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. 12, 2015.

Deal to end fighting in Ukraine reached

Leaders from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France say they have the framework of a deal that will end fighting in Ukraine starting Feb. 15.

[Read more from the BBC]

Some agreement: Bipartisan Senate vote approves new defense secretary

The U.S. Senate voted 93-5 Thursday to confirm Ashton Carter as the country's new Secretary of Defense. He'll be tasked with directing the United States' armed forces, including the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan – something he's said he'll consider adjusting the timeline of.

[Read more from USA Today]

 Man visiting from India paralyzed by police officer

A grandfather from India, in Alabama to visit his son, was taken to the ground by police while out on a walk last week, after a resident reported a suspicious person. No crime had been committed. That officer was suspended, and the Indian government is asking the U.S. to investigate further.

[Read more from BuzzFeed]

 For first time, model with Down syndrome will walk runway at NY Fashion Week

Jamie Brewer will soon become the first model with Down syndrome to strut her stuff on the New York Fashion Week catwalk. Brewer is also an actress, known for her work on TV's "American Horror Story."

[Read more from Today]

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Walter Mondale dies at age of 93

His death was confirmed by family on Monday.

National Guard

Man charged in connection to shooting that injured National Guard troops

Four soldiers were inside a military vehicle that was shot at.

Chauvin trial

Walz declares emergency in Twin Cities, bringing in police from Ohio and Nebraska

The governor has asked the Legislature for emergency funding for the additional police.

derek chauvin court - closing arguments

Closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial: Here's what was said

The jury listened to lengthy presentations from the prosecution and defense.


Man, 55, airlifted to a hospital after hit-and-run in Granite Falls

The passenger in the vehicle told police about the incident.

Minneapolis, unrest

Facebook labels Minneapolis 'high-risk,' will remove posts that incite violence

Facebook will remove posts that call for weapons to be brought to Minneapolis and anything that celebrates George Floyd's death.


After being sued, MyPillow is now suing Dominion Voting Systems

The company's lawsuit claims the voting system suppressed free speech and hurt its business relationships.

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren makes his decision ... and it's Gonzaga

The Minnesota basketball phenom is following the footsteps of Jalen Suggs.

Sarah Glover

MPR News hires NBC's Sarah Glover as new managing editor

The experienced journalist was the first to serve two terms as president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

football play

Watch: Sixth-grader with cerebral palsy makes touchdown in Detroit Lakes

Kale Hannahs' classmates made sure he got a chance to play during recess.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, April 19

The latest from Minnesota health officials.