- Allied warplanes Friday bombed a 10-mile-long Iraqi armored convoy massing in southern Kuwait, and U.S. Marines were investigating whether 11 of their men who died in recent ground fighting were victims of friendly fire.

- At the request of the Saudi government, Americans are going to war without SPAM, a staple of the military diet since World War II.- Rep. Bill Orton, D-Utah, told Congress that while the nation is fighting to free Kuwait from Iraq, it should also call an international conference to resolve Israeli-Palestinian problems and structure long-term Middle East peace.

- Allied planes continued to bombard Iraqi targets, with more than 2,600 sorties flown in the past 24 hours, the Pentagon said. In contrast, Iraqi planes flew only eight sorties, it said.

- President Bush told a cheering, flag-waving crowd Friday at Cherry Point Marine Air Station, N.C., that the sacrifices of U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf "will end the nightmare of Iraq's brutal occupation" of Kuwait.

- Additional reservists from the Army and Navy and Air National Guard in Utah are being mobilized in the most recent call-ups from the state in support of Operation Desert Storm.