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. 27, 2015.

Nimoy lived long and prospered

Actor Leonard Nimoy, known around the world for his portrayal of Mr. Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83 from lung disease.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Eight dead in Missouri shooting spree

Eight people are dead after a shooting spree in rural Missouri. The gunman, who is among the dead, went from house to house shooting residents.

[Read more from CNN]

'Most wanted' drug lord captured

The most wanted drug lord in Mexico, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, has been captured, police have announced. Gomez was the leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel.

[Read more from the BBC]

Prominent U.S. blogger killed in Bangladesh

The murder in Bangladesh of an American blogger of Bangladeshi origin has sparked protests on the streets of Dhaka. Secular writer Avijit Roy was hacked to death with machetes after allegedly receiving threats from Islamists.

[Read more from the Guardian

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Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.


Mel-O-Glaze, DreamHaven Books robbed at gunpoint minutes apart

The businesses were hit by three robbers just six minutes apart on Oct. 21.

Cambridge house explosion

Explosion destroys house in Cambridge, 5 injured

The explosion occurred early Saturday morning on the 33000 block of Hillary Circle.


Charges: Lyft driver sexually assaulted woman in her home

The defendant is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Pixabay - black bear

Black bear bites professional baseball player in western Wisconsin

The former MSU-Mankato star was bitten in his back.

mickey moore driver's license shared

Beleaguered Ward 9 city council candidate loses Strib endorsement

Mickey Moore has faced questions in recent days about where he actually lives.