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. 27, 2015.

Documents reveal Virginia gunman had 'friction' with co-workers

Personnel files from WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, show Vester Flanagan – the shooter in the shocking on-air killing of two television journalists – was warned for "threatening behavior" within two months of his hiring at the TV station in 2012. Police were called to escort Flanagan off the job when he was fired the following year.

[Read more from CNN]

Mississippi State University back to normal after 'active gunman' scare

Campus activities are returning to normal following reports of an "active gunman" at Mississippi State University on Thursday, though the suspect was later found to be unarmed. Police say the freshman, who threatened to harm himself and others, is now in custody.

[Read more from Reuters]

Disney gives anxious fans new glimpse of upcoming 'Star Wars'

The internet is abuzz with a newly released clip from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The teaser features five seconds of heretofore unseen footage, which has fans speculating about the role of actor John Boyega – who is shown wielding a lightsaber in a very Jedi-like stance.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Walz: Demobilization of troops, police to happen 'as quickly as possible'

It's unclear just when troops and police will pull out of the Twin Cities.

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'The first step towards justice': AG Ellison calls for change after Chauvin conviction

Ellison's office led the prosecution of the former Minneapolis police officer.


Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in George Floyd's death

Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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LIVE UPDATES: Reaction as Derek Chauvin is found guilty on all counts

We bring you the latest reaction after the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

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Watch live: Verdict in Derek Chauvin murder trial

The verdict will be announced between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 20.

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Verdict reached in Derek Chauvin murder trial

A verdict will be read Tuesday afternoon.

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18-month-old boy who nearly drowned welcomed home with police escort

Logan Olson was found in a retention pond in Stewartville on April 7.

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Is Minnesota's latest surge plateauing? Expert says 'no idea'

Hospital admissions have leveled off in the past week, though ICU cases have risen.