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. 10, 2015.

At least 10,000 Syrian refugees coming to U.S.

As Europe deals with an immigration crisis involving refugees from the war-torn Middle-East, the Obama Administration has announced that the U.S. will take in some 10,000 Syrians displaced in the war-torn country.

[Read more from Reuters]

Mysterious shootings continue along Arizona highways

A string of seemingly random shootings on Highway 10 in the Phoenix area continued with at least one more incident on Thursday, authorities have confirmed. The latest attack involved the discovery of a bullet hole in a big rig. The shootings, which began last month, now number 11. No one has been seriously hurt.

[Read more from USA Today]

Humanity's family tree gets extra branch with new discovery

Scientists in South Africa have announced the discovery of Homo naledi, evidently a small being that had several features quite similar to our own, is being hailed as a "new species of human." The find started two years ago when an amateur cave explorer and a geologist discovered bone fragments in "limestone tunnels."

[Read more from CNN]

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Phoenix, Minnesota live up to the hype in WNBA opener

Diana Taurasi hit the game-winning shot with 1.1 seconds to play.

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Oakland smacks four home runs to extend Twins' horrific start

The A's handed the Twins a 6-1 loss on Friday night.


Spring Lake Park Hy-Vee to open by the end of May

A dozen Hy-Vee stores are now located in the Twin Cities metro area.

PXG Store Manager Derek Holmes Qualifies for the PGA Championship

Minnesota golf store manager qualifies for PGA Championship

No word if he'll have to burn some vacation days to play in the PGA Championship!

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Bemidji police: 21 shots fired after 'verbal exchange' on street

Investigators say they are still searching for those responsible.

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As mask mandates end, vaccine disparities come to the fore

Vaccination rates in Minnesota vary widely along racial and ethnic lines.

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5 reasons things are tough for first-time homebuyers

The market for entry level homes in the Twin Cities is extremely tight.

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General Mills to buy pet treats business from Tyson Foods for $1.2B

The Golden Valley company will add a number of meat treats to its portfolio.