Eric Hosmer’s ninth inning solo homer held up as the Royals outslugged the Twins 9-8 at Target Field. David Lough hit a solo shot in the eighth to break a seven-all tie. Trevor Plouffe hit a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth to pull Minnesota within one. Justin Morneau and Clete Thomas both hit two-run homers for the Twins, who have dropped four-of-six. Jared Burton fell to 1-and-5 with the loss.
It now costs Iowa grocery stores and other businesses more to accept payments through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The head of the Iowa Lottery says his agency's move into a new building is still scheduled to happen before the end of the year.
Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman says many factors led him to choose state Senator John Nelson, an attorney from Omaha, as his lieutenant governor for the final three months of his administration.
Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.