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. 26, 2015.

Reporter, photographer fatally shot live on-air

WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker and the news station's photographer Adam Ward were fatally shot during a live on-air interview Wednesday morning in Virginia by a man police say is a former employee at the news station. The woman being interviewed was also shot and is reportedly undergoing surgery. The suspected gunman has since shot himself.

[Read more from WDBJ]

McWhopper: Burger King wants to team up with McDonald's

Burger King as proposed to its competitor McDonald's that they team up to make "The McWhopper," suggesting for one day they pause the "burger wars" to make a sandwich that combines both elements of the chains' signature burgers.

[Read more from the USA Today]

Stocks rocket higher this morning – will it last?

Stocks rocketed higher Wednesday morning, which has investors waiting to see if the market can snap its six-day losing streak sparked by economic troubles in China.

[Read more from NBC News]

Reporter thrown out of Donald Trump's news conference

A Univision and Fusion news anchor was thrown out of a press conference with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Tuesday night in Iowa after asking a question about immigration.

[Read more from ABC News]

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Marijuana, cannabis

Minnesota adds 2 more qualifying conditions for medical marijuana

There will be 17 conditions that qualify people to obtain medical marijuana in Minnesota.

Matt Birk

Ex-Viking Matt Birk confirms interest in future run for governor

The next gubernatorial election in Minnesota is Nov. 8, 2022.

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Handsome Hog in St. Paul to close temporarily

Executive chef Justin Sutherland cited inaction by state and federal leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Dept. of Education adding more gender options when collecting student data

The public can comment on the implementation of the nonbinary gender options until Dec. 13.

police tape, crime scene

Police ID couple found dead in home, murder-suicide suspected

The bodies were found in St. Louis County after the pair failed to show for work.

State Capitol

Minnesota's budget forecast improves, shows $641M surplus for 2020-21

"Higher general fund revenues and lower expected spending result in a projected surplus," MMB said.

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Brooklyn Park shooting leaves 2 injured

Two victims sustained non-life threatening injuries during the Monday evening incident.

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Worthington settles police brutality lawsuit for $590,000, agrees to reforms

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Kelvin Francisco Rodriguez, who spent five days in the ICU after being arrested.

Michael Munoz

Rochester superintendent admits he plagiarized letter to staff

Med City Beat broke the story, prompting the superintendent to apologize.

police tape, crime scene

Man and woman, aged 55 and 62, found dead in their home

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office is investigating.