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 7, 2015.

Millions take to polls for UK election

Millions of people across the United Kingdom have cast their vote in what is predicted to be an extremely close General Election that could well end David Cameron's tenure as Prime Minister.

[Read more from the New Yorker]

NSA phone data program ruled illegal

A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that the telephone metadata collection program, under which the NSA gathers up millions of phone records daily, is illegal under the Patriot Act.

[Read more from CNN]

U.S. to start training Syrian rebels for ISIS fight

U.S. troops have started the training of Syrian rebels in Jordan as part of an effort to build a force capable of fighting the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group.

[Read more from CBS News]

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Man, 19, fatally shot by police in the Iron Range

The man was allegedly linked to a shoplifting incident, and an earlier drive-by shooting.


Alleged drunk driver crashes into Chisago Co. deputy's squad car

The deputy was taken to the hospital afterwards.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns has lost 7 family members to COVID-19

The Timberwolves forward "hasn't been in a good place" since his mother died last April.

Leah Ottman, aka LOTT

Acclaimed Minneapolis violinist and singer Leah Ottman dies at 33

She also performed as LOTT, the name of her solo project.

Target gift card

Holiday shopping? Target gift cards are discounted this weekend

You have to be a Target Circle member, but that's free to join.

vote, vote now

MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

prison, Rush City cell block

Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

leech lake band of ojibwe sign

11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.