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 17, 2015. 

Israeli election goes down to the wire

Israelis have taken to the polls today for their country's national election, with early indications that the race between incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and Isaac Herzog's challenging Zionist Union is too close to call.

[Read more from NPR News]

Former Air Force mechanic tried to join ISIS

A former U.S. Air Force mechanic has been charged with attempting to go to Syria to join ISIS. Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh was indicted by a grand jury on Monday.

[Read more from NBC News]

Congressman quits after "Downton Office" scandal

Rep. Aaron Schock, the Illinois Congressman described as a rising star of the Republican Party, has resigned after being embroiled in a scandal over his questionable use of taxpayer and campaign funds, which included work on his office that staff said was modeled after Downton Abbey.

[Read more from USA Today]

49ers' rookie linebacker quits over concussion concerns

One of the top rookies in the NFL this past season, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, is retiring after just one season because of concerns about the effects of repetitive head trauma.

[Read more from Sports Illustrated]

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P.J. Fleck

Looks like the Gophers can put Fleck-to-Tennessee rumors to rest

Fleck is annually a hot commodity when coaching jobs open up.

Matt Dumba

Wild drop front end of back-to-back with Kings

The Wild lost consecutive games for the first time this season.

Andrelton Simmons / Minnesota Twins

Twins sign Andrelton Simmons to one-year deal

The former Angels shortstop is a four-time Gold Glove winner.

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Minnesotans eligible for COVID shots only need to pre-register once for vaccine lottery

This is good news for people worried that they'd need to sign up every week.

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2 people charged in separate Minneapolis homicides that happened hours apart

A woman is accused of stabbing a man in the chest over $60, while a man is accused of accidentally shooting a victim on the man's birthday.

House for sale

Despite pandemic, Twin Cities housing market set records in 2020

Sales were up 7.7% in 2020 compared to the year before.

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Target unveils 'limited-edition' home, lifestyle collection with Levi Strauss

The new collection will be available in some stores and everyone online Feb. 28.

Tim Walz

Walz's $52.4 billion budget increases school spending, raises taxes on wealthy

He says the budget will help level the playing field and ensure all Minnesotans have a fair shot at economic recovery,

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Pictures from Minnesota GOP's Deadwood retreat show no masks, no distancing

The pictures were shared in Chair Jennifer Carnahan's latest email newsletter.

Alexus Norberg

Search for girl, 14, missing from St. Cloud

The teen left her home without her parents' permission.