Friday, August 01, 2003
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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressJuly unemployment numbers due today
: "The Labor Department is getting set to release the July unemployment numbers this morning at 8:30 a.m. EDT.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressNew 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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press
Thursday, July 31, 2003
Annan: Nations Want U.N. Umbrella in Iraq
: "Many nations want a U.N. umbrella on the U.S.-led operation in Iraq before they commit troops, and Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that he would support a new U.N. resolution to help pull the necessary nations together. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqVarious Technologies Used to Hunt Saddam
: "The Americans are hunting Saddam Hussein using tattered documents, dusty tanks - and satellites and flying robots. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqBush accepts blame for Iraq intelligence row, warns on al-Qaeda
: "US President George W. Bush expressed confidence his government could thwart a feared new wave of al-Qaeda attacks, and said he took "personal responsibility" for using discredited data on Iraq's nuclear aspirations. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqVarious technologies used to hunt Saddam
: "The Americans are hunting Saddam Hussein using tattered documents, dusty tanks - and satellites and flying robots.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqU.S. Marines move closer to Liberia
: "As U.S. Marines moved closer to waters off Liberia, President Bush promised Wednesday that America "will be there to help" but stopped short of saying U.S. forces would go ashore for peacekeeping duty.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqSaudi says U.S. cleared him of 9/11 ties
: "A civil aviation worker is at the center of the latest U.S.-Saudi dispute over whether the kingdom is doing enough to fight terror even though he claimed U.S. officials earlier cleared him of involvement in the Sept. 11 attacks.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq
Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Bush calls threat of new attacks 'real'
: "President Bush took personal responsibility for the first time Wednesday for using discredited intelligence in his State of the Union address, but predicted he would be vindicated for going to war against Iraq. He also warned of possible new al-Qaida attacks, possibly involving airlines.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressLawmakers to fight cuts for air marshals
: "A suicide hijacking warning led the government to ask airlines to watch out for certain foreigners just days after it asked for cuts in the air marshal program that was boosted after the Sept. 11 attacks. Lawmakers from both parties said they would block any effort to reduce funding for air marshals.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressU.S. believes Saddam constantly on move
: "After weeks of struggling to choose a leader, Iraq's U.S.-picked interim government named its first president Wednesday - a Shiite Muslim from a party banned by Saddam Hussein. U.S. troops, meanwhile, pressed the hunt for the ousted dictator and officers said it was "just a matter of time" before he is caught.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressPeacekeepers arrive amid Liberia tumult
: "An advance inspection team of a long-promised multinational peacekeeping force flew into Liberia's besieged capital Wednesday, as explosions and gunfire rocked Monrovia despite a new rebel pledge to cease fire.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressBush shuns calls to legalize gay marriage
: "President Bush said Wednesday he respects homosexuals but draws the line at gay weddings, and he disclosed that government lawyers are exploring measures to legally define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressD.A. to seek retrial in police video case
: "Prosecutors said Wednesday they will seek a retrial in the case of a white former police officer who was videotaped punching and slamming a handcuffed black teenager onto a squad car.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressWeather slows Montana firefighting efforts
: "A wildfire menacing Glacier National Park paused Wednesday, but uncooperative weather kept firefighters from making a full attack on the 14,200-acre blaze that has forced hundreds of people from their homes.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressStocks sag as Dow down 4, Nasdaq down 9
: "Stocks fell modestly Wednesday after bearish comments from Intel and a profit warning from Pier One Imports offset strong earnings from CVS and ConocoPhillips. But many investors simply sat out the session, waiting for gross domestic product and employment data due out later this week.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressBaryshnikov heads to 'Sex and the City'
: "He's Mr. Big in the dance world. Now Mikhail Baryshnikov is ready to take on Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City."
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressAutopsy: Dennehy died of gunshot wounds
: "Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy was shot in the head and died in the field where his body was found, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 29, 2003
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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press9-11 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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressSharon 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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressAirlines 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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressTaylor'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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressConsumer 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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressPrince: 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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressFour 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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressDow 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.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressSurging Marlins beat D-backs 3-2
: "Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs and Mark Redman gave up one run in 7 1-3 innings to lead the Florida Marlins over the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 Monday night.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press