A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul this morning, taking the lives of 80 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction. The target of the attack — which was a suicide car bombing — is not immediately known. It was one of the worst attacks Kabul has seen since the end of 2014.
If you’re a bargain hunter, this is the event you’ve been waiting for. The annual Historic National Road Yard Sale kicks off today, with people hawking their things along 800 miles of U.S. 40 from Baltimore to St. Louis. In addition to all the clothes, toys, antiques, furniture, collectibles and other assorted knickknacks that will be for sale, expect a lot of yummy food along the route.
Austin High School student, leukemia survivor is hosting a bone marrow drive— A senior at Austin High School was not supposed to make it as far as he has. Diagnosed with a rare leukemia on his third day of sixth grade, it was not believed he would make it past the first month of treatment. Today, RyanCole Weldon-Carroll is alive and has decided to give back to others. “It takes less than 10 minutes, you just swab your own cheek and then you put it in an envelope and that’s that.” The drive happens from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Austin High School, 1715 Cesar Chavez St.
New sound walls could be approved for Mopac between 35th and 45th streets. Some homeowners and business owners have been saying they have been waiting for a solution to the noise for years.