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Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad, who recently completed a record-breaking swim from Cuba to Florida, completes a lap during a continuous 48-hour marathon swim event in New York's Herald Square called "Swim for Relief," which aims to raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Record breaker Nyad attempts 48-hour swim in NYC

  NEW YORK (AP) — The 64-year-old woman who swam from Cuba to Florida is attempting to swim in a pool in midtown Manhattan for 48 straight hours to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy. Wearing […]

10/08/2013

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Jackson ends Cuba trip without Gross meeting

HAVANA (AP) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson is ending a four-day visit to Cuba without getting to visit a U.S. government development subcontractor imprisoned in the island nation. The civil rights activist said Monday he […]

09/30/2013

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. (AP Photo/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy Newman)

Nyad plans to meet with swimmers doubting her feat

MIAMI (AP) — Diana Nyad is planning to meet with members of the marathon swimming community who are skeptical about her 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, her team said Monday. Since Nyad finished her […]

09/09/2013

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau Diana Nyad emerges from the Atlantic Ocean after completing a 111-mile swim from Cuba to Key West, Fla. Nyad, 64, is the first swimmer to cross the Florida Straits without the security of a shark cage. (AP Photo/Florida Keys Bureau, Andy Newman)

PHOTOS: Nyad makes 1st Cuba-Fla. swim without a shark cage

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Defeated before in bids to swim from Cuba to Florida, Diana Nyad would cry and rage through swollen lips and welts at the jellyfish tentacles that had repeatedly lashed her […]

09/03/2013

In this photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Diana Nyad, positioned about two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, is escorted by kayakers as she swims towards the completion of her approximately 110-mile trek from Cuba to the Florida Keys. (AP Photo/Florida Keys News Bureau, Andy Newman)

Nyad 1st to swim to Florida from Cuba without cage

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked on to the Key West shore Monday, becoming the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the help […]

09/02/2013

U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad, 64, on her swim to Florida from the waters off Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)

US swimmer near end of Cuba to Florida attempt

KEY WEST, Florida (AP) — With her lips and tongue swollen, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad edged closer to Florida on Monday in her attempt to become the first person to swim the treacherous waters […]

09/02/2013

A poster of Cuba's Fidel Castro hangs on the wall of a food market next to plate that reads in Spanish "I'm looking at you" in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. Castro turns 87 on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

Fidel Castro turns 87 behind closed doors

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro turned 87 behind closed doors Tuesday, with official tributes in state media serving as a reminder that the clock is ticking on his revolutionary generation’s grip on power. Castro stepped […]

08/13/2013

Military equipment lays in containers aboard a North Korean-flagged ship at the Manzanillo International container terminal on the coast of Colon City, Panama, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. A North Korean ship carrying weapons system parts buried under sacks of sugar was seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba to its home country, which is under a United Nations arms embargo, Panamanian officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

PHOTO GALLERY: Panama finds suspected weapons on N. Korean ship

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A North Korean ship carrying weapons system parts buried under sacks of sugar was seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal on its way from Cuba to its home […]

07/16/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Democrats to Obama: Stop Gitmo force feeding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Obama administration to stop force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike. Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Dick Durbin of Illinois wrote in letter Wednesday […]

07/10/2013

Video frame grab provided by The Guardian shows whistle blower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo)

Snowden is tempting risk for Ecuadoran leader

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s president and foreign minister declared Monday that national sovereignty and universal principles of human rights would govern their decision on granting asylum to Edward Snowden, powerful hints that the former […]

06/24/2013

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