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. 10, 2015.

American aid worker held captive by ISIS has died

The White House and the family of Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker held hostage by ISIS, has confirmed she has died. No details on when or how she died have been released, but the news comes about four days after ISIS claimed the Arizona native was killed by an airstrike in Syria.

[Read more from NBC News]

Déjà vu: Boston digs out from another record-setting snowstorm

Another round of heavy snowfall leaves the city of Boston scrambling. The state has received nearly 6 feet of snow in the past 30 days – an amount the governor described as "unprecedented." But there's no place to put it all, so the governor called in the National Guard and reinforcements from other states to help residents dig out. And more snow could be on the way.

[Read more on the Boston Globe

New wave of violence in Ukraine diminishes hopes for peace

More than 10 civilians and soldiers were killed deep in Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, which diminished hopes to end fighting. These pro-Russian advances come on the eve of peace talks between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. The war has killed more than 5,000 people.

[Read more on Reuters]

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San Diego couple makes history with ceremonial first kiss

A San Diego man and his partner made history Monday when they become the first male same-sex couple to be chosen for the ceremonial first kiss during the homecoming of a submarine warship. Thomas Sawicki and his boyfriend Shawn Brier were picked to share the first smooch.

[Read more from NBC San Diego]

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Kyle Rudolph

Rudolph sends farewell to Vikings fans in Players Tribune piece

"Every season I played here, every game I played here — you all believed."

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Star Tribune's Megan Ryan named new Twins beat reporter

Ryan replaces LaVelle E. Neal who is now in a columnist role.

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Minnetonka in spotlight after teacher threatened for discussing Black trans woman

Parents and community members are calling on the district to do better and will hold a march prior to the school board meeting on Thursday.

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Talk grows that this season will be Pitino's last at Gophers

A report says Pitino's tenure could be "down to his final games."

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Two gas trucks collide in Stearns County, neither explodes

The unlikely collision happened Monday afternoon.

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MSP Airport expecting spring break to be busiest period since pandemic began

Passenger numbers will still be about a third lower than a year ago, though.

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After bumper earnings, Target will accelerate new store openings

The retailer has revealed its plans for the next few years, which includes an investment in Minneapolis.

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100% plant-based restaurant coming to Wayzata this spring

The restaurant has plans to add additional locations in Minnesota this summer and franchise nationwide.

Patric Richardson

'Laundry Evangelist' from St. Paul gets his own Discovery+ show

Patric Richardson has built a career around the appreciation and care of clothing.