Dispatches from the front
101ST MP COMPANY, 101ST AIRBORNE DIVISION
With phone links down, U.S. Iraqis worry about their families
PATERSON, N.J. -- The last time Yasin Said spoke by telephone to his parents in Baghdad, the war was two days old.
Servicewoman was 'our hero'
TUBA CITY, Ariz. -- Pfcs. Lori Piestewa and Jessica Lynch were roommates and friends. For more than a week, their families a continent apart were joined in waiting for word of their fate in Iraq.
Family not ready to sell POW's story
PALESTINE, W.Va. -- The movie offers have come in, along with proposals for book deals. Everyone, it seems, wants to cash in on the dramatic rescue of Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch.
Reply to rescuers ends Lynch's ordeal
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar -- "Jessica Lynch," a U.S. soldier called out. "We are United States soldiers, and we're here to protect you and take you home."
All eyes on Baghdad, but battles rage elsewhere
BASRA: An airstrike hits the house of one of Hussein's most-feared henchmen, who U.S. forces believe was home at the time.
Bombs don't stop the business in Baghdad market
As chaos grows, power fails and thousands flee, tenacious merchants persevere by selling flashlights, batteries and even lovebirds.
Bush says allied forces are 'steadily advancing'
WASHINGTON -- President Bush said Saturday that coalition forces "serve a great and just cause" as they fight on several fronts in Iraq.
With drugs in short supply, Iraqis face painful surgeries
A Jordanian doctor describes empty drug cabinets and surgeries conducted with out-of-date procedures.
Iraq graphic: Focus on covert special operations
Iraq graphic: Downed coalition aircraft
U.S. troops still on hunt in Afghanistan
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- In the past two weeks, U.S. troops have died in helicopter crashes and ambushes. They've bombed targets, dodged rocket and mortar fire and ducked friendly fire. And they have gained a little ground against the enemy.
'Neocons' espouse preemption policy
With the resignation of Pentagon adviser Richard Perle a few days ago, the Bush administration lost one of its most visible, most vocal spokesmen not only for the war in Iraq, but for similar preemptive actions elsewhere in the world.
Crowded skies worry coalition pilots
ABOARD THE USS KITTY HAWK -- Pilots say the sky over Baghdad is so congested with coalition planes that they worry more about inflight collisions than Iraqi antiaircraft fire.
Reclaiming rural Colombia
In oil-rich towns where armed rebels reigned, Colombia's military fights back.
Nation in brief: Justice ends Cubans' harsh confinement
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department, citing security concerns, held five Cubans in isolation cells where lights burned 24 hours a day and some detainees wore only underwear.
Michigan admissions case could affect K-12 students, too
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's upcoming ruling on affirmative action in college admissions has the potential to subtly or significantly affect the nation's 15,000 school districts, many of which have long considered race in shaping student enrollment plans.
Fighting terror: Karzai ally killed in home shooting
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- A close ally of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was gunned down in southern Afghanistan in an attack provincial officials blamed on the Taliban on Saturday.
Canada report: SARS death toll rises to eight in Toronto
The death toll from the mysterious SARS disease has risen to eight in Toronto, prompting visitors to avoid the city and leaving officials scrambling to calm fears.
World in brief: N. Korea: We'll ignore U.N. resolution on nuclear standoff
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea warned Saturday it would ignore any U.N. resolution over its suspected nuclear weapons development as the Security Council prepared to discuss the international standoff over the issue.