Saturday, August 23, 2003
3 British soldiers killed in Iraq attack
: "Three British soldiers were killed and one seriously wounded Saturday during a guerrilla attack in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra. To the north, American forces reported killing two Iraqi Turkomen who opened fire when the U.S. soldiers arrived to put down an ethnic clash in the city of Tuz Kharmato.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressPalestinians try to halt militant attacks
: "Facing a fresh storm of violence, Palestinian leaders said Saturday they would try to broker a new halt to attacks by Islamic and other extremist groups and urged Israel to stop killing top militants.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressAlabama justice suspended over monument
: "Alabama's chief justice has been suspended for refusing to obey a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the rotunda of the state judicial building.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressCalif. recall support waning, poll says
: "California voters are losing their thirst for recalling Gov. Gray Davis, according to a new poll released amid signs that both Democrats and Republicans are moving to throw support behind their respective front runners.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressOver 30,000 flee blazes in western Canada
: "Towering flames shooting up 400 feet forced more than 20,000 residents from their homes as forest fires rampaged past orchards and vineyards and licked at the outskirts of this western Canadian city.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press1 killed, 2 missing in Ky. flash flooding
: "Search dogs scoured the banks of a creek into Saturday morning for a woman and a girl who were swept into the water when a storm-triggered flash flood uprooted their home.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressAfghans battle suspected Taliban; 8 die
: "Government forces fought hundreds of suspected Taliban insurgents in central Afghanistan, killing four guerrillas and arresting 13, local officials said Saturday. At least four government soldiers died, the officials said.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressExperts avert threatened Internet attack
: "Security experts managed to avert a threatened Internet attack, while FBI agents subpoenaed an Arizona company for clues to the origins of a fast-spreading computer virus that slowed e-mail systems worldwide this week.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressFox's bid to block Franken book is denied
: "Calling it an easy case, a judge rejected Fox News Channel's bid to block liberal humorist Al Franken's new book, whose cover mocks the Fox slogan "fair and balanced."
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressPujols' hitting streak ends as Cards lose
: "Jim Thome hit two more homers against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-4 road victory.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressI wanted to kill myself when I was falsely held for rape.. only Theresa's love saved me
: "INNOCENT MAN JAILED BY EX-LOVER'S LIES
"In Mirror.co.ukU Fake O
: "How the world was fooled into an alien alert by this balloon
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Annan says U.N. will stay in Iraq
: "FBI agents led the search for clues in the rubble of a bombed U.N. compound in Baghdad on Wednesday, while U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said the attack that killed his top envoy to Iraq would not drive the world body out of the country.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressIsrael holds off on retaliatory strike
: "With a U.S.-backed peace plan hanging in the balance, Israel decided Wednesday to hold off on a major military strike in response to a Hamas bus bombing in Jerusalem that killed at least 20 people, including as many as six children, a security official said.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressDavis says GOP trying to 'steal' election
: "Gov. Gray Davis called the recall effort part of a wider effort to "steal elections Republicans cannot win," evoking the impeachment of former President Clinton and Florida's 2000 presidential election fiasco.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressFDA OKs new erectile dysfunction drug
: "The government has approved the sale of a second pill to treat erectile dysfunction, setting the stage for a fierce battle with Viagra in the billion-dollar-plus impotence market.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press2 W.Va. shootings linked to same weapon
: "Ballistic tests have shown that the same weapon was used to kill two residents here, police told a newspaper, as fears grew that three recent shootings are the work of a single sniper.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressOfficials to begin blackout investigation
: "U.S. and Canadian officials on Wednesday will lay the groundwork for an investigation into what caused the worst blackout in U.S. history.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressDeadline passes for Commandments monument
: "Supporters of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore gathered Wednesday for a candlelight vigil, hoping to convince state and federal leaders that his Ten Commandments monument should not be removed from the state judicial building.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressFlood waters recede in Las Vegas
: "Flood waters receded Wednesday and residents began the messy job of cleaning up after intense storms swamped some neighborhoods, knocking out power to thousands and leaving motorists stranded atop their cars.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressStocks set to open low as investors pause
: "U.S. stocks are set to open lower Wednesday as investors consider whether the latest run-up in stocks is justified and mull Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HPQ) weaker-than-expected third-quarter results.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressBonds hits walk-off homer to beat Braves
: "Barry Bonds wanted to apologize to the Atlanta Braves for taking a little longer than usual to celebrate as his game-winning homer sailed into McCovey Cove. This one meant a whole lot more.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Huge car bomb blast hits U.N. HQ in Iraq
: "A car bomb exploded in front of the hotel housing the U.N. headquarters on Tuesday, collapsing the front of the building, the U.S. military said. At least nine people were wounded.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressBush hopeful energy bill can be reworked
: "President Bush voiced confidence Tuesday that pending energy legislation in Congress can be reworked to address the sort of electricity transmission problems typified by last week's widespread blackout.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressRivals' speeches heat up Calif. recall
: "Gov. Gray Davis prepared to take his case to an audience at UCLA. Arnold Schwarzenegger promised a discussion of economics. And Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante is proposing "tough love" - including tax increases - for Californians.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressDow, Nasdaq both rise 9 in early trading
: "Stock prices have opened the session slightly higher, with the Dow Jones industrial average rising 9.03 to 9,421.48 in early trading, and the Nasdaq up 8.88 to 1,748.37.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press3 DEAD IN UN HQ TRUCK BOMB
: "At least three dead and dozens more injured in suicide truck bomb attack on UN building in Baghdad...
