Record setting events

April 17, 2019 - 8:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on "Jeopardy!" James Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week. Due to the game show's taping schedule, the...
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In this April 8, 2019 photo made available by NASA, astronaut and Expedition 59 Flight Engineer Christina Koch works on U.S. spacesuits inside the Quest airlock of the International Space Station. Koch will remain on board until February 2020, approaching but not quite breaking Scott Kelly’s 340-day U.S. record. (NASA via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 11:36 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women. Station astronaut Christina Koch will remain on board for about 11 months, until February — approaching but not quite breaking Scott Kelly's 340-day U.S. record. "...
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield (15) celebrates at third base after hitting a triple off Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday, April 9, 2019. With that hit Merrifield tied George Brett with a team record for hits in consecutive games. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 09, 2019 - 8:28 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield has extended his hitting streak to 30 games, matching the Kansas City Royals' team record set by George Brett. Merrifield led off the bottom of the first inning with an opposite-field triple to right on Tuesday night against Seattle. Merrifield ended last...
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Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis reacts after he lined out during the third inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Monday, April 8, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 08, 2019 - 10:36 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Hitting the ball sharply and getting good distance on his outs now counts as progress for struggling Chris Davis, whose futility at the plate has earned him another dubious major league record. Davis went 0 for 5 to set the big league mark for the longest hitless streak by a...
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Houston Rockets forward PJ Tucker (17) pulls down a rebound between Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender (35) and guard Elie Okobo (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
April 07, 2019 - 9:25 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — In a game that was decided by halftime, Houston's prolific 3-point shooting added a little excitement in the last few minutes. James Harden scored 30 points in just three quarters as the Rockets broke their NBA record by making 27 3-pointers in a 149-113 win over the Phoenix Suns on...
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In this image taken from video on Thursday, April 4, 2019, and distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service, Russian cargo ship Souz FG with the Progress MS-11 takes off from the launch pad at Russia's main space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The cargo ship is carrying fuel, food, water, oxygen and other supplies for the space station, which currently has three Americans, two Russians and one Canadian aboard. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 12:50 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian spacecraft carrying more than three tons of cargo has set a record time for a trip to the International Space Station, docking with the orbiting outpost in three hours and 21 minutes. The Progress freighter blasted off Thursday from the Russian launch facility in...
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FILE- In this Feb. 22, 2019, file photo the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible in reflection in Washington. On Friday, March 22, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for February. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
March 22, 2019 - 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government posted a record budget deficit in February, pushing the overall deficit for the first five months of the budget year up 39 percent from a year ago. The Treasury Department says in its monthly report that the deficit hit an all-time high for February of $234...
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Wofford guard Fletcher Magee (3) celebrates with teammates after hitting a 3-point basket during the final moments of the second half against Seton Hall in a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Jacksonville, Fla. Thursday, March 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
March 21, 2019 - 11:49 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — If you didn't know who Fletcher Magee was before, you should now. Magee set the Division I career record for 3-pointers, poured in 24 points and led seventh-seeded Wofford to an 84-68 victory over Seton Hall in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night...
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February 21, 2019 - 8:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — A leading airline trade group says fatal commercial flight accidents increased in 2018 from a record low set in 2017. The International Air Transport Association said Thursday 523 passengers and crew died in 11 fatal accidents last year, compared with 19 deaths in six fatal accidents...
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FILE - This illustration made available by NASA shows the rover Opportunity on the surface of Mars. The exploratory vehicle landed on Jan. 24, 2004, and logged more than 28 miles (45 kilometers) before falling silent during a global dust storm in June 2018. There was so much dust in the Martian atmosphere that sunlight could not reach Opportunity's solar panels for power generation. (NASA via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 3:59 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits. The rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades. Thick dust darkened the sky last summer and, for months,...
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