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. 31, 2015.

Details on killing of Texas deputy emerge in court

New details about the killing of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth came to light Monday during Shannon J. Miles's court appearance. Prosecutors said Miles snuck up behind the deputy at a gas station and "unloaded" his pistol into the victim. Miles looked "disoriented" during court proceedings and did not enter a plea.

[Read more from ABC News]

Mom charged with murdering twins wanted them to 'be at peace'

Court documents say Mireya Alejandra Lopez, the 22-year-old Phoenix, Arizona, mom who admitted to drowning her 2-year-old twin sons, told police she killed the boys "because nobody loved them and nobody loved her." Lopez has apparently been known to suffer from a number of mental health issues.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Scientists have melty ice cream licked

If there's any drawback to ice cream, it's that you sometimes have to lick faster than your frozen treat melts – especially on a summer day. But researchers at two Scottish universities have announced a new recipe that could make drippy ice cream a thing of the past, which includes a "naturally occurring protein" that allows it to hold up longer in warmer temperatures.

[Read more from Discovery]

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Brewery, taproom moving into former Twin Cities newspaper space

Loons Landing officially signed the lease this week.

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Police: Car with dog inside stolen from outside Twin Cities liquor store

They're asking people to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

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Murder charge filed over inmate's death at Chisago Co. Jail

The man suddenly became unresponsive and died while in a holding cell.

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Minnesota DFL lawmakers form Reproductive Freedom Caucus

The move comes as some Republicans explore proposals to limit abortion access.

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Counties without K-12 mask mandate see sharper rise in child COVID cases

That's according to a new study released Friday by the CDC.

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Bloomington woman dies in crash on southwest Twin Cities highway

The collision happened just south of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival grounds.

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Pfizer booster shots immediately available for select Minnesotans

118 fully vaccinated Minnesotans have died from COVID-19.

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19-year-old charged alongside Anton Lazzaro pleads not guilty

She's accused of helping the GOP operative traffic underage girls.

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Dalvin Cook misses Vikings practice on Friday

Cook suffered an ankle injury during the Cardinals game.

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Gallery: Historic church renovated into home is yours for $248,000

The church-turned-home offers an open floor plan in the heart of Howard Lake.

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MN GOP Rep. spreads voted fraud disinformation, draws rebuke from SoS

The lawmaker cited a video claiming there are more than 1.2 million "missing" votes.