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 21, 2015.

Pentagon: al-Qaeda leader killed in military strike

A U.S. official has confirmed Muhsin al-Fadhli, described as a "longtime al-Qaeda operative" and leader of the jihadist Khorasan Group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria on July 8. A Pentagon spokesman said he was among the al-Qaeda leaders who had advanced knowledge of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

[Read more from CNN]

Iran needs at least 60 days to review nukes deal

Iranian legislators reportedly say they will need "at least" 60 days to review the nuclear deal they and a number of international negotiators just secured in Vienna. The agreement seeks to lift sanctions on the country in exchange for a scaled-down nuclear program.

[Read more from the New York Times]

U.S. flags to fly at half-staff through Saturday

In honor of the five servicemen killed in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, shooting last week, President Obama has ordered American flags at the White House and all federal grounds lowered to half-staff through sunset on Saturday.

[Read more from NBC News]

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SkyWest cancels hundreds of flights due to server error

More than 80 have been canceled at MSP Airport.


First elk in more than 100 years spotted in parts of southern WI

The elk population was reintroduced to Wisconsin in recent decades.

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Woman arrested after shots were fired into hotel room door in Albert Lea

The suspect was caught within minutes of fleeing the scene.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, October 22

COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped four days in a row, but capacity remains tight.

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Charges: MN man recorded himself sexually assaulting toddler

The 33-year-old man is facing decades in prison if convicted.

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Minneapolis cop charged in crash that killed innocent man during pursuit

Charges say he was traveling nearly 90 mph when he slammed into an innocent man's vehicle.

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Matthew Coller: Case vs Teddy is a reminder of Vikings’ 2018 decision

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It's here! Minnesota sees its first snow flurries of the season

Also, watch out for water spouts on Lake Superior.