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. 9, 2015.

U of Missouri president, chancellor step down amid racial controversy

Following protests over how a series of racially charged campus incidents were handled, the University of Missouri system President Tim Wolfe resigned Monday, followed shortly afterward by the chancellor of the Columbia campus, R. Bowen Loftin. Dozens of the university's black football players had threatened not to play until Wolfe stepped down.

[Read more from ESPN]

SeaWorld to nix killer whale shows in San Diego

Under heavy criticism from animal rights advocates following the release of the popular documentary "Blackfish" – which criticized killer whale shows as cruel – SeaWorld says 2016 will be the last year of its "theatrical killer whale experience." The company aims to launch a new "orca experience" the following year.

[Read more from CBS]

'Like' the president? He's on Facebook

It's official – the world's last Facebook holdout now has a profile on the mega-popular social media site. President Obama launched his Facebook presence on Monday and has already amassed more than 45,000 "likes."

[Read more from the New York Times]

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Xcel Energy wants to raise MN customers' electricity rates

If approved, rates go up by an average of $18.50 a month for customers.

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MPD chief 'confident' officers will still show up after Question 2 vote

Arradondo held a press conference Wednesday in which he urged for a 'No' vote.

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Charges: Driver in fatal hit-and-run said he thought he hit dog or sign

The crash killed a 56-year-old Blaine woman who had been out walking her dog.

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Here is Minnesota's plan to vaccinate kids 5-11 against COVID-19

The plan includes hosting vaccination clinics at schools across the state.

Mounds View PD missing 12yo Riddley

12-year-old Twin Cities boy has been missing for 4 days

Police are asking for the public's help locating the child,

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Police searching for man charged with kidnapping woman at gunpoint

The man approached the victim's car and pointed a gun at her, the charges state.

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Teachers union calls for 'bold' plan to get kids vaccinated against COVID

"All options should be on the table," Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota, said.


Madden's has banner summer with surge of visitors to Gull Lake

The resort was named the No. 1 resort in the mid-Atlantic and Midwest.