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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What's open and closed in Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day 2020?

Most services will not be running on Thursday and unlike most years, many stores will be closed, too.


How a turkey's brush with celebrity in Bloomington came to a tragic end

DNR: if you care about wild animals, stop feeding them

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Saturday's Gophers/Badgers football game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe will not take place for the first time since 1906.

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MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

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Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.


Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.


4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

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Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.


Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.


At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said