For the first time in history, a swimmer has endured the 103-mile route from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida, without the assistance of a shark cage. That swimmer, 64-year-old Diana Nyad, began her quest on Saturday, August 31, and finished around 53 hours later on Labor Day.
With Labor Day weekend here and millions of people hitting the highway, some drivers would be wise to be extra careful, while some should feel safe knowing their town is a good place to cruise the streets.
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in front of 250,000 people. Exactly 50 years later, tens of thousands gathered there again to commemorate it.
In just a few short hours, college football season will officially be here. It's that happy time when everyone is undefeated and every team just knows it is finally their year. But the good times can't last forever. Here are five burning questions as we enter the 2013 football season: