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December 2, 2003
sides, two stories about battle deaths in Samarra U.S. commanders
said Monday they had killed up to 54 insurgents in the fiercest
battle since Saddam Hussein's government fell nearly eight months
ago, but townspeople disputed that claim, saying only about nine
Iraqis were killed in the battle Sunday, most of them noncombatants.
more war news below
electronic voting machine firm drops legal case In a major
victory for free speech enthusiasts on the Internet, Diebold Inc.
has agreed not to sue voting rights advocates who publish leaked
documents about the alleged security breaches of electronic voting.
Doggone? Not Anymore!
WICHITA, Kan. - Jeanie Flores did a double-take when she glanced out
the window of her home last week. A dog outside looked like Bear, the
family pet who disappeared in November 1997.
Oh my God. I think that's my dog! she thought to herself.
She called the dog's name. When he responded, she started bawling.
I called my husband and said, 'I really think this is Bear,
Frank Flores rushed home and within seconds agreed with his wife's assessment:
Bear, the brindle-colored Lab and chow mix, was home.
The dog's whereabouts for the past six years and his surprise return
two days before Thanksgiving remain a mystery.
Frank Flores said he wishes Bear could talk.
Republicans won't be deposed in Texas redistricting lawsuit
flowing around water plan A state agency controlling more than
650,000 acres of the drought-stricken region has proposed allowing a
private company to sell more than 16 billion gallons of groundwater
each year from state-owned lands.
engines limit drug ads but loosen up on porn searches
firefighters dumping wives for 9-11 widows At least a
dozen of New York's Bravest - some of them assigned to look after
Sept. 11 widows - have left their wives for the spouses of their
comrades killed in the terror attacks
Millions tickets go on sale in Texas tomorrow
driver suspected of toy theft turns to Black Panthers Cedric
Edmonson, who worked as a Liberty Cab driver, was charged with felony
theft after allegedly absconding with a taxi load of toys Nov. 24.
Burkett - author of "Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation Was
Robbed of Its Heroes and Its History" - honored by Army A
North Texas man's discovery that more than 1,200 people either lied
about or exaggerated their claims of serving in the Vietnam War has
earned him a military honor.
patrol in Iraq Soldiers based at Camp Widowmaker patrol Mosul
and conduct house searches. Mortar and scout platoons from the battalions
headquarters company alternate the hour- to two-hour-long sunrise
new ammo tested on live Iraqis The bullet is so controversial
that if Thomas, a former SEAL, had been on active duty, he would have
been court-martialed for using it. The bullet Thomas fired was
an armor-piercing, limited-penetration round manufactured by RBCD
of San Antonio.
West's attorney blasts US interrogation limits The attorney
for Army Lt. Col. Allen B. West says a just-completed investigative
hearing in Iraq showed a weak link in the U.S. military's ability
to interrogate and get information from Saddam Hussein's fighters.
reprimanded, faces discharge for marrying Iraqi, lawyer says