Record setting events

China's Liu Xiang celebrates after winning the women's 50m backstroke final during the swimming competition at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
August 21, 2018 - 4:41 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Liu Xiang of China swam a world-record time of 26.98 seconds to win the women's 50-meter backstroke gold medal on Tuesday night at the Asian Games. Liu has become the first woman to swim under 27 seconds in the event, breaking the mark of 27.06 set by fellow Chinese...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams smiles before speaking to supporters during an election-night watch party in Atlanta. More women than ever before have won their primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year. That’s setting a record and paving the way for battles in November that could significantly increase the number of women in elected office. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
August 19, 2018 - 10:41 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could significantly...
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Former New York Yankees pitcher David Wells puts his hat on the 1998 World Series trophy during a ceremony honoring the team prior to a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays, Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
August 18, 2018 - 12:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada returned to the Bronx on Saturday for the New York Yankees' celebration of their 1998 World Series championship team. Darryl Strawberry and former manager Joe Torre also attended the ceremony before New York's game against the Toronto...
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August 17, 2018 - 3:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about the first game of a doubleheader between the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Mets broke a franchise record for runs set on Aug. 16, 2017, during their 24-4 win over the Phillies. The Mets'...
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Sweden's Armand Duplantis makes an attempt in the men's pole vault final at the European Athletics Championships in the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 12, 2018 - 1:54 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The 18-year-old Armand Duplantis won a thrilling pole vault competition and British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith powered to her third gold medal at the European Athletics Championships on Sunday. Sweden's Duplantis was the star on the final day, soaring to an under-20 world record of 6...
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Evacuees from Lucerne, from left, Ken Bennett with Ember Reynolds, 8, and Lisa Reynolds watch the sunset as smoke from the Ranch Fire rises into the sky at Austin Park Beach in California's Clearlake with Mount Konocti in the background. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
August 08, 2018 - 7:55 am
LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) — The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it's only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history. Some 14,000 firefighters from as far away as...
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In this Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 photo provided by Bryce Carlson Adventures, Bryce Carlson poses for a photo after completing his solo unsupported row across the Atlantic, at St Mary's Harbour, Isle of Scilly, England. A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing. Carlson arrived at St. Mary’s in the Scilly Isles, off England's southwestern tip, late Saturday _ 38 days, six hours and 49 minutes after setting out from St. John's, Newfoundland. (Bryce Carlson Adventures via AP)
August 05, 2018 - 5:58 am
LONDON (AP) — A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing. Bryce Carlson arrived at St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly, off England's southwestern tip, late Saturday — 38 days, six hours and 49 minutes...
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Adam Peaty of Great Britain reacts after winning the 100 meters breaststroke men final setting a new world record at the European Swimming Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
August 04, 2018 - 11:51 am
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — By improving his own world record in the 100-meter breaststroke again, Olympic champion Adam Peaty is within one-hundredth of a second of completing his "Project 56." The British swimmer won gold in 57 seconds at the European Championships on Saturday, shaving 0.13 off his...
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Croatia's Damir Martin competes in the Men's Single Sculls Repechage 1 during the 2018 European Championships at the Strathclyde Country Park, near Glasgow, Scotland, Friday Aug. 3, 2018. (Ian Rutherford/PA via AP)
August 03, 2018 - 6:22 am
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Not thinking anymore about his world record in the 100-meter breaststroke is bringing Adam Peaty closer to beating it again. The Olympic champion started his quest for a ninth European long-course title on Friday by setting a new championship record, bouncing back from a...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2018 file photo, a couple poses at the Furnace Creek Visitor Center thermometer in Death Valley National Park, Calif. The thermometer is not official and often very inaccurate, but is a popular photo spot. Preliminary data show that Death Valley set the world record for hottest month in July. National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Lericos says the month's average temperature at Furnace Creek in Death Valley was 108.1 degrees Fahrenheit (42.28 Celsius). That eclipses the previous record, set in Death Valley during July 2017 when the average was 107.4 degrees F (41.89 C). (Richard Brian/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP, File)
August 01, 2018 - 1:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Preliminary data show that Death Valley, California, set the world record for hottest July for the second straight year. National Weather Service meteorologist Todd Lericos says the month's average temperature at Furnace Creek in Death Valley was 108.1 degrees (42.28 Celsius)...
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