Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top stories


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Oct. 2, 2015.

'Hero' emerges in aftermath of Oregon college shooting

As Roseburg, Oregon, reels from Thursday's mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, a 30-year-old former Army soldier who reportedly tried to stop the gunman is being hailed for "confronting" the suspect. Chris Mintz, a student at the school, was shot several times and is under medical care.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Economic slowdown: First China, now US?

With the latest Labor Department figures showing that job growth slowed down significantly in August and September, there are worries the U.S. may be following China into a worldwide economic slump.

[Read more from Reuters]

Woolly mammoth spotted in Michigan...

Underneath a farmer's soy field, that is. In a stunning discovery, farmer James Bristle was digging on his land and thought he'd struck a fence post, kept digging and found a rib. Eventually, University of Michigan researchers unearthed tusks, a skull and other remains belonging to a woolly mammoth. It's believed prehistoric humans stored the animal there.

[Read more from the New York Times]

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NWS: Tornadoes confirmed to have struck Apple Valley, Burnsville

A crazy night of storms may have included even more tornadoes.

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Man charged with manslaughter after fistfight ends in death

The incident happened at a veterans housing complex in Chisholm.


Ellison reaches $1.9M settlement with StubHub over COVID cancellations

The ticket reselling giant will pay $1.87 million in refunds for Minnesota events.

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Everson Griffen injured in car accident after swerving to miss a deer

Griffen was involved in the crash Thursday on his way to work.

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DPS sparks furore with 'not reaching' pouches designed to stop police shootings

The pouches were developed in collaboration with Valerie Castile, whose son Philando was fatally shot by police while reaching for his permit-to-carry.

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Maintenance worker finds 2 bodies in West St. Paul garage

It's unclear how long the bodies were in the garage before being discovered.

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Tree branch falls on tent in Mankato, killing 4-year-old girl

The tree branch fell at approximately 2:30 a.m.