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National Spelling Bee Crowns Co-Champs For Second Straight Year  |   

Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar went back and forth so long the judges were running out of words. Told he needed one more correct spelling to forge a tie, Gokul needed nothing but the word.

To Avoid Muhammad Ads, D.C. Subway System Forgoes Millions In Revenue  |   

After activist Pamela Geller attempted to show ads depicting Muhammad in Washington trains and subway stations, the transit agency decided not to accept any issue-based ad for the rest of the year.

Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Indicted By Federal Grand Jury  |   

The longest-serving Republican speaker was indicted Thursday for illegally structuring cash withdrawals from bank accounts to conceal payments to someone he committed "prior misconduct" against.

Former House Speaker Hastert Indicted In Probe Into $3.5M In Withdrawals  |   

The Illinois Republican is accused of taking the money out in chunks of less than $10,000 to evade reporting requirements, and of lying to the FBI about it.

For Juvenile Sex Offenders, State Registries Create Lifetime Of Problems  |   

Federal laws require states to keep lists of convicted sex offenders, including juveniles. But recently, the practice of registering minors has come under scrutiny.

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