Saturday, August 09, 2003
New attacks wound 4 U.S. troops in Iraq
: "U.S. troops came under renewed attacks Saturday that wounded at least four soldiers, and a team of FBI investigators prepared to take control of the probe into the car bombing of the Jordanian Embassy.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressBush says Iraq mission vital to security
: "President Bush says Iraq is making steady progress establishing its economy, basic services and a democratic system and that should improve security in this country and the Middle East.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressArafat criticizes deadly Israeli raid
: "Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat reacted angrily Saturday to an Israeli raid in the West Bank that killed three Palestinians, saying the violence threatens the peace process.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressTexas congressman rips GOP for deficit
: "President Bush and congressional Republicans continue to increase budget deficits while jobs disappear, Rep. Charlie Stenholm, D-Texas, said Saturday.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressTaylor aide warns of Liberia violence
: "Days before President Charles Taylor is to step down, his spokesman warned Saturday of bloodshed to follow and said he feared what Taylor's demoralized fighters would do. "All hell might just break lose," he declared.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressBoston archdiocese offers $55M settlement
: "The Boston Archdiocese's $55 million offer to settle more than 500 lawsuits over alleged clergy sex abuse is an important first step - but one unlikely to be accepted in its present form, accusers and their lawyers said.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressDeadline looms for Calif. recall ballot
: "Hundreds of potential candidates faced a decision Saturday on whether to pony up $3,500 and jump into the campaign to succeed Gov. Gray Davis, who faces a recall vote on Oct. 7.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressArmy begins burning weapons in Alabama
: "The Army on Saturday fired up its first chemical weapons incinerator near a residential area and destroyed a Cold War-era rocket loaded with enough sarin to wipe out a city.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressJudge detains accused French rock star
: "A French rock star accused of beating his actress girlfriend to death while in Lithuania must remain in police custody there at least until October on suspicion of manslaughter, a Lithuanian judge ruled.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressGiants' Shockey insults Parcells in mag
: "Jeremy Shockey is talented, brash, and he claims, misquoted.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 05, 2003
U.S. Seizes Trucks, Ships Smuggling Oil from IraqYahoo! News: War with Iraq
: "U.S. authorities said on Tuesday theyhad detained around 150 people and seized scores of fuel trucksand a dozen oil barges in the past two weeks to try to stemrampant smuggling of oil out of Iraq. (Reuters)
Sunday, August 03, 2003
U.S. troops detain 25 Iraqis in raids
: "U.S. soldiers detained about two dozen people, including a "targeted leader" of Saddam Hussein's regime, in a series of Sunday raids against people said to be participating in the violent resistance to the U.S. occupation.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressLiberia prepares for wary peacekeepers
: "People in Liberia's besieged capital readied to welcome the first peacekeepers Monday, but the commander of the West African force tempered expectations by saying that the first contingent would only secure the airport outside the bloodied city.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressAshcroft: al-Qaida could strike again
: "Following the release of a new tape said to be from al-Qaida, Attorney General John Ashcroft warned Sunday of a "very real potential" for attack by Osama bin Laden's terrorism network.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressGay bishop-elect wins 1st of 2 last votes
: "A New Hampshire clergyman moved a step closer Sunday to becoming the first openly gay elected bishop in the Episcopal Church, winning one of two final votes required to be confirmed.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressCrews in Mont., W. Canada fight wildfires
: "As Glacier National Park officials prepared to reopen some areas that had been closed by wildfires, firefighters in extreme northwestern Montana had help from the weather as they tried to rein in a blaze that had jumped the main defense line.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressFour Israelis wounded near Jerusalem
: "Palestinian and Israeli foreign ministers disagreed Sunday over the possibility of a permanent cease-fire, and shortly afterward four Israelis were shot and wounded near Jerusalem.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press