Record setting events

This image released by Amazon Studios shows Eddie Redmayne, left, and Felicity Jones in "The Aeronauts." (Amazon Studios via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 5:07 pm
Would you like to ride in Eddie Redmayne's beautiful balloon? Tom Harper's “The Aeronauts,” starring Felicity Jones and Redmayne, is loosely based on a record-setting 19th century balloon expedition into the atmosphere. On Sept. 5, 1862, James Glaisher (Redmayne) took off from London with the aim...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, a man looks at the shotgun section of Cabela's while shopping on Black Friday in Hazelwood, Mo. The number of background checks conducted by federal authorities is on pace to break a record by the end of this year. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
December 03, 2019 - 4:03 pm
Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions. By the end of November, more than 25.4 million...
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This image released by Disney shows Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, from left, Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff and Sven in a scene from the animated film, "Frozen 2." (Disney via AP)
December 01, 2019 - 3:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Frozen 2” kept a wintry wind at its back in its second week, setting a Thanksgiving record with a whopping box office bounty, while newcomer “Knives Out” found its own broad audience. Disney’s new set of adventures for Anna, Elsa and Olaf brought in $85.3 million in the U.S. and...
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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski gestures during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in the 2K Empire Classic, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
November 22, 2019 - 8:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski set the record for wins coaching a No. 1 team as top-ranked Duke got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Vernon Carey Jr. to beat Georgetown 81-73 on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. The Blue Devils (6-0) beat Cal and the Hoyas on consecutive nights to win the 2K...
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November 17, 2019 - 5:29 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian women’s soccer set an attendance record on Saturday with more than 28,000 fans at the Arena Corinthians stadium to watch the second leg of the Sao Paulo state championship final. Corinthians beat local rival Sao Paulo 3-0 in front of 28,862 fans, Corinthians tweeted...
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A woman walking the half mile from Chicago's Adler Planetarium to the Chicago Aquarium braces herself in the stiff wind and blowing snow off Lake Michigan Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
November 11, 2019 - 2:14 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures. In Chicago, where as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow fell, an Envoy Air flight from...
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November 09, 2019 - 11:12 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Air from Siberia — yes, Siberia — is heading for a huge chunk of the United States and it could set record-low temperatures from Texas to New England. National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Donofrio said Saturday that the weather service's National Digital Forecast Database...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) works on his throwing motion before NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago,. Brees says he is comfortable throwing an NFL ball now that he is more than five weeks out of surgery on his right thumb. He says he plans to play Sunday against Arizona unless his form in practice this week does not meet his expectations. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
October 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says record-setting quarterback Drew Brees will start for the New Orleans Saints against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, beginning his comeback from thumb surgery that sidelined him for five games. The person spoke to The Associated Press on...
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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) lies on the floor after failing to score in the waning seconds of overtime of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in New York. The Timberwolves defeated the Nets 127-126. Irving had 50 points. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 23, 2019 - 10:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving fell down and frantically rose up, still with a shot to save his Nets debut. Moments later he was back on the court, laying on his back in disbelief after falling just short in the highest-scoring first game for a team in NBA history. Irving scored 50 points but lost...
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Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole speaks during a news conference for baseball's World Series Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, in Houston. The Houston Astros face the Washington Nationals in Game 1 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
October 21, 2019 - 3:31 pm
A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros: ___ Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Tuesday, at Houston, 8:08 p.m.; Game 2, Wednesday, at Houston, 8:07 p.m.; Game 3, Friday, at Washington, 8:07 p.m.; Game 4, Saturday, at Washington, 8:07 p.m.; x-Game...
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