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Time to SHARE: National Spelling Bee ends in tie again

CNN

(CNN) Until last year, it hadn't happened for more than five decades. Now, they've done it for the second year in a row: Two competitors tied to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul ...

UPDATE 4-Hundreds seek safety from Texas floods, severe weather kills 16

Reuters

(Updates number of fatalities). By Jon Herskovitz. AUSTIN, Texas May 28 (Reuters) - Hundreds of people fled areas near Texas rivers that overflowed their banks on Thursday as the state reeled from severe storms this week that killed at least 17 people, ...

Feds charge former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money, tried to ...

Chicago Sun-Times

He rose to one of the highest elected offices in the land, serving for eight years as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives — just a couple of heartbeats from the presidency. But past misconduct against a longtime acquaintance from the hometown ...

Psychiatrist: Colorado theater shooter knew what he was doing

Chicago Tribune

The scrawled writings and stick figure drawings made by Colorado theatre shooting gunman made public Wednesday show a man considered mentally ill, but is there more to the writings? (AP). The scrawled writings and stick figure drawings made by ...

Authorities search for man involved in shooting of Oklahoma police officer

Fox News

A manhunt was underway in Kansas Thursday night for a man who was involved in a shooting of an Oklahoma police officer, authorities say. Fox23 reports that an Oologah police officer was shot in the head during a pursuit of a sport utility vehicle.

Bernie Sanders facing 'uphill battle' in Iowa

USA TODAY

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Sen. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., began his first visit to Iowa since announcing his run in the Democratic presidential primary with a standing-room-only crowd in the eastern city of Davenport. The Thursday night turnout was more than even ...

'Sales are next to nothing': Merchants worry crime crisis could cast pall over ...

Fox News

BALTIMORE – An epidemic of murder that has gripped Baltimore in the month following the Freddie Gray riots is threatening to undo decades of rebirth in the city's popular downtown -- and in the process, wipe away tens of millions of tourist dollars. “Sales are ...

15 indicted in test-taking scheme

KXLY Spokane

Fifteen Chinese nationals have been accused of participating in a cheating scheme that helped foreign students fraudulently gain admission to American colleges and universities and obtain student visas. The Department of Justice said the defendants had ...

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