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 15, 2015.

 It's death for Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, found guilty on all 30 charges related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, will be put to death for his crimes, a jury decided Friday.

[Read more from the Boston Globe]

Wreckage of missing US helicopter found in Nepal

The wreckage of a U.S. military helicopter that went missing in Nepal while providing disaster relief was found Friday, along with at least three bodies. Six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were on the helicopter when it disappeared Tuesday.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Researchers reveal the world's first warm-blooded fish

The opah, a silver-colored fish that's about the size of a car tire, is the first fully warm-blooded fish that's ever been discovered, researchers say.

[Read more from the NOAA]

100K 'World of Warcraft' players hit with bans for cheating

More than 100,000 players of the popular online role-playing game "World of Warcraft" received six-month bans from the game's developer, Blizzard, for cheating. There are about 7.1 million current subscribers to the game.

[Read more from PCGamesN]

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scratch lottery ticket

State lottery: Don't give scratch-offs as gifts to minors

The Minnesota Lottery participates in an annual responsible gambling campaign focusing on underage lottery play during the holidays.

Marijuana, cannabis

Minnesota adds 2 more qualifying conditions for medical marijuana

There will be 17 conditions that qualify people to obtain medical marijuana in Minnesota.

Matt Birk

Ex-Viking Matt Birk confirms interest in future run for governor

The next gubernatorial election in Minnesota is Nov. 8, 2022.

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Handsome Hog in St. Paul to close temporarily

Executive chef Justin Sutherland cited inaction by state and federal leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dept. of Education adding more gender options when collecting student data

The public can comment on the implementation of the nonbinary gender options until Dec. 13.

police tape, crime scene

Police ID couple found dead in home, murder-suicide suspected

The bodies were found in St. Louis County after the pair failed to show for work.

State Capitol

Minnesota's budget forecast improves, shows $641M surplus for 2020-21

"Higher general fund revenues and lower expected spending result in a projected surplus," MMB said.

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Brooklyn Park shooting leaves 2 injured

Two victims sustained non-life threatening injuries during the Monday evening incident.

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Worthington settles police brutality lawsuit for $590,000, agrees to reforms

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Kelvin Francisco Rodriguez, who spent five days in the ICU after being arrested.

Michael Munoz

Rochester superintendent admits he plagiarized letter to staff

Med City Beat broke the story, prompting the superintendent to apologize.