Sons' bodies may have 20 bullet wounds: "The U.S. military showed reporters the bodies of Odai and Qusai Hussein on Friday and said each body contained more than 20 bullet wounds. The faces had been partly reconstructed to appear as lifelike as possible."
Bush, Abbas meet in Mideast peace talks: "Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas said he would ask President Bush during an Oval Office meeting Friday to "push the Israeli government to fulfill its commitments" toward Middle East peace."
U.S. troops may have captured top Iraqis: "Acting on a tip from an Iraqi informant, U.S. troops raided a house south of Tikrit on Thursday and captured five to 10 people believed to be members of Saddam Hussein's personal security detail, a senior U.S. general said Friday."
Shelling strikes U.S. Embassy in Liberia: "Mortar rounds thudded into the U.S. Embassy compound, homes and a school crowded with refugees in the bloodiest attack on Liberia's besieged capital in days, killing at least 12 Liberian men, women and children."
House OKs importation of lower-cost drugs: "The House approved legislation early Friday allowing Americans to purchase prescription medicine abroad, voting 243-186 after a clash that pitted the hope of lower prices against the fear of counterfeit drugs."
Fire evacuates Glacier National Park: "A trio of wildfires roared unchecked through parched timber and into Glacier National Park, parts of which stood deserted Friday after a mass evacuation described as "the flow of traffic like rush hour in a large city.""
Matt LeBlanc to star in 'Friends' spinoff: ""Friends" is paring down to one friend, Joey. Matt LeBlanc will star in a spinoff of the hit NBC comedy that will wrap up a 10-year run with the 2003-04 season, NBC Entertainment President Jeff Zucker announced Thursday. "Joey" will take over the 8 p.m. Thursday time slot held by "Friends.""
Dow up 39, Nasdaq rises 3 on report: "Stocks opened higher Friday amid news that new home sales and orders for big-ticket factory goods both rose solidly in June, reinforcing other recent signs that the economy may be mounting a sustainable recovery."
Armstrong keeps grip on overall Tour lead: "Key rival Jan Ullrich nipped two seconds out of Lance Armstrong's overall lead in the Tour de France's 18th stage Friday, a boost for the German ahead of a time trial Saturday expected to settle their gripping duel for the Tour title."
U.S. to release photos of Saddam's sons: "The United States hopes to convince skeptical Iraqis that two of Saddam Hussein's sons are dead by releasing photographs of their bodies, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld says."
Prove reveals lapses before 9/11 attacks: "Prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the CIA failed to act on intelligence it had about hijackers, the FBI was unable to track al-Qaida in the United States, and key National Security Agency communications intercepts never were circulated, a congressional investigation has concluded."
House panel hears testimony on ephedra: "Major league baseball should not ban dietary supplements containing ephedra unless the government does, an official of the players' union testified Thursday to lawmakers looking into health problems related to the herbal stimulant."
N.H. father pleads innocent in 2 deaths: "The father of two New Hampshire children whose disappearance has led to a cross-country search pleaded not guilty Thursday to murdering the youngsters, though the bodies have not been found."
City Hall shooting leaves 2 people dead: "Mayor Michael Bloomberg himself walked through the metal detector at City Hall on Thursday morning, a day after a councilman allowed a rival politician to bypass security, leading to a shooting that left them both dead."
Gov. Davis prepares for political battle: "Gov. Gray Davis and his advisers prepared for a bruising campaign after state officials announced the nation's first gubernatorial recall election in 82 years is headed for the ballot."
Jobless claims hit five-month low: "The number of American workers signing up for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in five months, a fresh dose of good news for the economy's revival."
Dow up 82, Nasdaq gains 21 on job claims: "A surprising drop in jobless claims sent stocks sharply higher Thursday on investor hopes of an accelerating economic rebound. Strong earnings from AT&T added to the market's good mood."
Armstrong maintains overall lead in Tour: "Saving himself and his overall lead for the great battle to come, Lance Armstrong cruised to a place-finish Thursday in the pancake-flat 17th stage of the Tour de France, his focus on an expected race-deciding time trial Saturday."
Bush proclaims end to Saddam's regime: "President Bush on Wednesday hailed the deaths of Saddam Hussein's two sons as the clearest sign yet that "the former regime is gone and will not be coming back.""
U.S. captures senior Iraq Guard official: "U.S. forces captured a senior Republican Guard official Wednesday, a day after killing Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai in a four-hour gunbattle. But the bloody insurgency showed no signs of letting up, as attacks claimed the lives of two more American soldiers."
Mass. reports 1,000 church abuse victims: "Clergy members and others in the Boston Archdiocese probably sexually abused more than 1,000 people over a period of six decades, Massachusetts' attorney general said Wednesday, calling the scandal so massive it "borders on the unbelievable.""
Iran says it holds al-Qaida operatives: "Iran is holding top members of the al-Qaida terror network, the intelligence minister said Wednesday, days after President Bush accused the country of harboring terrorists."
Abbas' future may rest on D.C. visit: "Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas could be ousted by the Palestinian parliament unless he returns from Washington with substantial concessions from Israel, the Palestinian information minister said Wednesday."
