The Minnesota Twins finished their season with another loss Sunday. Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer to help the Indians defeat the Twins 5-1 and clinch the top AL Wild Card position. Scott Diamond allowed two earned runs and four total over six innings for the loss. Eric Fryer knocked in the only run for Minnesota, which ends the season at 66-and-96.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.
Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.
State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.