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For the second year in a row, the Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of Chesterfield, Missouri, were named co-champions after spelling every word thrown at them. This is the second year in a row there has been a tie. Before 2014, however, there hadn’t been a tie since 1962.

Posted at 11:01 PM

“San Andreas” is a movie filled with precarious situations. The first one happens about 15 seconds in, when a young woman driving along, bopping to the radio music, meets up with a big rock fall, pitching her and her vehicle off the...

Updated May 28, 2015 at 7:37 PM

They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Posted May 28, 2015 at 7:05 PM

It's confirmed: Andy Serkis will play a character named "Supreme Leader Snoke" in the upcoming...

Updated May 28, 2015 at 5:49 PM

 BARSTOW — Dr. Beth Brockman wants to save the present First Avenue Bridge from the wrecking ball.Sitting in back of the City Council Chambers on Wednesday, she spoke during a public hearing on the proposed project to replace...

Posted May 28, 2015 at 6:05 PM

As Royal Pains heads into what will likely be its penultimate season, producers have one goal in mind: to give Hank (

Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

How good are you at keeping secrets? If you're Charlie Weber, very, very good.The

Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

Aww... ish?In what is both a cute sentiment and a curious analogy, Demi Lovato tweeted that...

Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM

It's another rough day for the Duggars.Ever since the 2006 police report came to light that showed Josh Duggar molested his sisters, the family has been under fire from... well, just about everyone. TLC has pulled

Updated May 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Federal prosecutors announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert on Thursday, accusing the 73-year-old Illinois Republican of withdrawing $952,000 in cash in a way that evaded the requirement that banks report cash...

Updated May 28, 2015 at 1:24 PM

Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S.

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