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2008-10-08 12:20:00

A top Pentagon official said on Tuesday that soldiers, weapons, food and fuel are important but the U.S. Army absolutely cannot operate for long without water. Tad Davis, the Army's deputy assistant secretary for environment, safety and occupational health, called it a "simple fact" that is just as true for domestic bases as it is in "austere" forward installations in Iraq. "Somebody recently said water's the new oil and there's a lot to be said for that," Davis said. "You can get out there...

2006-09-04 05:37:13

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military in Iraq said on Monday that three soldiers killed by kidnappers in June do not appear to have had any involvement in the rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and her family in the same area. In an unusual move prompted by concern among the dead men's families over media reporting of the two events, the military said: "The criminal investigation into the crimes committed against the Iraqi family in Mahmudiya is still...

2006-08-07 05:40:56

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A U.S. military court heard graphic testimony on Monday on how U.S. soldiers took turns to hold down and rape a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and murdered her and her family. At the hearing into whether four U.S. soldiers should be court-martialled, a special agent described what took place in Mahmudiya based on an interview he conducted with Specialist James Barker, one of the accused. The case, the fifth involving serious crimes being investigated by the U.S. military...

2006-07-11 12:21:57

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A lawyer for a former U.S. soldier charged with killing a family of four in Iraq and raping one of them asked a judge on Tuesday for a gag order preventing officials from President George W. Bush on down from commenting on the case. Without that, a court filing said, 21-year-old Steven Green will not get a fair trial. He pleaded not guilty last week to four counts of murder and one count of rape, and a Kentucky grand jury is currently considering the case against...

2006-07-10 23:30:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An al Qaeda-led group released a video on Monday showing gruesome footage of two U.S. soldiers killed in June and links the killings to a rape and murder case that has outraged Iraqis, according to a group that monitors extremists' Web sites. The video, issued by the Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq shows the mutilated corpses of the two American soldiers the group claimed to have abducted June 19, the SITE Institute said in a statement on its Web site. The video is...

2006-07-09 16:15:06

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five U.S. soldiers were charged in a rape and multiple murder case that has outraged Iraqis, as documents obtained by Reuters on Sunday showed the rape victim was aged 14, and not over 20 as U.S. officials have said. Days after former private Steven Green was charged as a civilian in a U.S. court with rape and four murders, four serving soldiers were charged with the same offences, the U.S. military said in statement. It did not name the...

2006-07-09 09:30:05

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were charged with the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and killing her family, bringing to five the number of Americans accused of the four deaths in March, the U.S. military said on Sunday. A fifth soldier was charged on Saturday with dereliction of duty for failing to report the case. Last week a sixth soldier, Steven Green, who has now left the army, was charged with rape and murder in a U.S. civilian court over the killings at Mahmudiya,...

2006-07-09 09:10:59

Corrects headline and story to show that five, not four, soldiers have been charged. This follows a corrected statement by the U.S. military. A corrected repetition follows. BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Four U.S. soldiers were charged with the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and killing her family, bringing to five the number of Americans accused of the four deaths in March, the U.S. military said on Sunday. A fifth soldier was charged on Saturday with dereliction of duty for failing to...

2006-07-09 08:27:51

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three U.S. soldiers were charged with the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenager and killing her family, bringing to four the number of Americans accused of the four deaths in March, the U.S. military said on Sunday. A fourth soldier was charged on Saturday with dereliction of duty for failing to report the case. Last week a fifth soldier, Steven Green, who has now left the army, was charged with rape and murder in a U.S. civilian court over the killings at...

2006-07-03 13:25:08

By Alastair Macdonald BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An American was charged on Monday with raping and murdering an Iraqi teenager after killing her parents and young sister while serving as a soldier in Iraq. Three other troops may have been part of the crime in March. Revealed last week and denounced by clerics as showing the "real, ugly face of America," the case could be particularly damaging to the U.S. image in Iraq's conservative Muslim society even after several other murder cases in...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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