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. 14, 2015.

NBA and 'Kardashians' star Lamar Odom fighting for his life

Former Los Angeles Lakers player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a purported Las Vegas brothel on Tuesday, and reports say he is currently comatose as he fights heart failure. The ex-husband of reality star Khloe Kardashian, his drug abuse problems have been well publicized.

[Read more from the Washington Post]

Large-scale sting operation brings down underage sex trafficking ring

One-hundred fifty people are in jail – and nearly as many children have been rescued – following the bust of a nationwide sex trafficking operation. FBI officials say girls as young as 12 were victimized in hotels and truck stops from coast to coast.

[Read more from CBS News]

Future officially here: Tesla sending remote 'autopilot' upgrade to its cars

Electric car maker Tesla is introducing a "sort of" autopilot mode via an automatic software update to its customers' cars. Described as a beta version of the autopilot feature, it allows for some (very) limited hands-free driving.

[Read more from WIRED]

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Vikings-Seahawks: 5 things you can count on happening

Can the Vikings finally beat Russell Wilson?

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Residents asked to be on the lookout for at-large suspect in Sauk Rapids

The suspect was last seen near the intersection of Garden Brook Drive Northeast and Strawberry Court Northeast.

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Aquifer energy storage project wins financial backing of Mpls city council

It'll be used to power the Towerside Innovation District near the U of M.

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Bomb threat prompts school evacuation in central Minnesota

A search of the building did not find any suspicious items.

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Brewery, taproom moving into former Twin Cities newspaper space

Loons Landing officially signed the lease this week.

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Police: Car with dog inside stolen from outside Twin Cities liquor store

They're asking people to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

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Murder charge filed over inmate's death at Chisago Co. Jail

The man suddenly became unresponsive and died while in a holding cell.

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Minnesota DFL lawmakers form Reproductive Freedom Caucus

The move comes as some Republicans explore proposals to limit abortion access.

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Counties without K-12 mask mandate see sharper rise in child COVID cases

That's according to a new study released Friday by the CDC.