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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MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

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Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

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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.

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Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

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

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Watch live: Como Zoo's live reindeer cam is back for December

The live feed will run 24/7 allowing you to keep an eye on Santa's antlered helpers.


Three simple ways to boost your immune health heading into winter

Eating right is one thing, but there are other ways to stay healthy as the days shorten.

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Why Twins fans shouldn't give up on Taylor Rogers

The Twins closer struggled in 2020 but could rebound next season.

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Teen driver leaves road, crashes into three trees

Fortunately, the 16-year-old was not injured.

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Minnesota is getting its first highway crossing for animals

This will provide a safe way for animals to cross the street, and hopefully limit deer-vehicle collisions.