Kush Sharma, center, wins the Jackson County Spelling Bee after going toe-to-toe with fifth-grader Sophia Hoffman, who tripped up on the word “stifling.” The two said they had become close friends.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A marathon spelling bee between two Kansas City-area students who exhausted the initial word list last month ended after 29 more rounds Saturday when the eventual runner-up stumbled over the word “stifling.”
Laughing Jean Saubert of Lakeview, Ore., winner of Silver and Bronze Medals in the Slalom Skiing events, carries the United States flag in the closing ceremonies of the ninth Winter Olympics at Innsbruck, Austria on Feb. 9, 1964. More than 11,000 spectators jammed into the Ice Stadium to wat…
This is a general view of the Olympic flag being raised during opening ceremony of the 10th Winter Games in Grenoble, France, Feb. 6, 1968. (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher)
America's Dorothy Hamill skates from the Innsbruck Olympic ice rink after picking up bouquets of flowers which were showered upon her after she won the gold medal in the women's figure skating event of the 12th Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Feb. 13, 1976. (AP Photo)
Jim Bickford, 43-year-old bobsledder from Saranac Lake, N.Y., carries U.S. flag as he leads teammates past stands at stadium at Cortina D'Ampezzo during opening ceremonies for 1956 Winter Olympic Games, Jan. 26, 1956, Cortina D'Ampezzo, Italy. Bickford, a forest ranger, is participating in h…
Japanese girls from Olympic rings in the center of the Makomanai ice arena during the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic, Feb. 13, 1972, Sapporo, Japan. (AP Photo)
DEAR ABBY: I was laid off from work, but my husband, “Keith,” works full time in a factory. We live with his parents. By the time Keith gets home from work and gets cleaned up, it’s time to eat dinner. Immediately afterward, we always follow the same routine: We go in our bedroom and he goes…
DEAR ABBY: My parents and sister live three hours away, so my family stays with me when they come to town. Over the last few years, I noticed things began to disappear from my home. They are usually small and portable — earrings, in particular.
Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, in light suit , walks with a delegation as they arrive for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany on August 1, 1936. Spectators hail the German leader from the stadium balcony with salutes. (AP Photo)
German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, who attends the Olympics daily, seems pleased with the way the games are progressing as he watches events on August 14, 1936 at Berlin, Germany. At his left is Dr. Theodor Lewald, not in uniform, president of the German Olympic committee. The short man, second…
AC/DC, Addams Family and Indiana Jones are about as different as they come, but they do have at least one thing in common.
A Tucson man has claimed a $1 million prize from the June 26 Powerball drawing, officials say.
PHOENIX — The second Powerball winner in last week’s $577.5 million drawing is a married man in his 30s from Fountain Hills, lottery officials said Friday.
A $1 million Powerball ticket was sold at a long-time neighborhood market in South Tucson.
PHOENIX — Arizona Lottery officials say one of the two winning Powerball tickets was sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is expected to be $325 million, the fourth-largest prize in the game’s history.
The beach-volleyball venue at the London Olympic Games is a temporary structure. "It's very interesting to take a site and make it into a completely different thing, a temporary city that will never be again," Michael Halchak said.
Only after the Trooping of the Colour, the queen's annual birthday military salute last month, could the stadium at Horse Guards Parade begin to take shape with seating for 15,000 fans and 5,000 tons of sand trucked in from a quarry in Surrey.