Record setting events

This image released by Disney and Marvel Studios' shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Black Panther." (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)
February 18, 2018 - 11:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Already a much-celebrated pop culture milestone, "Black Panther" is now a record-setting smash at the box office, too. Studio estimates Sunday say the Marvel superhero film blew past expectations, with $192 million in ticket sales over the weekend. That makes "Black Panther" the...
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Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell gestures after dunking during the NBA All-Star basketball Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles. Mitchell won the event. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 18, 2018 - 12:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy. Larry Nance Jr. rolled out his father's old uniform — down to the knee-high socks — and then rolled out his father himself to help with...
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Jorrit Bergsma of The Netherlands catches his breath after setting a new Olympic record during the men's 10,000 meters speedskating race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
February 15, 2018 - 7:36 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Speedskater Jorrit Bergsma of the Netherlands has broken his own Olympic record in the 10,000 meters at the Pyeongchang Games. He was timed in 12 minutes, 41.99 seconds on Thursday, bettering his old...
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Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany perform in the pairs free skate figure skating final in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
February 14, 2018 - 11:42 pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot of Germany have won Olympic pairs figure skating gold with a flawless, record-setting free skate. Savchenko and Massot scored 159.31 points in their program set to...
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Sven Kramer of The Netherlands competes to set a new Olympic record on the men's 5,000 meters race at the Gangneung Oval at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
February 11, 2018 - 4:20 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Sven Kramer of the Netherlands has won his third consecutive 5,000-meter Olympic gold medal in Pyeongchang, becoming the first man to take three in a row. He won with a devastating kick late in the...
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Evgenia Medvedeva, of the Olympic Athlete of Russia performs in the ladies single figure skating short program in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
February 11, 2018 - 12:48 am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva says after setting a world record in the short program of the team event that Russia's doping troubles have made her stronger. Medvedeva is the two-time reigning world...
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This December 2017 false-color image made available by NASA in February 2018 shows KBO (Kuiper Belt object) 2012 HZ84. This image is, for now, one of the farthest pictures from Earth ever captured by a spacecraft. It was made by the New Horizons at 3.79 billion miles from Earth. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 2:39 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken. In December — while 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers) from Earth — the New Horizons spacecraft snapped a picture of a star cluster. The photo surpassed the...
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This December 2017 false-color image made available by NASA in February 2018 shows KBO (Kuiper Belt object) 2012 HZ84. This image is, for now, one of the farthest pictures from Earth ever captured by a spacecraft. It was made by the New Horizons at 3.79 billion miles from Earth. (NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 2:29 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken. In December — while 3.79 billion miles (6.12 billion kilometers) from Earth — the New Horizons spacecraft snapped a picture of a star cluster. The photo surpassed the...
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Trader Michael Milano, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. U.S. stocks are lower Thursday morning as losses from the previous day continue. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 08, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,000 points as a weeklong market swoon continued. The Dow is 10 percent below the record high it set just two weeks ago, putting it in what is known on Wall...
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February 06, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 10 a.m. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped as much as 350 points in morning trading, erasing an early plunge of more than 500. The wild swings Tuesday marked the third day of volatility in global markets. U.S...
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