Record setting events

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 - 12:41 pm
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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August 17, 2018 - 5:24 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 - 3:54 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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Firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire, on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, near Ladoga, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
August 08, 2018 - 1:11 pm
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 - 7:58 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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August 01, 2018 - 2:58 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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New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes pitches in relief during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Washington. The Nationals won 25-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 01, 2018 - 1:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Mets have been searching for any reason to smile during a miserable season. This laugher wasn't exactly what they had in mind. In the highest-scoring game in Nationals franchise history, Daniel Murphy hit two early home runs and Washington kept pouring it on against...
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FILE - In this July 12, 2018, file photo, the final nine players compete at the final table during the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker has set an attendance record for the sixth consecutive year. Organizers on Monday, July 23, 2018, announced the 50-day poker extravaganza in Las Vegas drew 123,865 players this summer. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 23, 2018 - 2:20 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The World Series of Poker has set an attendance record for the sixth consecutive year. Organizers on Monday announced the 50-day poker extravaganza in Las Vegas drew 123,865 players this summer. The prize pool of the 78-event series at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino was the...
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