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Owners of record-setting cats killed in fire sue chair-maker

Jul. 17, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The suburban Detroit owners of two record-setting cats killed in a house fire have filed a lawsuit blaming the maker of a massage chair for the blaze. William and Lauren Powers of Farmington Hills seek more than $1 million in damages from Fremont, Calif.-based American...

'Game of Thrones' reigns with record 32 Emmy nominations

Jul. 17, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO's "Game of Thrones" slashed its way to a record-setting 32 Emmy nominations Tuesday for its eighth and final season, leading HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from atop the increasingly crowded television heap. The bloodthirsty saga's...

Fowles makes history, helps Lynx beat Mercury 75-62

Jul. 14, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles set a WNBA record with her 157th career double-double and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half to beat the Phoenix Mercury 75-62 on Sunday night. Fowles finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double and broke Lisa Leslie's...

Rare sea turtles smash nesting records in Georgia, Carolinas

Jul. 13, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare sea turtles are smashing nesting records this summer on beaches in the Southeast, with scientists crediting the egg-laying boom to conservation measures that began more than 30 years ago. Giant loggerhead sea turtles weighing up to 300 pounds (136 kilograms) crawl ashore to dig...

The Latest: Sea turtles break North Carolina nesting record

Jul. 13, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a record nesting season for rare sea turtles in the Southeast (all times local): 9:10 a.m. Add North Carolina to the Southeastern states where rare sea turtles are nesting in record numbers. The nest count tallied by North Carolina researchers showed Saturday more than...

The Latest: Federer tops Nadal, reaches 12th Wimbledon final

Jul. 12, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 7:43 p.m. Roger Federer will play for a record-extending ninth Wimbledon title in his 12 final at the All England Club after beating Rafael Nadal 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Centre Court. The 20-time Grand Slam singles champion will face...

World shares mostly higher after Wall St sets new records

Jul. 12, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mostly higher on Friday after Wall Street ended overnight with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 27,000 for the first time. Germany's DAX edged 5.68 points higher to 12,337.80 while the CAC 40 in France surged 0.6% to 5,585.27. Britain's FTSE climbed 0.3% to...

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...

Former astronaut helps break flight record over poles

Jul. 11, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A former astronaut landed back at NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Thursday after helping to shatter a pair of records for a round-the-world airplane flight over the North and South poles. Terry Virts was part of the team whose 46-hour, 39-minute and 38-second polar...

All-Star Game television rating sets record low

Jul. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's All-Star Game had a record low television rating. The American League's 4-3 victory over the National League on Tuesday night in Cleveland had a 5.0 rating and 11 share on Fox, according to Nielsen Media Research. The game was seen by an average of 5.93 million households and...