Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top headlines


House explosion caught on camera; more than a dozen injured

A scary moment, caught on camera by a police cruiser in Stafford Township, New Jersey, when a gas explosion leveled a neighborhood home. The Stafford Township Police Department made the video available here. Fifteen people were injured in the explosion.

[Read more from the Asbury Park Press]

IS militants may have abducted more Christians than thought

Islamic State rebels in Syria captured about 90 Christians from a community Monday – but it's possible the real number is closer to 285. Negotiations to free the abducted Christians are reportedly ongoing.

[Read more from the BBC]

In Chicago, runoff will decide Mayoral race

In one of the most high-profile mayoral races in the country, incumbent Rahm Emanuel did not receive enough votes to win re-election Tuesday – and will now head into a runoff with challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Emanuel only received 45 percent of the vote; 50 percent is needed to be declared a winner.

[Read more from the Chicago Tribune]

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MN homeowner mistakes large tent for dead moose

They spotted two people on a security camera dragging the "moose" across a driveway.

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What happens if Mpls. public safety question passes? City memo provides answers

The memo was sent to the mayor and council members Tuesday morning.


COVID-19 hits Minnesota Wild coaching staff

The Wild will be shorthanded for Tuesday night's game in Vancouver.

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Ant takes alpha role after bad loss: 'We need to lock the f*** in'

The Timberwolves' rising star was not happy after Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

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Lakeville football player diagnosed with cancer week before playoffs

The tenth-grader was diagnosed with a form of cancer most commonly found in people aged 65 and older.

University of Minnesota peeping tom suspect

Someone keeps trying to film showering women at U of M

The university has received three reports in the past two weeks.

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John Fluevog Shoes closes its Uptown Minneapolis store

The brand could return to the Twin Cities one day.

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Sidecar — Town Hall's new cocktail lounge — is officially open in Minneapolis

It's the fifth Town Hall location, but the first to focus on cocktails.

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Here's where DFLers stand on Minneapolis' public safety ballot question

The question would create a Department of Public Safety and remove some requirements.

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Man pleads guilty to brutal murder of 14-year-old girl in Fargo

The 14-year-old girl was the victim of a random attack outside a Fargo strip mall.

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Here's who has endorsed the frontrunners for Minneapolis mayor

Politicians and community groups are voicing their opinions.