Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted on federal charges

Hastert, 73, is accused of illegally transferring funds to avoid detection by the IRS. […]

National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. […]

Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man who killed 12 moviegoers and wounded scores of others in a suburban Denver theater was mentally ill but legally sane, a court-appointed psychiatrist testified Thursday. […]

FBI launches probe into theft of U.S. taxpayer information

The FBI said on Thursday it had begun looking into the illegal access of the tax-return information of about 100,000 people disclosed by the Internal Revenue Service earlier this week. "The FBI has opened an investigation into the recently reported incident at the Internal Revenue Service and is working with our interagency partners to determine the nature and scope of this matter," a spokesman […]

Defense in Freddie Gray case seeks to move trial from Baltimore

(Reuters) - Defense attorneys for six police officers facing criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case are seeking to have the trial moved from Baltimore, saying their clients cannot get a fair trial there, the Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday. The lawyers filed an 85-page document on Wednesday in Baltimore Circuit Court asking for a change of venue, arguing that a "presumption of prejudice" […]

Missouri, Kansas students co-winners of National Spelling Bee

By Ian Simpson OXON HILL, Md. (Reuters) - Eighth-graders Gokul Venkatachalam of Chesterfield, Missouri, and Vanya Shivashankar of Olathe, Kansas, were co-winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday. Gokul ended a tense standoff before a packed hotel ballroom and an ESPN television audience by spelling "nunatak," an Inuit word for an exposed ridge in a glacier. Vanya, whose sister […]