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 Feb. 9, 2015.

Despite court conflicts, same-sex marriages proceed in Alabama

Some courthouses in Alabama opted to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite the legality of the unions currently muddled in court conflicts, between the state's chief justice, counties, the Federal District Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Obama: 'All options' on the table in Russia, Ukraine conflict

President Barack Obama said Monday his administration is considering "all options" – including supplying weapons to Ukraine – as fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukranian troops continues.

[Read more from BBC]

 Prisoners escape Brazil jail after 'sexy' police officers seduce guards

Dozens of prisoners escaped a Brazilian jail after women dressed in "sexy" police officer costumes talked prison guards into letting them inside, where they seduced them and spiked their drinks. The guards were found the next morning, naked and handcuffed, with little recollection of what had happened.

[Read more from The Telegraph]

Netflix begins streaming in Cuba

Netflix announced Monday it will offer its video streaming services in Cuba. This is being described as a "largely symbolic move" that's being driven by the United States' decision to loosen restrictions on doing business with the nation.

[Read more from The Associated Press]

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Here is Minnesota's plan to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19

The plan includes hosting vaccination clinics at schools across the state.

Mounds View PD missing 12yo Riddley

12-year-old Twin Cities boy has been missing for 4 days

Police are asking for the public's help locating the child,

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Police searching for man charged with kidnapping woman at gunpoint

The man approached the victim's car and pointed a gun at her, the charges state.

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Teachers union calls for 'bold' plan to get kids vaccinated against COVID

"All options should be on the table," Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota, said.


Madden's has banner summer with surge of visitors to Gull Lake

The resort was named the No. 1 resort in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

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Burnsville priest identified as bicyclist killed in Rosemount

The church says he was doing what he loved: riding his bike.

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Wild open road trip with win over Canucks

At 5-1, only the St. Louis Blues (5-0) are off to a better start in the Western Conference than the Wild.