Record setting events

Ice and water flows over the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. (Tara Walton/The Canadian Press via AP)
January 31, 2019 - 4:54 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — In Illinois, temperatures could rise by 80 degrees within days. In Michigan, melting snow and rain and a 17-mile ice jam could lead to flooding. Across the Midwest, the sudden warmth was sure to bring more broken roads and busted water mains. The polar vortex that brought many cities...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2013, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera acknowledges the crowd's standing ovation after coming off the mound in the ninth inning of his final appearance in a baseball game, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The career saves leader is on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Results will be announced Jan. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
January 22, 2019 - 11:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots. No one has ever been a unanimous Hall of Fame selection. Ken...
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January 14, 2019 - 5:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner's birth announcement is no longer the most-liked post on Instagram. A photo of a simple brown egg has more than 27 million likes, surpassing the 18 million generated last year when Jenner posted a photo of her daughter Stormi. The photo was posted Jan. 4 on the...
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First placed Austria's Marcel Hirscher celebrates at the finish area at the end of a ski World Cup men's slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti)
January 13, 2019 - 11:19 am
ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Once more in his stellar career, Marcel Hirscher was racing against Alpine skiing's history book on Sunday. The Austrian great almost inevitably won a World Cup slalom, his ninth victory at Adelboden, to set a men's record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one...
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January 12, 2019 - 12:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's police chief says he set a new personal record when he issued a ticket to someone who blew past him going 140 mph (225 kph). Chief Art Acevedo told the Houston Chronicle the Dodge Viper "almost took my doors off" as Acevedo was driving on a highway Friday. He sped after the...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score made Jonas Jerebko during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 11, 2019 - 11:17 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry joined some elite company on a list that he figures to top in the not-so-distant future. Curry made five 3-pointers to move into third place all-time in NBA history behind Ray Allen and Reggie Miller, and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Chicago Bulls...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, a logo of the brand Volkswagen on top of a company building is pictured prior to a Volkswagen stock company press conference in Wolfsburg. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
January 11, 2019 - 7:09 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen posted another annual sales record in 2018 as new SUV models boosted deliveries and the company managed to increase its share in China even as the car market there shrank for the first time in years. The Wolfsburg-based maker of Volkswagen, Audi...
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Marquette's Markus Howard, right, celebrates with Brendan Bailey (1) following the team's NCAA college basketball game against Creighton in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Howard scored 53 points as Marquette won 106-104 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
January 09, 2019 - 7:51 pm
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Already one of the nation's most prolific scorers, Markus Howard outdid himself. Marquette's junior guard made shots when he was wide open, shots when he had a hand in his face, shots while he was falling away, shots in heavy traffic in the lane. When he was finished Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, United States' Lindsey Vonn celebrates on the podium after winning an alpine ski, women's world Cup downhill race, in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany. Lindsey Vonn is planning to return from injury this weekend, Jan. 12-13, 2019, for speed races in Austria, resuming her quest for the all-time record for World Cup wins. (AP Photo/Gabriele Facciotti, File)
January 07, 2019 - 11:01 am
Lindsey Vonn is planning to return from injury this weekend for speed races in Austria, resuming her quest for the all-time record for World Cup wins. It will be her first ski races of the season after hurting her knee and sitting out six events. "I'm NOT done yet!!!," Vonn wrote Monday on...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins warms up before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Minneapolis. Giving quarterbacks big money doesn't guarantee success or even playoff appearances. The NFL's six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta's Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million), Detroit's Matthew Stafford ($27 million) and Oakland's Derek Carr ($25 million) couldn't lead their teams to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)
January 03, 2019 - 8:03 am
Giving quarterbacks big money doesn't guarantee success or even playoff appearances. The NFL's six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta's Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San...
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