Vanya Shivashankar (L) of Olathe, Kansas, and Gokul Venkatachalam, St. Louis Missouri lift the trophy after becoming co-champions after the final round of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland, May 28, 2015.
Former US House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert was indicted on Thursday on federal charges, including for lying to the FBI, relating to an alleged effort to hide $3.5 million in payments he was making to a person to conceal past misconduct.
A book launch and a photo exhibition of the "Shared Memories of the US and China" in fighting side by side in the second World War were held on Thursday as part of the ongoing BookExpo America (BEA) 2015.
Former New York Governor George Pataki on Thursday entered the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, joining a crowded field of candidates vying to retake the White House for their party.
Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry.