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Residents in flood-plagued South Carolina grappled with the damage wrought by historic rains on their homes, roads and water supplies but welcomed predictions of sunny skies in the state on Tuesday. Emergency management officials said about 300 state-maintained roads and 160 bridges remained closed. "This is a great example of why you should NOT drive around a road barricade," the South Carolina Emergency Management Division tweet said.
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for determining that neutrinos have mass, a key piece of the puzzle in understanding the cosmos. "The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the Universe," the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said. The findings are so far-reaching that they challenge the so-called Standard Model, the conceptual model of fundamental particles and forces, it said.
The Islamic State group claimed responsiblity for deadly attacks Tuesday on the government headquarters and positions of the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni city of Aden. IS said two attacks targeting the government headquarters at Al-Qasr hotel were carried out using bomb-laden vehicles driven by members it identified as Abu Saad al-Adani and Abu Mohammed al-Sahli.