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 20, 2015.

Documents seized from bin Laden compound released

A cache of files seized from hideout of Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound reveal he was fixated on attacking U.S. targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries so they could focus on that cause.

[Read more from Reuters]

Record fines for forex-rigging banks

Five of the world's largest banks will pay $5.7 billion in fines for manipulating the foreign exchange market. JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup and RBS have all pleaded guilty to U.S. criminal charges, while UBS pleaded guilty to rigging interest rates.

[Read more from the BBC]

Police find 1,000 weapons in Waco restaurant

Police have found more than 1,000 weapons in a restaurant in Waco where a shootout between rival biker gangs left nine dead. The weapons are believed to have been dumped by other gang members as police closed in – with one even found in a bag of tortilla chips.

[Read more from The Guardian]

Buy the house where Fitzgerald wrote "The Great Gatsby"

The house where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote part of "The Great Gatsby" has gone on sale in New York with a guide price of $3.9 million.

[Read more from Buzzfeed]

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'Please, please, please get vaccinated,' Minnetonka mayor pleads

This comes as the local state of emergency officially ends.

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Can you answer all the Minneapolis questions from this week's 'Jeopardy?'

KARE personalities including Randy Shaver and Rena Sarigianopoulos presented the clues.

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35 counties, including most of Twin Cities, now COVID hotspots

The CDC recommends everyone wear a mask in public, indoor places in these counties.

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CDC document: Delta variant as contagious as chickenpox

Vaccines remain very effective at preventing severe illness from the delta variant, however.

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'Unprecedented': The wildfire smoke isn't going anywhere this weekend

The air quality alert that was supposed to end Friday is now in effect into early next week.

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Charges: Woman killed in horrific Shakopee attack was trying to leave suspect

The shocking incident happened at an intersection Wednesday afternoon.

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Multiple injuries after pickup crashes into shuttle bus at 3M Open

Blaine police listed 25 people as being involved in the collision.

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Teen arrested in connection to recent St. Cloud shootings

The shootings, which occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday, did not result in injury or property damage.