Record setting events - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Record setting events Canadian connection: Drake meets Celine Dion at Billboards LAS VEGAS (AP) — Even on a record-setting night at the Billboard Music Awards, Drake appeared a bit star-struck in meeting fellow Canadian performer Celine Dion backstage. The rapper posted a picture of himself and his father with Dion, who sang "My Heart Will Go On" from "Titanic" to mark the 20th anniversary of the film. Video posted ... Mon, 22 May 2017 17:24:00 GMT 2017-05-22T17:24:00Z ShowBiz Minute: Drake; Cornell; US box office Drake breaks Adele's record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards; Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons leads tribute to Chris Cornell; 'Alien: Covenant' edges... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:20:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:20:00Z Drake breaks record at Billboard Music Awards Drake surpassed Adele's record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13. Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Cher, Bruno Mars perform.... Mon, 22 May 2017 10:00:00 GMT 2017-05-22T10:00:00Z Pimlico survives another Preakness, but for how much longer? BALTIMORE (AP) — A record-setting crowd on Friday, followed by a huge throng for the Preakness, will enable the owners of aging Pimlico Race Course to break even this year. That, however, won't blunt their effort to move the Preakness to nearby Laurel Park. "It's going to come to a head at some point later this year," Sal Sinatra, presi... Sat, 20 May 2017 19:59:00 GMT 2017-05-20T19:59:00Z Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead BOSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record on Friday night by opening a 41-point halftime lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. The 72-31 lead surpassed the 40-point margin held by the Detroit Pistons over the Washington Bullets on April 26, 1987. LeBron James scored 22 points in the first... Sat, 20 May 2017 02:06:00 GMT 2017-05-20T02:06:00Z Trump Denies Urging Comey to Drop Flynn Probe President Donald Trump has responded with a direct "no, no" to a question about whether he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shelf an investigation... Thu, 18 May 2017 21:38:00 GMT 2017-05-18T21:38:00Z Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Twitter plea from a Nevada teen for a year of free chicken nuggets from Wendy's is now the most retweeted post of all time. Carter Wilkerson asked the fast food chain on Twitter last month how many retweets it would take for him to get free nuggets for a year. Wendy's replied, "18 million." Wilkerson's screenshot of ... Tue, 09 May 2017 18:35:00 GMT 2017-05-09T18:35:00Z Las Vegas, Phoenix already hit with 100-degree days LAS VEGAS (AP) — It's only the first week in May, but already Las Vegas and Phoenix have both reached record-breaking, triple-digit temperatures. The National Weather Service said Las Vegas had its first 100-degree day of the season on Friday. It's the earliest that Sin City has crossed over into triple-digit territory since 2004 and on... Sat, 06 May 2017 19:28:00 GMT 2017-05-06T19:28:00Z Weather Service: Phoenix sets record for date at 108 degrees PHOENIX (AP) — Days after recording its first 100-degree temperature of the year, Phoenix has set a record for heat. National Weather Service meteorologists say Friday's high of 108 degrees broke the previous mark of 105 set in 1989. They say it was 107 degrees by 2 p.m. Friday before temperatures inched up to 108 degrees two hours late... Fri, 05 May 2017 23:22:00 GMT 2017-05-05T23:22:00Z Louisville DJ beats record for longest continuous set LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky DJ has broken the Guinness World Record for the longest non-stop DJ set after playing for 10 straight days. WAVE-TV reports ( ) that Chauncey Graves, whose professional moniker is DJ Colossus, officially broke the record at 1 p.m. Sunday, having begun his set Thursday, April 20 in Louisville. ... Mon, 01 May 2017 11:54:00 GMT 2017-05-01T11:54:00Z Rendon drives in 10, hits 3 HRs as Nationals rout Mets 23-5 WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon said he'd never had a day like this one. Not many players have. Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits as Washington took advantage of Noah Syndergaard's injury and mauled the New York Mets 23-5 on Sunday to set a franchise scoring record. Rendon went ... Mon, 01 May 2017 04:10:00 GMT 2017-05-01T04:10:00Z Seattle crushes rain record, while rival Portland wet too SEATTLE (AP) — Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record, and Portland is inching closer to smashing its own record. Seattle measured 44.7 inches (114 centimeters) of rain between October and April, making it the wettest such period since records began in 1895, the National Weather Service in Seattle said. It marks the second yea... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:01:00 GMT 2017-04-26T01:01:00Z Trump inaugural attracts record $107 million in donations WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump raised $107 million for his inaugural festivities, nearly double the previous record set by President Barack Obama eight years ago. Trump's inaugural committee was due to file information about its donors with the Federal Election Commission by April 20 and said it would do so Tuesday — though it hadn't by 10 p.m. Eastern time. The co... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 02:36:00 GMT 2017-04-19T02:36:00Z Record-setting astronaut thrilled with bonus time in space CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The world's most experienced spacewoman said Thursday she's thrilled to get an extra three months off the planet. The commander of the International Space Station, Peggy Whitson, told The Associated Press that five months into her mission, she's not bored yet — "not even close." She misses cooking, though, and a diverse menu. She's afraid there is... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 20:11:00 GMT 2017-04-13T20:11:00Z California's solar energy set power supply record in March SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California met its goal to produce about half the state's electricity from renewable sources for three hours on March 11, a new estimate from the U.S. government shows. The U.S. Department of Energy's statistics division used data from the California Independent System Operator, which manages the electricity grid across 80 percent of California and part ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:26:00 GMT 2017-04-11T21:26:00Z Westbrook sets triple-double record, Thunder beat Nuggets DENVER (AP) — First, Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson's record for most triple-doubles in a season. Then, he broke the Denver Nuggets' hearts. Westbrook's 36-foot dagger at the buzzer gave Oklahoma City a 106-105 victory, eliminating the Nuggets from playoff contention and capping an historic Sunday afternoon in which he scored 50 points to go with 16 rebounds and 10 ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:23:00 GMT 2017-04-10T01:23:00Z Westbrook secures triple-double average, falls short of 42nd PHOENIX (AP) — Russell Westbrook joined Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to average a triple-double for a season. That didn't make him feel much better about his or his team's awful Friday night, when Westbrook failed for the second game in a row to break Robertson's 55-year-old, single-season record for most triple-doubles. ... