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On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim

On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim

On her fifth try, the 64-year-old Nyad became the first person to swim unaided from Cuba to Florida, a distance of more than 100 miles.

PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida Beach

PHOTO: Shark Cruises Florida Beach

Just before noon, I was sitting on the beach watching the heavy surf. At the corner of my eye, about 50 feet offshore, I saw a fin.

Civil Rights Groups Call Zimmerman Verdict A ‘Miscarriage’

Civil Rights Groups Call Zimmerman Verdict A ‘Miscarriage’

Civil rights groups reacted with disappointment to the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial.

Lost In 1968 Battle, Marine’s Dog Tag Found Again

Lost In 1968 Battle, Marine’s Dog Tag Found Again

Lanny Martinson was a 23-year-old Marine sergeant in Vietnam when he last held his dog tags. In the 45 years since, he thought they were gone forever

Big Night For Big Men In Round 1 Of NFL Draft

Big Night For Big Men In Round 1 Of NFL Draft

One year after glamour quarterbacks were the big story, NFL teams mostly opted for big, beefy, bruisers during Round One of the 2013 NFL draft Thursday night.

Father Saves Boy From Alligator Attack, With A Stranger’s Help

Father Saves Boy From Alligator Attack, With A Stranger’s Help

A 6-year-old boy’s day off from school Friday left him with a vivid story to tell his classmates, after he was seized — and eventually released — by an alligator in South Florida.

Poll: Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Connection To Citizens

Poll: Vast Majority Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Connection To Citizens

A vast majority of undocumented Latino immigrants (85 percent) have family connections to U.S. citizens, a new poll finds.

Scientists: ‘No Options’ To Stop Massive Asteroids On Collision Course

Scientists: ‘No Options’ To Stop Massive Asteroids On Collision Course

Without “a few years” warning, humans currently have no capacity to stop an asteroid on a collision course with the planet, scientists told a Senate panel Wednesday.

Former Student Planned To Stage Attack At Central Florida University

Former Student Planned To Stage Attack At Central Florida University

Police believe Seevakumaran “first pulled a gun on one of his roommates, who then escaped to a bathroom and called 911,” the Sentinel says. “The sound of police arriving may have prompted Seevakumaran to alter his plans.”

A Year Later, Trayvon Martin’s Mother Hopes For Justice And Change

A Year Later, Trayvon Martin’s Mother Hopes For Justice And Change

One year ago Tuesday, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., — a death that would reignite the national debate about race relations and raise questions about the “stand your ground” laws on the books in Florida and 29 other states.

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