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. 23, 2015.

Record-breaking hurricane coming for Mexico

Described as the most powerful hurricane recorded in the Western Hemisphere, "Patricia" is bearing down on the southwest Pacific coast of Mexico. The county's government declared a state of emergency Friday as coastal areas braced themselves for the storm, which has reached a speed of 200 miles per hour.

[Read more from the New York Times]

House Republicans score win against Obamacare and Planned Parenthood

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a measure that would repeal parts of President Obama's Affordable Care Act, including funding for the embattled Planned Parenthood. However, the legislation is now headed to a Democrat-conrolled Senate, and the president would likely veto it if passed.

[Read more from FOX News]

U.S. names American soldier killed in Iraq rescue

Pentagon officials have identified U.S. Army Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler as the serviceman who died in the rescue of 70 Iraqi prisoners from Islamic State forces this week. He was a resident of Roland, Oklahoma. Wheeler is the first American to die in the U.S. engagement against ISIS.

[Read more from CNN]

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Potts, Gopher defense dominate Buffaloes

Trey Potts ran for three touchdowns in a 30-0 victory in Boulder.

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Suspect dies by suicide after 11 hour standoff in Wisconsin motel

The standoff occurred at a motel in Balsam Lake.

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Four sentenced for home invasion on northern Minnesota reservation

The incident took place in October 2019 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation.

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4-year-old girl killed by falling branch in Mankato is identified

She is from South Dakota, and was attending the Mahkato Annual Traditional Powwow.

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No. 1 Lakeville South dominates No. 2 Eden Prairie

The Cougars ran away with the Class 6A showdown.

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Boy hospitalized after being rescued from Lake Nokomis has died

He was one of two children pulled from the Minneapolis lake.

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Minneapolis man found dead at bottom of California cliff, half-brother arrested

The homicide happened near a beach park and campground for RVs located at the ocean.

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NWS: Tornadoes confirmed to have struck Apple Valley, Burnsville, Savage

A crazy night of storms may have included even more tornadoes.