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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Steve Patterson is leaving KSTP's 'Twin Cities Live'

His run with the popular 3 p.m. weekday show is coming to an end after 7 years.

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Face mask rules revealed for Twin Cities Marathon weekend

Masks will be required in some outdoor areas, but not while running.

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Seen this trailer? It was stolen from Boy Scout Troop in New Brighton

The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has called for its return.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Wild, Kaprizov agree to 5-year deal

The contract will keep the star forward in Minnesota through the 2025-26 season.

Dunn County WI homicide suspect

Charges: Man who killed 4 friends, drove bodies to WI said he 'snapped'

Charges filed Tuesday reveal more details about the grisly case.

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Mpls. school goes to distance learning after students exposed to COVID

In-person classes will resume next month, the district said.

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Does Mike Zimmer's coaching style mesh with the Vikings' strengths?

Time for Zimmer to put all of his faith in the offense and try to win shootouts?

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6 Wisconsin tribes sue to end upcoming wolf hunt

They cite treaty rights and a "disastrous February hunt."

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St. Paul Grill, closed since March 2020, announces reopening date

The dining room will open to all visitors again next month.

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Charges: Man fled police at 127 mph, caused crash that injured officer

The Sept. 16 incident led to a police chase going the wrong way on Hwy. 169 near St. Peter.