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Intense winds scraped sand from the desert floor, clouding the view and leaving the Israeli soldiers scarcely able to see each other as they practiced blasting artillery shells at distant targets.
The Cleveland Cavaliers say forward Leon Powe had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss about six weeks.
About 275 soldiers returned from Afghanistan to cheering and crying family Friday after their division suffered one of its deadliest years in decades.
Israeli troops mistakenly shot and killed a 65-year-old Palestinian man in his bed during a pre-dawn raid Friday to arrest a Hamas militant in the West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.
A suicide bomber struck a bath house in a southern Afghan town as men gathered to wash up before Friday prayers, killing 17 people, a provincial official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack they said targeted the deputy of an influential border patrol commander.
British transport authorities have warned aviation officials that al Qaeda is considering an attack against a U.K. airport or other airline industry target in a threat described as credible, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported Friday.
In the Jan. 3 Page One article "Emirates asked U.S. to help find killers of Hamas weapons dealer," you reported, "Hamas leaders have claimed credit for some of the bloodiest terrorism against Israeli civilians in the past 20 years, including a 1994 van bombing in Afula that killed nine people and wounded more than 50."
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will cut $78 billion from the Pentagon budget in the next five years, money that will come from shrinking the U.S military's ground force, increasing health care premiums for troops and other potentially unpopular cost-saving measures.
The general now heading Army training is Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates' choice to be the next Army chief of staff.