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. 28, 2015.

Investigation reveals Virginia shooter's getaway plans, regrets

The ongoing investigation into the shocking on-air killing of two reporters in Virginia is shedding more light on the gunman, who killed himself following the shooting. This includes apparent plans for disguises, and text messages to a friend about having done "something stupid."

[Read more from CNN]

Poland 'sure' purported Nazi 'treasure train' is real

After a purported "deathbed" confession led to the rumored discovery of a Nazi train carrying stolen gold and artwork in Poland, Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski says new radar images suggest a "very high" probability the treasure trove actually exists.

[Read more from ABC]

Florida declares state of emergency ahead of deadly storm

Miami is bracing itself for Tropical Storm Erika, which is expected to make landfall in Florida on Sunday and is reported to have killed at least 12 people in the Caribbean. Though Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency over the state, experts say the storm will not form into a hurricane when it hits the U.S.

[Read more from Reuters]

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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.


Investigation finds EPA mishandled oversight for PolyMet mine permits

A new report found the EPA didn't follow its own procedures when it submitted comments on the proposed project.


MDH's new COVID guidance urges weekly testing for those involved in sports

Those not involved in school sports are still advised to get tested every two weeks.

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With loaded QB draft class, now is the time for Vikings to act

With a strong class, this year might be the time to select Kirk Cousins' successor.