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Gambler sets another 1-day winnings record on 'Jeopardy!'

Apr. 17, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on "Jeopardy!" James Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week. Due to the game show's taping schedule, the records were...

Man wins over $110K, breaks single-day record on 'Jeopardy!'

Apr. 10, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings on the trivia television game show. The show says in a statement that James Holzhauer won $110,914 during the episode. The...

Man wins over $110K, breaks single-day record on 'Jeopardy!'

Apr. 9, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) — A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won more than $110,000 on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday, breaking the record for single-day cash winnings. The show said in a press release that James Holzhauer won the episode with a total of $110,914. The previous record of...

25 years later, TCM still abides (so movie lovers pray)

Apr. 9, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There is always an asteroid, real or imagined, bearing down on Turner Classic Movies . Fears that something might befall the commercial-less bastion of classic Hollywood films aren't always justified. But there's an instinctual understanding that keeping anything good and pure alive in this...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 7, 2019 6:22 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. MAJOR CHANGE IN US ASYLUM PRACTICES Border agents have been told to require Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America to wait in Mexico during the asylum process, memos obtained by the AP reveal. 2....

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek says he has pancreatic cancer

Mar. 6, 2019 8:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek said he has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer but intends to fight the disease and keep on working. In a video posted online Wednesday, the 78-year-old said he was announcing his illness directly to "Jeopardy!" fans in keeping with his long-time...

'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek announces he has advanced pancreatic cancer, vows to 'fight this' and 'keep working'

Mar. 6, 2019 5:26 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek announces he has advanced pancreatic cancer, vows to 'fight this' and 'keep working'

Clash of 'Jeopardy!' titans ends with $1 million runaway win

Mar. 5, 2019 11:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first-ever "Jeopardy!" team championship came down to a clash of the titans, Ken Jennings vs. Brad Rutter. With $1 million at stake, a big Daily Double bet by Rutter positioned his team for a runaway victory as the quiz show's "All-Star Games" ended Tuesday. Rutter and teammates...