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Obama tries persuading on Syria

September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the crisis in Syria at the White House, Saturday. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama worked on Monday to persuade skeptical lawmakers to endorse a U.S. military intervention in civil war-wracked Syria, winning conditional support from two leading Senate foreign policy hawks even as he...

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Nyad 1st to swim to Florida from Cuba without cage

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

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....

Obama tries persuading the skeptical on Syria

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, accompanied by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks with reporters outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, following a closed-door meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the situation with Syria....

Verizon reclaims US wireless stake for $130B

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Tuesday, May 19, 2009, file photo, people walk by a branch of Vodafone in central London. Verizon says, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, it has agreed to buy Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless for $130 billion. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File) NEW...

Cops: Dad of NY tot shot in stroller likely target

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Mourners visit a memorial for Antiq Hennis, in the Brownsville neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, where a day earlier, the 1-year-old boy was shot and killed in his stroller during a walk with his parents. New York Police...

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Nyad swims to Fla from Cuba without cage

September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo Long endurance swimmer Diana Nyad makes the last strokes to shore in Key West, Fla., Monday, after swimming from Cuba. KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Looking dazed and sunburned, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad walked ashore Monday, becoming the first...

Future-Sandys

Study: Superstorm Sandy’s ‘freaky’ path may be less likely in the future

September 2, 2013 • National News, State NewsComments (0)

AP Photo This Nov. 9, 2012, aerial-file photo shows damaged homes in New Jersey after the region was pounded by Superstorm Sandy. WASHINGTON (AP) — Man-made global warming may further lessen the likelihood of the freak atmospheric steering currents that...

Pope announces day of fasting for peace for Syria

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A crowd listens to Pope Francis, small figure seen at the second from right window, reciting the Angelus prayer from his studio window overlooking St.Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. Francis is asking people to join him next weekend...

Descendants of slaves hold out against coal mining

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This Monday, July 29, 2013 photo shows a dragline excavator working a strip mine near Dirgin, Texas. For three years, Luminant Mining Co. has tried to purchase the 9-acre plot in Dirgin, Texas. The company already owns more than 75 percent of the parcel but...

FAMU band back at football game after suspension

September 2, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

The Florida A&M University band performs Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in Orlando, Fla., during FAMU’s season-opening football game against Mississippi Valley State, its first appearance in a football stadium in nearly 22 months after the 2011 hazing death of...