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. 5, 2015.

U.S. Coast Guard searches for survivors after sinking of cargo ship

After having found only debris after the disappearance of cargo ship El Faro, the U.S. Coast Guard is now focusing its efforts on rescuing any possible survivors. The ship vanished during Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas last Thursday; 28 of the 33 crew members aboard the ship are Americans. Reports say searchers recovered some survival gear with "unidentifiable human remains."

[Read more from CNN]

Obama-supported Trans-Pacific Partnership moves ahead, but U.S. lawmakers skeptical

After years of talks, negotiators have reached an "historic" deal to relax international trade rules among Pacific Rim countries. The economic pact has been touted by the Obama Administration as an opportunity to raise America's business profile in East Asia. However, many U.S. lawmakers – including some within the president's own party – are worried the deal could cost manufacturing jobs, and some have vowed to fight it. It must be approved by individual member countries.

[Read more from Reuters]

Internet reeling from death of young YouTube star

He was known as "Caleb Logan Brataley" to millions of YouTube users, and despite his fame, all we know of his death last week is that "natural causes" are to blame. That's according to a tweet from his mother, narrator of “The Brataleys,” a family-produced Internet reality show that featured Caleb and his two siblings. Police have said, however, that no foul play is suspected.

[Read more from People]

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Hennepin County will eliminate bail system for certain non-violent crimes

The reform is backed by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

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Coller: Vikings vs. Jags is a battle of retool vs. rebuild

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

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More than 230,000 people have downloaded Minnesota's COVID exposure app

The more people who use the app, the more effective it is.


Despite pandemic, Life Time pushes ahead to open downtown co-working space

It was originally planned to open in the fall, but it has been pushed back to April.

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The Nook issues plea, asks people to order from its other restaurant

Shamrocks Irish Nook has the same food as The Nook, the restaurant owners say.

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Small plane lands on northbound I-35W in Twin Cities

A large police presence is at the scene.


Judge orders Minnesota gym that defied shutdown to close

Attorney General Keith Ellison sued the gym after it remained open.

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Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

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Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

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CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

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1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.