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 24, 2015.

Lafayette theater gunman's motive remains a mystery

While authorities continue to search for the motive in the Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater shooting that left three dead, including gunman John R. Houser, the shooter's troubled past begins to come into focus. Officials say he had a history of mental illness, and his family feared him.

[Read more from Yahoo! News]

Putin dismisses 110,000 government employees

In a bid to ease his country's economic crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin brought the axe down on more than 100,000 government officials on Friday. The mass firing is part of a 10 percent "across the board" reduction in government spending.

[Read more from CNN]

Obama visits extended family in Kenya trip

President Barack Obama was greeted by cheering crowds in his first visit as president to Kenya, his late father's home country, on Friday. On his official agenda is a conference on African entrepreneurs, but the commander-in-chief did take some time to dine with his extended family members, including his step-grandmother and sister.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Byron Buxton

Alex Colomé wastes Buxton's diving catch, clutch bomb

The Twins' bullpen woes continued in a loss to the A's.

Northern Metals

Firefighters battling large blaze at Northern Metal site in Minneapolis

The fire sent a plume of thick smoke into the skyline.

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Charges: St. Cloud woman maced, fatally stabbed man in alley

A 36-year-old man was pronounced dead at St. Cloud Hospital 32 minutes after the 911 call was made.


Gasthof's building in Northeast Minneapolis is for sale

The restaurant opened in 1992 and has been closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Kandiyohi County

Deaths on Minnesota roads are up approximately 20% from the same point last year.

Irwin Jacobs home

Neighbor sues to block estate from dividing billionaire's Lake Minnetonka property

The estate of Irwin Jacobs wants to build six new homes on the late businessman's property.


In the better burger battle, does Culver's trump In-N-Out?

A website says Culver's is far superior to In-N-Out.

George Floyd mural

Darnella Frazier, who filmed the video of Floyd's arrest, reacts to guilty verdict

Frazier's video challenged the initial narrative of Floyd's arrest presented by the Minneapolis Police Department.

Burnsville police shooting

Man fatally shot by police near I-35W in Burnsville is identified

The suspect killed in the incident is from western Wisconsin.