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Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee

Memorable words from the National Spelling Bee

But Rohan eventually misspelled the word " marram ", a beach grass, and Ananya went on to win after coolly spelling two more words correctly. Rajeev and Vinay showcased their talents by spelling hard words easily and composure. New rules this year are aimed at preventing tie endings like last year's, when joint winners both got $40,000 cash prizes. Ananya and Rohan Rajeev , an eighth-grader from Edmond, Oklahoma, went head to head for nearly 20 championship rounds spelling their words so ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Slater, Thurston return, Maroons make 7 changes for Origin 2

Slater, Thurston return, Maroons make 7 changes for Origin 2

The last time Queensland made six or seven changes to their 17 was way back in the second game of 2002. "The Queensland forwards have been slowly getting beaten up by New South Wales ". Then look at how much he has played in the middle (of the field as a tight forward). "Sam was disappointed. But that was what the team needs. We won't start our training until later in the week", he said. Consulte Mais Informação

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Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured

A law enforcement source said one person was killed in the crash, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports. The girl who was killed was not a student in the district, he said. Cpl Smith said the National Transportation Safety Board is handling the investigation. Dozens of others were injured in the crash. Her mother Karen fought through tears as she read her daughter's final journal entry before her mission trip to Botswana with the church group, WSB-TV reported. Consulte Mais Informação

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Twins draft California prep shortstop Royce Lewis at No. 1

The draft begins with the first two rounds on Monday. "If someone figures that out, maybe we'll have an opportunity, but it's a challenge". McKay leads the team, among regulars, in on-base percentage (.464). Determined by reverse order of finish in overall standings from last season. The Twins have selected Lewis with the first overall pick in the 2017 first-year player draft. Consulte Mais Informação

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Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious vote

Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious vote

It remains unclear whether the US will recognize the validity of the referendum itself, let alone actually admit Puerto Rico as a new state. The island's two main opposition parties boycotted the vote, which gave Puerto Ricans three options: becoming a USA state; remaining a territory; or becoming an independent nation, with or without some continuing political association with the United States. Consulte Mais Informação

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Apple Releases Faster, Brighter iMac (mid-2017)

Apple Releases Faster, Brighter iMac (mid-2017)

Apple has launched several new desktop and laptop computers at WWDC . On Monday, Apple announced a slew of new updates for its iMac desktop and MacBook laptops. The SSD storage is up to 512GB and this one also has the new Force Touch Keypad. The new Radeon Pro Vega can deliver up to 11 teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and high frame rate virtual reality. Consulte Mais Informação

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Attorney General Session next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a member of the Intelligence committee, sent a letter to Sen. Richard Shelby , chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee on justice, "it is important that I have an opportunity to address these matters in (the Senate Intelligence Committee, which) has been conducting an investigation and has access to relevant, classified information". Consulte Mais Informação

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President Trump pledges $200 billion federal investment for infrastructure during Cincinnati speech

Later in the day, Comey's opening statement for his Thursday appearance before the committee was released, dominating news coverage. Trump has not detailed the source of the $200 billion or the breakdown in spending. But during his half-hour address, Trump didn't give many new details about the proposal, which would rely mostly on cash from public-private partnerships and state and local governments. Consulte Mais Informação

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U.S. defense chief warns of N. Korea

Speaking at an global security conference in Singapore , Mattis noted the Pentagon conducted what it called a successful test this week of its missile defence system, which is being developed mainly with North Korea in mind. The U.N. Security Council expanded its sanctions against North Korea on Friday, penalizing the country for its repeated missile tests this year. Consulte Mais Informação

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