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 6, 2015.

Germanwings pilot practiced descent before crash

On the flight before he deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane into the Alps, Andreas Lubitz is believed to have rehearsed putting his aircraft into a controlled descent while his co-pilot was out of the cockpit, investigators have found.

[Read more from CNN]

Brady was aware of 'Deflategate' ball tampering

An investigation into the "Deflategate" controversy, in which two New England Patriots employees deflated footballs for the team's AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts, has alleged that quarterback Tom Brady was likely aware of the activities.

[Read more from USA Today]

UK election set to be closest in years

Party leaders have had their final day of campaigning for the UK General Election with hours to go before voting booths open. The latest polls have Labour leader Ed Miliband and incumbent Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron neck-and-neck, with no party likely to win an outright majority.

[Read more from the BBC]

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Teen arrested in connection to recent St. Cloud shootings

The shootings, which occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday, did not result in injury or property damage.

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Red Lake Band raising money for children of slain officer Ryan Bialke

They're hoping to create a memorial and scholarship fund.

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8 years in prison for man charged with shooting at National Guard

He was accused of firing multiple shots at soldiers patrolling Minneapolis.

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'Large crash' involving semi-truck on Highway 212 in Chaska

Police are warning motorists about long delays.

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Fairmont Raceway admits 'bad mistake,' announcer on leave after racist comments

The raceway promoter initially backed Len Oelke, but has now apologized.

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Air quality still bad on Friday as wildfire smoke continues to blanket MN

The smoky haze will continue till at least Friday afternoon.


Maple Grove man defrauded PPP of $1.7M, used some to install pool

The 47-year-old pleaded guilty in federal court.