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 May 1, 2015.

Six officers charged in Freddie Gray death

Six Baltimore police officers have been charged, including one with murder, in the homicide of Freddie Gray, whose death in custody from a neck injury sparked city-wide riots and nationwide protests.

[Read more from Reuters]

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'Stand By Me' singer Ben E. King dies at 76

Soul and R&B legend Ben E. King, whose name will forever be synonymous with the 1961 hit "Stand By Me," has died at the age of 76 from natural causes, his publicist has said.

[Read more from Time]

Apple confirms Watch #tattoogate issue

Apple has confirmed that the performance of its heart-rate monitor on the new Watch can be affected if the wearer has a tattoo on their wrist.

[Read more from NBC News]

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Man with Parkinson's lights up Plymouth with synchronized light show

"The best medicine I have for my disease is what I try to do with the light show," Mike Justak said.

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Watch: Drunk squirrel in Minnesota captures the world's attention

The squirrel was immediately cut off after nearly tipping over.

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Small town gym refusing to close facing lawsuit from attorney general

The gym is facing a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order to halt their operations.

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Money Gal Coaching: Bouncing back after living your best life

Kelly Blodgett started Money Gal Coaching after paying down nearly $50K in debt in 18 months.


When do stores open on Black Friday this year?

Many major retailers will be open Black Friday, some for extended hours.

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Man found dead outside home near Cass Lake

The man was reportedly shot outside the property.


Gov. Walz announces $1M in grants to boost Minnesota tourism

The money will be used for marketing efforts to attract people to Minnesota's hard-hit tourist spots.

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Nov. 25 COVID-19 update: 72 deaths ties Minnesota's single-day high

A COVID-19 update will not be provided on Thanksgiving Day.


Revival to open its fourth Twin Cities location

The fried chicken and smoked meat maestros are moving to St. Louis Park.