Snake on a plane: Live reptile intrudes on flight in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Passengers on a commercial flight in Mexico were given a start when a serpent slithered into the cabin in a scene straight out of the Hollywood thriller "Snakes on a Plane."


US consumer borrowing rose in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers boosted their borrowing in September, a potential sign that recent job growth and wage gains have left them slightly more comfortable with holding debt.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

UVA administrator awarded $3M in Rolling Stone case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jurors awarded a University of Virginia administrator $3 million Monday for her portrayal in a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about the school's handling of a brutal gang rape a fraternity house.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press

LA airport gunman was 'sick of life,' hatched deadly plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A deadly rampage at Los Angeles International Airport grew from a suicide plan that morphed into a twisted mission to die in a blaze of glory taking out federal officers, the gunman said before being sentenced Monday to life in prison.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press