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


Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for May 29, 2015.

Sources: Hastert's "hush money" tied to sex abuse allegation

Various reports say former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a man to keep quiet about sexual abuse that occurred decades ago, when Hastert was a high school teacher. The Republican has been indicted for lying to the FBI about a scheme to cover up "hush money" payments.

[Read more from The New York Times]

FIFA president wins re-election amid scandal investigations

79-year-old Sepp Blatter, president of professional soccer's international governing body, has been elected to a fifth term. This comes as many high-ranking members of his administration are investigated in the U.S. and Switzerland for alleged corruption.

[Read more from CNN]

Cuba no longer on United States' terror list

It's official. The U.S. State Department has removed Cuba from its list of "state sponsors of terrorism," on which it had been a fixture for 33 years. This comes as the White House works to normalize relations with the island country.

[Read more from The Washington Post]

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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.