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 March 9, 2015.

 Apple unveils new watch, new MacBook

Apple unveiled its Apple watch – the company's first new product line in five years – Monday. The device will go on sale in April and be priced starting at $349, but go up to $10,000 for the 18-karat solid gold version. The company also introduced a new, thinner MacBook, and an exclusive partnership with HBO to launch the cable network's streaming service.

[Read more from CBS News]

University of Oklahoma frat shut down after racist chant video

A fraternity at University of Oklahoma has been shut down after video surfaced of members chanting racial slurs, and the school's president said he would consider expelling the students who were involved. The national chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity says it has closed the chapter and will expel all members involved.

[Read more from NBC News]

US tourists arrested for carving initials into Rome's Colosseum

Two U.S. tourists from California have reportedly been arrested for carving their initials into a wall inside Rome's Colosseum. The two women, ages 21 and 25, reportedly snapped a selfie with their initials before they were arrested.

[Read more from The Guardian]

'Simpsons' co-creator dies at age 59

Sam Simon, co-creator of Fox's "The Simpsons" and passionate philanthropist for animals, died after a battle with colon cancer. He was 59. He won nine Emmy awards for his work as writer, director and executive producer of the comedy.

[Read more from Reuters]

Next Up


Minneapolis police seeks public help finding missing woman

A 63-year-old woman has been missing since Tuesday

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Don't want to talk to a contact tracer? MN debuts online option after positive test

The department says the survey will allow its staff to keep track of more cases at a faster pace

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Money Gal Coaching: 12 things you are wasting your money on

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.

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Three teens charged in Minneapolis robberies

The incidents took place on Saturday in Minneapolis.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 21

It's the first time in exactly four months that Minnesota has had fewer than 100 COVID patients in intensive care.

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Girl, 16, killed in crash with semi on icy Minnesota road

The crash happened in Dodge County around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

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Road rage incident sees driver punch out man's window, punch him in face

The incident happened in Waite Park Wednesday morning.

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Minneapolis will recover $100K in costs connected to 2019 Trump rally

The Target Center operator said it'll pay the costs over three years.

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey confirms run for reelection

He has faced criticism over the city's response to George Floyd's death.

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Coller: How far away are the Vikings from playing championship weekend?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.