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‘Jeopardy!’ champ's parents sue hospital after his death

Jan. 11, 2022 14:03 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The parents of a five-time champion on the game show “Jeopardy!” are accusing a Las Vegas-area hospital where he underwent abdominal surgery of causing his death in February 2021. Brayden Smith, who died at 24, was one of the last “Jeopardy!” contestants...

Today in History

Jan. 08, 2022 00:19 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2022. There are 357 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, in his State of the Union address, declared an “unconditional war...

LeVar Burton joins Scripps National Spelling Bee as host

Dec. 16, 2021 11:02 AM EST

LeVar Burton has been hired as host of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, giving the competition a celebrity headliner who's also a longtime literacy advocate as Scripps takes over production of the bee telecast. Burton, who played Geordi La Forge on “Star Trek: The Next...

'Jeopardy!' stays with hosts Bialik, Jennings for the season

Dec. 08, 2021 15:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings will continue as tag-team hosts of “Jeopardy!” through the rest of this season. “We're so pleased to have such an excellent and experienced team in front of and behind the camera as we head into 2022!” producer Sony Pictures...

2021's notable moments on TV: Capitol riot, 'Rust,' Shatner

Dec. 06, 2021 13:42 PM EST

If a year can be accused of bait-and-switch, 2021 is fair game. It was reasonable to believe, or hope, that the pandemic would steadily recede in the rear-view mirror, that a White House transition might mean less political rancor, that America could honorably end its “forever...

Today in History

Nov. 08, 2021 00:09 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 8, the 312th day of 2021. There are 53 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 8, 2000, a statewide recount began in Florida, which emerged as critical in deciding...