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]

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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Lawmaker deletes post encouraging donations to family charged in Capitol riot

Sen. Mark Koran, in his Facebook post, described them as "a good family!"

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Mother charged with beating daughter to death ruled incompetent

The case against the Woodbury woman will be put "indeterminately suspended."

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Employers at MSP Airport seeking to hire 700-plus workers

Employers include restaurants, retail, hotel, airlines and security.

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Driver who died in Hwy. 100 embankment rollover is identified

The 30-year-old was killed in the Saturday evening crash.

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Best Buy launches another pre-Black Friday sale, the Early Deals Event

This latest round of discounts is available through Oct. 31.

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Dave Chappelle to perform at Target Center in Minneapolis

The comedian is screen his new documentary at part of the 10-city tour.

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U.S. soccer hero Megan Rapinoe signs her mural at St. Paul bar

Rapinoe paid a visit to The Black Hart ahead of a match at Allianz Field Tuesday.

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1 dead after married couple crash UTV in southern Minnesota

The crash happened just after 11 p.m. Saturday.

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St. Paul school superintendent offers to quit after $4.3M lost in hedge fund

The Office of the State Auditor recently released its investigative report on the school.