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 April 24, 2015.

Pakistan highlights 'unintended consequences' of drone use

Pakistan re-affirmed its objection to the use of unmanned aircraft in warfare after an American and an Italian held hostage by al Qaeda died following a U.S. drone attack.

[Read more from The Guardian]

Statue of Liberty evacuated after bomb threat

The Statue of Liberty and Liberty Island in New York were evacuated after reports of a suspicious package inside a locker, which followed a phoned bomb threat.

[Read more from CNN]

Armenia marks 100 years since Ottoman killings

Several world leaders, including Russia's Vladimir Putin and France's Francois Hollande, are in Armenia to mark 100 years since the mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, considered by scholars to be the first genocide of the 20th century.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Star Tribune's Megan Ryan named new Twins beat reporter

Ryan replaces LaVelle E. Neal who is now in a columnist role.

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Minnetonka in spotlight after teacher threatened for discussing Black trans woman

Parents and community members are calling on the district to do better and will hold a march prior to the school board meeting on Thursday.

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Talk grows that this season will be Pitino's last at Gophers

A report says Pitino's tenure could be "down to his final games."

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Two gas trucks collide in Stearns County, neither explodes

The unlikely collision happened Monday afternoon.

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MSP Airport expecting spring break to be busiest period since pandemic began

Passenger numbers will still be about a third lower than a year ago, though.

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After bumper earnings, Target will accelerate new store openings

The retailer has revealed its plans for the next few years, which includes an investment in Minneapolis.

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100% plant-based restaurant coming to Wayzata this spring

The restaurant has plans to add additional locations in Minnesota this summer and franchise nationwide.

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'Laundry Evangelist' from St. Paul gets his own Discovery+ show

Patric Richardson has built a career around the appreciation and care of clothing.

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End 'renting' from your utility company and go solar

A solar installation is one of the few home improvements that actually pays for itself.