Iraqi experts probe mass grave site found near IS-held Mosul

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi investigators were probing a mass grave on Tuesday that was discovered the previous day by troops advancing further into Islamic State-held territory near the city of Mosul, where soldiers have captured a sliver of land but later halted their advance.

  • Written by BRIAN ROHAN, Associated Press

Official: 40 to 50 buildings damaged in Oklahoma earthquake

CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — Dozens of buildings sustained "substantial damage" after a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck an Oklahoma town that's home to one of the world's key oil hubs, but officials said Monday that no damage has been reported at the oil terminal.

  • Written by JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press

Jury selection to resume Wednesday in church shooting trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jury selection was halted before it began Monday in the federal case of a white man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church, with the judge holding a hearing closed to everyone but the defendant and his own lawyers.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

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."

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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