Mike Moustakas left the yard twice and knocked in four runs to lift the Royals past the Twins, 7-2, in the opener of a three-game set at Target Field. Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit each had an RBI for Minnesota. Mike Pelfrey fell to 4-and-9, giving up four runs and eight hits in four innings. The Twins have lost four-of-six.
It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.
Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.