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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Charges: Driver was drunk, speeding before crash that killed 1-year-old son

A total of five children were in the back seat at the time, according to the charges.

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Vikings release Jeff Gladney following domestic violence charge

His release is effective immediately, the team said.

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Body pulled from water near Lebanon Hills Park swimming area

Surveillance footage showed a man walking towards the beach on Sunday.

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Victims of double-fatal house fire in Wadena County identified

The man and woman died in the early Sunday house fire.

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Charges: Witness thought Austin man was 'joking' before he killed woman

The criminal complaint details what may have led to the 20-year-old's death.

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Minneapolis and St. Paul to require face masks in city buildings

The mayors are also urging businesses to adopt mask rules for customers.


Charges detail murder of woman by fugitive bomb-maker husband

Eric Reinbold is accused of killing his 34-year-old wife.

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Vikings' 2020 first-round pick Gladney indicted by Texas grand jury

If convicted Gladney could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison.

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List of places in Minnesota now requiring or recommending face masks

Businesses and organizations are changing their policies in response to the delta variant.

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The 2021 Minnesota State Fair: Everything you need to know

From ticket prices to new foods to health protocols, we've got you covered.

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Suspect steals unlocked squad car, leads officers on miles-long chase

The suspect also brandished a shotgun from the stolen vehicle out the window.