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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Ant's rally not enough to save Timberwolves

Edwards' third-quarter explosion came too late in a loss to the Pelicans.

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Victims of property manager's sexual harassment to get $736,000

It's part of a consent decree announced by the Department of Justice Monday.

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St. Paul's Irish pub The Liffey reveals it won't reopen

The beloved pub has been closed since the start of the pandemic.

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Proctor football investigation: Case goes to county attorney

The office will review the evidence and consider possible criminal charges.

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'I’m heading home!': CA reporter announces return to WCCO

Kirsten Mitchell interned at WCCO years ago. Now, she's coming back as a reporter.


As part of price gouging settlement, farm to donate 1M eggs to food nonprofits

The egg producer will donate more than 1 million eggs to nonprofits fighting hunger.

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Sheriff: Witnesses saw plane 'performing aerial maneuvers' before fatal crash

The single-engine aircraft went down in northern Wisconsin, killing a brother and sister.

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Community rallies around Minnetonka HS dancer battling brain tumor

A fundraiser raised more than $44,000 of its $60,000 goal in the first two days.

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In rare move, MDH takes control of Minneapolis nursing home

The temporary receivership is to ensure resident safety.

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Lawmaker deletes post encouraging donations to family charged in Capitol riot

Sen. Mark Koran, in his Facebook post, described them as "a good family!"