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 Oct. 1, 2015.

Gunman kills at least 10 at Oregon community college

Authorities in Roseburg, Oregon, say a gunman opened fire in a classroom at Umpqua Community College, killing at least 10 people and wounding as many as 20 people. The suspect was subsequently killed in a shootout with police. The investigation continues.

[Read more from USA Today]

Afghanistan retakes Taliban-held town

The Taliban flag no longer flies over the city of Kunduz, which Afghan government forces have retaken from insurgents who seized it just days ago. The military defeat had cast doubt upon the country's ability to defeat the Taliban following the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops. The Taliban has denied losing the city.

[Read more from Reuters]

Hillary Clinton expected to appear on 'Saturday Night Live'

Reports say Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will make a guest spot on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in what is described as an unconfirmed "top-secret appearance." A self-deprecating skit will allow the former secretary of state to "show her funny, personable side."

[Read more from the New York Times]

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MCF Oak Park Heights

COVID-positive inmate at Oak Park Heights prison dies

He becomes the fourth prison inmate to die from the virus.

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2-ton smoker stolen from Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer

Boemer is the chef behind restaurants including the popular Revival.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 press conference Monday

Walz will be introducing a new app that helps Minnesotans track COVID-19 exposures.

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Newly elected representative vows to flout Minnesota COVID-19 rules

He wrote to Gov. Tim Walz, inviting him to a backyard gathering ahead of Thanksgiving.

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Minnesota Hospital Association: We are out of time to be 'Minnesota Nice'

The group is launching an ad campaign that holds nothing back about the seriousness of the situation in Minnesota hospitals.

MSU-Mankato hockey, Minnesota State, Mavericks

1 game into season and MSU Mankato is halted by COVID-19

The Mavericks played Bemidji State on Sunday.