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Weather's unwanted guest: Nasty La Nina keeps popping up

May. 28, 2022 08:03 AM EDT

Something weird is up with La Nina, the natural but potent weather event linked to more drought and wildfires in the western United States and more Atlantic hurricanes. It’s becoming the nation’s unwanted weather guest and meteorologists said the West’s megadrought won’t go away until La...

Skier rescued on Mount Washington amid record heat

May. 22, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — The summit of Mount Washington experienced record breaking heat Saturday, but it was still ski season for some elsewhere on the mountain, including a woman who was rescued after a serious fall in a ravine. The woman, an experienced backcountry skier,...

Swimmer Ariarne Titmus sets 400-meter freestyle world record

May. 22, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Ariarne Titmus has broken the women’s 400-meter freestyle world record at the Australian swimming championships. Titmus finished in 3 minutes, 56.40 seconds in Sunday night’s final at the South Australian Aquatic Centre to...

Hundreds of Everest climbers begin to return from summit

May. 18, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of climbers who scaled Mount Everest over the last few days taking advantage of favorable weather conditions have begun to return safely down the mountain. Among them are climbers who set records on the world's highest peak, including the first...

Cards' O'Neill has winning hit, twinbill-record 6 Ks vs Mets

May. 17, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler O'Neill had the simplest of goals in the ninth inning of a tied game. “Just trying to get the ball in play,” he said. For most of Tuesday, even that seemed impossible. He figured it out just in time. O'Neill redeemed himself...

Williams has 27, Celtics make 22 3s in Game 7 rout of Bucks

May. 15, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In the fog of the Celtics’ Game 5 loss to Milwaukee that dropped his team into a 3-2 series hole, Boston coach Ime Udoka made a prediction. “It’ll make it sweeter when we bounce back,” he said. Two wins later, the Celtics turned their coach’s...

Comeback Cats do it again, rally to top Caps 5-3 in Game 5

May. 11, 2022 23:22 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe was brought to the Florida Panthers for big postseason moments. Like this one. Verhaeghe set a Panthers franchise playoff record with a five-point night — two goals, three assists — and the Comeback Cats pulled off another...

US overdose deaths hit record 107,000 last year, CDC says

May. 11, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, setting another tragic record in the nation's escalating overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Wednesday. The provisional 2021 total translates to roughly one U.S....

Tellez sets Brewers record with 8 RBIs in 18-4 rout of Reds

May. 05, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rowdy Tellez continued to sizzle while the Cincinnati Reds continued to fizzle. Tellez homered twice and set a Milwaukee Brewers record with eight RBIs to extend his recent power surge in an 18-4 blowout of the reeling Reds on Wednesday night. He has homered four...

Caution urged despite record-setting revenue in Oklahoma

May. 04, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State Treasurer Randy McDaniel urged caution Wednesday despite a record month for revenue collections in the state. Collections totaled $2.04 billion, topping the previous one-month record of $1.58 billion in April 2019, according to McDaniel. ...