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. 30, 2015.

No government shutdown, for now at least

The House passed a short-term measure to fund the government Wednesday afternoon, sending the bill to President Obama for a signature and averting the immediate threat of a government shutdown - for now. The measure expires in early December.

[Read more from CBS News]

Pope met secretly with Kim Davis, thanked her for her 'courage'

Davis is a county clerk from Kentucky who has become a flashpoint in the debate over gay marriage by refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. She said the private meeting occurred during the pope’s historic trip to the United States last week.

[Read more from ABC News]

Russia launches airstrikes in Syria

Russian defense officials say aircraft carried out about 20 missions targeting the Islamic State in Syria, but US officials said so far they did not appear to be targeting IS-held territory.

[Read more from the BBC]

'Terrifying' Yelp for people allows everyone to rate everyone

When the new Peeple app launches in late November, you will be able to assign reviews and one- to five-star ratings to everyone you know: your exes, your co-workers, the old guy who lives next door. And you can’t opt out.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

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Former Army Green Beret and U of M student sentenced for Russian espionage

Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 46, was sentenced to 188 months in prison.

Miguel Sano

Miguel Sanó's 8th inning blast ends Twins losing streak

The 5-4 victory over the A's snapped a five-game losing streak.

Thomas Humphrey, charged in vaccine thefts.

Viral videos of vaccine thefts lead to charges for MN anti-vaxxer

Thomas Edward Humphrey is a 32-year-old St. Paul resident.

Kyle Imdieke of Osakis, Minnesota.

Community rallies around family of MN coach who died suddenly

Kyle Imdieke was a beloved educator at Osakis High School.

Hinckley crash

Fatal crash that closed north I-35 caused when SUV crossed median

The incident occurred Friday afternoon one mile south of Hinckley in eastern Minnesota.

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Viral video: Customer argues with Menards worker over store mask policy

The incident happened in Buffalo on Thursday, hours after the CDC issued new guidance on face masks for vaccinated people.

Sylvia Fowles

Phoenix, Minnesota live up to the hype in WNBA opener

Diana Taurasi hit the game-winning shot with 1.1 seconds to play.

Josh Donaldson

Oakland smacks four home runs to extend Twins' horrific start

The A's handed the Twins a 6-1 loss on Friday night.


Spring Lake Park Hy-Vee to open by the end of May

A dozen Hy-Vee stores are now located in the Twin Cities metro area.

PXG Store Manager Derek Holmes Qualifies for the PGA Championship

Minnesota golf store manager qualifies for PGA Championship

No word if he'll have to burn some vacation days to play in the PGA Championship!