**US Navy Rescues 282 Migrants in Mediterranean**
U.S. Navy warships have rescued 282 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea after receiving a distress call about a vessel sinking.
The assault ship USS Bataan and the frigate USS Elrod launched rescue operations after receiving a report from an Italian military patrol plane that had spotted six small vessels, one of which was sinking.
Navy officials announced Saturday the two ships rescued people from the sea, then gave assistance, including food, medical attention and shelter.
The Bataan turned over 277 people to Maltese military vessels on Friday. Another five were medically evacuated to Malta on Saturday.
**Double Bombing Kills 17 in Iraq**
Iraqi officials say a double bombing outside a Kurdish party office has killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50 others.
Sunday's blasts, including a suicide attack, occurred near an office of President Jalal Talabani's Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party, which is near a security forces building.
The second bomb went off as emergency workers came to the scene of the first blast.
There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack, which struck in Diyala province.
On Saturday, a series of car bombings killed nearly 60 people in the Iraqi capital, part of a day of violence that saw militants attack an Iraqi university.