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. 17, 2015.

Bombing of Bangkok shrine kills 19

At least 19 people are dead after an explosion at the Erawan shrine, a popular tourist destination in Thailand. Government officials are describing the apparent bombing as an attempt to damage the country's tourism and economy.

[Read more from the Bangkok Post]

More taxpayers hit by hackers than IRS originally estimated

Internal Revenue Service officials on Monday upped the number of taxpayers they believe were victimized in a large-scale hack earlier this year. The agency reported in May that the information of some 114,000 people had been compromised, but a new figure shows another 114,000 were hit.

[Read more from Reuters]

Army skydiving team on 'safety stand down' after parachutist's death

Following the death of Sgt. 1st Class Corey Hood at a Chicago air show this weekend, the Golden Knights will report to their home base in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for counseling and other services. Their touring schedule was suspended in the wake of the accident.

[Read more from Fox News]

Sorority's recruitment video goes viral, gets pulled

After an op-ed made waves by calling their recruitment video "worse for women than Donald Trump," the University of Alabama chapter of Sigma Phi removed it from their YouTube channel. The music video-like presentation shows the sorority sisters in bikinis, eating popsicles and engaging in other playful activities. The university condemned it.

[Read more from USA Today]

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MSHSL approves 3 calendars to start winter sports as soon as Dec. 21

The start date will depend on whether the state shutdown is lifted.


Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020

Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Video: Vehicle crashes into St. Paul restaurant

The fire department is on scene addressing a gas leak.

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Latest county infection rates are sky-high throughout Minnesota

Kandiyohi County is one of the hardest hit counties in the state.

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Family's warning after teen's tragic death from CO poisoning at Thanksgiving

A 17-year-old girl from Delano died after Thanksgiving due to carbon monoxide poisoning.


More than $12K donated to MN gym owner who refused to close

The small business is located in town in Wabasha County.

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MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

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Dec. 3 COVID-19 update: 92 deaths marks MN's 2nd-highest total

The deaths continue to surge amid the worst of the pandemic so far.

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2 men charged in connection to fatal shooting at Bloomington apartment complex

Shakur Freed Muhammed, 22, of Hopkins, was fatally shot Monday morning.

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Hewing Hotel finds workaround to shutdown, delivering 7-course meal to rooms

The hotel will convert guest rooms into dining rooms for three-hour reservations.