Record setting events

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington. Congressional Republicans have spent most of the past two years studiously avoiding any public fights with President Donald Trump, either out of party loyalty or fear of being on the wrong end of a presidential tweetstorm. That public show of unity ended emphatically when Trump announced he would be withdrawing U.S. forces from northern Syria in advance of an impending Turkish military operation against Syrian Kurdish militia fighters. Graham, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas all joined Democratic colleagues in publicly criticizing the idea, with Graham even going on Fox News to label the decision “short-sighted and irresponsible.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 15, 2019 - 3:17 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has posted what his campaign says is a record-setting fundraising haul as he seeks a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. Graham's $3.29 million raised in the third quarter of this year is the most raised in a single quarter by any candidate in South...
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Simone Biles of the U.S. performs on the floor during women's team final at the Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
October 08, 2019 - 7:04 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women's team all-around title. It was Biles' 15th career gold and broke a tie with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals overall by a...
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Washington Nationals Howie Kendrick (47) is tagged out by Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (10) during the sixth inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 07, 2019 - 1:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Freese wasn't in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup for Game 3 of the NL Division Series. Neither was Kiké Hernández or Chris Taylor. All are right-handed batters, and all knew that if the Washington Nationals persisted in their playoff pattern of using starters in...
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Liverpool's James Milner celebrates his wining goal with Liverpool's Jordan Henderson and Liverpool's Divock Origi during English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Leicester City in Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
October 05, 2019 - 2:47 pm
Another victory for Liverpool thanks to the latest of goals. Another demoralizing loss for Tottenham thanks to an early — and painful — goalkeeping blunder. Liverpool won a 17th straight game in the Premier League — and moved one off the record set by Manchester City in 2017 — by beating Leicester...
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Dalilah Muhammad, of the United States, poses for a photo with the clock after winning the women's 400 meter hurdles final, setting a new world record at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
October 04, 2019 - 8:18 pm
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The message American hurdler Dalilah Muhammad kept telling herself when her career was running into roadblocks: Why not me? The message Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim kept receiving from an adoring home crowd yearning to celebrate a champion: We love you! On a thrill-...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker," in theaters on Oct. 4. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
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October 04, 2019 - 4:48 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Joker" is getting the first laugh on its debut weekend, scoring an October box-office record with $13.3 million earned in Thursday night showings. Warner Bros. released the figures Friday morning. "Joker" unseated "Venom," which also holds the record for best October opening...
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Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson (7) comes out of the dugout and waves to fans after a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Chicago. Anderson, who is attempting to become the third White Sox player to win a batting title, went 0 for 2 with two walks in the second game after sitting out the opener. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
September 30, 2019 - 1:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters finished with 6,776 home runs, shattering the previous record of 6,105 set two years ago. Dominic Smith hit the final long ball of the season, a three-run drive in the 11th inning Sunday off Atlanta's Grant Dayton that lifted the New York Mets over the NL East...
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New York Mets' Pete Alonso reacts after hitting his 53rd home run of the season during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 28, 2019 - 10:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run to break the rookie record Yankees star Aaron Judge set in 2017, and the New York Mets beat the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Saturday night. A 24-year-old who debuted on opening day, Alonso launched a 93 mph fastball on a 1-2 count from...
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Cincinnati Reds' Kyle Farmer strikes out to Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader, ending a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
September 25, 2019 - 10:51 am
Major League Baseball has set its season strikeout record for the 12th straight season. Batters struck out 369 times Tuesday to raise the season total to 41,467. That topped the 41,207 of last season with five days to spare. After topping hits for the first time in 2018, strikeouts are ahead again...
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This image provided by firefighters shows the wreckage of a racing boat that allegedly smashed into a dam at the entrance of the Venice laguna, Italy, late Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Firefighters said one of the men on board was thrown off the boat and was taken to the hospital, the bodies of the three others were found by scuba-divers inside the cabin. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the men were attempting to break the racing boat record for Monte Carlo to Venice and among the dead was 76-year-old Italian boat racing pilot Fabio Buzzi. (Italian Firefighters via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 2:50 pm
ROME (AP) — Three sportsmen trying to set a new speedboat record were killed when their vessel crashed into a breakwater offshore the lagoon city of Venice and flipped over, firefighters said Wednesday. A fourth person, the sole survivor of the Tuesday crash, was badly injured, according to...
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