In this handout photo provided by Bloodhound, the vehicle speeds along the Hakskeenpan track in South Africa during trials to set a land speed record Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Hitting 501 miles per hour on the South Africa’s northern desert, the Bloodhound became one of the world’s 10 fastest cars this week, on target for its goal to set a new land speed record. A jet that stays on earth, Bloodhound’s next goal is to reach 550 miles per hour, possibly in the coming week. (Charlie Sperring/Bloodhound via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 2:51 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An earthbound jet known as the Bloodhound became one of the world's 10 fastest cars this week, on target for its goal to set a new land speed record. "The feeling in this car is fantastic," driver Andy Green told The Associated Press on Friday, days after the Bloodhound hit 501...
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October 02, 2019 - 9:08 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A falcon that has served as the mascot for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado for the past 23 years has died. KCNC-TV reports the passing of the falcon named Aurora was announced Wednesday by the academy near Colorado Springs. The academy described her as a “...
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September 03, 2019 - 5:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — MGM Resorts plans to convert the shuttered Las Vegas Strip festival grounds that were the site of a 2017 mass shooting into a community and athletic center and parking for the new stadium being built for the NFL's Oakland Raiders, the company announced Tuesday. It will also create...
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Gina Peoples, right, of Detroit, a volunteer with The Parade Company, takes a selfie in front of the newly named TCF Center in downtown Detroit Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Politicians, executives and VIPs gathered at what had been known as Cobo Center since 1960 for the renaming announcement. (Todd McInturf /Detroit News via AP)
August 27, 2019 - 3:35 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The home of Detroit's annual auto show and other major events has officially changed its name to the TCF Center and moved on from its original name, which honored a former mayor known for racist and segregationist policies, officials announced Tuesday. Officials say the Cobo Center...
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August 26, 2019 - 8:36 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Antonio de la Rosa doesn't take it easy on his vacations. The Spaniard spent his summer paddling his way from California across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. It took de la Rosa, who is from Valladolid, Spain, 76 days to paddle 2,500 miles (4,023 kilometers) while standing on a...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo shows the Las Vegas skyline. Las Vegas is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA college championship events, including women’s basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three divisions. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 26, 2019 - 2:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is going to take a chance on hosting major college sporting events. The city is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships over all...
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This photo provided by Joe Viger Photography, Erik Levinsohn breaks the tape and claims the overall win at Mt. Washington Bicycle Hillclimb in a time of 53:42 on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. Levinsohn, of Boston beat the competition in the men's divisions of the 7.6-mile (12-kilometer) Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb to the summit at 6,288 feet (1,915 meters). (Joe Viger Photography via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 2:45 pm
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a bicycle race at Mount Washington, The Associated Press reported erroneously the last name of the second place finisher in the women's division. Her name is Lane Marder, not Lane Marden. A corrected version of the story is below: Bicyclists ride...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, construction cranes surround the football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. The $1.9 billion stadium being built in Las Vegas for the relocated NFL Raiders team is being named for Allegiant Travel Co. Officials made the announcement Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, during a ceremony marking installation of the final steel beam for the roof of the 65,000-seat indoor stadium just off the Las Vegas Strip. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 05, 2019 - 6:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A $1.9 billion stadium being built for the NFL's Oakland Raiders when the team moves to Las Vegas next year is being named for Allegiant Travel Co., team and company officials said Monday. The announcement came during a ceremony marking the installation of the final steel beam for...
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People rest on the floor in Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport, Friday July 26, 2019. Travelers are facing a second day of disruption in Britain after record breaking July temperatures gave way to thunderstorms. The heat eased Friday, but Heathrow, Europe's biggest airport, was forced to cancel or delay flights amid severe weather conditions. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 12:13 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's heat wave (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The U.K.'s air traffic controller says it has fixed a technical issue that led to flight restrictions at the country's airspace. The controller, NATS, says the problem has been fixed "sufficiently" at its Swanwick control...
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The pack rides during the eighteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 208 kilometers (130 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Valloire, France, Thursday, July 25, 2019. (AP Photo/ Christophe Ena)
July 25, 2019 - 12:53 pm
SAINT-MICHEL-DE-MAURIENNE, France (AP) — At the foothills of the Col d'Izoard, the scene of some Tour de France memorable feats, the small village of Arvieux is home to a children's paradise. Created in 1920, the wooden toys' cooperative "L'Alpin chez Lui," which roughly translates as the "Mountain...
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