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 24, 2015.

 Plane carrying 150 crashes in French Alps; 'apparently no survivors'

A Germanwings flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf carrying 144 passengers and six crew members mysteriously crashed in a remote area of the French Alps Tuesday. No one is believed to have survived. Investigators are treating it as an accident for the time being; the White House says it doesn't appear to be terrorism.

[Read more from BBC News]

U.S. will slow pullout of troops from Afghanistan

President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he'll slow the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, delaying bringing 9,800 troops home until the end of the year, rather than reducing the number of troops to 5,500 in the coming months.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Even though there are more female nurses, the pay gap exists

There are very few male nurses, but a new study shows that men in the profession earn higher salaries and that pay gap has remained constant over the past quarter century. Even after adjusting for experience, education and work hours, the pay gap is about $5,000, the study in the journal of the American Medical Association found.

 [Read more from Reuters]

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Limits on in-person court activity extended for 45 days

The statewide order extends current limitations through March 15.

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The Timberwolves need more from D'Angelo Russell

The Wolves haven't gotten what they expected since making a blockbuster trade.

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Spinouts, crashes still happening after snow leaves MN roads a mess

The snow storm caused at least 208 crashes this weekend.


For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

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Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

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No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

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Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

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Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

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Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

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Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.