Around the world in 60 seconds: Today's top headlines


Here's a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Jan. 23, 2015.

 After Saudi king's death, successor swiftly takes over

The King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, died Thursday, at the age of about 90 years old. His half-brother, 79-year-old Salman Bin Abdulaziz, was named successor shortly after Abdullah's death.

[Read more from BBC News]

Drug tests for welfare recipients moving ahead in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is continuing to push forward a plan that would require able-bodied adults to be drug tested if they receive food stamps, public health care, or unemployment benefits.

[Read more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Ebola vaccines being tested again in Africa

An experimental Ebola vaccine was slated to arrive in West Africa Friday, as trials of the drug continue. There are a handful of other vaccines also scheduled to be tested.

[Read more from CNN]

 Death of Argentinian investigator probed

A prosecutor who worked for Argentina's government was found dead Sunday – and country officials now say they believe he was killed by rogue members of the official intelligence service. The victim was investigating a 1994 bombing, and was supposed to appear before Congress Monday.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Ghosts of Wild's past force split with Sharks

Brent Burns and Ryan Donato thwarted a comeback attempt by the Wild.

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Top-ranked recruit Avante Dickerson decommits from Gopher football

The four-star cornerback was the highest-rated recruit in Minnesota's 2021 class.

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Limits on in-person court activity extended for 45 days

The statewide order extends current limitations through March 15.

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The Timberwolves need more from D'Angelo Russell

The Wolves haven't gotten what they expected since making a blockbuster trade.

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Spinouts, crashes still happening after snow leaves MN roads a mess

The snow storm caused at least 208 crashes this weekend.


For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

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Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

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No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

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Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

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Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.