The Royals added some outfield depth before the Major League Baseball trade deadline. They acquired 29-year-old outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Astros for minor league pitcher Kyle Smith. Injuries have limited Maxwell to 40 games this season, but he slugged 18 home runs in 315 at-bats for the Astros in 2012.
The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said his top priority would be to close security gaps after an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed.
A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.
Further Trans Pacific Partnership discussions got underway in Hawaii this week.
Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe says internal memos submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers to his panel undermines the Clean Water rule.
Senate Appropriators have approved legislative provisions that could ease credit restrictions on U.S. exports to Cuba.