Yunel Escobar hit a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh inning and Ben Zobrist added a two-run blast later in the frame, as the Rays rallied past the Twins 7-4 in the first-of-four at Tropicana Field. Justin Morneau hit a solo shot and Aaron Hicks went 4-for-4 with two runs scored for the Twins, who have dropped eight-of-nine. The series continues tonight.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down.
Iowa’s top prison official says legal action is likely against the designers blamed for months of delays in opening a new state prison.
Officials say the high-voltage electrical transmission line that's proposed to cut through 220 miles of Nebraska's Sand Hills region is designed to have a positive impact on the entire state's power infrastructure.
Governor-elect Pete Ricketts promises to bring a fresh perspective to the prison problem in Nebraska.