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. 12, 2015.

President Jimmy Carter reveals cancer diagnosis

Though he received a good prognosis after having had a small mass removed from his liver recently, former President Jimmy Carter has been diagnosed with cancer. The 90-year-old revealed Wednesday that it has spread from his liver to other parts of his body.

[Read more from CNN]

Blast injures hundreds, kills at least 7 in Chinese port city

Reports from China say that some 300 people – including emergency responders – have been injured and at least seven killed in a large explosion in Tianjin. The cause of the blast is not yet known.

[Read more from NBC News]

Beauty queen lied about cancer to raise money, charges say

Former Pennsylvania beauty queen Brandi Weaver-Gates has been stripped of her title amid criminal charges relating to a money-making scheme that prosecutors say involved faking chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She reportedly duped charitable organizations into giving her donations.

[Read more from Reuters]

World population on course to top 11 billion

A new study by the United Nations projects there could be 11.2 billion people living on Earth by the year 2100. The current population numbers more than seven billion. Experts worry the population boom will make poverty, inequality and other problems much harder to deal with.

[Read more from Market Business]

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MN high school football team being investigated for 'student misconduct'

Football activities for grades 9-12 have been paused amid the investigation.


Woman dies after being hit by vehicle in Minneapolis

The driver stopped and is cooperating with police.


Steve Patterson is leaving KSTP's 'Twin Cities Live'

His run with the popular 3 p.m. weekday show is coming to an end after 7 years.

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Face mask rules revealed for Twin Cities Marathon weekend

Masks will be required in some outdoor areas, but not while running.

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Seen this trailer? It was stolen from Boy Scout Troop in New Brighton

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has called for its return.

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Wild, Kaprizov agree to 5-year deal

The contract will keep the star forward in Minnesota through the 2025-26 season.

Dunn County WI homicide suspect

Charges: Man who killed 4 friends, drove bodies to WI said he 'snapped'

Charges filed Tuesday reveal more details about the grisly case.

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Mpls. school goes to distance learning after students exposed to COVID

In-person classes will resume next month, the district said.

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Does Mike Zimmer's coaching style mesh with the Vikings' strengths?

Time for Zimmer to put all of his faith in the offense and try to win shootouts?

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6 Wisconsin tribes sue to end upcoming wolf hunt

They cite treaty rights and a "disastrous February hunt."