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Missing plane’s black box batteries may have died

In this Monday, April 14, 2014, photo provided by the Australian Defense Force an autonomous underwater vehicle is prepared to be deployed from ADV Ocean Shield in the search of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for the robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than half way through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Lt. Kelli Lunt) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner.

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Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback

In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, United States' Michael Phelps swims in the men's 4 X 100-meter medley relay at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Bob Bowman, the swimmer's longtime coach, told The Associated Press on Monday, April 14, 2014, that Phelps is entered in three events — the 50- and 100-meter freestyles and the 100 butterfly at his first meet since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Michael Phelps will be facing quite an opponent when he returns to the pool.

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With no new signals, Aussie PM sees long jet hunt

A U.S. Navy P8 Poseidon takes off from Perth Airport en route to rejoin the ongoing search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth,  Australia, Sunday, April 13, 2014. Military planes and ships from seven nations continue to scourer the Indian Ocean off the coast of western Australia for Flight 370 in one of the largest maritime multi-nation searches in history. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

PERTH, Australia (AP) — After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia’s leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long.

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2008 Olympic pole vault champion Hooker retires

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Former Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker of Australia has announced he is retiring from the sport, saying he is still physically fit but doesn’t have the mental drive to continue at the top.

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More underwater pings heard in hunt for plane

In this Thursday, April 3, 2014 file photo, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks as Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, looks on during a breakfast with crew members from different countries involved in the search for wreckage and debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Perth, Australia. Abbott said in Shanghai, China, Friday, April 11, that authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, Pool, File)

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities are confident that a series of underwater signals detected in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean are coming from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane’s black boxes, Australia’s prime minister said Friday.

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