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March 25, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Susan Taylor Martin: Jordanians feel pain from war next door
    PETRA, Jordan -- Life is anything but rosy here in the "rose-red city half as old as time."

    Iraq: Bahrain blast blamed on propane rattles Navy base
    MANAMA, Bahrain -- A propane gas tank was ignited by protesters outside the U.S. Navy 5th Fleet base in Bahrain on Monday night, and the resulting explosion shattered nearby windows but injured no one, officials said.

    Iraq: War Q&A
    1) How many Americans have been captured by the Iraqis?

    Iraq: Giant sandstorm complicates fight
    As coalition forces advance on Baghdad a powerful sandstorm is forecast to hit the region and challenge fighting forces with winds over 50 mph and near-zero-visibility.

    Iraq: For POW families, agony
    "I just want him to come home alive," says the mother of one captive. Other families cling to the same hope.

    Iraq: Questions remain over Iraqi weapons
    WASHINGTON -- So where are the weapons of mass destruction?

    Iraq: Supply troops vital yet vulnerable
    Military historians call it the difference between "the teeth" and "the tail" -- an army's front line troops and the suppliers who fuel them.

    Iraq: U.S. forces take sterner approach
    ON THE ROAD TO BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The U.S. Marines, M-16s pointed, forced the Iraqi men out of their vehicle, questioned them and shoved them down onto the rocky sand -- slashing their tires first to ensure they wouldn't tail a convoy again any time soon.

    Iraq: TV reports blindside soldiers' families
    Every military family dreads that knock on the door, portending the awful news that a loved one has been killed in battle.

    Iraq: Bush seeks $75-billion for war effort
    The money is intended to cover combat costs, as well as the beginning of a postwar occupation.

    Iraq: Arab Group: Council must meet, condemn Iraq war
    UNITED NATIONS -- Arab nations called Monday for an emergency Security Council meeting to demand an end to the U.S.-led war against Iraq and the withdrawal of all invading forces.

    Iraq: TV claims to show downed copter's crew
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraqi state television on Monday showed two men, including one from Florida, said to have been the U.S. crew of an Apache helicopter forced down during heavy fighting in central Iraq.

    Iraq: War at a glance map

    Nation in brief: Data recorder may add to shuttle inquiry
    LUFKIN, Texas -- A data recorder from the space shuttle Columbia, discovered last week in a pine forest in Texas, is in surprisingly good shape and may contain crucial information previously unavailable to investigators of the shuttle disaster, NASA officials say.

    World in brief: Chechnya approves constitution
    VLADIKAVKAZ, Russia -- Russian officials said Monday the approval of a new constitution by Chechnya's voters has completely discredited the separatist cause, further dimming hopes the Kremlin would negotiate an end to the 31/2-year war.

    Health & medicine: Mystery illness might be related to common cold
    ATLANTA -- The mysterious and deadly flulike illness from Asia that has stymied health officials around the world appears to be caused by a new variety of a common cold virus, U.S. health officials said Monday.

    Fighting terror: For Pinellas woman, knock meant the worst
    KENNETH CITY -- Patricia Iverson was checking e-mails about 10 p.m. Sunday when she heard the ominous knock at her front door. Peering through the miniblinds, she realized her worst fears.

    Fighting terror: Helicopter was trying to help Afghan children
    BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- The U.S. Air Force helicopter that crashed Sunday in southeastern Afghanistan, killing all six people on board, was on a mercy mission to help two injured Afghan children, the U.S. military said Monday.





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