Record setting events

September 09, 2017 - 10:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first day of the Walker Cup started brilliantly for the United States. It ended the same way, thanks largely to two Southern Californians. Collin Morikawa and Norman Xiong teamed up for a record-setting victory in the morning foursomes and then won their afternoon singles...
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In this image from video made available by NASA, departing astronaut Peggy Whitson hugs Paolo Nespoli aboard the International Space Station during preparations for a return to Earth by her, Jack Fischer and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017. (NASA via AP)
September 02, 2017 - 9:26 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Peggy Whitson returned to Earth late Saturday, wrapping up a record-breaking flight that catapulted her to first place for U.S. space endurance. Whitson's 665 days off the planet — 288 days on this mission alone — exceeds that of any other American and any...
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Vice President Mike Pence, center, with his wife Karen, left, greet residents effected by Hurricane Harvey during a visit, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
August 31, 2017 - 6:32 pm
ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Texas to survey damage from Harvey (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says the Trump administration expects Congress to "move quickly" to send federal cash to people and businesses in Hurricane Harvey's...
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Highways around downtown Houston are empty as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey overflow from the bayous around the city Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 29, 2017 - 2:05 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials will open two or three more mega-shelters to accommodate people who continue to arrive at the overflowing George R. Brown Convention Center seeking refuge from Harvey's record-breaking flooding, Mayor Sylvester Turner said Tuesday. The center already held more than...
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In this photo taken Aug. 14, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Donald Trump came into office as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. Things have not improved. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 25, 2017 - 6:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump started as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. After seven months, things have only gotten worse. Plunging into undesirably uncharted territory, Trump is setting records with his dismally low approval ratings, including the lowest mark...
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In this photo taken Aug. 14, 2017, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Donald Trump came into office as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. Things have not improved. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 25, 2017 - 4:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump came into office as the most unpopular new president in the history of modern polling. Things have not improved. After seven months, Trump's dismal approval ratings keep setting undesirable records. He's already passed the mark for the lowest approval rating for a...
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August 22, 2017 - 8:11 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Engineers at a lab in Florida have been working quietly for the last two and a half years on building one of the most powerful magnets in the world. And on Monday, they succeeded. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory — whose main location is housed at Florida State...
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United States' Paula Creamer, left, celebrates with teammate Austin Ernst after making a putt on the fifth green during her foursomes match in the Solheim Cup golf tournament, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in West Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 19, 2017 - 1:04 pm
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cristie Kerr has helped the U.S. take 7 ½ to 4 ½ lead over Europe in Solheim Cup and set a record for points by an American in the event. Kerr teamed with Lexi Thompson to beat Jodi Ewart Shadoff and Caroline Masson 5-and-3 in foursome play, giving Kerr 19 points in...
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China's Yang Jiayu crosses the line to win gold ahead of silver medal winner Mexico's Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez in the women's 20-kilometer race walk during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 13, 2017 - 9:02 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest from the world championships (all times local): ___ 1:55 p.m. Yang Jiayu of China won the women's 20-kilometer walk at the world championships. Yang finished in a personal best 1 hour, 26 minutes, 18 seconds on the two-kilometer loop in central London, only 1 second ahead...
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This April 22, 2017 photo released by John Stokes shows Stokes' son Chase, then 10, holding a giant carp, weighing 33.25 pounds, in Ferrisburgh, Vt. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department made the record official a few weeks ago, stating that the fish was a quarter-pound bigger than the previous record holder. (John Stokes via AP)
August 06, 2017 - 7:53 pm
FERRISBURGH, Vt. (AP) — A 10-year-old who reeled in a giant carp says he knew it was a record contender before he ever got it ashore. Chase Stokes' fish did indeed set a state record in Vermont. It weighed in at 33.25 pounds (15.08 kilograms). The Rutland Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/2vE7GQE )...
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