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KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) — A world away from South Carolina's booming coastal resorts, hundreds of homes remain unrepaired in the county hardest hit by last year's floods. Now they're getting one last push of help.
The largest hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo was bombed on Saturday for the second time in days as Syrian government forces pressed a Russian-backed offensive to retake the entire city. Aleppo, once Syria's vibrant commercial powerhouse, is now at the heart of a major military campaign by President Bashar al-Assad's fighters and his steadfast ally Moscow. The foreign ministry in Moscow said on Facebook that Sergei Lavrov spoke to his American counterpart John Kerry and they "examined the situation in Syria, including the possibility of normalising the situation around Aleppo".
Emotional Ryder Cup efforts by Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy sparked a Europe rally Saturday but the United States clung to a 6 1/2 - 5 1/2 lead after alternate shots foursomes matches. Garcia shrugged off hecklers and joined Spanish compatriot Rafa Cabrera Bello to win four of the last six holes and halve with Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed in one of the greatest comebacks in the history of the biennial team golf showdown. "To turn things around and take back that half, to push it that little bit extra, is fantastic," Europe captain Darren Clarke said.