Skip to main content

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. 14, 2015.

For the first time in 54 years, the American flag flies above @USEmbCuba. #Cuba ????????

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 14, 2015

U.S. raises flag over embassy in Cuba

In an historic ceremony in Havana, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presided over the raising of the American flag at the embassy Friday. However, Kerry said the U.S. would continue urging the Cuban government to bring "genuine democracy" to its people.

[Read more from Reuters]

ISIS 'caliph' sexually assaulted American hostage

American humanitarian worker Kayla Mueller, who was taken hostage by the Islamic State in 2013 and killed earlier this year, was raped multiple times by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the terrorist group. Her family told reporters that U.S. officials informed them of the abuse.

[Read more from ABC News]

Falling tree limb kills minors in Yosemite National Park

Authorities in the renowned California nature park say two campers, both under the age of 18, were killed in their sleep early Friday morning when a falling tree limb crushed their tent. Their names and exact ages have not yet been released.

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

Apple working on self-driving car?

The tech company has not commented on documents obtained by British newspaper The Guardian, which indicate that Apple's plans for a self-driving car isn't just gossip. Google, meanwhile, has been experiment with driverless automobiles near its California headquarters.

[Read more from USA Today]

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

Kirill Kaprizov

Kaprizov gets into the holiday spirit to rout Jets

Kirill Kaprizov's four points led the Wild to a 7-1 victory.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Cure to Vikings' disrupted season lies in an explosive passing game

The Vikings go to San Francisco knowing that a win would be a huge boost to their playoff hopes.

unsplash football helmet ground

Judge upholds star QBs suspension for state championship game

Sam Backer, of Chatfield Senior High, won't be allowed to play in Friday's title game.

Screen Shot 2021-11-25 at 7.53.37 AM

Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

Rosaleia Shelton

Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington

The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.

hospital, emergency room

Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide

The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 5-0 with win over Jacksonville

The Gophers are establishing momentum early in the season.