Rebels in Liberia battle on key bridge: "Rebels shelled Liberia's refugee-crowded capital and fought for control of a key bridge Wednesday, despite announcing a cease-fire considered essential for deployment of a multinational peacekeeping force to the West African nation."
FBI wanted al-Qaida cells tracked in 2000: "Agents in charge of FBI offices across the country were instructed early in 2000 to scour their communities for al-Qaida operatives but they made only spotty progress before the Sept. 11 attacks, according to officials familiar with a congressional report on terrorism intelligence failures."
Saddam's sons believed dead in Iraq raid: "Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai were believed to have been killed Tuesday in a raid by U.S. forces who surrounded the home of a cousin, a senior U.S. official said. Two other Iraqis also were killed."
Eiffel tower fire extinguished: "A fire broke out on the top of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday, sending black smoke pouring from the 1,069-foot Paris landmark and forcing the evacuation of a stream of visitors."
New Iraqi council makes debut at U.N.: "UNITED NATIONS - The fledgling Iraqi Governing Council made a cautious debut before the international community Tuesday. Protesters in the Security Council gallery denounced it as "illegitimate," and the U.N. chief welcomed it - but only as "an important first step towards the full restoration of Iraqi sovereignty.""
Officials search Midwest for missing kids: "Prosecutors who charged a man with murdering his two children said Tuesday they were searching for a burial site, most likely in or near northern Indiana or northeastern Illinois."
Abbas to press Bush on peace process: "The United States should press Israel for a firm schedule of peace moves, a Palestinian official said Tuesday ahead of White House talks between Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and President Bush in a new U.S. effort for progress in the "road map" peace plan."
New York bids farewell to salsa queen: "The body of Celia Cruz, pulled in a glass-walled carriage by twin white horses, rode Tuesday through Manhattan past throngs of fans offering a final farewell to the beloved "Queen of Salsa.""
Stocks move higher on news of Iraq raid: "Wall Street regained a positive track Tuesday following news that four Iraqis were killed in a U.S. raid in Iraq. Investors were encouraged by reports that two of Saddam Hussein's sons might be among the dead."
Search for Baylor player centers on Waco: "The search for missing Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy centered Tuesday on a gravel pit and the banks of the Brazos River, just miles from an apartment he shared with the former teammate accused of killing him."
Gen. to establish armed militia in Iraq: "Iraq's daily barrage of attacks killed two more American soldiers and an Iraqi employee of a U.N.-affiliated relief agency Sunday, while thousands of followers of a hardline Shiite Muslim cleric staged an anti-American protest in the holy city of Najaf."
Senator prods Bush on prewar Iraq claims: "President Bush could make the controversy over the now-infamous 16 words of his State of the Union address go away by telling Americans whether the speech's justification for war was exaggerated, the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday."
War Blog News Updates Saddam said alive but not behind attacks: "The top U.S. official in Iraq says he believes Saddam Hussein is still alive and remains in the war-battered nation, but is not orchestrating daily attacks on American troops. Also Sunday, two more U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush in northern Iraq."
Dead U.K. weapons adviser was BBC source: "The British Broadcasting Corp. said Sunday that David Kelly, a Ministry of Defense scientist whose suicide intensified a fierce debate over intelligence used to justify war in Iraq, was its main source for a story at the center of the dispute."
Palestinians outlaw violent groups: "The Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers held a two-hour meeting Sunday, kicking off 10 days of international diplomacy aimed at solidifying a fragile Mideast cease-fire and advancing the U.S.-backed "road map" peace plan."
12 Americans killed in Kenya plane crash: "A twin-engine plane carrying 12 American tourists and two South African crew members en route to a game reserve crashed into Mount Kenya, apparently killing everyone on board, Kenyan officials said Sunday."
Bush pushes re-election funds over $41M: "Since President Bush launched his bid for re-election on May 16, his campaign has raised at least $41.4 million, including $7 million on a two-day Texas swing that wound up with a Saturday evening reception."
South Korea plays down nuke concerns: "South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun on Sunday played down concerns about North Korea's nuclear development despite U.S. and U.N. suspicions that Pyongyang may have begun producing plutonium for use in bombs."
Rebels press farther into Liberia capital: "Rebels advanced deeper Sunday into Liberia's war-ravaged capital Sunday, trading mortar, grenade and machine-gun fire with government troops after President Charles Taylor vowed to fight "to the last man.""
Iraq nuke evidence was thin, experts say: "Even as the Bush administration concluded Iraq was reviving its nuclear weapons program, key signs - such as scientific data of weapons work and evidence of research by Iraq's nuclear experts - were missing, according to several former intelligence officials."
9/11 victims angry over WTC construction: "A group representing the families of Sept. 11 victims has criticized Gov. George Pataki for allowing construction where the World Trade Center's twin towers once stood."
"We're coming with a mighty force to end the reign of your
oppressors," Bush said, addressing Iraqis who might be
listening from afar. "We are coming to bring you food and
medicine and a better life. And we are coming and we will
not stop, we will not relent until your country is free."
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