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 Sept. 1, 2015.

Authorities search for suspected Illinois cop killers

The three men a Fox Lake, Illinois, police officer was reportedly chasing before he was fatally shot are the subject of a manhunt outside the Chicago area. The officer was found mortally wounded by backup units and died Tuesday morning.

[Read more from ABC News]

Defiant Kentucky court clerk will go before district judge

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis – the official who has refused to grant same-sex marriage licenses – is facing fines and possibly jail time if she is found in contempt of the U.S. Supreme Court, which recently legalized gay marriage on the federal level. A hearing is scheduled in U.S. District Court this week.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Obama causes cinnamon roll shortage in Anchorage, Alaska

For customers in at least one area coffee shop, anyway. Looking to satisfy his sweet tooth (as well as the cravings of his staffers and reporters) during a visit to the Snow City Cafe, President Barack Obama cleaned out the shop's entire inventory of cinnamon rolls. "I'm going to take all of those," he said, pointing into the pastry case.

[Read more from Discovery]

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