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. 17, 2015.

Well, hello there, Pluto! NASA releases images from the dwarf-planet

NASA has released the long-anticipated photos from Pluto taken by New Horizons on July 14, which have just been downloaded. The "breathtaking" views include "majestic icy mountains, streams of frozen nitrogen and haunting low-lying hazes."

[Read more from NASA]

Chilean 8.3-magnitude earthquake is deadly, more than a million evacuated

After an 8.3-magnitude hit northern Chile yesterday, numerous aftershock trembles and small tsunami waves hit flooded costal towns and wreaked devastation. More than one million people were evacuated, eight confirmed dead so far, and thousands will sleep in the streets after their homes were destroyed.

[Read more from CBS News]


U.S. Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates as global economy struggles

The federal government announced Thursday it will not raise federal interest rates this month, citing concerns about the global economy and an unsteady stock market at home. CNN Money reports rates haven't gone up in nearly a decade.

[Read more from Reuters]

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Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."

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25 counties have COVID-19 infection rates associated with distance learning

County-level data is no longer the only source districts have to rely on to make informed decisions about which learning model to use.

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Election 2020 preview: Minnesota's Senate race

Incumbent Tina Smith will take on former Congressman Jason Lewis.

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President Trump railing against capacity limits for Friday's Rochester rally

A contract with the city limits capacity to 250 people, but Trump says they were expecting 25,000.

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Man injured as his gun goes off during pat-down search from St. Paul police

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident.

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Appeals court changes rules for MN absentee ballots received after Election Day

Pending a further challenge, votes received after 8 p.m. on Election Day may not be counted.

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Confusion over where Trump campaign rally will be held Friday

It sounds like it'll be held at the airport in Rochester.

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This video of the Lowry Hill Tunnel walls being cleaned is oddly satisfying

The tunnel will be closed overnight Thursday for cleaning.

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Gray wolf removed from the endangered species list

A decision on whether they can be hunted in Minnesota will come later.

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Minnesota opening its 7th saliva testing location in St. Paul

The tests are free and open to anyone regardless of if they have symptoms.