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EDEN PRAIRIE — The Minnesota Vikings were widely expected to make a middle linebacker one of their high draft picks to address perhaps the largest void on an otherwise-promising roster. Their expected starter at this critical position, though, was on the team all along. Erin Henderson, who played the weak side spot last season, has been given the first opportunity to take over. The 26-year-old said Wednesday he was told by the coaches a few months ago to prepare accordingly.
DETROIT — Aaron Hicks hit a line drive to the right-field corner and immediately took off around the bases, reaching third to lead off the seventh inning. That’s what the Twins were envisioning when they put the rookie in the lineup this year, and after a rough first month in the major leagues, Hicks began May in encouraging fashion. Hicks’ triple started a two-run rally in the seventh, and the Twins went on to beat Detroit 6-2 on Wednesday, snapping the Tigers’ five-game winning streak. Minnesota led 3-2 when Hicks tripled and scored.
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook says its net income and revenue grew in the first quarter of the year, helped by an increase in mobile ad revenue. Facebook Inc. said Wednesday that its net income was $219 million, or 9 cents per share, in the January-March period. That's up from $205 million, or 9 cents per share, in the same period a year ago when the company was still private. Revenue grew 38 percent to $1.46 billion from $1.06 billion. FactSet says analysts expected revenue of $1.44 billion.
BOSTON (AP) -- Three college friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev removed a backpack containing fireworks emptied of gunpowder from his dorm room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth three days after the attack, according to charges filed Wednesday. By DENISE LAVOIE and BRIDGET MURPHY Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- Violence, gore and gunplay were staples on prime-time television even in the most sensitive period directly following the Newtown school shooting. By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer
BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death in rural southern Kentucky with a rifle he had received as a gift last year, authorities said. The children's mother was home at the time of the shooting Tuesday afternoon but had stepped on to the porch for "no more than three minutes," Cumberland County Coroner Gary White told WKYT-TV.
JURAIN, Bangladesh (AP) -- Dozens of Bangladeshi garment workers, their bodies too battered or decomposed to be identified, were buried in a mass funeral Wednesday, a week after the eight-story building they worked in toppled down, killing at least 410 people and injuring thousands. By CHRIS BLAKE and FARID HOSSAIN Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) -- Strong demand for the Ram pickup truck helped drive Chrysler's sales up 11 percent last month as the company posted its best April in six years. By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) -- Strong demand for the Ram pickup truck helped drive Chrysler's sales up 11 percent last month as the company posted its best April in six years.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A survey shows U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in seven months in April, indicating that government spending cuts and higher taxes may be weighing on the economy. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Tens of thousands of low-paid workers took to the streets on May Day to demand higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions a week after a building collapse in Bangladesh became a grim reminder of the dangers of lax safety regulations in poor countries. By MARGIE MASON Associated Press