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 20, 2015.

McCain: Trump owes POWs and families an apology

In his first response directly addressing Donald Trump's comments on his record as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, Sen. John McCain said the real estate mogul and presidential candidate should not apologize to him, but should instead apologize to all POWs and their families.

[Read more from CNN]

Cuban Embassy opens in Washington DC

Throngs of demonstrators gathered Monday to witness the raising of the Cuban flag over Cuba's embassy in Washington DC, the first time it has flown there since the U.S. broke off diplomatic relations with the communist country 54 years ago.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Country stars Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert divorcing

The singers are calling it quits after four years of marriage. "This is not the future we envisioned," they announced in a joint statement. "And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately."

[Read more from USA Today]

American Zach Johnson wins British Open

Johnson claimed his second major title with a victory in the three-man playoff Monday, in a thrilling final day of the tournament.

[Read more from the BBC]

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MN homeowner mistakes large tent for dead moose

They spotted two people on a security camera dragging the "moose" across a driveway.

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What happens if Mpls. public safety question passes? City memo provides answers

The memo was sent to the mayor and council members Tuesday morning.


COVID-19 hits Minnesota Wild coaching staff

The Wild will be shorthanded for Tuesday night's game in Vancouver.

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Ant takes alpha role after bad loss: 'We need to lock the f*** in'

The Timberwolves' rising star was not happy after Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

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Lakeville football player diagnosed with cancer week before playoffs

The tenth-grader was diagnosed with a form of cancer most commonly found in people aged 65 and older.

University of Minnesota peeping tom suspect

Someone keeps trying to film showering women at U of M

The university has received three reports in the past two weeks.

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John Fluevog Shoes closes its Uptown Minneapolis store

The brand could return to the Twin Cities one day.

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Sidecar — Town Hall's new cocktail lounge — is officially open in Minneapolis

It's the fifth Town Hall location, but the first to focus on cocktails.

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Here's where DFLers stand on Minneapolis' public safety ballot question

The question would create a Department of Public Safety and remove some requirements.

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Man pleads guilty to brutal murder of 14-year-old girl in Fargo

The 14-year-old girl was the victim of a random attack outside a Fargo strip mall.

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Here's who has endorsed the frontrunners for Minneapolis mayor

Politicians and community groups are voicing their opinions.