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 Aug. 4, 2015.

Vermont father and daughter killed in circus tent collapse

The 41-year old man and his 8-year-old daughter were inside the tent at a New Hampshire circus performance when the structure came down during a storm.

[Read more from CBS News]

Newtown, Mass. school shooting lawsuit settled

The families of 16 victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting will receive about $94,000 each to settle two lawsuits against the estate of the shooter's mother, Nancy Lanza.

[Read more from the Hartford Courant]

Russia renews claim for contentious Arctic regions

Russia has renewed its efforts to get the United Nations to recognize 463,000 square miles of the Arctic shelf that it lays claim to. Surrounding countries, including the U.S. and Canada, object.

[Read more from the BBC]

Battle of the sexes, office version: AC is set for men

New research says climate-control systems are designed to account for the amount of body heat given off by the average man — explaining why so many women complain of being too cold at work.

[Read more from USA Today]

Another celebrity breakup - Miss Piggy and Kermit are splitsville

First Ben and Jennifer. Then Blake and Miranda and Gwen and Gavin. Now the biggest breakup of all: Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog are splitting up after nearly 40 years.

[Read more from Newsweek]

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DirecTV subscribers could lose KARE 11 on Tuesday

A new contract needs to be agreed upon by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Inmate from Rush City prison dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The man is the fifth incarcerated person in Minnesota to die from COVID-19.


Belle Plaine man dies after duck boat capsizes on lake

One man was found sitting on the overturned boat while another man was in the water.

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Watch: Adam Thielen watches end of Vikings/Panthers just like all of us

The Vikings receiver looked like a true fan on Sunday afternoon.

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Chad Beebe's roller-coaster fourth-quarter keeps Vikings playoff hopes alive

A muffed punt and a game-winning touchdown helped defeat the Panthers on Sunday afternoon.


West-central MN cops warn kids to stay off ice, or 'Santa won't come'

This comes amid repeated ice warnings across the state.

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Nov. 29 COVID-19 update: 57 deaths, nearly 9,000 more cases

Nearly 100,000 tests were included in Sunday's report.

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Watch former Rep. Jim Ramstad's memorial service online

The ceremony will be live-streamed for the public on Sunday.


How high can Rashod Bateman go in the 2021 NFL Draft?

The Gophers star receiver has plenty of praise heading into next April.

TCF Bank Stadium

15 more from Gopher football team test positive for COVID-19

That brings the total number of cases from this outbreak to 40.

Teddy Bridgewater

5 questions for Vikings-Panthers Week 12 NFC battle

The Vikings welcome Teddy Bridgewater back to U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

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Man, 21, in custody after Albert Lea police officer shot in the chest

The officer was able to drive to an emergency room.