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Timberwolves Player Out

Timberwolves Player Out

Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger is out indefinitely after successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Monday.  Budinger was heading into training camp feeling confident that his knee was back to full strength after surgery in November when he tore the meniscus in the same knee last season.  He returned last season in March to play a total of 23 games.

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Toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire

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Firefighters protect an evacuated home while the fast-moving wildfire called "Sand Fire" burns behind, near Plymouth, California on July 26, 2014.

Fire officials spotted a drone over the Sand Fire and immediately called police to have the toy grounded to avoid a possible mid-air collision.

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Drought Ends In Much Of Nebraska

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A stormy, destructive June did provide some benefit to Nebraska.

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Iowa Counting Small Animals

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Iowa's annual roadside survey of small game animals, from pheasants to quail to rabbits, is now underway.

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Riverboat Casino To Close

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The Iowa Supreme Court has denied a temporary stay that has allowed the Argosy Casino riverboat in Sioux City to stay open.

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Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader

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A Palestinian walks on the rubble of the house of the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, hit by a pre-dawn Israeli strike, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Early Tuesday, Israel warplanes struck a series of targets in Gaza City, including Haniyeh's house and government offices, while Gaza's border area with Israel was hit by heavy tank shelling.

Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave.