- President Bush told the Soviets their 11th-hour peace plan fell short of U.S. expectations.

- Iraq fired one missile at Israel on Tueday night.Brig. Gen. Nachman Shai said the missile was launched from western Iraq. He said the rocket hit but did not say where.

- Allied mine sweepers increased efforts to find and explode mines in the northern Persian Gulf after two U.S. ships were damaged by mine blasts.

- A senior Iraqi official was quoted by an Iranian newspaper Tuesday as saying more than 20,000 Iraqis were killed and 60,000 wounded in the war's first four weeks.

- Feelings mount on both sides of war issue. A3.

- The foxholes of Saudi Arabia get U.S. Marines ready to bite like Devil Dogs. A2.