At annual spelling bee, schwas give competitors the most angst

World May 26, 2019

At annual spelling bee, schwas give competitors the most angst

The word that knocked runner-up Naysa Modi out of last year's Scripps National Spelling Bee was "Bewusstseinslage" — one of those flashy, impossible-sounding German-derived words that make the audience gasp when they are announced. Naysa believes the seemingly mundane word that knocked her out the ...

WWII-era Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye dies at 97

World May 11, 2019

WWII-era Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye dies at 97

The Navajo Nation has announced that World War II-era Navajo Code Talker Fleming Begaye Sr. has died. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez says Begaye died Friday in Chinle, Arizona. He was 97. Begaye was among hundreds of Navajos who served in the Marine Corps, using a ...