- National Spelling Bee ends in its unlikeliest tie to date Updated: May-27-16 3:03 am
OXON HILL, Maryland - If not for his high-pitched voice, there would be no way to peg Nihar Janga as the youngest-ever winner of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
- The Latest: National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 3rd year Updated: May-26-16 11:07 pm
OXON HILL, Maryland - The Latest on finals of the National Spelling Bee (all times local):
- Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee Updated: May-26-16 4:24 pm
OXON HILL, Maryland - Here are some memorable words and definitions from the final rounds of the 89th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Biological terms were particularly challenging, and shorter words often present a greater challenge than longer ones, which are made up of roots that spellers can piece together.
- Spanish hurdler tests positive in retest of 2008 samples Updated: May-25-16 3:12 pm
MADRID - Spanish hurdler Josephine Onyia is one of the athletes who tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, an official with knowledge of the case said Wednesday.
- Review: Philly rebels after North Korea invades 'Homefront' Updated: May-25-16 11:31 am
Americans are worried about a lot of things: jobs, health care, climate change, terrorism, too many guns, not enough guns. But hey, at least we haven't been invaded by North Korea.
- Gamers strive to go mainstream in new Turner-backed league Updated: May-25-16 9:21 am
ATLANTA - They stare at their computer screens, eyes transfixed on the bloody spectacle in front of them, trying to figure out if there's an enemy player just around the corner.
- Amid turmoil, chess helps Ferguson kids cope, excel Updated: May-24-16 7:53 pm
ST. LOUIS - Ten-year-old Tyson Stegall stared intently at the chess board as his opponent, grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez, pondered a move. The fourth-grader gave a little grimace, then a smile, when Ramirez finished him off with a checkmate.
- Born deaf, 11-year-old is among nation's top spellers Updated: May-24-16 5:39 pm
WASHINGTON - Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any kid, but for 11-year-old Neil Maes, being born deaf made his journey especially unlikely.
- School threats could be latest in school "swatting" Updated: May-23-16 7:45 pm
DENVER - Threats made against schools across the United States led to the evacuation of students Monday in what could be the latest example of so-called "swatting" against schools.
- Connecticut city a playground for affluent millennials Updated: May-23-16 10:10 am
STAMFORD, Connecticut - When Zahir Dossa decided to propose to his girlfriend, he wanted to do it at a favorite spot- the private rooftop deck of the couple's downtown apartment.
- Poised for stardom in Rio, Ledecky shies away from spotlight Updated: May-23-16 2:19 am
NORTH BETHESDA, Maryland - When an athlete is poised to become a huge Olympic star, it's only natural to wonder what might come next.
- 15-year-old excels at Pokemon trading card game Updated: May-22-16 3:01 am
NORTH PORT, Florida - Justin Kulas is homeschooled but he's taking recess across the United States thanks to his prowess at battling Pokemon.
- Bilingual southern Indiana youth heads to Nat'l Spelling Bee Updated: May-19-16 3:44 am
HUNTINGBURG, Indiana - When Jaffet Cruz studies spelling words and vocabulary, it's a lesson for both him and his parents.
- Kevin Negandhi to host ESPN's spelling bee telecast Updated: May-18-16 3:31 am
WASHINGTON - The Scripps National Spelling Bee will have a new host for its ESPN telecast: "SportsCenter" anchor Kevin Negandhi.
- Sweet spell of success Updated: May-18-16 2:02 am
CLOVIS, New Mexico - Ariel Kokoricha doesn't have any favorite words.
- Hoping for a blockbuster, Tetris game inspires movie Updated: May-18-16 1:42 am
BEIJING - It could be a blockbuster. At least that's what a Chinese-American movie studio hopes to produce in a sci-fi thriller based on the popular 1980s video game Tetris.
- 'Overwatch' game developers find creativity in diversity Updated: May-17-16 7:05 pm
IRVINE, California - When the makers of the globe-hopping video game "Overwatch" were coming up with the backstory for a character with the ability to freeze enemies and erect ice walls, their initial inclination was to make her homeland a stereotypically chilly place, someplace like Iceland, Canada or Norway.
- Police seeking 2 in slaying at so-called poker house Updated: May-17-16 3:28 pm
BENNETTSVILLE, South Carolina - Marlboro County deputies are searching for two people in connection with a slaying at a so-called poker house in the county.
- Prison, no parole for ex-Vegas casino dealer in girl slaying Updated: May-16-16 3:10 pm
LAS VEGAS - Family members of a slain 10-year-old girl wept as a former Las Vegas blackjack dealer was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for abducting and killing the girl, and slashing a casino co-worker in a jealous rage in December 2012.
- Philadelphia officer slain on duty to receive national honor Updated: May-16-16 8:39 am
PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia police officer slain during a gun battle with two robbery suspects in a video game store last year is being honored with a national award.
- 89-year-old finds his check mates with students Updated: May-16-16 5:01 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Desperate for a competitor, Bill Nangle posted a cardboard sign reading "Anybody want to play chess?" on the door to his nursing home room.
- Nintendo eyeing filmmaking for growth after Mariners sale Updated: May-15-16 11:52 pm
TOKYO - Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. is eyeing the movie business for growth.
- Nebraska's Midland University to offer video gaming as sport Updated: May-14-16 5:43 pm
FREMONT, Nebraska - Midland University in Fremont has added more than two dozen programs to its sports roster since 2009. Next year, it'll add one more: video gaming.
- Why Apple plunked $1 billion into Chinese ride-hailing Updated: May-13-16 8:50 pm
LOS ANGELES - Apple new $1 billion investment in the Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing is as much about currying favor with regulators as directly expanding its own business, analysts said. Apple might need the help; it faces slowing iPhone sales and tougher restrictions on its services in the country.
- Panel looks to pro video gaming to boost Nevada economy Updated: May-13-16 7:25 pm
LAS VEGAS - As a professional, Johnathan Wendel's days focused on staying at the top of his game - that included eight hours of practice, running to stay in top shape and avoiding taboo performance-enhancing drugs.