• So you think you can spell? Try ‘scherenschnitte’

    The competitors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee are gathering in Washington, D.C. and they’re getting ready to show the world how to dig deep when the pressure’s on, and why spelling counts.

  • Wounded warriors compete in 2016 Invictus Games

    Athletes from around the world converged in Florida to compete in the 2016 Invictus games, bringing together more than 500 wounded military competitors to take part in 10 sporting events. The games started May 8 and end May 12 at the ESPN World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

  • Locals among 100 finalists for one-way trip to Mars

    Local would-be Mars explorers are in the running to be the first to live — and die — on the Red Planet.

  • Bringing live, culinary competitions to Washington

    Ever wonder what it would be like to watch Bryan Voltaggio parachute from an airplane, land in a field and create a culinary masterpiece? OK, so many Top Chef fans already watched this adrenaline-fueled adventure on the hit show\’s season premier, but one local company is hoping to bring that experience to hungry Washingtonians, firsthand.

  • Sound Bites brings block party and bands to benefit D.C. Central Kitchen

    DJs and bartenders will soon mix it up at the 9:30 Club. But this time, it\’s not just for the venue\’s regular concert go-ers; it\’s to raise money for D.C. Central Kitchen.

  • Locals compete in nation’s biggest ballroom event

    About 1,100 athletes are heading to California this weekend for the 33rd Annual USA Dance National DanceSport Championships in Los Angeles. And many of them are from the Washington region.

  • Teen sets record in cell phone throwing competition

    The urge to throw cell phones as hard and far as
    possible is hard to resist sometimes. Finland
    understands that, and they\’ve taken it one step