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 06:06:00 GMT 2017-04-08T06:06:00Z Kang shoots 63, sets Houston Open 36-hole record HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Sung Kang shot a 9-under 63 to take a six-shot lead in a record-breaking second round at the Houston Open on Friday. After shooting a 65 on Thursday, Kang was at 16-under 128 through two rounds, setting the 36-hole tournament record of 129 by a stroke, set previously by Blaine McCallister in 1993 and Curtis Strange in 1980. ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 01:06:00 GMT 2017-04-01T01:06:00Z The Latest: Spacewalking astronauts salvage job, back inside CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a spacewalk at the International Space Station (all times local): 2:33 p.m. Two astronauts are back inside following a spacewalk that took an unintended turn when a piece of equipment got away. Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough (KIM-broh) lost a vital cloth shield for the Inte... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:42:00 GMT 2017-03-30T18:42:00Z Curry scores 29, leads Warriors' rally over Spurs 110-98 SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State was emotionally prepared to shrug off a 22-point deficit during the first quarter in a key showdown with San Antonio. After all, the Warriors have battled the scrutiny of failing to win an NBA championship last year after a record-setting regular season and have fought through a knee injury to Kevin Durant this season. ... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 05:51:00 GMT 2017-03-30T05:51:00Z Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94 LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94. Dr. Tom Amberry died in Long Beach on March 18, said his granddaughter, Roxanne Amberry. The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and brief celebrity in 1993 after he lobbed in shot aft... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:02:00 GMT 2017-03-26T10:02:00Z Box office reaches new record, but international sales flat NEW YORK (AP) — The Motion Picture Association of America said Wednesday that the worldwide box office reached a record $38.6 billion in 2016, though international revenues were essentially stagnant. The MPAA's annual report showed a global increase of .5 percent in ticket sales from 2015. While China, the world's second-largest market after the U.S., has long been a priorit... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:38:00 GMT 2017-03-22T21:38:00Z Lobster-crazy China sets record for US crustacean imports ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — The expanding market for lobsters in China is continuing to grow, with the country setting a new record for the value of its imports of the crustaceans from the United States. American lobster was almost unheard of in most of China until 2010, when the value of imports grew 250 percent to about $7.4 million. Last year, China imported more than $108 mil... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:05:00 GMT 2017-03-19T17:05:00Z Baylor women open with most-lopsided NCAA Tournament win WACO, Texas (AP) — By doing the things that coach Kim Mulkey had been emphasizing since a rare Big 12 Tournament loss, the Baylor Lady Bears opened the women' NCAA Tournament with an overwhelming record-setting performance. It also helped that the Lady Bears, with three post players at least 6-foot-4, were much bigger than NCAA first-timer Texas Southern.... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 03:12:00 GMT 2017-03-19T03:12:00Z Mitch Seavey becomes oldest, fastest musher to win Iditarod ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57 and helping cement his family's position as mushing royalty. The Seward, Alaska, musher brought his dogs off the frozen Bering Sea and onto Front Street in the Gold Rush town of Nome after crossing nearly 1,000 mi... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:41:00 GMT 2017-03-15T12:41:00Z Seavey becomes oldest, fastest musher to win Iditarod ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Mitch Seavey became the oldest and fastest musher to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in year marred by an abnormally high number of dog deaths. After bringing in his dog team off the Bering Sea ice and under the famed burled arch on Front Street in Nome Tuesday, the 57-year-old winner greeted each of his dogs and thanked them with a frozen snac... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:12:00 GMT 2017-03-15T06:12:00Z Kazuyoshi Miura breaks own record as J-League oldest scorer TOKYO (AP) — Kazuyoshi Miura scored his first goal of the season on Sunday to break his own record as the J-League's oldest scorer at the age of 50. Miura, who plays for second division side Yokohama FC, scored the only goal in the 40th minute of his team's 1-0 win over Thespa Kusatsu. "I'm glad to contribute to a win," Miura said. "I'm... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 15:30:00 GMT 2017-03-12T15:30:00Z Villanova dominates St. John's in record-setting win NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova may not have played the perfect game but the Wildcats weren't far off. Want some proof? The second-ranked and top-seeded Wildcats shot 63.2 percent (36 for 57) and committed just five turnovers in a record-setting 108-67 victory Thursday over St. John's in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals. ... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:41:00 GMT 2017-03-09T21:41:00Z Cavs make NBA regular-season record 25 3s, top Hawks 135-130 ATLANTA (AP) — On a record-breaking night when Kyrie Irving and LeBron James combined for 81 points, it was fitting that the biggest shot belonged to Kyle Korver. Irving scored 43 points, James had 38 and the Cleveland Cavaliers set the NBA regular-season record with 25 3-pointers as they turned back Atlanta's late rally to beat the Hawks 135-130 on Friday night. ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 03:57:00 GMT 2017-03-04T03:57:00Z Chicago's lack of snow in 2017 sets 146-year record CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago hasn't logged any snow on the ground in January or February for the first time in the 146 years that the National Weather Service has been keeping track. Traces have fallen, but not enough to record. The weather service takes measurements at 6 a.m. at O'Hare International Airport, which means small amounts that may have fallen later in the day and melt... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:28:00 GMT 2017-03-01T16:28:00Z