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Kylie Jenner loses record for most-liked Instagram post

Jan. 14, 2019 8:36 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner's birth announcement is no longer the most-liked post on Instagram. A photo of a simple brown egg has more than 27 million likes, surpassing the 18 million generated last year when Jenner posted a photo of her daughter Stormi. The photo was posted Jan. 4 on the world_record_egg...

Hirscher wins slalom for WCup record 9th win at same venue

Jan. 13, 2019 2:20 PM EST

ADELBODEN, Switzerland (AP) — Once more in his stellar career, Marcel Hirscher was racing against Alpine skiing's history book on Sunday. The Austrian great almost inevitably won a World Cup slalom, his ninth victory at Adelboden, to set a men's record on the 52-year circuit for most wins by one skier at a...

Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

Jan. 12, 2019 10:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday, members of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that could...

Houston police chief nabs driver for going 140 mph

Jan. 12, 2019 3:14 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's police chief says he set a new personal record when he issued a ticket to someone who blew past him going 140 mph (225 kph). Chief Art Acevedo told the Houston Chronicle the Dodge Viper "almost took my doors off" as Acevedo was driving on a highway Friday. He sped after the Viper...

Klay Thompson torches Bulls again in Warriors 146-109 win

Jan. 12, 2019 2:18 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry joined some elite company on a list that he figures to top in the not-so-distant future. Curry made five 3-pointers to move into third place all-time in NBA history behind Ray Allen and Reggie Miller, and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Chicago Bulls 146-109...

The Latest: Government shutdown set to hit record length

Jan. 11, 2019 8:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to be so...

As workers miss paychecks, shutdown set to hit record length

Jan. 11, 2019 7:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown was on track Friday to become the longest closure in U.S. history as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess. A solution couldn't come soon enough for federal workers who got pay statements Friday but no pay....

Volkswagen sets new full-year sales record in race for No 1

Jan. 11, 2019 10:10 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen posted another annual sales record in 2018 as new SUV models boosted deliveries and the company managed to increase its share in China even as the car market there shrank for the first time in years. The Wolfsburg-based maker of Volkswagen, Audi,...

Pitt snaps long ACC losing skid, tops Louisville 89-86 in OT

Jan. 10, 2019 12:02 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Capel could see it in the faces of his players as the Pittsburgh Panthers surrounded their first-year coach before overtime started on Wednesday night against Louisville. A once seemingly comfortable 13-point lead gone and momentum fully tilted toward the Cardinals, Capel sensed...

Markus Howard scores 53 as No. 21 Marquette tops Creighton

Jan. 9, 2019 10:51 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Already one of the nation's most prolific scorers, Markus Howard outdid himself. Marquette's junior guard made shots when he was wide open, shots when he had a hand in his face, shots while he was falling away, shots in heavy traffic in the lane. When he was finished Wednesday night,...