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 5, 2015.

ISIS claims link to shooting at Texas event

The Islamic terrorist group is aligning itself with Sunday's attack on an event in Texas that was mocking the prophet Muhammed. Two assailants shot a security guard before being killed by police.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Secretary of State Kerry visits Somalia

In the unannounced visit, Kerry became the first top U.S. diplomat to ever visit the country, which has been wracked by war for decades.

[Read more from USA Today]

Mike Huckabee announces run for White House

Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, is the third Republican candidate to join the race this week, following Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson who announced on Monday.

[Read more from NPR]

AG Lynch visits Baltimore

Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with community members and law enforcement officials Tuesday in an effort to help ease tensions in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.

[Read more from NBC News]

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Antoine Winfield Jr.

Antoine Winfield Jr. says playoff win was "for my pops back in '09"

The son of the Vikings legend did not forget about "Bountygate."

Jared Vanderbilt

Shorthanded Timberwolves fall to Atlanta in Monday matinee

D'Angelo Russell scored 31 points, but didn't have much help.

police lights

Man, 72, critical after possible robbery outside Minneapolis business

The 72-year-old sustained gunshot wounds in the incident.


It could take months to vaccinate MN teachers, people 65 and older

"This is going to be harder than going to Ticketmaster and trying to get Bruce Springsteen tickets," Walz said.

Herb Brooks statue

Trump's planned statue garden would include 2 Minnesotans, others with MN links

But there were some notable names absent from the wide-ranging and eclectic list.

k9 zeke

Petition seeks to allow retired Corcoran officer to keep K9 partner

Corcoran's public safety director says if K9 Zeke is donated to the officer it will be a loss for the department.


Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 18

The latest update from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Tom Kelly Jr.

Tom Kelly Jr., son of Twins World Series manager, dies at 42

He was a member of the 2001 UST national championship team.

Hennepin County CSI

Police: Man shot in the head by woman in Richfield

It happened in the early hours of Monday.