Suicide bomber kills 2 Iraqis and 3 U. S. soldiers

By Kelly Finlan
January 29, 2004

A suicide bomber killed two Iraqis and three American soldiers in a bomb patrol on Saturday, Jan. 17. The blast brought the American death toll to 500, according to the Boston Globe. A car bomb exploded outside the U.S. headquarters in Baghdad on Sunday, Jan. 18, killing at least 20 and injuring an additional 60. It was the deadliest attack since New Year’s Eve, according to the British Broadcasting Company.

Bush aims for the moon

President Bush proposed $12 billion for the research and development of a moon landing as soon as 2015, according to the Washington Post.

Cheney calls for allies in war against Terror

Vice President Dick Cheney called to all democratic nations to join the war against terrorism in Davos, Switzerland on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the World Economic Forum. Cheney said force must be used when diplomacy fails, according to the New York Times.

Sunni Triangle attacks kills soldiers

A series of attacks in the Sunni Triangle area of Iraq left five American soldiers and four Iraqis dead and many more injured. Three U.S. soldiers were killed when a car bomb exploded at a checkpoint in Khaldiya, according to the British Broadcasting Company.

Suspects go on trial

Twelve men suspected of being al-Qaeda members will go on trial in Iran, according to Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi. The announcement was made at the World Economic Forum. The 12 suspects have been held in Iran since June, according to the British Broadcasting Company.

Captain Kangaroo dies

Bob Keeshan, the man known as Captain Kangaroo, died Friday, Jan. 23, at the age of 76. Keeshan, the winner of six Emmy Awards and three Peabody Awards, starred in a daily children’s show for more than 25 years, according to the Boston Globe.

Company to repay U.S. government

The subcontracted company hired to redevelop Iraq’s oil sector, Halliburton, Co., admitted Friday, Jan. 23, that it would repay the U.S. government more than $6.3 million in “improper payments.” A company spokesperson said that employees were given the money for a subcontract that was “awarded to a Kuwaiti firm,” according to the Boston Globe.

Posted to the web by Marisa Gallelli

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