Diana Nyad
(J Pat Carter/AP)
September 02, 2013

On Fifth Try, Diana Nyad Completes Cuba-Florida Swim

Jellyfish stings, an asthma attack and sheer exhaustion all stopped Diana Nyad in the past. But 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.


John Kerry
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
September 01, 2013

Kerry: Tests Indicate Sarin Used In Syria

Secretary of State John Kerry says that tests have shown evidence of Syria's use of the chemical agent sarin in an attack on the opposition last month that the White House has blamed on the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.


September 01, 2013

IDOC: Illness At Danville Prison Is Virus

State officials say testing shows an illness outbreak at Danville Correctional Center that caused a partial lockdown was caused by a respiratory virus and not influenza.


David Green
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
September 01, 2013

U of I’s Green Launches Congressional ‘Insurgent’ Campaign

Citing desire to truly make the Democratic Party one representing working people, instead of corporate America, a third candidate has launched what he calls an ‘insurgent’ campaign for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District.


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