The Royals designated outfielder Jeff Francoeur for assignment following Saturday’s loss in Minnesota. Francoeur is hitting just .208 with three homers and 13 RBI in 59 games this season. The club recalled infielder Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha to fill the roster spot.
Several utility companies across the Midwest are reporting scams that are targeting their customers.
According to Nebraska Secretary of State, John Gale, changing the gubernatorial ticket to replace Lavon Heidemann's name with Mike Foley's avoids voter confusion.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says most of the problems that led to the early release of hundreds of inmates are fixed.
Insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women as sex slaves, and used child soldiers, a new report says.