"In Mirror.co.ukTom Sizemore convicted of domestic violence
: "Tom Sizemore was convicted in a Los Angeles courtroom recently of one count each of domestic violence, criminal threats and vandalism and three counts of making obscene phone calls to ex-girlfriend Heidi Fleiss.
"In National EnquirerSaddam Hussein's Vice President Captured
: "Taha Yassin Ramadan, who served as vice president under Saddam Hussein, was handed over to U.S. forces in Mosul on Tuesday, the U.S. Defense Department said. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqU.S. Official Claims Syria Aids Terrorists
: "The top American official in Iraq accused Syria of allowing "terrorists" to cross the border, and U.S. forces on Tuesday reported another attack, this time from assailants firing from behind an ambulance. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqBlair's Master of Spin Quizzed Over Iraq War
: "Prime Minister Tony Blair's top aidefaced forensic questioning about Britain's case for war in Iraqwhen he took the stand on Tuesday in a high-stakes inquiry intothe suicide of weapons expert David Kelly. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqUS Troops Fire at Iraqi Ambulance During Gunbattle
: "U.S. soldiers shot at an Iraqiambulance during a battle with attackers who had opened fire onan American base, the U.S. Army said on Tuesday. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Sunday, August 17, 2003
Ohio alarms failed ahead of blackout
: "A failure to contain problems with three transmission lines in northern Ohio just south of Cleveland was the likely trigger of the nation's biggest power blackout, a leading investigator says.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressBlackout areas urged to conserve energy
: "Aside from the garbage cans overflowing with spoiled food, the water-boil warnings and the flood of questions about how transmission problems ended up leaving 50 million people in the dark, life was close to normal two days after a historically bad blackout.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressIndonesia arrests 9 in deadly hotel blast
: "Nine people have been arrested in connection with last week's attack on the Marriot Hotel in Jakarta that killed 12 people and injured nearly 150, the national police chief said Sunday.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressIraq pipeline burns; jail attack kills 3
: "Two ferocious blazes raged out of control Sunday along the pipeline that exports Iraq's oil to the north, and saboteurs blew a hole in a giant Baghdad water main, forcing engineers to cut off water to the capital and complicating efforts to bring stability to war-torn Iraq.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressAfghan insurgents fight police; 22 killed
: "Insurgents attacked a police headquarters in southeastern Afghanistan, sparking a battle Sunday that killed at least 15 fighters and seven Afghan police, a police chief said. It was part of a disturbing new surge of violence in the country.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressW.Va. residents fear possible sniper
: "Police stopped black pickup trucks in this small town and residents warily went about their errands as authorities investigated three recent shooting deaths that could be the work of a single sniper.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressIsrael sets up Hebron military outposts
: "The Israeli army has set up two military outposts in Hebron, flying Israeli flags over Palestinian areas of the divided West Bank city for the first time in six years, while both sides on Sunday blasted tenuous peace moves.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressBustamante, Schwarzenegger lead in Calif.
: "California's lieutenant governor is in a tight race with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leading candidates to succeed Gray Davis if voters decide to oust the Democratic governor, according to a poll released Saturday.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressWildfires force evacuations in Montana
: "Hundreds of homes were evacuated as surging wildfires forced firefighters to shuffle crews to cover the blazes, including one they thought was under control.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressUntested Campbell, Micheel lead PGA
: "The PGA Championship was supposed to be the last chance for Tiger Woods to win a major. It turned into a great opportunity for two guys who have never even contended in one.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press