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Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Jan. 28, 2015.

Jordan offers Islamic State hostage exchange

Jordan has offered an exchange with the Islamic State after the group threatened to kill one of its pilots and another hostage. Jordanian authorities have said they will free Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi to save the life of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.

[Read more from the BBC]

Lynch grilled on first day of AG confirmation hearing

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was questioned by Republican senators on the first day of her confirmation hearing. She defended the legality President Obama's executive action taken on immigration, but pledged to be independent from politics.

[Read more from the Wall Street Journal]

iPhone sales help Apple smash earnings forecast

Apple smashed expectations in the first fiscal quarter of 2015 as it revealed sales of $74.6 billion and earning net profit of $18 billion, a 38 percent increase on last year. Central to its success was the sale of 74.6 million iPhones in the quarter.

[Read more from Forbes]

More snow coming, New England warned

As residents of the northeast United States dig themselves out of up to three-feet of snow, forecasters have warned that the historic blizzard isn't over yet. More snow is forecast to hit the area on Friday and Monday, along with subzero temperatures.

[Read more from the New York Times]

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1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo

None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.

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Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting

Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium

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Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube

Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.

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K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop

A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.

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Gov. Walz reacts to Tuesday death of Mankato West student

The governor is a former geography teacher at the high school.

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Teen pleads guilty to Minneapolis carjacking, admits to others

The man was yanked out of the vehicle by witnesses before fleeing the scene.

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Three plead guilty to roles in murder on Red Lake Reservation

The 2019 murder left another person seriously injured.


Sheriff: Heifer shot and butchered on farmer's pasture near Aitkin

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to call the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.


Minneapolis murder suspect arrested in Wisconsin

The man has been wanted by police since the shooting happened in April.