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Review: 'The Aeronauts' doesn't exactly soar, but Jones does

Dec. 3, 2019 6:08 PM EST

Would you like to ride in Eddie Redmayne's beautiful balloon? Tom Harper's “The Aeronauts,” starring Felicity Jones and Redmayne, is loosely based on a record-setting 19th century balloon expedition into the atmosphere. On Sept. 5, 1862, James Glaisher (Redmayne) took off from London with the aim to...

Gun background checks are on pace to break record in 2019

Dec. 3, 2019 5:03 PM EST

Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions. By the end of November, more than 25.4 million background checks...

Siakam has 35, Raptors use big 1st half to rout Jazz 130-110

Dec. 1, 2019 9:48 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors hardly anticipated an easy night against the Utah Jazz. “I don’t think any of us expected to be up 40 against that team,” VanVleet said. Pascal Siakam scored 35 points, VanVleet had 21 points and 11 assists, and the Raptors used a...

Parker sets NCAA assists record in Sacred Heart victory

Dec. 1, 2019 5:50 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Cameron Parker set an NCAA record with 24 assists and Koreem Ozier had a career-high 30 points as Sacred Heart routed Division III-member Pine Manor 101-57 on Sunday. Parker, a 6 foot-2 sophomore guard out of Beaverton, Oregon, broke the record of 22 held by four players —...

‘Frozen 2’ ices competition again with record Thanksgiving

Dec. 1, 2019 4:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Frozen 2” kept a wintry wind at its back in its second week, setting a Thanksgiving record with a whopping box office bounty, while newcomer “Knives Out” found its own broad audience. Disney’s new set of adventures for Anna, Elsa and Olaf brought in...

Asian shares retreat after Trump approval of Hong Kong bill

Nov. 27, 2019 10:56 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower on Thursday after President Donald Trump signed a bill expressing support for human rights in Hong Kong. China reacted with indignation to the legislation, which Congress passed with overwhelming support. The government issued multiple statements threatening...

Missouri hospital caring for record 12 sets of twins

Nov. 27, 2019 4:22 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Saint Luke’s hospital is caring for 12 sets of twins this week in its neonatal intensive care unit. KMBC-TV reports all of the twins were born between five and 14 weeks early. The hospital says staffing has been a challenge. Twelve sets of twins is a record at the hospital....

STAT WATCH: Washington St. QB sets 3 national season highs

Nov. 25, 2019 9:59 AM EST

Massive passing numbers in Mike Leach’s “Air Raid” offense are the norm. Washington State’s Anthony Gordon went above and beyond with his most recent performance. Gordon, who owns three of the top four games for yards passing this season and six of the top 21, set national season highs...

Bengals set club record for futility in loss to Steelers

Nov. 24, 2019 7:03 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Even in the lost decades, no Bengals team has been as bad as this one. A 16-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday dropped Cincinnati to 0-11, a mark unmatched in franchise history. No Bengals team had started worse than 0-10 or lost more than 10 games in a row. Coach Zac...

Sciba sets kicking record, helps Wake Forest beat Duke 39-27

Nov. 24, 2019 1:13 AM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The conditions Saturday night were far from perfect for Wake Forest kicker Nick Sciba to set an NCAA record while booting four field goals. But Sciba said he paid no attention to cool, rainy weather or the prospect of setting the NCAA record for consecutive made field goals in...