It appears that Tony Stewart’s chances of making this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup are over. After suffering a broken right leg during wreck at a sprint car race in Iowa on Monday night, the three-time Cup champion will miss time behind the wheel. ESPN cites a medical expert that says Stewart’s broken tibia and fibula will require a second surgery in addition to the one he had following the wreck. The injury typically requires a healing time of between four and eight weeks, with just five races remaining before the Chase.
A bill that would have set "on or after August 23rd" as the school start date in Iowa has been tabled in the Iowa Senate.
A Nebraska state senator has called on Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha to apologize for anti-police remarks made during a committee hearing.
The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.
All 150 people on board the jet - including three Americans - were killed Tuesday when it crashed in the French Alps.
South Dakota Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, praised the committee’s bipartisan passage of his Surface Transportation Board (STB) reform bill.