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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As part of price gouging settlement, farm to donate 1M eggs to food nonprofits

The egg producer will donate more than 1 million eggs to nonprofits fighting hunger.

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Sheriff: Witnesses saw plane 'performing aerial maneuvers' before fatal crash

The single-engine aircraft went down in northern Wisconsin, killing a brother and sister.

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Community rallies around Minnetonka HS dancer battling brain tumor

A fundraiser raised more than $44,000 of its $60,000 goal in the first two days.

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In rare move, MDH takes control of Minneapolis nursing home

The temporary receivership is to ensure resident safety.

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Lawmaker deletes post encouraging donations to family charged in Capitol riot

Sen. Mark Koran, in his Facebook post, described them as "a good family!"

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Mother charged with beating daughter to death ruled incompetent

The case against the Woodbury woman will be put "indeterminately suspended."

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Employers at MSP Airport seeking to hire 700-plus workers

Employers include restaurants, retail, hotel, airlines and security.

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Driver who died in Hwy. 100 embankment rollover is identified

The 30-year-old was killed in the Saturday evening crash.

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Best Buy launches another pre-Black Friday sale, the Early Deals Event

This latest round of discounts is available through Oct. 31.

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Dave Chappelle to perform at Target Center in Minneapolis

The comedian is screen his new documentary at part of the 10-city tour.