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 Feb. 2, 2015.

 Blizzard wreaks havoc from Chicago to Boston

The year's first major winter storm brought heavy snow and strong winds to the Chicago area, and it's moving toward the Northeast.

[Read more from USA Today]

 Record TV ratings for Super Bowl

New England's win over Seattle scored the highest-ever overnight television ratings for a Super Bowl and also set milestones for Twitter and Facebook.

[Read more from CBS News]

 ISIS beheading of hostage draws outrage in Japan

Japanese citizens and the government reacted with sorrow and outrage to the posting by the Islamic State of a video purporting to show the grisly killing of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

[Read more from The New York Times]

Obama proposes $4 trillion budget

President Obama���s $4 trillion budget request, with familiar proposals for new spending and higher taxes, landed on the desks of the Republican-led Congress Monday.

[Read more from The Washington Post]

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Dean Evason

Wild fall flat against Predators, lose first game of season

The Wild couldn't stay out of the penalty box in a 5-2 loss.

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Search for Wisconsin woman whose vehicle was found near Hinckley

Ashley L. Miller, 33, was reported missing on Sep. 24 after her vehicle was found without her in it.

Dak Prescott

Report: Dak Prescott will be 'ready to go' for matchup with Vikings

The Dallas quarterback is expected to be available for next Sunday's showdown.

Eddie Rosario

Where Eddie Rosario's championship series heroics rank since 2000

The former Twin put together an all-timer to help the Braves reach the World Series.

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2 dead after plane crashes near residence in rural Wisconsin

The aircraft also struck the house during the crash.

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1 dead after van crashes and lands on Highway 100 in Brooklyn Center

Northbound Highway 100 was shut down following the crash Saturday night.

Jess Peterson

Woman killed in crash ID'd as 'bad ass biker chick' with 'giving spirit'

The 30-year-old died in a motorcycle crash on Oct. 19.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' defense fuels win over Pelicans

The Wolves' have bought in on the defensive end as part of a 2-0 start.

Minnesota Wild

Ryan Hartman's OT goal helps Wild stay undefeated

The Wild improved to 4-0 with a win over the Ducks.

Mar'Keise Irving / Gopher Football

Gophers pound Maryland to stay in Big Ten West race

Four different players scored a rushing touchdown in a 34-16 victory over Maryland.