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. 28, 2015.

Scientists: There's flowing water on Mars

Scientists have found evidence of flowing water on Mars, suggesting the possibility that the planet can currently sustain microbial life. NASA officials say the presence of liquid water could aid in future human missions to the red planet.

[Read more from Reuters]

Obama, Putin trade jabs at United Nations meeting

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin made thinly veiled criticisms of each other during separate addresses on the Syrian conflict in front of the U.N. General Assembly Monday. They accused each other of intervening in the region's affairs at the cost of international stability. They were scheduled for a one-on-one sit-down the same day.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

House Majority Leader to run for Boehner's seat

Just three days after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced his resignation from Congress, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has made clear his intentions to take over for the speaker when he steps down next month. In a letter released Monday, the California congressman vowed to "fight for our conservative principles," something Boehner's GOP colleagues frequently accused him of not doing.

[Read more from NPR]

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Charges: Driver was going 71 mph in 25 mph zone before crash that killed teen

The vehicle went airborne and slammed into the wall, killing a teenage passenger.

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Minneapolis mayor reveals his plan for policing changes

Mayor Jacob Frey announced a slate of new policy proposals at an event in north Minneapolis Monday.

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2 newborn deer rescued from sinkhole on the Iron Range

Firefighters rescued the deer and returned them to their mom.

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Search is on for possible missing boater in Roseville

A vehicle and empty boat were found at McCarrons Lake.


Man sentenced for firing gun at sister's boyfriend during funeral

Shelby Gene Boswell was sentenced to 110 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

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Someone cut off the foot of a lion at the Shakopee splash pad

Officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information on who did it.

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Man's body found near fishing boat in southeast Minnesota

The marsh he was found in is about 120 miles southeast of the Twin Cities.

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Highway 12 between Orono and Independence closed for 4 months

Crews will be making safety improvements along the "Corridor of Death."

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Arrest warrant for 'armed and dangerous' suspect in Cloquet shootings

Anyone who knows of his whereabouts should call 911, police say.

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Twins pitchers decimated: 16 runs, 18 hits, 8 walks ... 4 strikeouts

The White Sox hammered the Twins 16-4 but Astudillo took the mound in the ninth.