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Tesla reaches milestone with first $1B quarterly profit

Jul. 26, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Tesla's quarterly profit has surpassed $1 billion for the first time thanks to the electric car pioneer's ability to navigate through a pandemic-driven computer chip shortage that has caused major headaches for other automakers. The financial...

A first-ever gold - and a lesson - in Olympic skateboarding

Jul. 25, 2021 05:16 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Had the first-ever Olympic skateboarding champion ridden his board out of the venue where he made history Sunday at the Tokyo Games, he quickly would have come face-to-face with clear evidence that his sport still has a way to go to winning hearts and minds. ...

Yuto Horigome of Japan wins first ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding

Jul. 25, 2021 00:49 AM EDT
TOKYO (AP) — Yuto Horigome of Japan wins first ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding.

UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion

Jul. 24, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision, calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort to help at least 1.1 billion people with vision impairment...

Tokyo Games boast equal gender participation for first time

Jul. 21, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

Grace Luczak had left competitive rowing and taken a job in the private sector when a move toward gender equity at the Tokyo Games lured her back into a boat. A women's rowing event was added to create a more inclusive Olympics, which meant four additional seats on the...

1st female sailor completes Navy special warfare training

Jul. 15, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, a female sailor has successfully completed the grueling 37-week training course to become a Naval Special Warfare combatant-craft crewman — the boat operators who transport Navy SEALs and conduct their own classified missions at sea. ...

Officiating at a wedding? Prepare, share, get out of the way

Jul. 13, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — When a childhood friend, Ryan Rutledge, called me last fall, he had a request that just about took my breath away. Ryan and his then-fiancé, Natalie LaRocca, wanted me to officiate their wedding. Say what? ...

Beckman hangs on for first PGA Tour Champions victory

Jul. 04, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — Cameron Beckman ran off five straight birdies to start the back nine and then held on at the end for a 4-under 68 and a one-shot victory over Ernie Els in the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, his first title on the PGA Tour Champions. “This feels...

Beckham back, Clowney on field for first time at Browns camp

Jun. 15, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney finally introduced himself to new teammates. Odell Beckham Jr. looked further along in his speedy recovery following reconstructive knee surgery. Coach Kevin Stefanski received another award for a 2020 season not to be forgotten. And...

Juvenile great white tagged in RI waters for first time

Jun. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — An acoustic tracking tag has been attached to a great white shark in Rhode Island waters for the first time, shark researchers announced Monday. The tag was placed on a 7-foot, juvenile female inside the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge on...