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Matt Guthmiller, the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world, arrives at Gillespie Field in El Cajon, Calif. on Monday, July 14, 2014. The 19-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology student from South Dakota, left May 31 from Gillespie Field to circumnavigate the globe in a leased 1981 prop-powered, single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Sean M. Haffey)

South Dakota teen finishes flight around the world

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A South Dakota teen may have become the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Nineteen-year-old Matt Guthmiller completed the more than 29,000-mile journey in a single-engine airplane Monday night […]

07/15/2014

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World’s oldest man dies in NY at age 112

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) – The world’s oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing […]

09/14/2013

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy Newman)

Nyad plans to meet with swimmers doubting her feat

MIAMI (AP) — Diana Nyad is planning to meet with members of the marathon swimming community who are skeptical about her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, her team said Monday. Since Nyad finished her […]

09/09/2013

In this May 30, 2013 file photo, Oprah Winfrey speaks during Harvard University's commencement ceremonies in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

A $38,000 handbag not unheard of in luxury market

LONDON (AP) — A $38,000 handbag? For most people, it’s unthinkable. But for the richest sliver of the global population, like Oprah Winfrey, it’s a realistic option — and buyers aren’t short of choices. In […]

08/09/2013

This photo provided by Guinness World Records shows 112 year-old Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, who, according to research by Guinness World Records, is the new world's oldest man. (AP Photo/Guiness World Records)

At 112, NY man is world’s oldest; oldest woman 115

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York is the world’s oldest man, according to Guinness World Records Ltd. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez became the world’s […]

07/25/2013

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Fresno man hopes to fly around world in 36 days

FRESNO (AP) — On May 1, a 20-year-old pilot will take off from a Fresno airfield in a single-engine airplane. His destination: the record books. Jack Wiegand will attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest ever to fly solo around the world.

04/15/2013

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Oldest person in the United States dies at age 113

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The oldest person in the United States has died at age 113, just weeks before her 114th birthday. A spokeswoman from Elsie Thompson’s church in Clearwater, Fla., said she died March 21.

04/01/2013

People dressed as zombies

Researcher: Zombie fads peak when society unhappy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zombies seem to be everywhere these days. To Clemson University professor Sarah Lauro, the phenomenon isn’t harmful or a random fad, but part of a historical trend that mirrors a level of cultural dissatisfaction and economic upheaval.

03/11/2013

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Officials: Iowa woman now world’s oldest person

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) – A 115-year-old woman in Iowa has become the world’s oldest living person.

12/05/2012

New record for fastest man on four limbs | VIDEO

Japanese sprinter, Kenichi Ito, has broken his own record as the world’s fastest man on four limbs as recognized by the Guinness World Records. He ran a 100-meter track in 17.47 seconds breaking his own […]

11/15/2012

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