Deadly Attacks in Iraq

* Attacks in six Iraqi cities yesterday killed more than 100 people, including more than 20 Iraqi police officers and three U.S. soldiers.

About 320 people were injured in the attacks, which came just days before the United States is set to turn over some control to a new Iraqi government.

A group that has claimed responsibility for earlier violence took credit for yesterday's attacks, which targeted police stations and government buildings.

Iraq's prime minister, Ayad Allawi, said the group was responsible for some attacks but also said that people loyal to former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein were behind at least two attacks.

Allawi said that his government is getting ready to strike back when he takes over on Wednesday.

But U.S. soldiers still will be largely responsible for security in Iraq.

Yesterday, U.S. warplanes dropped three 500-pound bombs on buildings where people responsible for the attacks were thought to be hiding.

How Much Is That T-Rex

In the Window?

* One of the world's biggest dinosaur auctions is going on minus a few eggs.

That's because some of the eggs set to be auctioned were taken illegally out of Argentina, where they were found. One of the eggs, from a giant sauropod (a longneck), was expected to sell for as much as $60,000. All fossils found in Argentina belong to the government.

The auction, being held in New York, features more than 300 fossils including a Tyrannosaurus skull and a woolly mammoth skeleton.

But some paleontologists say fossils should not be sold to the highest bidder -- instead, they should go to museums, where everyone can see them. Paleontologists also worry that the sale of fossils will encourage people to steal specimens from dig sites.

The auction dealers say the sales increase interest in the dinosaurs and may lead to more support for the work of paleontologists.

Auction workers move the jaw of a Carcharodon megalodon, thought to be the largest shark ever.