Around the World in 60 Seconds: Today's top news stories


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Sept. 7, 2015.

Obama signs executive order for more paid sick leave

In a Labor Day speech in Boston, President Obama rallied union workers and unveiled a new executive order that will require federal contractors to offer employees up to seven days of paid sick leave.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

European leaders pledge to take in more migrants

The leaders of Germany, France and Britain said Monday they would provide more assistance to the migrants streaming into Europe to escape violence in their homelands, particularly Syria. The pledges came even as tensions are rising along the paths the newcomers are taking.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Superhenge? Archeologists find massive underground monuments near Stonehenge

Archaeologists say they have uncovered traces of larger stone monuments less than 2 miles from Stonehenge, the circle of centuries-old stone monuments in southwest England. The new monuments were discovered with "ground-penetrating" radar.

[Read more from The Guardian]

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Marijuana, cannabis

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

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

Douglas Schroeder

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

Douglas Schroeder was last seen on Thursday.

Ambulance Hennepin Healthcare

Woman found fatally shot in downtown parking ramp

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

duluth police department

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.

Kirill Kaprizov

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

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

Tyler Duffey

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.

State Patrol

State Patrol reports 2 fatal crashes on Friday in Minnesota

The first incident happened in Austin Township, and the second happened in Birch Lake Township.


Deaths on Minnesota roads in 2021 at highest level in more than a decade

There have been a total of eight motorcyclist fatalities on Minnesota roads this year.