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 29, 2015.

MLB game played in empty stadium

For the first time in Major League Baseball history a game was played to an empty stadium. The Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2 in front of a paying crowd of zero, amid concerns over the ongoing civil unrest in Baltimore.

[Read more from NBC News]

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist won't draw Prophet

The cartoonist for French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, who designed the first front page after gunmen attacked its offices and killed several of its writers, has said he will not draw the Prophet Muhammed anymore as it "no longer interests me."

[Read more from the BBC]

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UK election candidate is interviewed by Russell Brand

In an attempt to woo younger voters, the leader of Britain's Labour Party, Ed Miliband, has appeared on a YouTube video being interviewed by actor, comedian and well-known "non-voter" Russell Brand.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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butcher and the boar

Butcher & the Boar makes comeback with new ownership

Local hospitality company Jester Concepts has bought the brand. The new location is still being determined.


Staff at Mankato Hy-Vee incorrectly diluted COVID vaccines for 62 patients

The retailer says that there is no reason for medical concern.

rowdi lab missing

Twin Cities man going to great lengths to find beloved dog, missing in northern MN

He's hoping drone operators can help him locate Rowdi, his yellow lab.

Hennepin County Government Center

Some Hennepin County Government Center services will be unavailable during Chauvin's trial

Access to the building will be limited during the trail, which begins March 8.

Street sweeper

Driver, 19, killed in collision with street sweeper

It happened Thursday evening near Thief River Falls.

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Famous Dave's to launch its first 'line service' restaurant in the Twin Cities

The new model of restaurant will open in September in Coon Rapids.

State Capitol.

Minnesota's budget outlook improves, now projecting $1.6B surplus

The state was projecting a $1.3 billion deficit in November.

warroad ice road

2.5 mile skating path through Warroad was a hit, now there's an effort to keep it

The "Riverbender Crew" is hoping to buy new equipment to maintain the path this season, and for years to come.

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Officers identified in fatal shooting of suspect in Isanti County

Three officers were identified in the police chase that ended with one suspect being shot and a police dog being injured.

House for sale

Zillow to start making offers on Twin Cities homes based off its 'Zestimates'

The Twin Cities property market is seriously hot right now.