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Nihar Saireddy Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, is lifted up as he celebrates being named the co-champion of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

National Spelling Bee ends in its unlikeliest tie to date

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 11-year-old breezed up to the microphone with confidence, and most of his words, he knew right away. He looked like the strongest speller onstage, ...

FILE - In this July 10, 2015 file photo, Bret Michaels performs at "FOX and Friends" All American Summer Concert Series, in New York. A free beach concert by Poison frontman and reality TV star Michaels will help kick off the summer season at the Jersey shore. The concert Friday, May 27, 2016, will be accompanied by quirky rituals in which mayors in various beach towns "unlock" the ocean for the season, and businesspeople in Ocean City march into the water in full boardroom regalia, clutching briefcases, of course. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Concert on beach heralds start of summer at Jersey shore

More than 1,000 people have kicked off the summer season on the Jersey shore with a free concert on the boardwalk in Seaside Heights. Hoboken resident Diana Volaric ditched work and came to the shore. She was rewarded by an autograph from rock star Bret Michaels. She's excited about the ...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Dr. Henry Heimlich describes the maneuver he developed to help clear obstructions from the windpipes of choking victims, while being interviewed at his home in Cincinnati.  Heimlich  recently used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. Heimlich said Thursday, May 26, 2016 that he has demonstrated the well-known maneuver many times through the years but had never before used it on a person who was choking. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman

The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver recently used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. Dr. Henry Heimlich told The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1U0lAx2) in an interview Thursday he has demonstrated the well-known ...

U.S. President Barack Obama lays a wreath at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, western, Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016. Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' of bombing victims

President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Obama's trip to Hiroshima made him the first ...

Florida group finds more US Marine remains on Pacific atoll

The founder of a volunteer group says it has found the remains of 13 more World War II Marines on a Pacific atoll. Mark Noah, head of Marathon, Florida-based History Flight, tells The Associated Press that 12 sets of remains were found on Tarawa between January and March and a ...

Baylor looks to rebuild after report on sex assaults

Baylor University will look to rebuild its reputation and perhaps its football program after an outside review found administrators mishandled allegations of sexual assault and the team operated under the perception it was above the rules. The largest Baptist school in the U.S. took the first steps Thursday when regents ...

2 die when car hits charter bus returning from field trip

Authorities say two people are dead after a car crashed into a charter bus full of students returning home from a field trip. Local news outlets report the crash happened late Thursday night near Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale. The students were returning from a trip to Tallahassee when ...

Video shows Florida trooper jump onto hood, fire into car

A video clip from a gas station surveillance camera shows a Florida Highway Patrol trooper pull his motorcycle next to a car during a traffic stop, and then jump onto its hood before firing through the windshield. The 33-second video shows the car driving away Wednesday morning, flinging Trooper Miseal ...

In this undated frame from video provided by the Los Angeles Police Department, LAPD officers and others dance beneath the iconic Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles. In a now-viral sensation, police officers across the U.S. are dancing an updated version of the running man to a catchy 1990s hip hop song, "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJ's, in videos that have included professional sports mascots, cheerleading squads and at least one explosion. The videos started with the New York Police Department and are getting more elaborate and popular, with even some police chiefs joining in. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Online dance craze sweeps police departments across US

In an online sensation, police officers across the U.S. are dancing an updated version of the running man to a catchy 1990s hip hop song in videos that have included professional sports mascots, cheerleading squads and at least one explosion. The videos, set to "My Boo" by Ghost Town DJ's, ...

Navy investigating cause of training mission jet crash

Four Navy aviators ejected from two fighter jets "at a high rate of speed" after their aircraft got into trouble in the air and plunged into the Atlantic Ocean off the North Carolina coast, one of the rescuers said. The F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighters, based in Virginia Beach, crashed ...

World's largest hedge fund in line for government aid

A Connecticut commission is expected to approve a $22 million loan and grant package to help the world's largest hedge fund upgrade its offices. The Connecticut Bond Commission, which is chaired by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and oversees state borrowing, is scheduled to meet Friday. Typically, items that appear ...

In this May 25, 2016 photo, Jupiter High senior Caitlin Walsh participates in a drill during a practice at the school in Jupiter, Fla. The nation's last tackle powderpuff football game, which will be played at the Florida school Friday night. (AP Photo/Terry Spencer)

The last tackle powder puff football game avoids the sack

The senior and junior girls at Florida's Jupiter High School scoffed when administrators, fearing for their safety, canceled a 50-year tradition — what may be the nation's last tackle powder puff football game. The girls say they don't need protection — many have already had sports injuries — and are ...

Hearing in lawsuit for Cubans who climbed Keys lighthouse

A hearing is set in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of Cuban migrants seeking to remain in the U.S. after they climbed onto a lighthouse several miles off the Florida Keys. An attorney for the migrants says he's hopeful a Miami federal judge will order at Friday ...

North Carolina furniture market could show boycott impact

Organizers of North Carolina's world-renowned furniture market are releasing attendance figures Friday that could be an important barometer of business reaction to the state's new law limiting protections for LGBT people. The twice-a-year High Point Markets bring an estimated $5 billion a year in economic activity to North Carolina. April's ...

Police: Suspect ran over officer's foot during traffic stop

Authorities say a Cocoa police officer has been injured after a suspect ran over his foot during an attempted traffic stop. Cocoa police spokeswoman Yvonne Martinez tells news outlets that Officer Chris Jones on Thursday night pulled over the 16-year-old suspect, who was driving a stolen vehicle. Martinez says Jones ...

Miami police seek suspect in home invasion, sexual assault

Authorities are searching for a suspect who they say used a gun to break into a Miami home, where he robbed and sexually assaulted three residents. Local news outlets report Miami-Dade police say the incident happened early Saturday morning. Officials say the armed man, who was wearing a dark hoodie, ...

Halo, stranded dolphin rescued on beach, dies unexpectedly

Officials say a stranded dolphin that was rescued in Panama City Beach last year has died unexpectedly. The Gulf World Marine Park said in a statement Thursday that the bottlenose dolphin named Halo passed away Monday at the park. Officials say a necropsy found Halo died of hydrocephalus, which is ...

FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2015 file photo, Dillon Christ, front, and Kyle Barnell paddle their canoe down a flooded street in Charleston, S.C. The U.S. government is set to release its forecast for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months. It’s an annual reminder from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that coastal living comes with significant risks. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

US government set to release hurricane season outlook

The U.S. government will release its forecast Friday for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months. It's an annual reminder from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that coastal living comes with significant risks. The Atlantic hurricane ...

Prosecutor: wife justified in fatal shooting of husband

Prosecutors are not pursuing murder charges against a north Florida woman who fatally shot her husband during a domestic disturbance. The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/1WPS8A1) reports that prosecutors determined Michelle Dinkins-Penland was protecting her family in March when she fatally shot her husband, 53-year-old Mark Penland. Assistant State Attorney Amy Berndt ...

St. Petersburg Yacht Club hopes to race to Cuba in 2017

With relations between the U.S. and Cuba improving, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club is working toward relaunching a race to Havana. The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/1TLTYQl) reports for nearly three decades, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club sponsored a boat race to Havana that brought international exposure to both cities. But ...

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