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. 18, 2015.

U.S., Russia to start 'military-to-military' talks over Syria

With Moscow apparently increasing its support of the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday confirmed the U.S. will likely begin military-to-military discussions with Russia. The talks would be aimed at "deconfliction" in the region, which has been mired in a bloody civil war.

[Read more from the New York Times]

Anonymous no more: 'Baby Doe' is identified

Police have confirmed the girl whose body was discovered on a Boston-area beach earlier this year is Bella Bond, previously known to the public only by the name "Baby Doe" and a computer-generated image of her face. Details on the investigation remain scarce, but officials say the girl's mother is in custody.

[Read more from Reuters]

Tourists disrupt endangered sea turtles' egg-laying ritual

Costa Rican authorities say a legion of tourists last weekend prevented sea turtles from coming to shore and laying their eggs, a nesting habit they repeat every year. They're now investigating the incident, during which the tourists reportedly touched the turtles, disturbed their nests, and obstructed them from laying eggs.

[Read more from USA Today]

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Betty Danger's reopens with new Orwellian theme

Betty Danger's Country Club is now Betty Danger's Animal Farm.

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Minnesota Wild have 3 possible playoff scenarios

Colorado controls its destiny, and that plays a big role in Minnesota's fate.

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Minnesotans arrested after 100 mph police chase in Nebraska

The pair were arrested for driving and drug offenses.

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Swastika painted on rock at Orono High School

The rock was repainted "within minutes," the superintendent said.

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Walz: COVID-19 vaccines for young teens expected to open this week

Gov. Walz said parents should be able to make appointments for their kids later this week.

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Report: Both Gach becomes 10th Gopher to enter transfer portal

Head coach Ben Johnson will have an entirely new roster next season.

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FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID vaccine for young teens

None of the trial participants that received the vaccine were diagnosed with the virus.

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Secret shoppers rate the most COVID-safe stores

Two of Minnesota's largest companies topped the list.

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Woman found shot dead in Minneapolis parking ramp identified

Police have arrested two suspects in connection with the incident.

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Victims of triple-fatal Maple Grove crash ID'd as woman, 2 toddlers

The single-vehicle crash happened just before 7 a.m. Saturday, May 8.

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Charges: St. Cloud bank robber wanted to 'go viral,' become 'a martyr'

Police were in a standoff with him at the Wells Fargo bank for more than 8 hours.

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Minnesota State to host St. Thomas at Hockey Day Minnesota 2022

The newly-formed CCHA will have a marquee matchup in its inaugural season