A hunter tracking elk in the Montana mountains said he fended
off an attacking grizzly bear by shoving his arm into its
throat to induce a gag reflex that would frighten it away,
according to state wildlife managers.
The United States and its Nato allies have denounced Russia
for violating Turkish air space along the frontier with
Syria, and Ankara threatened to respond if provoked again,
raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the Cold
Students have been welcomed back by grief counselors and
comfort dogs to the small Oregon community college shattered
by a shooting rampage that left 10 people dead, though
classes were to remain cancelled through the week.
The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have
reached a sweeping deal to set up a free-trade zone for 40
percent of the world's economy, but the accord faced initial
skepticism in the US Congress.