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. 29, 2015.

Embattled Planned Parenthood grilled in congressional hearing

Under threat of losing its federal funding over a recent abortion-related controversy, the head of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday appeared in Congress for a five-hour committee hearing. The organization defended its practices and need for federal funds during questioning by Republicans, many of whom are seeking to end the flow of federal money to the health service.

[Read more from Reuters]

Despite pleas from Pope Francis, Georgia will execute woman on death row

Kelly Gissendaner, on death row for arranging the murder of her husband in 1997, is set to be put to death on Tuesday night. A representative of Pope Francis had asked for clemency for the woman, as had her children, but the Georgia Board of Pardons has denied the requests.

[Read more from CNN]

NSA leaker Edward Snowden a hit on Twitter

Fugitive Edward Snowden, who is living in asylum in Russia after having gone public with National Security Administration (NSA) surveillance programs, has launched his own Twitter account. And get this – the activist already has hundreds of thousands more followers than his legal nemesis, the NSA.

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

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Authorities ID man fatally struck by 'errant bullet' in Willmar

The man was working in his garage when he was fatally shot.


1 dead, 1 critically injured in head-on crash on Highway 169

The State Patrol says driving impaired may have been a factor in the crash.

Richard Pitino

Gophers game against Nebraska postponed due to COVID outbreak

The Cornhuskers have had 12 members of its team test positive for COVID-19.

Bob Kroll

What Minneapolis Police Lt. Bob Kroll said in Sunday radio interview

Kroll said that once he's retired he'll go "radio silent."

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Here is Minnesota's COVID update for Sunday, January 17

The health department provides updates daily at 11 a.m.

Sen. Julia Coleman

'No one's business': State senator calls out attack on her pregnancy

Sen. Julia Coleman represents Minnesota's District 47.

Willmar Police Department

'Errant bullet' goes through garage wall, kills Willmar man

The man was working in his garage when he was shot, witnesses said.

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Wild tie Kings with 2 seconds left, win in overtime

Another incredible finish for the Wild.

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Mike Lindell's MyPillow offering discounts using the code 'Qanon'

The Shakopee-based company is under the microscope because of the recent actions of its owner.

Surly Brewing

Facing aluminum can shortage, Surly unveils solution: 'Cantyhose'

The brewery came up with a creative way to repurpose unused cans.