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How to graduate from beer pong to beer judge

Yes, you read that correctly: You can become a certified connoisseur.

      
 

 

6-month-old becomes youngest water skier ever

Zyla St. Onge is the youngest water skier in the world at 6-months of age.

      
 

 

When the Scripps Bee shuts you down on Twitter

One Twitter user criticized the comfort couch set aside for spellers who misspell. @ScrippsBee shut him down.

      
 

 

19 rescued from flooded cave in Kentucky

Nineteen people were rescued from the Hidden River Cave in Horse Cave, Kentucky after being trapped due to rising floodwaters.

      
 

 

Clinton Tackles Trump on Immigration, Unions

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton decries Donald Trump’s deportation plan and his anti-union stance. Clinton told several hundred people at a United Food & Commercial Workers conference that it’s time to unite against Trump’s candidacy. (May 26)

      
 

 

Girl, 9, in boys' bathroom angers Michigan parent

It is not known whether the girl is a transgender student.

      
 

 

Raw: New Lava Flows from Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

Two new lava flows have broken out at the Kilauea volcano, on Hawaii’s Big Island. Neither is threatening nearby communities. Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. (May 26)

      
 

 

Kidnapping suspect charged in 2014 death of jogger

The family of a jogger who was shot to death while she was out running nearly two years ago wiped tears from their eyes as it was announced Wednesday that a Muskegon Township man had been charged with her murder.

      
 

 

Man Arrested After Arizona Highway Shootings

A gunman armed with a rifle, body armor and extra ammunition opened fire at cars on a highway in the Phoenix outskirts, leaving at least two people injured before police captured him near a stolen car that crashed into a ditch, authorities said Wedn

      
 

 

Raw: Battle Against Militants in Fallujah

A video released by the Popular Mobilisation Forces purportedly shows paramilitary forces and Iraqi government forces targeting Islamic State group (IS) positions nearby the city of Fallujah on Wednesday. (May 25)

      
 

 

World War II vet dies on his 'final mission' in London

U.S. Army Air Corps vet Melvin Rector had always regretted not having returned to England.

      
 

 

Wave of bomb threats hits schools nationwide

Robocalls directed at elementary, middle and high schools in at least 18 states.

      
 

 

Tot can't testify: Outrage at loophole in baby assault

The family appeals for help as they say the child’s babysitter is at fault.

      
 

 

TSA boots head of security amid furor over long lines

The Transportation Security Administration’s head of security has been removed from his post

      
 

 

Girl, 4, dies after sister succumbs to same rare disease

Infantile neuroaxonal dystrophy causes deadly medical mystery for Ohio family.

      
 

 

University president wants you to know he attempted suicide

It was when he was a teen and man in his 20s. The takeaway: Such overwhelming depression is treatable.

      
 

 

Shocking number of mail carriers attacked by dogs

Turns out the old joke about mailmen and dogs being mortal enemies is no laughing matter. Last year, 6,500 mail carriers were attacked by dogs, and the postal service needs your help to clamp down on the problem.

      
 

 

Verdict in Freddie Gray police trial due Monday

A Maryland judge was schedule to announce the verdict Monday in the case of Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero.

      
 

 

Hospice Choirs Bring Comfort to the Dying

An international movement of hospice choirs offer song as a way to provide a soothing environment to the terminally ill, their family and caregivers. (May 23)

      
 

 

Bus boycott: Tallahassee's ride to equality started 60 years ago

Two Florida A&M students sat at the front of a bus, starting the push for desegregation.