America's Diana Nyad, 64, sets record with Cuba-to-Florida swim

By Michael Haskins

KEY WEST, Florida (Reuters) - American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad on Monday became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage, succeeding on her fifth attempt at the feat.

Her face sunburned and lips swollen, with barely enough energy to speak, Nyad waded ashore at Key West after a 53-hour swim and delivered a simple message to onlookers: "We should never, ever give up .... You never are too old to chase your dreams."

In an inspiration to Baby Boomers everywhere, Nyad completed the estimated 110-mile (177-km) journey after departing from Havana on Saturday morning. She set a record for the longest ocean swim without a shark cage or flippers, according to her crew.

She was met by crowds in Key West who surrounded her, snapping photos, as they enjoyed sunny beach weather on the annual Labor Day holiday.

Source: Yahoo

Read Full Article


+ News Headlines

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
Prev Next

Fla. motorcycle racer dies after hitting 285 mph

LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) — A motorcycle racer trying to top 300 mph died Sunday after losing control and zooming off a runway at a former... Read more

Fla. girl, 7, critically hurt in 6-story NYC fall

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a Florida girl tumbled out of a sixth-story window in Brooklyn and is in critical condition. The... Read more

Obama says Martin 'could have been me' years ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare and public reflection on race, President Barack Obama called on the nation Friday to do some soul searching over... Read more

Jodi Arias asks Arizona jury to spare her death penalty

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Convicted killer Jodi Arias pleaded with... Read more

Video shows Milwaukee man, 76, shooting teen

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man's own surveillance cameras show him confronting a 13-year-old neighbor boy on a sidewalk outside of their houses, pointing a... Read more

Former Sen. Harry Byrd Jr. of Virginia dies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., the Democrat-turned-independent who began his career as a staunch segregationist and preached fiscal restraint in... Read more

Missing Calif. boy's brother arrested on murder charge - USA TODAY

NBC Southern CaliforniaMissing Calif. boy's brother arrested on murder chargeUSA TODAYTerry Smith, an 11-year-old autistic boy, has been missing since Saturday. AP Missing Boy. Terry... Read more

Photographer asks for help identifying people in haunting 9/11 image

Do you know any of these people? (Patrick Witty)A photographer who took a haunting image of a crowd watching in horror as the South Tower... Read more

Factbox: The six-woman jury deciding Trayvon Martin shooting case

SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - An all female six-person jury will decide the fate of neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, on trial for second-degree murder in the... Read more

Republican lawmaker says phone record program stopped attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government program that included the collection of telephone records thwarted at least one "significant" terrorist attack in the United States, the... Read more

Former US Rep. Clay Shaw Dies at 74 - ABC News

WEARFormer US Rep. Clay Shaw Dies at 74ABC NewsFormer U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw, who spent 26 years in Washington battling over everything from free trade... Read more

AP PHOTOS: Verdict in Jodi Arias murder trial

PHOENIX (AP) — After four months, verdict day at the Jodi Arias trial brought a crowd to the courthouse to find out the jury's decision.... Read more

Caesars exits Boston casino project, says unit under federal probe

By Chris Peters (Reuters) - Caesars Entertainment Inc, the latest U.S. casino operator to fall under federal scrutiny, is pulling out of a $1 billion... Read more

Aurora Gunman to Plead Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity - Fox News

New York Daily NewsAurora Gunman to Plead Not Guilty By Reason of InsanityFox NewsJames Holmes, the man accused in the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting... Read more

Woman: I saw my ex-boyfriend strangle coed - Washington Post

Washington PostWoman: I saw my ex-boyfriend strangle coedWashington PostDOVER, N.H. — A woman says she watched her ex-boyfriend strangle University of New Hampshire coed in... Read more

Utah fire destroys 13 homes near resort town

WANSHIP, Utah (AP) — A small, lightning-sparked wildfire outside the resort town of Park City destroyed more than a dozen homes and threatened hundreds of... Read more

Jury weighs murder charges against Philadelphia abortion doctor

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A Philadelphia jury began its second... Read more

FBI: $1.2M disappears from NYC-bound Swiss jet

NEW YORK (AP) — FBI agents were investigating a report that about $1.2 million disappeared from a shipment of cash flown from Switzerland to New... Read more

Season of uncertainty for stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Washington be the Grinch who stole Christmas? After weeks of bickering between Congress and the White House, President Barack Obama on... Read more

San Francisco braces for summer rail strike as deadline looms

By Ronnie Cohen SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco area residents braced on Sunday for a possible rail strike that threatened to cripple the rush-hour... Read more

Man gets 18 year jail term for US military center plot

By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - A man who plotted to storm... Read more

US weather-watcher satellite fails just before hurricane season - Reuters

CTV NewsUS weather-watcher satellite fails just before hurricane seasonReutersBy Irene Klotz. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida | Fri May 24, 2013 9:58am EDT. CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters)... Read more

