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 19, 2015.

Suspect in Charleston shooting charged with 9 counts of murder

The 21-year-old man authorities say fatally shot nine people at a historic Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night is now charged with nine counts of murder. “I just want everybody to know ... I forgive you,” the daughter of Ethel Lance, one of the victims, told Dylann Storm Roof in court Friday.

[Read more from the Post and Courier]

Obama administration proposes rule to limit truck emissions

In an effort to lessen carbon emissions, President Barack Obama's administration issued a new proposal to require trucks be more fuel efficient. The proposal, which is open to public comment, would require truck manufacturers improve a vehicle's fuel efficiency by one-third – up from the current average of 6 mpg.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Concern over Greek banks as payment deadline nears

The Greek government owes €1.6B Euros to the International Monetary Fund, and, if a payment isn't made by June 30, the country will default. In anticipation of that, Greeks have reportedly drawn billions of Euros from their bank accounts this past week – causing concern about the health of the financial sector.

[Read more from the BBC]

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National Basketball Coaches Association criticizes Timberwolves' coaching search

The organization believes the Timberwolves failed "to conduct a through and transparent search" before hiring Chris Finch.

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Best Buy announces bonuses of up to $500 for hourly workers

The retailer has seen business boom since the pandemic started, particularly online.


Burnsville PD: Customer sprayed chemical irritant at McDonald's workers

The incident happened in Burnsville over the weekend.

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MN launches campaign to get students tested for COVID every 2 weeks

The state launched a youth testing campaign on Wednesday as part of its effort to control the spread of COVID.

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Preparations for Derek Chauvin trial underway in Minneapolis

People will see "fortification" efforts and National Guard soldiers.

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Road rage leads to brawl at Willmar intersection, police say

The participants appeared to know each other, police said.

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3 Minnesota restaurants make it on 50 best burgers in America list

A travel website praised the restaurants' burgers in a recently released list.

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Firefighter critical after gun discharges during blaze, hitting him

The 35-year-old Cornell firefighter is hospitalized in critical condition

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After 2 years, sheriff's office seeks new leads in unsolved deadly home invasion

"The sheriff’s office is close to knowing exactly what occurred that night but needs your help," the sheriff's office said.

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Man charged in chase that ended with police fatally shooting suspect

The suspect who was shot has also been identified.

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Twins' Royce Lewis tears his ACL, will undergo surgery

A huge blow for the former No. 1 draft pick.