Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is suffering from a rib injury heading into this Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh in London. Ponder says he was hurt early in this past Sunday’s game against Cleveland but played through it. He says he will try to throw during practice this week and won’t be concerned about his playing status until Friday. Both teams are 0-and-3.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down.
Iowa’s top prison official says legal action is likely against the designers blamed for months of delays in opening a new state prison.
Officials say the high-voltage electrical transmission line that's proposed to cut through 220 miles of Nebraska's Sand Hills region is designed to have a positive impact on the entire state's power infrastructure.
Governor-elect Pete Ricketts promises to bring a fresh perspective to the prison problem in Nebraska.