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. 26, 2015.

Emotional family of Oklahoma parade crash suspect breaks silence

A judge set has set bail at $1 million for the 25-year-old woman accused of intentionally driving her car into spectators at Oklahoma State University's homecoming parade. The woman's tearful family addressed reporters. Her father said, "she might have underlying problems that I wasn't fully aware of," but he and other family members expressed shock at the accusations.

[Read more from NBC News]

Hundreds in Afghanistan and Pakistan killed in earthquake

More than 200 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan are dead after a Monday earthquake that early indications show was a magnitude 7.5. Reports say thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed.

[Read more from the New York Times]

SNL under pressure to nix Donald Trump

In light of derogatory remarks Donald Trump has made about Mexican immigrants to the United States, a growing number of critics say he shouldn't host the Nov. 7 episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Those asking the show to remove him include civil rights activists and U.S. lawmakers.

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

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Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher basketball

Gophers offense disappears in loss to Northwestern

The Gophers are quickly falling out of NCAA tournament contention.

Malik Beasley

Timberwolves Malik Beasley suspended 12 games for offseason incident

Beasley was sentenced to 120 days in jail earlier this month.

Russell Wilson

Vikings fans should REALLY hope Russell Wilson doesn't go to the Bears

Wilson has a 6-0 record against Minnesota and could be on his way to the NFC North.


Celebrated Minnesota musician Peter Ostroushko dies

Ostroushko, who learned his craft in the Ukrainian community of Northeast Minneapolis, had a versatile career including performances with popular artists and orchestras


Costco will bump its minimum wage to $16 next week

The company, which has 12 stores in Minnesota, is pushing ahead of retailers Target and Amazon with its new minimum wage

Seth Green/Gopher Football

Gophers wildcat QB Seth Green announces decision to transfer

Green will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer.

Minneapolis skyline

Minneapolis pays 3 times more than it receives in state funds, new report says

This report comes as state lawmakers are debating proposals opponents say would "bail out" the state's largest city.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Is Kirk Cousins' contract extension helping or hurting the Vikings?

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

University of minnesota sign

U of M gets $5M donation for new center to address racial inequality in healthcare

Using a donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the School of Public Health will work to address racial disparities in healthcare.