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. 24, 2015.

Dozens injured in California train crash

Dozens of people have been injured – three critically – when a commuter train in southern California derailed after crashing into a produce truck.

[Read more from USA Today]

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline

President Obama has used his presidential veto for the first time in five years to reject the controversial construction of the Keystone oil pipeline.

[Read more from CNN]

Missing UK girls 'have crossed into Syria'

Three teenagers who left London last week and were believed to be traveling to join the Islamic State have been successfully smuggled into Syria, according to UK police.

[Read more from the BBC]

No civil charges over Trayvon Martin death

No federal civil rights charges will be brought against George Zimmerman over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida, the Justice Department has announced.

[Read more from NBC News]

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Gophers dominate second half to defeat Loyola-Marymount

Marcus Carr scored 26 to send the Gophers to 2-0.

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Kandiyohi Co. man airlifted after hand caught in corn picker

Corn pickers are a common cause of farm accidents.

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DNR: Passenger shot at deer out of driver's side window

The DNR said 'all sense of safety was disregarded.'

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Mpls council proposal would cut nearly $8M from 2021 police budget

The "Safety for All Budget Plan" was introduced Friday.

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Minneapolis police appeal for help finding missing man

Shayne Munich is described as a vulnerable adult.

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Minnesota nurse's story about her battle with COVID-19 goes viral

A month later, Ashley Walter is on a hard road to recovery.

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Report: Still on COVID-19 list, Thielen not expected to play Sunday

Thielen was placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list on Monday.

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Mask-wearing, distancing a common sight on MOA's Black Friday

Thousands of shoppers were out and about on Black Friday despite the COVID-19 situation.