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 15, 2015. 

Arrest after gyro-copter lands on U.S. Capitol lawn

Police have arrested the pilot of a gyro-copter that landed on the west lawn of t‎he U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. He is believed to be a Florida mailman was trying to deliver a message on campaign reform to Congress.

[Read more from NBC News]

Life without parole for Aaron Hernandez

Former New England Patriots' star has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after a jury found him guilty of the first-degree murder of his one-time friend Odin Lloyd.

[Read more from CNN]

EU accuses Google of anti-competitive behavior

The European Union has filed a complaint against Google, accusing it of anti-competitive behavior by promoting its own shopping links. It marks the start of a legal process that could result in billions of euros of fines for the search giant.

[Read more from BBC]

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Bracing security threats, federal courthouses closing in Minnesota

Security is also being ramped up at the state capitol.

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3M sues Florida company that sold 10K counterfeit N95 masks to HCMC

The Maplewood company has obtained a temporary injunction against the firm.

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Walz, Whitmer, and Evers call on Trump Admin. to buy more vaccines

It comes after The Washington Post reported that the country's COVID vaccine reserves have been exhausted.

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Wolves-Grizzlies game off, KAT tests postive for COVID

The Timberwolves star was among several players that are dealing with COVID-related issues.

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Planning for the 2021 Minnesota State Fair is underway

The fair suffered huge financial losses due to COVID-19, but organizers are moving forward with planning "different scenarios" for this summer.

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Heather Brown named as new WCCO 'This Morning' anchor

She will be joining Jason DeRusha on the CBS affiliate's Morning Show.

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DPS Commissioner: No credible threats to state Capitol, but ready if something arises

Local and state law enforcement officials have a plan in case a threat arises.

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Here are snow totals from Thursday-Friday winter storm

It's a slushy mess in the metro, but snow did pile up in southern counties.

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Walz fury after report that government's COVID vaccine reserve is nonexistent

The Washington Post reported Friday that the Trump Administration has shipped out all the vaccines it has already, with none in reserve.

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What's open and closed in Minnesota on MLK Day 2021?

Local government offices will generally be closed on Monday.