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. 23, 2015.

Homeland security could shut down

Funding for the United State's Homeland Security agency runs out in a few days – and a budget battle in Congress means the department could simply shut down if a bill isn't approved.

[Read more from the New York Times]

France takes passports of 6 Syria-bound travelers

Six people who French authorities say were traveling to Syria to join jihadists had their passports revoked. It's the first time France has taken passports under a new terror policy.

[Read more from the BBC]

Swine flu kills 21 more in India

Another 21 people have died from the H1N1 virus (often called swine flu) in India, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 833. In all, more than 14,000 have been sickened.

[Read more from the Times of India]

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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.