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. 6, 2015.

Malaysia's claims about supposed MH370 wreckage questioned

Some are distancing themselves from the Malaysian Prime Minister's claims that a piece of recently found airplane debris is indeed from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Investigators from other countries have not yet confirmed the wreckage definitely belongs to the jetliner.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Round One: Republicans meet for first debate

Starting at 5 p.m., the first of two Republican showdowns Thursday night will kick off the debates in the 2016 White House contest. Because the GOP field of candidates is so wide the "lower-polling" ones will face off in the first round, while the rest – including Donald Trump – meet at 9 p.m.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

70 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima

Japan is marking the 70th anniversary of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima in the closing days of World War II. During the commemorations, the city's mayor urged the global community to do away with nuclear weapons.

[Read more from USA Today]

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MN health officials don't think downside of COVID-19 peak has arrived

We could be in a trough between a series of waves, Jan Malcolm said.

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Wisconsin reports record 104 deaths from COVID-19 Tuesday

That's roughly 10% of the total in the nation in a 24-hour period.


Husband and wife sentenced for fraud scheme through their drywall firm

The Annandale pair bilked an insurance company out of more than $300,000.


4 pedestrians suffer life-threatening injuries after being struck by vehicle

Two vehicles crashed into a car that was on the side of the road after striking a deer.

Marcus Carr

Gophers season preview: New lineup, deeper bench, more questions

Mathew Goldstein takes a deep dive into the murky waters of the college hoops season.


Photos: ViV!R, Minneapolis' new Mexican cafe and shop, is now open

The team behind the acclaimed Popol Vuh have opened the cafe in the same space.


At Wiscoy Township's sole precinct, election judges ditched masks

Voter and Wiscoy resident Kaitlyn O'Connor took a photo of the judges after asking them to wear masks, she said

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Paisley Park to open pop-up shop at Mall of America

The new store is set to open on Black Friday.


COVID-19: Here's what Gov. Walz, Republicans are proposing to help businesses

Once they come to an agreement, Walz will call a special session to pass the legislation.

Jacob Frey

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey planning to run for reelection

Frey said in a radio interview that 2020 has been a "horrible" year.