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]

Next Up

Lakeville South

May bomb threat at south metro school traced to Lakeville area kid

Months of investigation led to the digital footprint of the juvenile.

WIkimedia Commons - Frey April 20, 2021

Frey backs creation of Dept. of Public Safety, removal of police staffing minimums

He is in favor of removing police staffing minimums from the city charter – which this November's ballot question would also do.

Foreman tl - Flug-Presley tr - Sturm bl - Pettus br - Go Fund Me and Facebook

St. Paul PD takes over quadruple killing probe after it emerged they died in Minnesota

A "thorough investigation" reveled where the four Minnesotans were killed.

superior national forest

Highway 1 reopens as Greenwood Fire is 80% contained

The highway has been closed for about a month.

covid, vaccine

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, September 20

Data in Monday reports includes the past Friday, not the weekend. Weekend data is released on Tuesdays.


Driver killed in ATV rollover crash north of Alexandria

The crash occurred in Douglas County Sunday evening.