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Tiger Woods and US team rally to win Presidents Cup again

Dec. 15, 2019 1:57 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — High emotions, fierce hugs from Tiger Woods, this time as a winner both ways in the Presidents Cup. Woods capped off a big year that began with his 15th major at the Masters by playing and leading his U.S. team to another victory in the Presidents Cup on Sunday at Royal...

LSU QB Joe Burrow wins Heisman Trophy in landslide vote

Dec. 15, 2019 12:53 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Born into a family of Cornhuskers and raised in the Buckeye state, Joe Burrow left his roots behind and became a Heisman Trophy winner at LSU. The quarterback won the Heisman on Saturday night in a record-breaking landslide, becoming the first LSU player to bring college football's most...

Mills hits winner, Spurs outlast Suns in record-setting OT

Dec. 14, 2019 9:06 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — San Antonio set a record. Patty Milly got the Spurs a win, too. Mills made a jumper from the free throw line with 0.3 seconds left in the Spurs' record-setting fourth consecutive overtime game, and they outlasted the Phoenix Suns 121-119 on Saturday. The NBA record book shows 20...

North Dakota sets record oil production with 1.5M barrels

Dec. 14, 2019 12:57 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's mineral resources director said Friday the state reached a production record of 1.5 million barrels of oil per day. The figures Lynn Helms released reflect the month of October. The increase comes a month after production had dropped to 1.44 million barrels per day....

Downpours drench Georgia and South Carolina, set records

Dec. 14, 2019 12:52 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rain finally ended in Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday, but not before downpours set records, spilled sewage and flooded many streets. The National Weather Service reports 4.16 inches (10.57 centimeters) of rain fell at Columbia Metro Airport on Friday. That not only shattered...

Ketchikan teenager sets state weightlifting record

Dec. 14, 2019 10:01 AM EST

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Jaredval Caguiat had nothing more than a power bar for breakfast on Saturday. He was running late. “I was in a hurry,” he said with a grin. Caguiat could be all smiles now, of course. Just a month removed from his 17th birthday, the teenager had just achieved a feat...

Los Angeles mansion sells for about $150M, sets state record

Dec. 12, 2019 1:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles mansion built in the 1930s and seen in the credits for the TV show “The Beverly Hillbillies” has been sold for about $150 million, the highest home price ever in California. The buyer of the Chartwell estate is Lachlan Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and...

Saudi stock offering creates world's most valuable company

Dec. 11, 2019 5:01 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabian oil company Aramco surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable public company Wednesday when its shares made their debut on the Saudi stock exchange, part of an ambitious shift away from the very fossil fuels the country's economy depends on. The shares' 10%...

Cole mine: Gerrit, Yankees strike record $324M, 9-year deal

Dec. 11, 2019 10:52 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole quickly ended Stephen Strasburg's tenure as baseball's highest-paid pitcher. Cole agreed to a $324 million, nine-year contract with the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, a person familiar with the agreement told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity...

World's most valuable company, Saudi Aramco, starts trading after record-setting $25.6 billion initial public offering

Dec. 11, 2019 2:32 AM EST
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — World's most valuable company, Saudi Aramco, starts trading after record-setting $25.6 billion initial public offering.