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. 20, 2015.

President Jimmy Carter's cancer has spread to his brain

The former president has confirmed that the cancer for which he was recently treated has spread to his brain, and that he was set to begin radiation treatment Thursday. The 90-year-old Jimmy Carter, who served as the nation's 39th president, says he is "perfectly at ease with whatever comes."

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Koreas exchange artillery fire across DMZ

In a flaring of the longstanding tensions between North and South Korea, the two countries shot artillery shells across their shared demilitarized zone on Thursday. North Korea is now warning that its southern neighbor will face further military consequences if it does not silence loudspeakers blaring "propaganda" across the border.

[Read more from ABC]

Disgraced '19 Kids' star among 'cheaters' revealed in Ashley Madison hack

Josh Duggar, a member of the family at the center of TLC's hit reality show "19 Kids and Counting," is apologizing after hackers exposed him and millions of others as members of the infidelity website "Ashley Madison." He recently admitted to having molested young girls when he was a teenager, leading to the show's cancellation.

[Read more from CNN]

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Teenage drivers involved in deadly head-on crash on Highway 55

The collision happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday.

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Man hanging onto overturned canoe rescued from northern MN lake

The man was taken to the hospital after suffering from hypothermic medical conditions.

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Man dies in Minneapolis shooting Thursday night

Police believe the victim and suspect were familiar with each other.


Pair escape uninjured as plane crashes moments after takeoff

It crashed about a half mile southwest of Faribault Airport.

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For The Week: Making cocktails at home? Here's how to do it right

Lindsay Guentzel's For The Week column features simple food and drink tips.

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Mayo Clinic study provides 'best guess' about pandemic's future in MN

Minnesota could be seeing decreasing numbers into the summer if the study is correct.

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Mourners remember Daunte Wright, plead for justice

Wright was killed by a now-former Brooklyn Center police officer on April 11.


HealthPartners: COVID hospitalizations driven by unvaccinated, middle aged adults

The health provider says the average age of its hospitalized patients is trending downwards.

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Man suspected of shooting at National Guard in Minneapolis faces more charges

He has now been charged in Hennepin County District Court with more serious crimes.