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12 dead after vehicle bomb explodes in Baghdad market

12 dead after vehicle bomb explodes in Baghdad market

The explosion wounded 15 other people and the death toll is expected to rise, he added. A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. "It was a thunderous explosion", Hussein Kadhim, who was wounded in his right leg, told the Associated Press.


Trump Not to Visit Houston, Texas Amid Massive Flooding Over Hurricane Harvey

Trump Not to Visit Houston, Texas Amid Massive Flooding Over Hurricane Harvey

Lindner says areas south of the city appear hard-hit and some flooding is reported in downtown Houston and in the Texas Medical Center, which was devastated in Allison. Those appealing for assistance or being steered to help via Gonzalez's Twitter feed included a person suffering 'cardiac-arrest, ' and a woman who posted: 'I have 2 children with me and the water is swallowing us up.


North Korea May be Preparing for Another Nuclear Test

North Korea May be Preparing for Another Nuclear Test

But the distance of 150 miles was far enough to reach major South Korean and American military bases, reports The New York Times . NPR's Elise Hu reports from Seoul that the US maintains the computer-based drills are purely defensive, but the North has long regarded them as preparations for invasion.


Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military service ban

Two lawsuits challenge Trump transgender military service ban

After weeks of speculation, on Friday evening, President Trump issued a memorandum to military leaders directing them to continue the current ban prohibiting those who are already "out" as transgender from being recruited and accepted into the Armed Forces.


Local Red Cross volunteers are in Texas to help flood victims

Local Red Cross volunteers are in Texas to help flood victims

The American Red Cross also says thousands more from across the country will be asked to deploy in the weeks to come as people begin to recover from the Category 4 storm. An emergency response vehicle left Duluth early Sunday morning, and volunteers say it's an opportunity to be the light for someone in dark times.