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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Nov. 30 COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations reach new high mark

There are fewer than 100 staffed ICU beds available in Minnesota.

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Saturday's Gophers-Northwestern game canceled

Minnesota is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in its football program.

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Minneapolis woman's home vandalized for a 7th time since March

The most recent incident happened on Thanksgiving.

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Jamie Malone's Grand Cafe is closing, building owners say

Head chef Jamie Malone will continue operations at Eastside.


High school softball coach accused of stealing booster funds

The 65-year-old is a coach at Lakeville South High School.

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Suspect leads police on 26-mile pursuit in Meeker County

When the suspect stopped, he tried to get out of his car with a shotgun in hand.

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Human remains found at Albert Lea building where 3 people where shot

Authorities say the human remains are not related to the shooting.


DirecTV subscribers could lose KARE 11 on Tuesday

A new contract needs to be agreed upon by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Inmate from Rush City prison dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The man is the fifth incarcerated person in Minnesota to die from COVID-19.