Record setting events

FILE - In this file photo taken July 16, 2014, Christian Oggenfuss stands near solar panels on top of the living roof at the Odette Estate winery in Napa, Calif. A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met about half of the state's electricity demand for three hours on March 11, 2017--the state's goal is for 50 percent of all electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
April 11, 2017 - 3:59 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new estimate from the U.S. government shows that California met its goal to produce about half the state's electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11. The estimate comes from the U.S. Department of Energy's statistics division. The San Francisco Chronicle...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook celebrates after hitting a buzzer beating three-point shot to win the game against the Denver Nuggets following a basketball game Sunday, April 9, 2017, in Denver. Oklahoma City beat Denver 106-105. Westbrook also broke the NBA record for triple doubles with 42. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
April 09, 2017 - 9:11 pm
DENVER (AP) — First, Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's record for most triple-doubles in a season. Then, he broke the Denver Nuggets' hearts. Westbrook's 36-foot dagger at the buzzer gave Oklahoma City a 106-105 victory, eliminating the Nuggets from playoff contention and capping an...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, waves next to his teammate Valtteri Bottas of Finland, right, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany after taking pole position for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Vettel was second ahead of Bottas. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 08, 2017 - 8:11 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Faced with a spirited challenge at the start of the Formula One season from a resurgent Ferrari, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton showed Saturday that he's still the driver to beat. Hamilton captured his sixth pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix, edging Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari by...
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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, center, waves next to his teammate Valtteri Bottas of Finland, right, and Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany after taking pole position for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Vettel was second ahead of Bottas. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
April 08, 2017 - 6:14 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Faced with a spirited challenge from a resurgent Ferrari for the new Formula One season, Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton showed that he's still the driver to beat. Hamilton captured his sixth pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday, edging Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari by less...
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Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany sits in his car during the third practice session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Saturday, April 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
April 08, 2017 - 4:48 am
SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set a track record to capture his sixth pole position at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday, breaking the 13-year-old mark held by Michael Schumacher by more than half a second. Hamilton, a four-time champion in Shanghai, set a time of 1 minute, 31.678...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) spins around Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 7, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 08, 2017 - 2:06 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Russell Westbrook joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season. That didn't make him feel much better about his or his team's awful Friday night, when Westbrook failed for the second game in a row to break Robertson's 55-year-old,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, file photo, the "Pink Star" diamond, the most valuable cut diamond ever offered at auction, is displayed by a model at a Sotheby's auction room in Hong Kong. The stunning 59.6 carat diamond has sold for HK$553 million or US$71.2 million at a Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, setting a record for any diamond or jewel. It's Also the highest price for any work ever sold at auction in Asia. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
April 04, 2017 - 9:15 am
HONG KONG (AP) — A stunning 59.6 carat diamond known as the "Pink Star" sold for $71.2 million at a Sotheby's auction Tuesday in Hong Kong, setting a new world record for any diamond or jewel, according to the auction house. The oval mixed-cut diamond smashed the $60 million pre-sale estimate set...
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March 31, 2017 - 8:59 pm
HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Sung Kang shot a 9-under 63 to take a six-shot lead in a record-breaking second round at the Houston Open on Friday. After shooting a 65 on Thursday, Kang was at 16-under 128 through two rounds, setting the 36-hole tournament record of 129 by a stroke, set previously by Blaine...
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In this image made from video provided by NASA, U.S. astronauts Peggy Whitson, above, and Shane Kimbrough work on the outside of the International Space Station on Thursday, March 30, 2017. An important piece of micrometeorite shielding was lost during the spacewalk. (NASA via AP)
March 30, 2017 - 2:42 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a spacewalk at the International Space Station (all times local): 2:33 p.m. Two astronauts are back inside following a spacewalk that took an unintended turn when a piece of equipment got away. Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough (KIM-broh) lost a vital cloth...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 file photo, U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station, waves from a bus prior the launch of Soyuz MS-3 spaceship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. On Thursday, March 30, 2017, Whitson set a record for the most spacewalks by a woman, eight, as she works on preparations for a new docking port on the ISS. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)
March 30, 2017 - 8:21 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman, Peggy Whitson, broke another record Thursday as she floated out of the International Space Station to set up a new parking spot. It was the eighth spacewalk of her career, the most ever performed by a woman. Whitson and...
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