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 Jan. 27, 2015.

Snowstorm pummels Massachusetts; spares New York City

The potentially catastrophic snowstorm that hit the Northeast Monday evening into Tuesday spared New York City, but walloped Long Island, parts of Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maine. Some areas saw over two feet of snow, with 70 mph wind gusts creating snow drifts reaching more than 5 feet in the air.

[Read more from the Boston Globe]

Survivors return to Auschwitz to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day

Events around the world were held Tuesday for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which marked 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz from the Nazis. To recognize the somber day, President Barack Obama released a statement on "our renewed recognition of the value and dignity" of every person.

[Read more from the International Business Times]

 Mormon church backs legal protections for LGBT people

In a major move, leaders of the Mormon church pledged Tuesday to support anti-discrimination laws for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people, so long as the laws also protect the rights of religious groups. In exchange, the church hopes gay rights advocates will stop attacking their rights.

[Read more from the Salt Lake Tribune]

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State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

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Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

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8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.


Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

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Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

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Crowded impound lot raises COVID concerns after Minneapolis snow emergency

A vehicle owner complains about the tightly-packed impound lot following the weekend's snow.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, Jan. 27

The latest update from the state health department.


Charges: Bar owner, employee served underage drinkers during shutdown

The bar hosted 20-30 people on Dec. 4, 2020, charges say.

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Driver wearing bulletproof vest strikes pedestrian in Rochester

The 21-year-old claimed the vest keeps him warm, according to police.