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 Nov. 3, 2015.

Doubts linger about possible explosion in crash of Russian jet

While investigators have so far found no evidence of "explosive impact" on the victims of MetroJet Flight 9268, U.S. officials say an American satellite detected a mid-air "flash" of heat at the time of the crash. Militants linked to the Islamic State have claimed credit for downing the plane, but a terrorist attack cannot be confirmed.

[Read more from CNN]

Not so supreme: Taco Bell exec faces charges in Uber driver's beating

Benjamin Golden, a marketing manager for Irvine, California-based Taco Bell is no longer with the company following charges that he threw punches at the head of an Uber driver in Costa Mesa. The victim described the 32-year-old Golden as drunk. Video from the incident has gone viral.

(Warning: Video above contains intense language)

[Read more from the Los Angeles Times]

Death rate among middle-aged whites rising for first time in decades

New research from Princeton University shows that the death rate for middle-aged white Americans has increased half a percentage point each year for the last decade and a half. This marks the first such pattern since the 1960s, researchers say. Substance abuse issues and suicides are thought to play a role.

[Read more from NPR]

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Wolves lose to Magic on Cole Anthony's buzzer-beater

The Wolves blew a 20-point lead as the Magic defeated the Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

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Twins sign veteran J.A. Happ to add to the rotation

The left-hander will get a one-year, $8 million deal from the Twins.

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BCA finds 'no criminal wrongdoing' among those at 'Storm the Capitol' rally

Inflammatory comments were made by speakers, but no charges will be brought.

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Man's vehicles crushed by hit-and-run driver weren't fully insured

The goal is to raise $25,000 to help the south Minneapolis resident.

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Key points from Joe Biden's first speech as POTUS

The 46th president called for unity at a time America is facing huge challenges.

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Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 20

The 111 ICU patients is the fewest in Minnesota since there were 109 COVID patients in intensive care on Oct. 1.


Here's what Amy Klobuchar said at Joe Biden's inauguration

The Minnesota senator was one of the leader organizers of the inauguration.

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All of this week's COVID vaccine pilot program appointments are filled

Nearly 6,000 Minnesotans who are 65 and older registered for appointments between noon Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

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Osterholm affidavit ahead of George Floyd trial warns of COVID worsening in March

Prosecutors want to delay the Chauvin trial due to a public health threat.