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 16, 2015.

Colorado theater shooter found guilty, eligible for death penalty

James Holmes, who killed 12 people and injured 70 more after opening fire at a Colorado movie theater, has been found guilty at trial and is eligible for the death penalty. It took the jury just 13 hours to convict Holmes on 24 counts of first-degree murder, 140 counts of attempted murder and an explosives charge for the massacre during a screening of "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, near Denver. He had pleaded not guilty by way of insanity.

[Read more from NBC News]

Marines killed in mass shooting in Tennessee

Four Marines have been killed after a gunman opened fire at two military sites at Chattanooga, Tennessee, the U.S. Navy has said. The suspected shooter, 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abulazeez, is also dead. Investigators are now trying to determine whether it was an act of terrorism, or a criminal act.

[Read more from CNN]

Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations

"Game of Thrones" leads the way in the nominations for this year's Emmy Awards, which were announced today. The HBO fantasy saga received 24 nominations. Other notable nominees includes "Mad Men," which is in with the chance of becoming the most-honored drama ever if it picks up its fifth "best drama series" trophy.

[Read more from Yahoo News]

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Fire at Mpls. pizza joint weeks after opening, owners suspect arson

The owners arrived at work Tuesday to find the building on fire.

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New COVID charts show hospitalization, death rates based on vaccine status

The unvaccinated are far more likely than the fully vaccinated to become hospitalized or die.

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White House begins process to ban new mining near BWCAW

The stated goal is to protect the "unique natural wonder" of the BWCAW.

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Man charged in shootout, crash that killed 18-year-old on scooter

Autumn Rose Merrick was with a friend near the Holiday gas station.

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DOC searching for convicted sex offender who has gone on the run

The recently released man removed his GPS monitoring device.

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Timberwolves: 5 things you can count on for the 2021-22 season

The Timberwolves hope to return to relevance this season.


With parking ramp roof empty most of time, Chaska adds pickleball courts

The top level isn't often used, so the entities teamed up to meet a growing need for pickleball courts.

Mauno Silpala

Former UN official ID'd as pedestrian killed in Alexandria

The native of Finland retired in 2005 and was living in Golden Valley.