Iraq reached a terrible new milestone today... one of the deadliest single bomb attacks since the beginning of the war. A suicide bomber driving a truck with more than a ton of explosives detonated his cargo in the middle of a crowded Baghdad market. One wire service reports at least 135 Iraqis killed.... 300 injured. The pictures of the victims flooding into a hospital were horrible. As we have said before, this is another example of the conflict that has grown into a bloody civil war. It is another example of the chaos that reigns in Baghdad... another sad example of the carnage. NBC's Jane Arraf will have the latest from Baghdad tonight.
Also... NBC's John Yang will give us the view from the White House as President Bush makes the case for sending more troops to Iraq.
We are also following the situation in Florida after tornadoes killed at least 20 people early Friday morning. NBC's Kerry Sanders reports... and NBC's Lester Holt has the story of one woman who moved away from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina... and ended up in central Florida... once again the victim of mother nature.
NBC's Tom Costello tells us how the global call for urgent measure to stem global warming... is translating into action on the home front.
NBC's Michael Okwu reports on the controversy surrounding a new mandate in Texas to give young girls a cancer vaccine to prevent a common sexually transmitted virus.
And from Fort Campbell, Kentucky the story of Ms. Vicki... a military counselor who dishes out do's and don'ts on everything from parenting and etiquette, to dealing with deployments and depression. NBC's Ron Mott will have that story.
It's all coming up tonight. We hope you'll join us.