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 Aug. 18, 2015.

U.S. Army's Ranger School to graduate first women, but...

In an historic development, two women will be among those graduating this week from the Ranger School, which trains elite commandos in Fort Benning, Georgia. However, whether the two can actually join the Rangers remains uncertain under current Pentagon regulations regarding women in combat roles.

[Read more from CNN]

Thailand releases images of suspected Bangkok bomber

The person who appears in newly released security footage walking into a popular Bangkok shrine and leaving a backpack under a bench shortly before the site exploded Monday is now the subject of a manhunt. Thailand authorities say it is "quite clear he is the perpetrator" in the attack.

[Read more from ABC Australia]

Update: Rosie O'Donnell's daughter is found after going missing

Comedian Rosie O'Donnell said late Tuesday afternoon her 17-year-old daughter, Chelsea O'Donnell, has been found safe after going missing last week.

[Read more from 4NBC New York]

White House gains first transgender staffer

Transgender advocates are praising the White House for hiring its first openly transgender staff member. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, a transgender woman, will serve the White House Office of Presidential Personnel in a recruitment role.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Pandemic pushes need for cybersecurity and I.T. professionals to forefront

University of Wisconsin-Superior is helping meet demand with online master’s programs

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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.