Luke Scott and Evan Longoria hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning to break up a 1-1 game as the Rays beat the Twins 4-3 at Tropicana Field. Mike Pelfrey allowed three runs in six frames to fall to 4-and-7 for Minnesota. Jamie Carroll had an RBI single in the sixth and Joe Mauer singled in two in the eighth for the Twins, who have dropped 11 of their last 12.
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.