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Corvette goes mid-engine for first time to raise performance

Jul. 19, 2019 12:31 AM EDT

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — When you first lay eyes on the new 2020 Corvette, a modern version of the classic American sports car isn't the first thing that pops into your head. Instead, you think Lamborghini, Lotus, McLaren. The eighth-generation 'Vette, dubbed C8, is radically different from its predecessors,...

England has won the Cricket World Cup for the first time

Jul. 14, 2019 2:31 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — England has won the Cricket World Cup for the first time.

Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world

Jul. 13, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A half-century ago, in the middle of a mean year of war, famine, violence in the streets and the widening of the generation gap, men from planet Earth stepped onto another world for the first time, uniting people around the globe in a way not seen before or since. Hundreds of...

Asian shares mostly higher after Wall St sets new records

Jul. 12, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Asia are mostly higher after a turbulent day on Wall Street ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 27,000 for the first time. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1% higher to 21,674.14 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.5% to 28,575.96. The Shanghai Composite...

Markets Right Now: Dow has first close above 27,000 points

Jul. 11, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed above 27,000 for the first time after a turbulent day on Wall Street. The S&P 500 also hit a closing high milestone of its own Thursday, a day after its first move above...

Alaska Native girl leads animated kids TV show in US first

Jul. 8, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture and traditions. Now the Fairbanks woman and other Alaska Natives are presenting their world to a general audience with...

Correction: Election 2020-Debate story

Jun. 28, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In a story June 27 about the Democratic presidential debate, The Associated Press reported erroneously in some versions that former Vice President Joe Biden worked with Republican segregationist senators. In fact, the senators were Democrats. A corrected version of the story is below: Rivals...

Grandal hits first lead-off HR, Brewers beat Reds 6-5

Jun. 22, 2019 8:35 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell juggled his lineup, hoping for a spark. Yasmani Grandal certainly delivered it. Grandal led off for the first time in his career and homered in his opening at-bat to help the Milwaukee Brewers snap a season-high five-game losing streak with a 6-5...

Scientists record singing by rare right whale for first time

Jun. 19, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It's not America's Top 40, but it's a cutting edge song. Federal marine biologists for the first time have recorded singing by one of the rarest whales on the planet, the North Pacific right whale. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers used moored acoustic...

Same-sex couple featured on 'My Little Pony' for first time

Jun. 13, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coinciding with Pride Month, the Discovery Family cartoon series "My Little Pony" has introduced a same-sex couple on the show for the first time. Writer-producer Michael Vogel told People on Thursday the timing of the episode, "The Last Crusade," is a happy coincidence. The episode...