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 25, 2015.

Supreme Court OK's subsidies in Affordable Care Act

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday in support of the tax credits offered through federally run health care exchanges as part of the Affordable Care Act. A lawsuit had argued the subsidies should only be available in states with their own independently run exchanges because of four words written into the law. It's the second time the law has survived a challenge that went to the Supreme Court.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Mother, infant son rescued 5 days after plane crash in jungle

An 18-year-old Colombian mother and her infant son survived a plane crash over remote jungle and managed to survive for five days. Maria Nelly Murillo and her son, Yudier Moreno, were rescued Wednesday. "Un milagro," many people are calling it; a miracle.

[Read more from The Telegraph]

Investigators: Whole Foods overcharged, exaggerated weight of contents

An multiyear investigation into eight New York Whole Foods locations found the natural grocery chain overcharged customers multiple times. How? By exaggerating the weight of prepackaged items, overcharging at scanning stations, and incorrectly adding tax to items. Whole Foods said it "disagrees" with the allegations.

[Read more from the Christian Science Monitor]

Games with Confederate flag pulled from Apple's App Store

Apple has reportedly pulled games using images of the Confederate flag from its App Store, seemingly regardless of context. Games such as Ultimate General: Gettysburg – a strategic historical representation of the conflict – are now absent from the store. Apple is the latest company to stop selling the flag or representations of it joining Wal-Mart, Amazon and others.

[Read more from TouchArcade]

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US Bank employees won't return to downtown Minneapolis office next month

The company, citing COVID's resurgence, has pushed back its office return plans.

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MN native Katie Storm returning home for role with Bally Sports North

The St. Cloud State grad had worked for Fox Sports North before leaving for Philadelphia.

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Free cream puff for people who get vaccinated at the Wisconsin State Fair

Get a shot, then head over to Cream Puff Pavilion for a free treat.

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Minneapolis parks now requiring masks in all indoor spaces

Anyone going inside recreation centers, ice arenas, and indoor spaces at pools must put on a mask.

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At-large murder suspect was caught after triggering trail camera

Authorities had been searching for Eric Reinbold for nearly a month.

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Climate change is warming lakes, leading to more toxic algae blooms

The MPCA says blue-green algae blooms are occurring all across the state.

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Minnesotans can now register to get $100 for getting the COVID-19 vaccine

It's available for those who get their first jab between July 30 and Aug. 15.

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Benton County prosecutor charged with sexual assault of teenager

Phillip Miller has been charged with varying levels of sexual assault charges.

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Permit-to-carry law doesn't violate 2nd amendment, MN Supreme Court says

A man charged with carrying a pistol without a permit argued it was unconstitutional.


Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, August 4

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.