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 Feb. 4, 2015.

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Dozens killed in Taiwanese plane crash caught on camera

At least 31 people are dead following the crash of a TransAsia Airways flight over a road in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. The incident can be seen on dash-cam from the scene. Fifteen reportedly survived, while more are still missing.

[Read more from BBC News]

Jordan says retaliation against IS will be 'relentless'

King Abdullah of Jordan said his country's response to the Islamic State's murder of a captured pilot will be a "relentless war" against the militant group. Muadh al-Kasasbeh was reportedly burned alive by his IS captors earlier this week.

[Read more from The Guardian]

Chicago-area cop acquitted in death of WWII vet

A police officer in Park Forest, Illinois who shot a World War II vet with beanbag rounds was acquitted of reckless conduct for the July 2013 incident. The man reportedly refused to put down a filleting knife. He suffered significant internal injuries and died at the hospital.

[Read more from the Chicago Tribune]

Vermont man known for living frugal donates $8M after his death

Ronald Read was a man known for eschewing excess, living so simply that a fellow Vermont resident knit him a hat one winter, thinking he needed one. Read died last June at the age of 92 – and to the surprise of almost everyone who knew him, had a staggering $8 million saved up. He chose to donate the money, with $1.2 million going to the Brooks Memorial Library.

[Read more from the Brattleboro Reporter]

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Basilica Block Party cancels July festival, may be held this fall

Event organizers are "actively exploring" other options for the annual music festival.


After COVID-19 cancellation last year, Minnesota Renaissance Festival will go on

The festival anticipates the season, which will start Aug. 21, will go on "without restrictions."

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An 11-year-old girl is missing from Minneapolis

Police have issued an appeal to find her.

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Minnesota legal marijuana bill headed for House vote for first time ever

The bill passed the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday.

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Appeal to find 59-year-old man missing from Edina

Douglas Schroeder was last seen on Thursday.

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Woman found fatally shot in downtown parking ramp

It happened on 9th Street South between LaSalle and Hennepin.

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Woman critical after Duluth stabbing, man suffers broken leg

Police have released sparse details about the incident.

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Police: Man, 20, killed his older sister in Chanhassen

Police found the 25-year-old woman dead from gunshot wounds.

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Kaprizov's playmaking, Rask's OT winner on display against Ducks

The Wild superstar had a pair of assists in a 4-3 victory.

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Twins offense, bullpen continue to struggle against Tigers

The Tigers scored five runs in the seventh inning in a 7-3 defeat.


Early Saturday crash leaves 2 kids, 1 adult dead in Maple Grove

The crash happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday.