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 April 6, 2015.

Fraternity to sue Rolling Stone after 'Rape on Campus' story

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Virginia says it is moving forward with a lawsuit for "reckless reporting" against Rolling Stone magazine following the now-retracted "Rape on Campus" story. This came one day after the magazine published an external review of the editorial process that led to the article being published.

[Read more from The Washington Post]

Final arguments in Boston Marathon bombing trial

Both sides presented their closing arguments in the Boston Marathon bombing trial Monday. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces numerous charges related to the April 2013 bombing and subsequent manhunt.

[Read more from The Boston Globe]

Kenya says it has bombed 2 al-Shabaab camps in Somalia

The air force in Kenya has destroyed two al-Shabaab camps in Somalia, although the Islamist group denied it was hit. This was the first major military response since the group massacred 148 people at a Kenyan university last week.

[Read more on Reuters]

Jeb Bush laughs off checking 'Hispanic' on voter registration form

Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate for 2016, laughed off the report that he mistakenly listed his ethnicity as "Hispanic" on a 2009 voter registration form. Bush is white, but his wife Columba, who was born in Mexico, and children are Hispanic.

[Read more from CNN]

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Star Tribune's Megan Ryan named new Twins beat reporter

Ryan replaces LaVelle E. Neal who is now in a columnist role.

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Minnetonka in spotlight after teacher threatened for discussing Black trans woman

Parents and community members are calling on the district to do better and will hold a march prior to the school board meeting on Thursday.

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Talk grows that this season will be Pitino's last at Gophers

A report says Pitino's tenure could be "down to his final games."

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Two gas trucks collide in Stearns County, neither explodes

The unlikely collision happened Monday afternoon.

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MSP Airport expecting spring break to be busiest period since pandemic began

Passenger numbers will still be about a third lower than a year ago, though.

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After bumper earnings, Target will accelerate new store openings

The retailer has revealed its plans for the next few years, which includes an investment in Minneapolis.

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100% plant-based restaurant coming to Wayzata this spring

The restaurant has plans to add additional locations in Minnesota this summer and franchise nationwide.

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'Laundry Evangelist' from St. Paul gets his own Discovery+ show

Patric Richardson has built a career around the appreciation and care of clothing.

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End 'renting' from your utility company and go solar

A solar installation is one of the few home improvements that actually pays for itself.