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BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Authorities in western Minnesota say buffaloes trampled two young boys who wandered into a fenced-in area near here, west of Amor, on Friday morning. The Otter Tail County sheriff’s office says the boys, both age 3, wandered Friday from their Battle Lake home into a secure area where the buffalo were being kept. The boys’ mother found the children, but not before the boys were trampled by several of the buffalo.
MINNEAPOLIS — Manny Machado had a tiebreaking RBI single in Baltimore’s three-run 10th inning as the Orioles rallied for a 9-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Machado — who stayed in the game after fouling a ball off his ankle in the fifth — rolled a single into right field that scored Chris Dickerson and broke a 6-all tie. Nick Markakis added a sacrifice fly and Adam Jones an RBI double to cap the scoring in the 10th. Tommy Hunter (3-1) didn’t allow a run in 2 1-3 innings.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident. By Angela K. Brown, Associated Press
Update 4:40 p.m. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say two officers who were shot after a traffic stop are in stable condition. Police gave the news via the department Twitter account Friday afternoon about an hour after the incident on the city's south side. Spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington told The Associated Press that a suspect was also shot. She didn't know his condition or age.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A quarter of Minnesota House members wound up voting for their personal preference on legalizing gay marriage rather than following results of last November's ballot measure to ban it. Thursday's 75-59 vote in favor of a bill to permit same-sex marriage saw Republicans and Democrats defy the outcome on the constitutional amendment in their district.
DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Islamic community who say they weren't consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn't even know she lived near a burial ground.
NEW YORK (AP) — The sophistication of a global network of thieves who drained cash machines around the globe of an astonishing $45 million in mere hours sent ripples through the security world, not merely for the size of the operation and ease with which it was carried out, but also for the threat that more such thefts may be in store. By Colleen Long, Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week. Attorney General Mike DeWine's office confirmed Castro's paternity in a news release Friday. DeWine says a sample of Castro's DNA was taken Thursday and forensic scientists worked through the night on the case.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they're still likely to bring in a record crop. In a report released Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated farmers would bring in 14.1 billion bushels of corn this year, a billion bushels more than the previous record set in 2009.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The man accused of holding three women captive for a decade in his Cleveland home terrorized the mother of his children, frequently beating her, playing twisted psychological games and locking her indoors in the years before their relationship disintegrated, her relatives say. Several relatives of Grimilda Figueroa, who left Ariel Castro years ago and died after a long illness last year, painted a nightmarish portrait of Castro's family life as authorities made public horrifying details of the abuse endured by the imprisoned women. In interviews with The Associated Pres