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 July 8, 2015.

New York Stock Exchange back in business after glitch

Hours after an apparent technical glitch shut down trading on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday morning, operations resumed in the afternoon. Officials say the glitch was not related to a similar technical issue that grounded all United Airlines flights the same morning.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Baltimore police commissioner fired

In the wake of the riots that followed the police-involved shooting of Freddie Gray, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has removed Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. The police were heavily criticized for their role in the riots, which have been called "preventable."

[Read more from CNN]

Cash-strapped Greece asks for three-year loan

With its economy in danger of collapse – and facing a Thursday deadline for a final deal with its European creditors – Greece is asking for a new, three-year loan. The country's leaders have promised lenders they will take actions to strengthen and modernize their economy.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Worker dies in forklift accident at paper recycling business

The victim was described as a loving father of two who was devoted to his church.

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Authorities ID woman killed by hit-and-run driver who ran red light

A fundraiser was created to support the family after the "sudden and senseless loss."

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Watch: Prior Lake stuns Rosemount with last-second hook and ladder

The Lakers dusted off an old favorite to get a victory on Thursday night.

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MN gets its first frost advisories, freeze warnings of the season

The coldest spots could dip to below 30 degrees overnight.


Ahead of Big Ten clash, Huskers fans spend their Friday mocking PJ Fleck

Huskers fans are in a playful mood ahead of Saturday's game.

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New 1st-degree murder charge for man accused in youth coach's killing

A grand jury indicted the suspect in connection with the shooting of Jay Boughton.

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COVID: Mayo Clinic's tips for staying safe while trick-or-treating

A layered approach, especially for those who aren't vaccinated, is recommended.


'My patience level is gone': Walz calls on lawmakers to help hospital strain

The governor said only legislators can enact some of the needed measures.


Jeep driver dies after hitting two deer, rolling into oncoming vehicle

As the SUV rolled, it struck another vehicle approaching the other direction.

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Family's dog 'senselessly' killed with arrow in Carver County

The beloved dog was shot with an arrow on Tuesday.

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COVID-19: Gov. Walz reveals new actions to ease hospital strain

He's putting the National Guard on alert and expanding the emergency staffing pool.