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. 28, 2015.

Jordan offers Islamic State hostage exchange

Jordan has offered an exchange with the Islamic State after the group threatened to kill one of its pilots and another hostage. Jordanian authorities have said they will free Iraqi prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi to save the life of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.

[Read more from the BBC]

Lynch grilled on first day of AG confirmation hearing

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch was questioned by Republican senators on the first day of her confirmation hearing. She defended the legality President Obama's executive action taken on immigration, but pledged to be independent from politics.

[Read more from the Wall Street Journal]

iPhone sales help Apple smash earnings forecast

Apple smashed expectations in the first fiscal quarter of 2015 as it revealed sales of $74.6 billion and earning net profit of $18 billion, a 38 percent increase on last year. Central to its success was the sale of 74.6 million iPhones in the quarter.

[Read more from Forbes]

More snow coming, New England warned

As residents of the northeast United States dig themselves out of up to three-feet of snow, forecasters have warned that the historic blizzard isn't over yet. More snow is forecast to hit the area on Friday and Monday, along with subzero temperatures.

[Read more from the New York Times]

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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.


2 women die from injuries suffered in October 19 Hopkins crash

Both victims died at Hennepin Healthcare on Oct. 21.

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Wild fall flat against Predators, lose first game of season

The Wild couldn't stay out of the penalty box in a 5-2 loss.