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6-year-old competes in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Akash Vukoti, 6, can spell words many can't even say. He faces teens in the upcoming U.S. Scripps Spelling Bee.

AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days

Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are responding with a crackdown _ not on the intruders, but on the release of information about the breaches

US stocks climb for the second day as energy companies jump

US stocks are rising as energy companies get a boost from further gains in the price of oil

University of Oregon investigating trash at California lake

The University of Oregon is investigating whether other campus fraternities and sororities were responsible for a half-mile-wide swath of trash left behind at a California lake after one fraternity was suspended, a university spokesman said Wednesday

America Is About To Have A Third-Party Nominee: Gary Johnson

The Libertarian Party candidate will be on the ballot in all 50 states.

Police Called on Naked Sleepwalker in the Streets

A sleepwalking tourist was approached by police who were expecting it to be a dare of some kind. Fortunately and unfortunately it was just a bad night for the person sleeping. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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This Sinkhole Swallowed More Than A Dozen Cars In Florence, Italy

The cars slid into the hole, which reached depths of 22 feet in some spots.

G-7 in sync with Japanese Prime Minister Abe's own agenda

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies will begin their summit with a visit to Ise Shrine, one of many aspects of the gathering that dovetail with Abe's long-term diplomatic and political agenda

Long missing frog, turtle species making return to Yosemite

A type of frog made famous by Mark Twain will soon be hopping through Yosemite National Park after a long absence

A Statue of the Virgin Mary Crying a Single Tear Sparks Pilgrimage

A statue of the Virgin Mary in Floridablanco, Colombia has sparked a pilgrimage after the statue appeared to have cried a single tear of blood. Keri Lumm (@thekerilumm) reports.

House reverses course on LGBT rights for federal contractors

The House has reversed itself and approved a measure aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors

9 States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

Several states have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its guidelines on accommodating transgender students.

AP investigation finds an intruder breaches a major US airport perimeter fence, gate every 10 days

AP investigation finds an intruder breaches a major US airport perimeter fence, gate every 10 days

Fed concerns weigh on stocks

Stocks closed out Monday's trading session in the red, on continued concerns the Fed could raise rates sooner rather than later. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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China accuses US of hampering trade with steel duties

China accuses US of hampering trade latest round of steel anti-dumping duties

Tapes: Peterson planned celebration after hit on prosecutor

Wiretapped conversations show Drew Peterson planning a prison celebration after arranging for another inmate's uncle to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his ex-wife's death

Tim Cook Sees iPhones Everywhere, Even In A 17th-Century Painting

Apple CEO Tim Cook joked that a 17th-century painting he saw in Amsterdam depicts the first iPhone.

Right-wing party joins Israeli government

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brings right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party into coalition government. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.

Microsoft denies forcing Windows 10 upgrade

Microsoft says Windows users still can opt-out of upgrading to the latest version of the software despite claims that the company has made it exceedingly difficult to do so

What happened in Hillary Clinton's 1975 rape case?

Hillary Clinton stands by her defense in the 1975 sexual assault case she represented after Donald Trump supporters hurl accusations. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

Officials: At least 2 hurt, homes damaged in Kansas storms

Authorities say at least two people were critically injured and rural homes were damaged in Kansas amid severe storms that swept across the Plains

The Latest: 1 person drowns in Oklahoma floodwaters

Authorities say one person drowned when a vehicle was swept off a road in central Oklahoma

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Phoenix-area police seek suspect after 2 hit by gunfire

Authorities say they're searching for at least one suspect after a motorist in the Phoenix area was hit by gunfire, another was wounded in a carjacking, and a patrol cruiser was struck by a bullet

South Carolina Governor Signs 20-Week Limit On Abortions Into Law

The new law says abortions can only be performed after 20 weeks to save the life of the woman or if the fetus won't survive outside of the womb.

Man Offering Free Caribbean Trip to Whoever Can Help His Girlfriend

A professional kite surfer is offering a free six month trip to the caribbean to anyone who can help his girlfriend with her physical therapy. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the hotels.