Record setting events

This image provided by firefighters shows the wreckage of a racing boat that allegedly smashed into a dam at the entrance of the Venice laguna, Italy, late Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Firefighters said one of the men on board was thrown off the boat and was taken to the hospital, the bodies of the three others were found by scuba-divers inside the cabin. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the men were attempting to break the racing boat record for Monte Carlo to Venice and among the dead was 76-year-old Italian boat racing pilot Fabio Buzzi. (Italian Firefighters via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 2:50 pm
ROME (AP) — Three sportsmen trying to set a new speedboat record were killed when their vessel crashed into a breakwater offshore the lagoon city of Venice and flipped over, firefighters said Wednesday. A fourth person, the sole survivor of the Tuesday crash, was badly injured, according to...
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Baltimore Orioles' Jonathan Villar runs home to score on a fielder's choice hit into by Pedro Severino during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
September 11, 2019 - 9:24 pm
Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season. Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected Wednesday night for the 6,106th homer. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. There are plenty more to come, too — the...
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Minnesota Twins' C.J. Cron (24) congratulates Jake Cave (60) on his seventh-inning home run against the Chicago White Sox during a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
August 29, 2019 - 5:42 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Cave homered twice, C.J. Cron went deep and the surging Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs on the road in a 10-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Cave led off the third with drive off Dylan Cease to give Minnesota 139 homers away from home,...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso (20) tosses his bat as he trots down the first base line after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. With the home run, Alonso set the Mets' single-season home run record. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
August 27, 2019 - 9:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets slugger Pete Alonso has become the first rookie in 81 years to break his team's season home run record. Alonso launched his 42nd of the season on the first pitch from Chicago Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish in the fourth inning Tuesday night, a no-doubt drive to the opposite field...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius, second from left, scores after hitting a grand slam as Gary Sanchez, left, Aaron Judge, center, and DJ LeMahieu wait for him as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith stands nearby during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 24, 2019 - 2:39 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scratching for runs while losing three straight in Oakland left the New York Yankees in a mood heading south to Los Angeles. They took out their frustration on the Dodgers, who had a rare night of swinging and missing. Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam off All-Star Hyun-Jin Ryu and...
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski tosses a ball in reaction after allowing a solo home run to Tampa Bay Rays' Austin Meadows during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 23, 2019 - 1:57 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — For a while, there's been no doubt the Baltimore Orioles would set a dubious record for the most home runs allowed in a season. It was just a matter of where and when. And that came early Thursday night when Tampa Bay's Austin Meadows sent a drive sailing over the right field...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, personal shopper and stylist Kat Yeh looks at shoes for a client in San Francisco. One of the fastest-growing job categories of the past decade has been in what economists call "wealth work": Catering to the whims, desires and appetites of the wealthy. California officials announced Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, that job growth in the world's fifth largest economy is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
August 16, 2019 - 6:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's job growth is now in its 113th month, tying the expansion of the 1960s as the longest on record as the world's fifth largest economy continues its recovery from the Great Recession, officials announced Friday. The country's most populous state needs between 8,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 25, 2019, a bird sits on a straw bale on a field in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises during an ongoing heatwave in Europe. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Aug. 15, 2019, that July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)
August 15, 2019 - 12:13 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Meteorologists say July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees Celsius (1.71 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the 20th century average for the month. The...
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Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, center, is greeted in the dugout after scoring on a double by David Fletcher during the fourth inning of the tema's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 15, 2019 - 12:40 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels slugger Albert Pujols doesn't want to talk about his growing list of accomplishments until his career comes to an end. That leaves the task to the rest of baseball, and they are running out of ways to describe Pujols' illustrious time in the game. Pujols...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, center, and Gleyber Torres (25) celebrate after Torres' three-run home run during the fifth inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
August 12, 2019 - 10:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gleyber Torres hit three more home runs, including a pair of three-run drives in the night game that gave him 13 of New York's record 59 long balls against Baltimore this season, and the Yankees completed a doubleheader sweep with an 11-8 win on Monday night that stretched their...
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