The Twins begin a 10-game homestand tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays at Target Field. Mike Pelfrey gets the ball for Minnesota. He is 5-and-10 with a 4.86 ERA in 25 starts this season. The Jays will counter with knuckle-baller R.A. Dickey, who is 11-and-12 with a 4.30 ERA.
A bill that would have set "on or after August 23rd" as the school start date in Iowa has been tabled in the Iowa Senate.
A Nebraska state senator has called on Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha to apologize for anti-police remarks made during a committee hearing.
The co-pilot of the airliner that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard, appears to have brought the plane down deliberately.
All 150 people on board the jet - including three Americans - were killed Tuesday when it crashed in the French Alps.
South Dakota Senator John Thune, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, praised the committee’s bipartisan passage of his Surface Transportation Board (STB) reform bill.