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. 9, 2015.

Davis supporters call for firing of 'cowardly clerks' who issued gay marriage licenses

Attorneys for Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses and was jailed on contempt of court, haven't said whether she'll fire any of the deputy clerks who granted the permits while she was behind bars. Her supporters have called for their termination. Davis was freed from jail on Tuesday.

[Read more from Reuters]

E.U. wants member states to bear the brunt of refugee crisis

In a Wednesday speech, European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker called on member nations to take on hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn Middle-Eastern countries. Greece, Hungary and Italy have been struggling with the sudden influx of migrants.

[Read more from USA Today]

Supersized iPad among Apple's new releases

Apple introduced to the world on Wednesday a new line of consumer devices, including a revamped iPhone that CEO Timothy D. Cook called "the most advanced smartphone in the world." Also among the products is a new Apple TV and a much larger iPad, which is aimed at offering users a more serious computing experience.

[Read more from The New York Times]

Queen Elizabeth becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch

No one's been on the British throne longer than Queen Elizabeth II, who assumed the crown when she was 25-years-old in 1952 and has reigned for 63 years and 216 days. Though she's beaten the record of the previous longest-serving monarch – Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother – Elizabeth celebrated Wednesday's milestone with little fanfare.

[Read more from CNN]

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State Patrol

State Patrol reports 2 fatal crashes on Friday in Minnesota

The first incident happened in Austin Township, and the second happened in Birch Lake Township.


Deaths on Minnesota roads in 2021 at highest level in more than a decade

There have been a total of eight motorcyclist fatalities on Minnesota roads this year.

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Chinese rocket debris to crash somewhere on Earth this weekend

Minnesota appears to be just outside of it's massive potential crash zone.

Starlink satellites

Strange lights in Minnesota sky Friday night were SpaceX satellites

SpaceX is planning to launch 60 more Starlink satellites on Sunday, May 9.

Jorge Polanco

Shoemaker, Twins lineup rebounds against Tigers

Jorge Polanco homered in a 7-3 victory over Detroit.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Watch: Kaprizov's OT winner lifts Wild into 2nd place in West

Kaprizov's goal gave the Wild a 3-2 victory over the Ducks.

Byron Buxton

Buxton placed on IL, Trevor Larnach called up

Buxton could be out "for weeks" with a hip strain.

A bald eagle perched on branches.

USFWS confirms 2 bald eagles were shot dead

The agency is offering a reward for information in the case.

A newborn baby, wrapped in a blanket with its mother.

Most popular baby names includes one not in top 10 for 100 years

But Olivia and Liam once again led the way for girls and boys.