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FILE- A Nov. 29, 2009 file photo of Ang Rita Sherpa during a press conference in Katmandu, Nepal. The veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died at the age of 72 after a long illness, family members said. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

Veteran Sherpa guide who set Everest record dies at age 72

Sep. 21, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died at age 72 after a long illness, family members said. Ang Rita, among the first Sherpa guides to receive international fame for his accomplishments, had suffered from health problems for...

Tennessee Titans free safety Kevin Byard (31) celebrates after teammate Harold Landry intercepted a pass to stop the final drive of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans won 33-30.(AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Gostkowski kicks 49-yarder as Titans beat Jaguars 33-30

Sep. 20, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans know good teams win ugly games, and being 2-0 for the first time in 12 years has a way of making any victory look much prettier. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 49-yard field goal with 1:36 left, and the Tennessee Titans remain undefeated after holding off the...

Montana sets COVID case record for second consecutive day

Sep. 18, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana health officials reported a record number of COVID-19 cases on Friday, a day after breaking a record that has stood since July. But a state health official said that cases aren't necessarily on the rise. The state confirmed 224 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, a day after setting...

Louisiana university sets enrollment record despite pandemic

Sep. 18, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — A 136-year-old Louisiana university has set an enrollment record in spite of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused problems in higher education nationwide. The record “is remarkable and especially gratifying in the midst of the global pandemic,” Northwestern...

A woman wearing a face mask walks to get tested for COVID-19 at a sampling station in Prague, Czech Republic, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. The Czech Republic has been been facing the second wave of infections. The number of new confirmed coronavirus infections has been setting new records almost on a daily basis, currently surpassing 3,000 cases in one day for the first time. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Hungary's Orban: Health care prepared for rising infections

Sep. 18, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister said Friday that the government has drawn up a “war plan” to defend against the new wave of the coronavirus pandemic and that the country’s health care system is prepared to handle to rising number of new virus cases. Prime...

Las Vegas area sets new record of 151 days without rain

Sep. 18, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s been more than 60 years since summer has been this dry in southern Nevada. The National Weather Service says Las Vegas broke a record Friday of 151 days without measurable rain, passing a mark set in 1959. The official regional monitoring station at McCarran International...

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Yanks hit 5 HR in inning, top Toronto 10-7 for 8-game streak

Sep. 18, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit homered on consecutive pitches for the New York Yankees -- and that was just the start of the night’s power surge. By the time the Bombers’ barrage was over, the Yankees had hit a record-setting 1.42 miles of home runs in a three-game...

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, right, speaks during a news conference in Bismarck, N.D., Saturday, April 18, 2020. In the back is sign language interpreter Lindsey Solberg Herbel. A drive-thru screening of 424 people was held Thursday, he said. All but 52 of those tests have been completed by the state lab.

North Dakota sets new record for active COVID-19 cases

Sep. 14, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials on Monday confirmed 255 new COVID-19 cases in 24 counties and two additional deaths since the pandemic began. Officials said the fatalities included a woman in her 90s from Burleigh County with underlying health conditions and an Eddy County woman in her...

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) tries to break a tackle by Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Jalyn Holmes during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Vikings must keep foes from playing keepaway, as Packers did

Sep. 14, 2020 6:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As they stumbled through their crowd-free season opener, the Minnesota Vikings set a franchise record for what they didn't do: keep the ball. By allowing Green Bay's offense to be on the field for 41 minutes and 16 seconds, the Vikings made an undesirable mark with the opposite: an...

File- A gambler prepares to hand over cash at the sportsbook betting window inside the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. on March 8, 2019. On Sept. 14, 2020, New Jersey gambling regulators announced that New Jersey set a new national record for the amount wagered on sports in a single month in the U.S. with nearly $668 million bets on games. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, File)

New Jersey sets US sports betting monthly record at $668M

Sep. 14, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey gamblers set a nationwide record for the most money bet on sports in a single month, plunking down almost $668 million in August on events including resurgent baseball, basketball and hockey seasons that had been interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, figures...