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 June 17, 2015.

Greece nears EU/Euro exit

After failing to reach a deal with European countries over its economic reforms, an exit from the European Union and Euro currency is in the cards for Greece, its central bank has warned.

[Read more from the BBC]

Prison worker 'plotted husband's murder with escapees'

New York prison worker Joyce Mitchell, who is accused of helping two convicted workers escape, spoke to the men about a plot to kill her husband, according to a prosecutor.

[Read more from NBC News]

Ruling could lead to hike in Uber prices

In a ruling that could impact the price of Uber ride-shares across the country, the California Labor Commission has ruled that one of the app service's drivers is considered an employee, not a contractor, making Uber potentially liable for additional costs such as social security and unemployment insurance.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Wild improve to 4-1 with victory over Dubnyk, Sharks

The 4-1 win gives the Wild four victories in five games to start the season.

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Daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice, Allina Health CEO found dead in Iowa

The 21-year-old was found dead in the parking lot of a sorority, according to police.

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Federal charges: MN marijuana lobbyist threatened U.S. representative

"I want you to be as scared as possible," the voicemail allegedly says.

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Wisconsin Republicans aim to end governor's mask mandate

They've introduced a resolution to remove the governor's emergency powers.

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Community group hopes to install billboard to get neighbor a kidney

A group called "Team Ted" aims to raise $5,000 to find their friend a kidney donor.

Andrew Palmer

Charges: Coach raped teenage girl on Minnesota basketball team

The 33-year-old head coach has been charged in connection to the alleged crimes.

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WCCO Radio's program director leaves the company

It's not clear why John Hanson and the station parted ways.

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Minneapolis a step closer to banning facial recognition technology

There are concerns about it leading to a surveillance state, and that it could harm disadvantaged communities.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, January 22

Nearly 50,000 Minnesotans have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.