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Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: he missed the sport that has been his entire life.

Clemson's Swinney won't change after complaint

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday he wouldn't change procedures after the Freedom From Religion Foundation's letter of complaint expressing concerns about the football program's connection to the coach's Christian religion.

Camilla's brother dies in US after head injury

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.

Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Apple is diverting more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing growth and pace of innovation.

Florida executes man convicted of murdering 2

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Florida has executed a man convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial.

Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.

Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal, airport officials who reviewed video of his arrival said Wednesday.

Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns football, has died. He was 84.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

|Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

Facebook's 1st-quarter soar to surpass expectations, CFO to step down

Defense: FBI probe in 9/11 trial has implications

| |Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2014

The defense team for five people facing trial before a Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal claimed implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering" and called on the court to probe the incident aggressively, according to a motion unsealed on Wednesday.