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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With the help of HVAC, Circus Juventas will host its first holiday shows

After months of canceled classes and shows, Circus Juventas is hosting its first ever holiday show, with safety precautions.

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Vikings send Cameron Dantzler to COVID-19/reserve list

Dantzler's placement leaves the Vikings paper-thin at cornerback heading into Green Bay.

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Elections 2020 preview: 7th Congressional District

Will Collin Peterson hang on for yet another term?

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Zimmer explains why he called Hunter's neck injury a 'tweak'

The coach also said Dalvin Cook should return from injury this week.


60 charged in magazine scam that netted $300M

It's being called the largest elder fraud scheme in the country.

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The Star Tribune is shutting down City Pages

The free newspaper was bought by the Star Tribune in 2015.

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Coronavirus: Billy's on Grand will close for winter

The restaurant is among a growing list of eateries to close for the winter months.


1 dead in early Wednesday crash on Interstate 694

The 28-year-old driver was not wearing a seatbelt, the State Patrol said.

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Complaint argues that Line 3 pipeline replacement is no longer needed

Honor the Earth filed the petition with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday.