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Asian markets lower after S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs

Apr. 24, 2019 1:09 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday as the rally on Wall Street, where the S&P 500 logged an all-time record high close, ran out of steam. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.6% to 22,136.56 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong fell 0.9% to 29,707.64. The Shanghai Composite index...

S&P 500, Nasdaq close at record highs as earnings roll in

Apr. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

The S&P 500 hit an all-time high Tuesday, marking the stock market's complete recovery from a nosedive at the end of last year. The benchmark index's previous record was set last September, shortly before the market sank in the fourth quarter amid fears of a recession, an escalating trade war between the U.S....

The Latest: Forecasters confirm 4 tornadoes in Virginia

Apr. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Four suspected tornadoes have been reported in Virginia. The National Weather Service says damage has been reported Friday night after twisters touched down in Reston, Fredericks Hall, Barham and Forksville. Authorities...

Saints' 2019 draft options limited by past deals

Apr. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints have no time to waste if they want to win another Super Bowl with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees under center — which is why three of their top four 2019 draft slots have already been traded away. The Saints aren't slated to pick until late in the second round...

Gambler sets another 1-day winnings record on 'Jeopardy!'

Apr. 17, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A professional sports gambler from Las Vegas has broken his own single-episode winnings record on "Jeopardy!" James Holzhauer won $131,127 during a show aired Wednesday night, breaking the record that viewers saw him set last week. Due to the game show's taping schedule, the records were...

US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record

Apr. 17, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year at the International Space Station, setting a record for women. Station astronaut Christina Koch will remain on board for about 11 months, until February — approaching but not quite breaking Scott Kelly's 340-day U.S. record. "One...

'Game of Thrones' premiere sets a viewership record for HBO

Apr. 16, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" lived up to the hype. This past weekend's season premiere stands as the most-watched one-day event in the history of the cable network that began in 1978. The Nielsen company said 17.4 million people watched the Sunday opener to the show's final season, either live...

Tatis sets HR record as Padres beat D-Backs 5-4

Apr. 14, 2019 2:08 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Padres rookie Fernando Tatis Jr. is already has a place in baseball history. Tatis Jr. became the youngest shortstop to hit four home runs in his first 16 games when he hit one Saturday night, and Franmil Reyes added a tiebreaking solo shot to lift San Diego to a 5-4 victory over the Arizona...

Army tries to maintain excellence after record-setting 2018

Apr. 12, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Five years ago Jeff Monken faced a daunting challenge when he was hired at Army: Resurrect a program that had one winning season under six coaches over a 17-year span. Now he's faced with a task that might be even more difficult. After three straight winning seasons, three...

Carter scores 32, Grizzlies beat Warriors 132-117 in finale

Apr. 11, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis rookie Jevon Carter had the game of his career on the final night of the regular season against a skeleton crew of Golden State Warriors. Carter, who entered the game averaging 3.7 points, scored a career-high 32 points, Justin Holiday added 22 and the Grizzlies beat the...