:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA interrogators taking on Saddam Hussein must contend with the likelihood that some of their questioning could become public during his eventual trial. That means decisions now on how to conduct the questioning and record the conversations, U.S. officials say.
Company with Republican ties wins Iraq reconstruction contract - 1/7/04 2:12 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bush administration officials say politics had nothing to do with a decision to award a second contract worth $1.8 billion to rebuild Iraq to Bechtel, the giant construction company known for its close ties to Republican officials, and its partner, Parsons Corp.
Second battalion of new Iraqi Army graduates in Baghdad - 1/7/04 12:10 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The second battalion of a new Iraqi army graduated Tuesday at a ceremony with traditional songs and dances, and a U.S. commander and Iraqi politicians said they soon will choose a civilian defense minister to lead the soldiers in securing a democratic nation.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.


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