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  • Michael Phelps returns to competitive swimming with second-place finish

    MESA, Ariz. — A buzz ran through the crowd, an accumulation of murmurs and applause that drifted across the pool to where Michael Phelps stood. It was just loud enough to make the swimmer grin as he stepped onto the block. "You heard people...
  • If Michael Phelps wants to come back, there's no reason for us to think he can't

    If Michael Phelps wants to come back, there's no reason for us to think he can't
    Michael Phelps has nothing left to prove in a swimming pool. His place in Olympic history is assured, and anything he might accomplish during the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro — if he should decide to try and add to his record medal count —...
  • In China, 'Transformers 4' contestants hope to muscle into a role

    In China, 'Transformers 4' contestants hope to muscle into a role
    SHANGHAI— When you’re competing for a role in a Hollywood blockbuster against 70,000 other people, the gloves have to come off. Or in Ludi Lin’s case, on. Given the chance for some major media exposure at the Shanghai International...
  • The man behind the Ravens' rides

    The man behind the Ravens' rides
    When the Ravens won the Super Bowl in 2001 and Ray Lewis, as MVP, got a new SUV, he didn't want just a plain, ordinary one. He wanted icing on that cake. So Lewis took his prize to the Belair Road body shop that has become the go-to place for...
  • Wedded: Abby von Kelsch and Chad Omweg

    Wedded: Abby von Kelsch and Chad Omweg
    Wedding date: Feb. 16, 2013 Her story: Abby von Kelsch, 37, grew up in Stafford, Va. She works for Booz Allen Hamilton as a disaster consultant. Her mother, Linda, is a retired librarian and her father, Hank, is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer who...
  • It takes Franklin a year to wipe out a split second

    It takes Franklin a year to wipe out a split second
    One hundredth of a second. It is an interval the naked eye can’t see, one the mind can’t really wrap itself around, yet one that can make the difference between an Olympic medal and the worst place of all: fourth. That happened to two...
  • Francena McCorory sets personal-best 49.86 seconds to advance to 400-meter final at world championships

    Francena McCorory sets personal-best 49.86 seconds to advance to 400-meter final at world championships
    MOSCOW — The electronic timing system at Luzhniki Stadium proved its point — Bethel High and Hampton University grad Francena McCorory is at the top of her game. The 49.86-second performance registered by McCorory in winning her semifinal...
  • A walk on the wild side of art

    A walk on the wild side of art
    Five years ago, art scholars David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro had an inspiration while dining at a now-shuttered bistro in New York. They were drawn to a piece of wall art at Le Boeuf la Mode; it wasn't an undiscovered masterpiece but a...
  • Ai Weiwei retrospective highlights opening of new Miami art museum

    Wednesday is opening day for the Perez Art Museum Miami -- timed to take advantage of Miami's annual moment as the center of the international art universe, the Art Basel Miami Beach fair that will open Thursday, bringing hordes of collectors and gawkers....
  • America's Cup: Sailor killed in capsized boat an Olympic medalist

    A Swedish racing team identified a British Olympic gold medalist as the sailor killed when a catamaran capsized during training for the America's Cup on Thursday on the San Francisco Bay. Artemis Racing confirmed that Andrew "Bart" Simpson was trapped...
  • Beijing International Screenwriting Competition announces winners

    Beijing International Screenwriting Competition announces winners
    An American woman arrives in China to retrace the steps of her deceased daughter from a video diary the daughter kept of her trip to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. A young flautist travels to Beijing to audition for a conservatory. A seamstress for a...