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Tuesday, April 1, 2003
4 Million Die in Nuclear Blast Over Baghdad
KEVIN CASEY / Los Angeles Times
Army Spc. Jon Cripps wears protective gear to avoid the radiation. (Kevin Casey)




Cloud Of Tension Amid Dust

Storms slow U.S. advance, but bombing reminds Baghdad residents that a battle is brewing.

Complete Coverage




 35,000 Americans Killed by Nerve Gas

 First Nuclear Strike Since WWII

 Iraqi Commander Surrenders
President vows "this is day of reckoning for the Iraqi regime, we used what force was necessary."

Russian Condemns Strike

Loyalist units arrive to keep conscripts in place. Kurds watch warily and wait.

 Iraqis Said to Be Disguising Themselves

 U.S. Troops Face Off With Grit

Tensions High in MidEast

Fighting and uprising make passage unsafe for those bringing supplies to city.



 Updates

Iraq & The Region



 In Depth

Military Operations

 Iraq Forcing Longer, Conventional War

 Tanks and Trenches May Make Storms Worse


Homefront

 Telemundo Turns to Aggressive Reporting to Attract New Viewers



 Baghdad Time & Weather
Forecast
  Shifting Strategy
VIDEO: Ronald Brownstein on how the U.S. is adapting to the changing war.
    Weathering Storms
GRAPHIC: Dust storms can bring 50-mph gusts, causing swirling dust columns rising thousands of feet.
 
    Engaging the Enemy
SLIDE SHOW: Photographer Rick Loomis reports from the 1st Marines Division near Nasiriyah.
 
 
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Bush's Tax Cut Takes a Hit in Senate

His $725-billion plan to stimulate the economy is slashed to $350 billion. Lawmakers argue that deficit, cost of war make the proposal too costly.

Air Force Will Replace 4 Top Academy Officers

They will be reassigned after a scandal that involves allegations of sexual assault.

LAPD's Kalish Relieved of Duty

A civil complaint says the deputy chief molested a youth. A criminal probe looks at alleged events of more than 20 years ago.

 Features


Lost in the fear, glory of combat
BATTLE LINES: A writer sees the conflict through the prism of his Gulf War service.

Grasping a war told in real time
MEDIA: Transfixed is different from informed. Readers and viewers are being asked to make sense of the facts at an ever quickening pace.


The 'Futurama' is now
HOME VIDEO: Creating the series, newly released on DVD, was a challenge-filled process, Matt Groening and colleagues recall. VIDEO

Man Dragged to Death in Carjacking
 
Space Expert Faults NASA Over Foam Debris
 
Victims of Scam Target Church
 
U.S. Plane Crashes in Colombia
 
Saudis Free Dissident After 8 Years
 
 AP News
India, Pakistan Both Test Fire Missiles
 
Russia's Ivanov Backs Arms Treaty Delay
 
 Spotlight
 

Ask the Critic
Times critics answer your questions online.

Manohla Dargis
Movies: Dargis answers your questions about the Oscars.

S. Irene Virbila
Dining: Where to go for brunch? Or a good seafood pasta?

Christopher Knight
Art: Why there's no credible roadmap to artistic success.


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Cheese course
Now that we're infatuated with cheese, we're also more than a little confused.

  What goes with cheese

  From milk to Morbier

Diary of a chef wannabe
A woman's quest to shake up her life by making aspic.

Sticking up for rhubarb
There's a certain challenge to making it the star of a dish.

More: FOOD

 Section Headlines
 
The World
Troops Battle Sandstorm, Iraqis
 
Relief for Basra Hindered
 
In North, Iraq Moves Unimpeded
 
The Nation
An Ambush in Southern Iraq Tears at an Army Town in Texas
 
Bush's Tax Cut Takes a Hit in Senate
 
Former Commanders Question U.S. Strategy
 
California
Pride and Grief for Fallen Marines
 
LAPD's Kalish Relieved of Duty
 
These Vietnam Vets Have No Desire to See This War on TV
 
Business
Nasdaq Joins in Ban of Al Jazeera
 
Telemundo Turns to Aggressive Reporting to Attract New Viewers
 
Long, Rough Road for Mideast Development
 
Sports
Training Daze
 
Dodgers Can't Be Second Guessing
 
In Clutch, Bryant Goes for the Throat
 
Calendar
Politics left little for the economy to ruin
 
Revamp Waiting in the Wings for 64-Year-Old Aero Theatre
 
Nasdaq Joins in Ban of Al Jazeera
 
Editorials, Op-Ed
Cronyism and Rebuilding
 
Erase Doubts on Water Deal
 
Energy Gougers Must Pay
 
The Deadly Cost of Selective Bombing
 
Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You, Ask ... How Much Exactly?
 
Books
Home-school parents and lessons unheeded
 
An old master explores questions of identity
 
The best of poetry in the worst of times
 
Sunday Calendar
They've surely got a degree of humor
 
Doing the double helix
 
Yo! from the U.K.
 
Magazine
Tangle of Repose
 
The Holy Wind Talker
 
When They Locked Up Boyce, They Should Have Tossed Key
 
Real Estate
On their own turf, on their own terms
 
Newport Beach, afloat in scenery and wealth
 
Proposed tax credits aim to boost rural growth
 
Travel
Paddling Cay to Cay in Belize
 
A parental splash of luxury in Surf City
 
It's a dicey time for airlines, but you can still take to the skies
 
Health
Blaming it on corn syrup
 
Healing sound of a word: 'sorry'
 
Laid-back bike? Recumbents hold their own
 
Food
Sticking up for rhubarb (it's time)
 
Cheese course
 
Italian soul food, taken to heart
 
Highway 1
For Kia, a small step up from the bargain basement
 
Remade '04 Grand Prix looks leaner, acts meaner
 
Mazda offers challenge that will enhance skills and deliver thrills
 
Sunday Opinion
A War of Subtle Strategy
 
Power & Duty
 
Good Foreign Policy a Casualty of War