Appeals court hears arguments in Florida's 'Docs v. Glocks' case

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Efforts to reinstate a Florida law that bars doctors from asking patients about gun ownership, had doctors arguing in... Read more

Boston bomb suspect's wife assisting probe -lawyer

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Scott Malone PROVIDENCE, R.I./BOSTON (Reuters) - The wife of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect is assisting authorities... Read more

Emergency Chief: Sometimes Massive Mudslides 'Just Happen' -

Washington PostEmergency Chief: Sometimes Massive Mudslides 'Just Happen'NBCNews.comA county official said Wednesday that people living in the path of Saturday's massive mudslide "knew the risk"... Read more

US lottery players could see more giant jackpots

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If it seems that giant lottery jackpots have people lining up at convenience stores more frequently, just wait: More big... Read more

APNewsBreak: Fla. education commissioner to resign

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's education commissioner will resign amid allegations that he changed the grade of a charter school run by a major Republican... Read more

Senior IRS official in targeting scandal retires: agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior U.S. Internal Revenue Service official who was a key figure in the controversy over IRS scrutiny of conservative groups... Read more

'The Conjuring' scares up $41.5M to top box office

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Moviegoers were ready for a fright this weekend, sending "The Conjuring" into first place at the box office. The Warner Bros. haunted-house... Read more

AP PHOTOS: Americans mark Memorial Day

Americans honored fallen service members on Memorial Day with President Barack Obama leading the nation's commemoration by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the... Read more

Doctor found guilty of murder in Philadelphia abortion trial

By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A Philadelphia doctor was found guilty... Read more

Casino bosses transform Sin City into Club City

LAS VEGAS (AP) — To step into club XS at the Wynn Las Vegas is to enter the dreamscape of a modern artist with fetishes... Read more

Mother and 3 Children Die in Fast-Moving House Fire on Long Island - New York Times

New York TimesMother and 3 Children Die in Fast-Moving House Fire on Long IslandNew York TimesA Long Island woman and her three young children were... Read more

Death of impaled teen described as 'pure accident'

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — One of two adults who were nearby when a Texas teenager impaled himself on the horn of a bull statue says... Read more

Marines killed at Quantico identified - WWBT

TIMEMarines killed at Quantico identifiedWWBTGun-play at a Goochland party ends with an army reservist dead from a self inflicted bullet to the head. Police are... Read more

Record breaker Nyad in midst of 48-hour NYC swim

NEW YORK (AP) — The 64-year-old woman who swam from Havana to Miami is churning toward the halfway mark in her marathon Manhattan swim to... Read more

New Colo. law strikes all-online firearm training

DENVER (AP) — In an age where you can buy a car or get a college degree without ever leaving the house, Colorado lawmakers have... Read more

Mo. theater apologizes for actor carrying fake gun

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Operators of a Missouri movie theater apologized Friday for a stunt in which an actor dressed in black, wearing body... Read more

Body in Washington, DC identified as missing Grayslake man - Chicago Tribune

NBC ChicagoBody in Washington, DC identified as missing Grayslake manChicago TribuneThe body of a northwest suburban man who went missing last month while sightseeing in... Read more

Fast-food workers begin strikes across U.S. over wages

By Atossa Araxia Abrahamian NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fast-food workers staged strikes at McDonald's and Burger Kings and demonstrated at other stores in sixty U.S.... Read more

Man charged in deaths of woman, her toddler, 2 men

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — A 27-year-old convicted felon was charged Friday in the deaths of a woman and two men whose bodies were found at... Read more

Women sad, angry over sale of nonprofit Ohio home

CINCINNATI (AP) — For more than 100 years, the Anna Louise Inn in downtown Cincinnati has been a safe, serene place that thousands of struggling... Read more

Snowden's return to US could be legal battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The criminal case against Edward Snowden could turn into a prolonged legal battle before the former contractor who says he revealed two... Read more

U.S. to investigate runway collision at Newark airport

May 1 (Reuters) - Post position for Saturday's 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs after Wednesday's draw (listed as barrier, HORSE, jockey, trainer) 1. BLACK... Read more

U.S. probes hack of personal data on Michelle Obama, Beyonce, others

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI and other U.S. agencies said on Tuesday they were investigating a website that posted financial and personal information about first... Read more

Republicans boycott committee vote on EPA nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have boycotted a scheduled committee vote on President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. All eight GOP members... Read more

Lawsuit Filed to Block New Arkansas Abortion Law - ABC News

San Francisco ChronicleLawsuit Filed to Block New Arkansas Abortion LawABC NewsShare. 0. Abortion rights advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to overturn the more... Read more

Obama An Energy Realist In State Of The Union - EarthTechling

EarthTechlingObama An Energy Realist In State Of The UnionEarthTechlingWe saw an interesting evolution of Barack Obama as an energy president on display last night in... Read more

NTSB recovers recorders after NYC gear collapse

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators have recovered the flight data and cockpit voice recorders of a plane whose front landing gear collapsed, sending it... Read more

