Saddam's sons buried; U.S. soldier killed: "The sons of Saddam Hussein, Odai and Qusai, were buried in the family cemetery in their hometown of Tikrit Saturday morning, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society and the U.S. military said."
9/11 report said to explore Saudi links: "Still-secret sections of Congress' Sept. 11 report examine interactions between Saudi businessmen and the royal family that may have intentionally or unwittingly aided al-Qaida or the suicide hijackers, according to people who have seen it."
N. Korea warns against U.N. nuclear talks: "North Korea on Saturday warned that any moves to discuss its suspected nuclear weapons programs at the United Nations would "hamstring" efforts for dialogue and be a "prelude to war.""
Africans call on Taylor to leave Liberia: "President Charles Taylor is laying the groundwork for his departure, his spokesman said Saturday, while West African envoys urged him to keep his promise and step down once peacekeepers arrive."
Hoax suspect plans to fight extradition: "The lawyer for a woman accused of hoaxing an Indiana couple by posing as their long-lost daughter says his client will fight extradition to Indiana, claiming that no crime was committed."
Gay Episcopal clergyman vies for bishop: "A New Hampshire clergyman seeking to become the first openly gay elected bishop in the Episcopal Church has passed the first of three hurdles in a process that one leader warned could have "severe consequences" for the church."
N. Korea OKs multilateral nuclear talks: "North Korea said Friday that it has agreed to multilateral talks on its suspected development of nuclear weapons but will push for one-on-one talks with the United States during the proposed negotiations."
New purported Saddam tape urges uprising: "A new audiotape attributed to Saddam Hussein aired Friday urges his supporters continue the uprising against U.S. occupation forces and keep control of former state property to use in the rebellion. The voice said the tape was made Sunday."
GI killed in Iraq; Voting may be upcoming: "Iraq's U.S.-appointed governing council, struggling with questions about its legitimacy, could be replaced by an elected government after general elections in less than a year, Iraq's U.S. administrator said Thursday. An American soldier was killed as troops chased Saddam Hussein from hideout to hideout in northern Iraq."
Vatican starts campaign vs. gay marriage: "The Vatican launched a global campaign against gay marriages Thursday, warning Catholic politicians that support of same-sex unions was "gravely immoral" and urging non-Catholics to follow their lead."
Planned air marshal cuts meet hostility: "A Bush administration plan to cut back the air marshal program that mushroomed after the Sept. 11 attacks was rejected by Republicans and Democrats in Congress."
Inspectors arrive in embattled Liberia: "As shells crashed in the distance, an early inspection team arrived in Liberia's capital to plan for a peacekeeping force that will seek to stop a civil war pushing the country toward outright chaos."
N. Korea, U.S. trade harsh criticism: "North Korea and the United States traded harsh criticism on Thursday, with a U.S. official describing the communist nation as a "hellish nightmare" and the North accusing Washington of "all sorts of lies and plots.""
Witness: Al-Qaida aided Indonesia attacks: "A suspected Muslim radical testified Thursday that the al-Qaida terror group financed Southeast Asian militant attacks in Indonesia, possibly including the Oct. 12 Bali blasts that killed 202 people."
Experts anxious over possible Net attack: "Government and industry experts are increasingly concerned about brewing hacker activity they consider a precursor to a broad Internet attack that will target a serious flaw in Windows software from Microsoft Corp."
Record producer Sam Phillips dead at 80: "Sun Records founder Sam Phillips, who decided that a then-unknown Elvis Presley deserved a recording contract when he heard him sing songs for his mother, has died. He was 80."
Ohio State bars star back from practice: "Ohio State tailback Maurice Clarett admits exaggerating the value of items he reported stolen from a car he was driving. As the NCAA investigates, school officials announced Clarett will be held out of preseason practice."
U.S. troops capture Saddam bodyguard: "American soldiers overpowered and arrested a bodyguard who rarely left Saddam Hussein's side Tuesday and said they obtained documents and information that could help them close in on the former dictator."
9-11 report prompts Saudi visit to Bush: "Saudi Arabia's foreign minister is in Washington for talks with President Bush against a background of controversy over whether his country has connections with terrorists."
Sharon expected to make demands on Bush: "Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is exploring with President Bush the actions Israel wants from the Palestinians to reduce the threat of terror and advance peace prospects."
Airlines warned of possible hijack plots: "The Department of Homeland Security has told airlines and law enforcement agencies that al-Qaida may attempt new suicide hijackings sometime during the next few months."
Taylor's forces launch attack in Liberia: "President Charles Taylor's forces launched what they called a major counterattack Tuesday on the key port of Buchanan, battling to take back Liberia's second-largest city a day after it fell to insurgents."
Consumer confidence posts sharp drop: "Consumers, nervous about rising unemployment, lost confidence in their economic prospects in July, resulting in a sharp, unexpected drop in sentiment, according to the latest Conference Board survey."
Prince: al-Qaida trained Saudi militants: "Muslim militants arrested or killed in recent police raids were trained by al-Qaida in Afghanistan and possibly in the Saudi kingdom, the interior minister said in remarks published Tuesday."
Four killed in French forest fires: "Forest fires swept through the French Riviera on Tuesday, killing at least four people, devastating scenic woods and forcing the evacuation of thousands of people."
Dow falls 79 on consumer confidence drop: "An unexpectedly sharp decline in consumer confidence rattled Wall Street Tuesday, sending stocks lower on investor fears of a stumbling economy in the months ahead."
U.S.: 'Noose is tightening' around Saddam: "Saying that "the noose is tightening" around Saddam Hussein and his top aides, U.S. forces raided safehouses in Baghdad and northern Tikrit and said the deposed dictator is unable to mount a resistance because he's too busy "trying to save his own skin.""
Sharon in D.C. to meet with Bush tomorrow: "Bearing a package of goodwill offerings toward the Palestinians, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon prepared for talks with President Bush aimed at finding an elusive peace."
Philippine president orders mutiny probe: "A day after facing down a military mutiny, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Monday vowed to punish the plotters and ordered an investigation into the causes of the uprising that shook her presidency."
Bush making appearance before black group: "President Bush is making a rare appearance before a group that represents black Americans, part of an effort to build ties to a demographic group that overwhelmingly voted against him in 2000."
U.S. urges rebels to pull out of Monrovia: "Shells slamming into tin-roof homes killed at least 16 civilians in Liberia's war-battered capital and the U.S. Ambassador appealed to rebels to lift their bloody eight-day siege of Monrovia to allow food and aid into the city."
Poll: Support for space program steady: "Two-thirds of Americans say the space shuttle should continue to fly despite two disastrous accidents, but enthusiasm for putting civilians aboard is declining, an Associated Press poll finds."
Body identified as Baylor student Dennehy: "Combing through chest-high weeds under the blazing sun, authorities found evidence they say helped identify the body of Baylor University basketball player Patrick Dennehy, who had been missing for more than six weeks."
"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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