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ATLANTA — The Minnesota Twins are mired in a terrible slump. They won’t have Vance Worley to blame anymore. The Twins dropped their eighth in a row, losing to the Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Wednesday, and immediately demoted Worley to the minors after another dismal outing. The right-hander gave up three homers, including Evan Gattis’ grand slam, and left after just 3 2-3 innings. Worley’s record dropped to 1-5 and his ERA climbed to 7.21. “The ball was coming out of his hand pretty good,” manager Ron Gardenhire said.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A child on a school field trip was killed and another remained unaccounted after a gravel slide Wednesday in a park popular with children looking for fossils, authorities said. Two other children were injured.
By Ramit Plushnick-Masti and Sean Murphy, Associated Press MOORE, Okla.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A $250 million tax break passed in the closing minutes of the legislative session is expected to resurrect expansion plans at the Mall of America. The owners of the Bloomington megamall, Triple Five Group, said the $1.5 billion project would double the size of the mall, add hotels, a waterpark, performing arts center, officer towers and hundreds of additional stores. The owners have not indicated when the expansion project would begin.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has signed an education package that boosts spending on schools and scales back high-stakes testing. Dayton and Democratic legislators on Wednesday celebrated the $15.7 billion bill, which is about $485 million more than the state spends now. A centerpiece is a state commitment to pay for all-day kindergarten programs, eliminating the practice of fee-based programs by the 2014-15 school year.
Here are a s eries of stories and videos on Wctrib.com about Mondays F5 tornado that devasted Moore, Okla., and the recovery that has started.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) — With her son holding her elbow, Colleen Arvin walked up her driveway to what was left of her house for 40 years.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation, FBI officials said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department's No. 2 official told Congress on Wednesday that his agency played no role in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the boating season for many Minnesotans. So the Department of Natural Resources is reminding boaters and anglers to be extra vigilant to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. Ann Pierce, the DNR's invasive species supervisor, says boaters and anglers are responsible for knowing the law before hitting the water.