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 18, 2015.

Texas shooting suspects held on $1M bond

About 170 suspects were arrested following a shootout between rival biker gangs in Texas Sunday that left nine dead and 18 injured. They were ordered held on $1 million bonds Monday.

[Read more from KWTX]

No more military style equipment for local police

The Obama Administration announced federal agencies will no longer be able to provide local police departments will certain kinds of military equipment, such as grenade launchers, high-caliber weapons and bayonets. This comes after controversy over "militarized" police response in Ferguson, Missouri.

[Read more from CNN]

Extreme athlete dies in BASE jumping accident

Renowned extreme athlete Dean Potter and another man died in a BASE jumping accident in Yosemite National Park over the weekend. The two were trying to fly through a gap between two notches, but smashed into a rocky outcropping.

[Read more from NBC]

He tweets! The president joins Twitter

President Barack Obama officially launched a Twitter account (@POTUS) with the tweet: "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account." He's following 65 accounts, including all of Chicago's sports teams.

[Read more from the Wall Street Journal]

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Body found floating in Minnesota River in Shakopee

Efforts to identify the deceased are underway.

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Judge finds suspect guilty in 1991 murder of young Minneapolis woman

A 58-year-old man from South St. Paul, who was 29 at the time, has been found guilty of stabbing a 20-year-old woman

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Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

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MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.


Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

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Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

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Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.


More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

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MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

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Dec. 3 COVID-19 update: 92 deaths marks MN's 2nd-highest total

The deaths continue to surge amid the worst of the pandemic so far.