Justin Morneau had two hits and an RBI as the Twins topped the Royals 3-1 in the opener of a four-game series at Target Field. Oswaldo Arcia and Pedro Florimon also plated a run each for Minnesota, which was coming off a 1-and-4 road trip. Samuel Deduno tossed seven innings of one-run ball to up his mark to 4-and-2. The series continues tonight.
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.