Okla. woman, pet kangaroo find new home at zoo

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — Christie Carr wants her young ones to cooperate when they sit down for a family portrait, but at times it's so... Read more

Elizabeth Smart details kidnapping in new memoir

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Minutes after 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart was snatched from her bedroom in the dead of night, a police cruiser idled by... Read more

Detroit bankruptcy ruling: debt, crime and Anna Nicole Smith - Reuters

San Francisco ChronicleDetroit bankruptcy ruling: debt, crime and Anna Nicole SmithReuters(Reuters) - The 150-page court ruling finding Detroit eligible for bankruptcy focused on the city's... Read more

House Republicans favor helping children of illegal immigrants

By Rachelle Younglai and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the House of Representatives started to coalesce on Tuesday around the idea of legalizing... Read more

Police: NM man in church stabbing vandalized lodge

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man charged with stabbing three people at an Albuquerque Catholic church because he thought a choir leader was... Read more

NSA contractor risks steep jail time for data leak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who gave classified documents to reporters, making public two sweeping U.S. surveillance programs and touching off a national debate on... Read more

Obama pushes ahead with export control changes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has notified Congress of plans to modify U.S. weapon and ammunition export controls to make it easier for American... Read more

SpaghettiOs takes down Pearl Harbor tweet - Washington Post

Social Zoo: Social UpdatesSpaghettiOs takes down Pearl Harbor tweetWashington PostCampbell Soup apologized Saturday for a tweet by its SpaghettiOs brand that commemorated the Pearl Harbor... Read more

California prison crowding plan neglects rehabilitation: lawmaker

By Sharon Bernstein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A plan by California Governor Jerry Brown to ease prison crowding by leasing space in county jails and... Read more

Hernandez pleads not guilty to murder indictment

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge Friday following his indictment in... Read more

Obama jokes about radical 2nd term changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from "strapping young Muslim Socialist" to retiree golfer, all... Read more

6,000 still evacuated as S. Cal wildfire surges

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California wildfire that forced 6,000 people to flee was more than 35 square miles in size Thursday as fingers... Read more

Salsa recalled after glass pieces found in jars

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The maker of salsas sold at Dollar Tree and Deals, Dollar Express and Dollar Bills stores nationwide is recalling the product... Read more

Rural lawmakers push for farm bill votes in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Farm-state lawmakers are scrambling to win bipartisan support for a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill on the House floor this week. The legislation would... Read more

Control towers at 149 small airports to stay open

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is keeping open for now the 149 control towers at small airports that were slated to close as... Read more

US hopes trade talks will spur changes in Europe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. trade official says he hopes negotiations on a free trade deal with Europe will drive growth-oriented changes in the... Read more

Lottery picks: 05, 25, 30, 58, 59 and Powerball 32

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers have been drawn for the $448 million Powerball jackpot. The numbers drawn Wednesday night were: 05, 25, 30,... Read more

Boston church official faces racketeering charges

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston church official who claimed in an autobiography he was a leg-breaker for reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger faces accusations that... Read more

Arizona jury to weigh death penalty in Jodi Arias murder case

By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - Jodi Arias, convicted of first-degree murder,... Read more

Obama's day: Health care problems - USA TODAY

Washington PostObama's day: Health care problemsUSA TODAYPresident Obama, moving past the government shutdown and debt ceiling disputes, spends Monday on an issue now getting more... Read more

Georgia Aquarium exhibits preserved sea creatures

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Aquarium is giving visitors the chance to peer inside the bodies of giant sea creatures. The exhibit, "Sea Monsters Revealed: Aquatic... Read more

Inmate who killed Wash. guard sentenced to death

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state judge has sentenced an inmate to death for killing a state corrections officer in a prison chapel two... Read more

Jury: No medical negligence in penile implant

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A jury in Delaware says there was no medical negligence in a penile implant procedure that the patient said left him... Read more

Judge selected to hear Detroit Chapter 9 bankruptcy: filing

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes was selected to preside over Detroit's Chapter 9 bankruptcy case, according to a court document filed on... Read more

White House: No subsidies for union health plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Low-income workers on union health plans are not eligible for the same federal subsidies available to those who buy insurance in the... Read more

Nine-year-old treks for help after father dies in California crash

(Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who survived a car crash in Southern California trekked almost 2 miles through rough terrain in the middle of the... Read more

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

Sorry, readability was unable to parse this page for content. Source: YahooRead Full Article Read more

Baby, teen killed in Ga. street racing crash

CONYERS, Ga. (AP) — A baby and a teenage passenger were killed when the child's mother was racing another car and crashed on Interstate 20... Read more

+ Latest Pensacola News

Latest Entertainment News

Latest National News

Latest Sports News

© 2013. All rights reserved. | Terms of Use |     Sites: FtWalton | FtWaltonBeach | GulfBreeze | ScreenRave | | Book a Room