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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At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

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Paisley Park to open pop-up shop at Mall of America

The new store is set to open on Black Friday.


COVID-19: Here's what Gov. Walz, Republicans are proposing to help businesses

Once they come to an agreement, Walz will call a special session to pass the legislation.

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey planning to run for reelection

Frey said in a radio interview that 2020 has been a "horrible" year.


Monello, P.S. Steak will switch to sandwiches, noodles during shutdown

The Minneapolis eateries are pivoting during the closure of dine-in service.


MN ski areas will be open – but with changes – during 4-week shutdown

Some ski areas have already reopened for the season, others plan to open Thanksgiving weekend.

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Thanksgiving foods to avoid giving to pets

The Animal Humane Society has shared its advice on keeping pets safe this Thanksgiving.

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Best Buy reports massive rise in online, in-store sales

People turned to Best Buy to buy computers, home theater and appliances during the pandemic.

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Driver dies after being shot, crashing into cars in Minneapolis

The incident happened around 1:25 a.m. Tuesday.