Ananya Vinay of Fresno, California won the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, taking home a $40,000 cash prize after 12 hours of picking her way along a precarious lifeline of consonants and vowels.
Three past winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee say losing was the secret to their success. Early defeats spurred an inner competitive streak that they used to eventually seize the title.
Indonesian police detained a top anti-graft investigator yesterday to question him over his role in the deadly shooting .
One of the most controversial laws in Japan’s modern history comes into effect this week, and critics say it could have a chilling effect on the public.