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April 13, 2003
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  • Pilot Programs on Cyberattack Data Should Be Expanded, Lawmakers Say
  • Iraq
    Troops get extension on federal tax filing

    WASHINGTON -- One less worry for American troops fighting in Iraq: They won't have to file their tax returns by next Tuesday's deadline.

    Discussions replace disputes over military
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- A military uniform attracted catcalls and antiwar slogans on many U.S. campuses during the Vietnam era. But these days, as Army ROTC cadet Joseph McConnell walks to his military science class at Princeton wearing camouflage, the main reaction is curiosity.

    Hussein adviser in U.S. custody
    Lt. Gen. Amer al-Saadi, Saddam Hussein's science adviser, is believed to be the first of 55 wanted regime figures to surrender to coalition forces.

    Safe house decor leans to 'love shack'
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- The doors of the townhouse opened to reveal a playboy's fantasy straight from the 1960s: mirrored bedroom, lamps shaped like women, airbrushed paintings of a topless blonde woman and a mustached hero battling a crocodile.

    Demonstrations change focus
    WASHINGTON -- Meg Zupancic knows her country has overwhelmed the enemy with military might in the last few weeks.

    World finance leaders endorse rebuilding effort
    WASHINGTON -- Finance officials from the seven richest industrial countries agreed Saturday to support a new U.N. Security Council resolution as part of a global effort to rebuild Iraq and promised to begin talks on reducing Iraq's massive foreign debt burden.

    Bush optimistic that wreckage will yield order
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush spoke on Saturday of Iraqi children kissing Marines and possible difficult fighting ahead as coalition forces struggled to bring order to the wreckage left by the collapse of President Saddam Hussein's government.

    Lynch arrives at Washington hospital
    WASHINGTON -- Jessica Lynch, the soldier rescued in a daring commando raid in Iraq, returned to the United States on Saturday to recover from her head-to-toe injuries at the Army's premier medical center.

    NBC races to turn rescue into movie
    LOS ANGELES -- NBC is hurrying development of a movie about the rescue of POW Jessica Lynch.

    Warships, planes head home as troops arrive
    WASHINGTON -- With the war in Iraq winding down, U.S. military commanders plan to start sending home some warships and planes but continue building up ground troops to deal with security, humanitarian relief and reconstruction challenges, defense officials said Saturday.

    Winning the peace in Afghanistan
    Rebuilding efforts in this nation indicate what is ahead for U.S. troops in Iraq: battles, persuasion and frustration.

    Nation in brief: My dad killed 'Black Dahlia,' detective says
    LOS ANGELES -- A retired homicide detective says his physician father committed the notorious "Black Dahlia" murder, which has been unsolved for half a century.

    Fighting terror: Smallpox vaccine program falls short
    ATLANTA -- Four months after President Bush summoned millions of doctors, nurses, firefighters and police officers to form a nationwide network of smallpox response teams, officials running the immunization program concede it has fallen far short of expectations.

    Canada report: Chretien offers to send Mounties to Iraq
    Canada is willing to send in the Mounties to help restore order in Iraq, Prime Minister Jean Chretien said.

    World in brief: Influential Iranian urges vote on ties with U.S.
    TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's former president expressed support Saturday for holding a referendum on restoring ties with the United States, marking a significant shift as his fellow hard-liners nervously watch U.S.-led forces take control of Iraq.

    North Korea indicates willingness to talk
    Multilateral discussions on its alleged nuclear weapons program could ease tensions.

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