Record setting events

Tourists eat ice cream to cool off along the Venice Beach strand in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 24, 2108. Scorching heat radiated across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday, with the highest temperatures expected in California's Death Valley during a week that forecasters say could prove to be the region's hottest this year. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
July 25, 2018 - 9:50 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat sizzled across the U.S. Southwest again on Wednesday after ramping up electricity use so much in the Phoenix area that a major utility broke a record. The National Weather Service office in Phoenix said temperatures in the city hit 116 degrees (46 Celsius) on Wednesday,...
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Humberto Berlanga, center, wipes sweat from his face while waiting in the heat in line at the Gold & Silver Pawn shop, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Las Vegas. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas valley. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 24, 2018 - 11:31 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Scorching heat radiated across the U.S. Southwest on Tuesday, setting record highs in California's Death Valley, Thermal and Palm Springs in a week that forecasters say could prove to be the region's hottest this year. The National Weather Service said a new high of 127 degrees (52.7...
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Houston Astros Alex Bregman (2) hits a solo home run during the 89th MLB baseball All-Star Game, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Nationals Park, in Washington. The American League won 8-6. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 18, 2018 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boom or bust. This is what baseball has become — and that has owners worried. "It's just kind of what it is: home runs and strikeouts," Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling said. Stripling had just given up 10th-inning home runs on consecutive pitches to Houston's Alex...
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Arizona Diamondbacks' Paul Goldschmidt celebrates with Nick Ahmed (13) after hitting a three-run home run against the San Diego Padres in the fourth inning during a baseball game, Saturday, July 7, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
July 08, 2018 - 2:36 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Five home runs, 18 hits, 20 runs. The Arizona Diamondbacks have never had a better offensive night than they did Saturday against the San Diego Padres. David Peralta drove in three runs and matched his career best with five hits and the Diamondbacks set a single-game franchise...
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Reigning champion Joey Chestnut eats two hot dogs at a time during the men's competition of the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in New York's Coney Island. The defending champion broke his own world record by eating 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 04, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joey "Jaws" Chestnut extended his reign as champion eater at the Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest Wednesday, downing a record 74 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to take home the coveted Mustard Belt for the 11th time. Miki Sudo held on to her title as the top women'...
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Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel misses a penalty shoot by Croatia's Ivan Rakitic after extra time during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
July 01, 2018 - 7:36 pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Despite saving three penalties, Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel got one-upped in the shootout. Schmeichel first saved a penalty from Croatia playmaker Luka Modric late in extra time to force Sunday's match to a shootout. He then saved two more spot kicks, but it...
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Croatia's Luka Modric reacts after he failed to score a penalty kick during the round of 16 match between Croatia and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, July 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
July 01, 2018 - 4:36 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:32 p.m. Croatia and Denmark are going to a penalty shootout for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals after Luka Modric missed a chance to break a 1-1 deadlock five minutes left in extra time. Denmark took just 58 seconds to...
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Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary reacts in pain during the group A match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 25, 2018 - 4:22 pm
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — The oldest person to play in a World Cup match made some spectacular saves Monday. He also watched two go past him. Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, who is 45, took the field for his team's final group match to set the record. Although he saved one penalty, he couldn't...
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File-This May 31, 2018, file photo shows a customer entering the Apple store in New York. Flush with savings from lower tax bills and profits from a growing economy, big U.S. companies are spending a record amount buying back their own stock. Apple, Cisco Systems and other technology giants helped lead the way. Apple has traditionally been one of the biggest repurchasers of its own stock, and it set a record in the first quarter by spending roughly $23 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 25, 2018 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Flush with savings from lower tax bills and profits from a growing economy, big U.S. companies are spending a record amount buying back their own stock. Stock repurchases hit $189.1 billion in the first quarter for the S&P 500, according to preliminary results from S&P Dow...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018 file photo, Serbia defender Branislav Ivanovic during the international friendly soccer match between Serbia and Nigeria at The Hive Stadium in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 16, 2018 - 10:08 am
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Serbia's World Cup opener against Costa Rica on Sunday will have added significance for Branislav Ivanovic. A win would be nice, but the 34-year-old defender and former Chelsea player could make his record 104th appearance for the national team, surpassing Dejan Stankovic. "He...
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