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]