South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by record
rainfall, as the death toll from widespread flooding rose to
14 and residents braced for more evacuations in areas near
swollen waterways and dams across the state.
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