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 8, 2015.

Tsarnaev found guilty of Boston Marathon bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts related to the bombing at the Boston Marathon in April 2013, including 17 counts that could carry the death penalty. He now faces a second phase of the trial in which the jury will decide whether to sentence him to death.

[Read more from the Boston Globe]

SC officer charged with fatally shooting unarmed man is fired

A police officer in South Carolina has been charged with murder after video captured him shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop over the weekend, police said. He was fired from his job Wednesday.

[Read more from the New York Times]

High voter turnout adds voice for Black residents on Ferguson City Council

High voter turnout helped make history in Ferguson, Missouri, Tuesday – the city was the focus of national debate over race relations following the shooting death of Michael Brown. Now, for the first time ever, the City Council will have three African American council members.

[Read more on CBS News]

 The reviews are in: You'll want the Apple watch, but you don't need it

Apple's new smartwatch is "beautiful," "stylish" and could make life easier for people on the go – but people don't need one, reviewers said.

[Read more from Bloomberg]

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Eagan-based Villaume Industries pays $90K fine in gender discrimination case

After the Minnesota Department of Human Rights found the company refused to hire women, Villaume committed to reforms


11 more people charged in massive magazine scam plead guilty

In total, 63 people from across the U.S. were charged in what prosecutors called the "largest elder fraud scheme in the nation."

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Wild goalie Alex Stalock claimed off waivers by Oilers

The South St. Paul native will be heading to Edmonton.

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Shakopee GOPer posts DFL lawmaker's personal cell number on Facebook

Rep. Erik Mortensen has been accused of 'doxxing' Twin Cities lawmaker Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn.

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Minneapolis scraps plan to pay 'influencers' to share information during Chauvin trial

The plan to pay influencers to share city-approved messages during the trials of the officers charged in George Floyd's death drew criticism.


Toddler called 911 and said 'baby' was dead, turned out to be her doll

We're checking into whether the doll is named 'Chucky.'

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NCAA Women's Final Four 2022 will be held in Minneapolis

The NCAA unveiled the logo for the 2022 Final Four on Monday.


As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.


Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in St. Paul Sunday evening

The incident occurred near the intersection of Phalen Boulevard and Atlantic Street.