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. 16, 2015.

No respite for East and South as winter storm rages

Fresh after battering the East Coast again over the weekend, crippling Boston, the winter storm that has dumped historic levels of snow has moved south, hitting Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.

[Read more from USA Today]

Lance Armstrong hit with $10M damages ruling

Disgraced Tour de France cyclist Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay $10 million in damages to prize insurer SCA Promotions for lying under oath about doping.

[Read more from the Wall Street Journal]

Talks to restructure Greek bailout debts break down

Greece's finance minister has promised to do "whatever it takes" to reach an agreement with the European Union, after talks over the country's bailout debts broke down.

[Read more from the BBC]

Mom is fatally shot while teaching daughter to drive

Mother Tammy Meyers, 44, was gunned down in an apparent road rage incident while she was teaching her 15-year-old daughter how to drive in Las Vegas.

[Read more from ABC News]

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Charges: Man shot ex-girlfriend multiple times outside day care in Lakeville

The suspect shot himself in the head after fatally shooting his ex, charges say.

Mohamed Ibrahim

Ibrahim, Olson named First-Team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele Publications

The Gophers had 10 total players selected to the All-Big Ten team.

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10 Minnesota counties have now hit 70% adult vaccination rate

The more transmissible Delta variant is adding urgency to the vaccination effort.


Two young men killed after car, dump truck collide

The collision happened in Barron County, western Wisconsin.

Brian O'Neill, Vikings-Saints

Matthew Coller: Should the Vikings have any offseason regrets?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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Given 0% chance to live, Baby Richard celebrates 1st birthday, earns world record

He was born in Minneapolis and spent his first 6 months in the NICU at Children's Minnesota.

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Watch: Community's big welcome home to 11-year-old after heart transplant

Andrew Iseminger has been away from his Minnesota home for more than six months.

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Woman, 69, killed in two-car crash on Iron Range

The State Patrols says the victim had been at a stop sign, and pulled onto a highway.

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Chaska man identified as motorcyclist killed in Maple Grove crash

Ryan Richard Schmiesing was killed Monday after a vehicle struck his motorcycle.