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Not just a fashion statement: Bush’s socks spoke volumes

HOUSTON — President George H.W. Bush said a lot with socks.

A visit from friend and fellow former president, Bill Clinton, inspired him to wear a pair emblazoned with Clinton’s face. He wore Houston Texans’ socks when meeting with the head coach. At the funeral for his wife, Barbara Bush, he wore socks featuring books as a tribute to her work promoting literacy.

Reprieve for beefy steer

LAKE PRESTON, Australia—“Knickers” the steer is huge on the internet—for being huge.

The black-and-white Holstein Friesian won social media fame and many proclamations of “Holy Cow!" after photos surfaced of the 194-cm (6'4”) steer standing head and shoulders above a herd of brown cattle in Western Australia state.

Driver killed by elephant

BANGKOK—A man was killed by a wild elephant after his speeding car hit the animal near a national park in northeastern Thailand, police said today.

Police Lt. Col. Kemchat Paedkaew said the accident occurred at dusk yesterday on a small road that has signs telling drivers to beware of wild animals that sometimes stray from Khao Yai National Park.

After car hits Thai elephant, animal kills driver

BANGKOK — A man was killed by a wild elephant after his speeding car hit the animal near a national park in northeastern Thailand, police said Thursday.

Police Lt. Col. Kemchat Paedkaew said the accident occurred at dusk Wednesday on a small road that has signs telling drivers to beware of wild animals that sometimes stray from Khao Yai National Park.