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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Minnesota DFL lawmakers form Reproductive Freedom Caucus

The move comes as some Republicans explore proposals to limit abortion access.

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Counties without K-12 mask mandate see sharper rise in child COVID cases

That's according to a new study released Friday by the CDC.

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Bloomington woman dies in crash on southwest Twin Cities highway

The collision happened just south of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival grounds.

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Pfizer booster shots immediately available for select Minnesotans

118 fully vaccinated Minnesotans have died from COVID-19.

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19-year-old charged alongside Anton Lazzaro pleads not guilty

She's accused of helping the GOP operative traffic underage girls.

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Dalvin Cook misses Vikings practice on Friday

Cook suffered an ankle injury during the Cardinals game.

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Gallery: Historic church renovated into home is yours for $248,000

The church-turned-home offers an open floor plan in the heart of Howard Lake.

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MN GOP Rep. spreads voted fraud disinformation, draws rebuke from SoS

The lawmaker cited a video claiming there are more than 1.2 million "missing" votes.

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Witnesses help identify suspect in St. Paul shooting

The shooting happened near a gas station and bus shelter Thursday just before 1 p.m.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Friday, September 24

The next update will be issued on Monday and include data reported on Friday.


Man, 24, fatally struck by semi backing onto highway in western MN

The victim was from Waite Park, the State Patrol says.