Arthur Chu, the most reviled champion in Jeopardy history, was vanquished on Wednesday's episode of the quiz show. Chu finished in third place with zero dollars, finishing his 12-day reign with total winnings of $297,200. The 30-year-old voice actor and self-described "mad genius" played the game in unorthodox fashion, jumping all over the board from category to category and favoring the $400 and $500 squares where he thought Daily Doubles were more likely to be found. read more
The United Nations has received pleas to help free several Saudi Arabian princesses allegedly being held against their will in a royal compound. Allegations submitted to the U.N. human rights office claim that several daughters of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia have been held for the past 13 years in the royal compound in Jeddah. "We slowly watch each other fading into nothingness," Princesses Sahar, 42, and Jawaher, 38, wrote in an email sent to the United Nations and the Sunday Times of London. They said their sister Hala, 39, held alone in another villa, had told them "that her mind is slipping away ... that the life is being sucked out of her."
Walter Williams, the Mississippi man who returned to life after being pronounced dead and put into a body bag about two weeks ago, died Thursday. He was 78. They came and got him again around 4:15 a.m.," Williams' nephew, Eddie Hester, said. "I think he's gone this time." read more
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and other Republican presidential contenders in Iowa by double digits, according to a new poll. Forty-eight percent of Iowan voters support Clinton compared to 35 percent for Christie, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. She also leads Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul 49 percent to 39 percent, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz 51 percent to 35 percent and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 51 percent to 37 percent.
Surveillance video captured a man punching an 8-year-old boy and running off with his Apple iPad last Thursday in Minneapolis. Restaurant manager Mohammad Armeli saw the attack and chased the robber along with other men. Aaron Stillday has been charged with first-degree aggravated robbery. The iPad was recovered but it had broken. "You just don't hit a child. You don't hit a child," Armeli said. "He punched a child so hard his nose might have broken. There was blood all over his face."