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. 24, 2015.

Roller coaster day on Wall Street

In an unprecedented drop Monday morning, the stock market plummeted nearly 1,100 points amid financial jitters over the strength of the Chinese economy. The market rallied somewhat later in the day, however. The drop came a couple weeks after China devalued the yuan.

[Read more from NBC News]

With new deal, all quite on Korean DMZ

Just days after trading artillery fire with one another, North and South Korea have reached a deal to ease hostilities along their shared border. Under the agreement, the North will apologize for its military buildup, and the South will cease blasting "propaganda" across the DMZ with loudspeakers.

[Read more from CNN]

Family members, victims testify at theater shooter's sentencing hearing

In testimony that began Monday, family members of those killed in the 2012 Colorado theater shooting shared their statements with the court, calling convicted gunman James Holmes things like "monster" as they spoke of how his crime impacted their lives. The formal sentencing hearing, which will ultimately see the 27-year-old sentenced to life in prison, will last three days.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Northfield school fires employee who allegedly gave melatonin to infant

It's against district policies to give a child anything without a parents' permission.

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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.