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. 5, 2015.

Suspected gunman killed after attack in Tennessee theater

Just weeks after a deadly theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, a man wielding a hatchet, pepper spray and a gun was killed by police after attacking patrons at a cinema near Nashville, Tennessee. There were some injuries, but no one was killed.

[Read more from CNN]

Malaysia: Debris is from vanished MH370

Malaysia's prime minister has confirmed that a Boeing 777 wing fragment found on a remote Indian Ocean island last week is from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The jetliner mysteriously disappeared while in flight last year.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Top Republican senator's longtime aide indicted

It sounds like something out of Netflix's "House of Cards," but on the real Capitol Hill, it's led to serious charges for a longtime political operative. Jesse Benton, a veteran aide to Republican Rand Paul – Kentucky senator and presidential candidate – was indicted with two others Wednesday in an alleged scheme to arrange bribes for a key political endorsement.

[Read more from the Wall Street Journal]

'Hoverboard' flying high in headlines

A promo video showing a Lexus "hoverboard" in action on ramps and over water grabbed plenty of headlines Wednesday, drawing comparisons to a classic scene from the "Back to the Future" film series – which happened to be set in 2015. The nifty board is technologically a long way off from the model Marty McFly shredded on, however.

[Read more from WIRED]

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May bomb threat at south metro school traced to Lakeville area kid

Months of investigation led to the digital footprint of the juvenile.

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Frey backs creation of Dept. of Public Safety, removal of police staffing minimums

He is in favor of removing police staffing minimums from the city charter – which this November's ballot question would also do.

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St. Paul PD takes over quadruple killing probe after it emerged they died in Minnesota

A "thorough investigation" reveled where the four Minnesotans were killed.

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Highway 1 reopens as Greenwood Fire is 80% contained

The highway has been closed for about a month.

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Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, September 20

Data in Monday reports includes the past Friday, not the weekend. Weekend data is released on Tuesdays.


Driver killed in ATV rollover crash north of Alexandria

The crash occurred in Douglas County Sunday evening.