Sep 24, 2011, 10:48 p.m.

Nyad resumes swim after jellyfish sting

MIAMI (Reuters) - Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad resumed her bid on Sunday to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida, returning to the water after being stung in the face and eyes, presumably by a jellyfish, her team said. "She's back in! At 12:20am ET, Diana has re-entered the water," according to a posting on her Twitter account.

Protesters march in Manhattan, criticizing Wall Street

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several hundred marchers wound their way through the streets of lower Manhattan on Saturday in the latest of a string of protests over the past week against what demonstrators saw as corporate greed on Wall Street. Police said at least 80 protesters were arrested during the march, which was meant to criticize a financial system participants said unfairly benefits corporations and the rich. They said the protests were inspired by demonstrations in Egypt and Spain.

Obama seeks to shore up black support in jobs push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged black leaders on Saturday to "stop complaining" and help him push his jobs plan through the U.S. Congress, as he sought to bolster his eroding support in the black community amid concern over high unemployment. In an impassioned speech to an awards banquet of the Congressional Black Caucus, Obama likened his efforts to win approval of his $447 billion jobs package to the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and exhorted his audience to "march with me and press on."

Washington state gunman shot dead after firing near school field

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A man armed with two rifles opened fire on Saturday near where parents and students were gathered at a middle school football field in a Seattle suburb, before he was shot dead by police, authorities said. The 51-year-old gunman abandoned his Kia sedan in the center of Issaquah, Washington, blocking traffic, King County Sheriff's Department spokesman Sergeant John Urquhart said.

Beef bound for Georgia schools recalled over E. coli worries

(Reuters) - A Texas company has recalled 40,000 pounds of frozen ground beef products, shipped for distribution to Georgia schools, due to possible contamination from E. coli bacteria, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Palo Duro Meat of Amarillo, Texas, produced the meat products on September 9 and shipped them to two warehouses in Georgia for transportation to six school districts and other institutions, the USDA said.

Heat, gusty winds fuel renewed fears in fire-weary Texas

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds in Texas on Saturday heralded the possible return of the dangerous conditions that sparked devastating brush fires earlier this month, officials said. Wildfires have charred 3.8 million acres in the state and destroyed 2,742 homes since the current wildfire season began last November, and the months of June through August in Texas were the hottest ever recorded by any state in U.S. history.

U.S. men convicted in Iran as spies head home

MUSCAT (Reuters) - Two U.S. citizens sentenced in Iran to eight years in jail for spying left for the United States on Saturday from Oman, where they had landed after being released by Iranian authorities. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, who were arrested while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border in 2009 and denied being spies, flew to Oman two days ago, after officials there helped secure their release by posting bail of $1 million.

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