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Standout ‘Jeopardy!’ player’s streak ends with narrow loss

LOS ANGELES — The goofy and entertaining reign of “Jeopardy!” champ Austin Rogers is over.

The New York City bartender narrowly lost on Thursday’s show after a 12-game winning streak that netted him a total $411,000, putting him in fifth place for all-time regular season winnings.

He’s satisfied with the run, Rogers said in an interview.

’You are my slave:’ School’s Civil War Day sparks mom’s ire

KENNESAW, Ga. — A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols this time at a Georgia school not far from a mountaintop where Confederate soldiers fired their cannons at Union troops more than a century ago.

The school near Kennesaw Mountain last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War.

’You are my slave:’ School’s Civil War Day sparks mom’s ire

KENNESAW, Ga. — A new battle line has formed in the national debate over Civil War flags and symbols this time at a Georgia school not far from a mountaintop where Confederate soldiers fired their cannons at Union troops more than a century ago.

The school near Kennesaw Mountain last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War.

3 Americans win Nobel medicine prize for body rhythm work

STOCKHOLM — The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three Americans on Monday for discoveries about the body’s daily rhythms.

The laureates are Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young. Rosbash is on the faculty at Brandeis University, Young at Rockefeller University and Hall has been associated with the University of Maine.

Fugitive Chicago police sergeant arrested after 15 years

CHICAGO — A former Chicago police sergeant wanted on federal drug and conspiracy charges was arrested in Detroit after nearly 15 years on the run, the FBI announced Tuesday.

Eddie Hicks was the alleged ringleader of a crew of five men that posed as federal drug agents to shake down drug dealers for cash and narcotics. Hicks and other members of the crew were arrested in 2001.