UPS plans to hold holiday hiring steady at about 100,000
DALLAS (AP) — UPS said Monday it expects to hire about 100,000 seasonal workers and pay them more to handle the avalanche of packages shipped between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Search and rescue incidents rise at Olympic National Park
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park is seeing an increase in search and rescue operations this year.
KOMO-TV reports typically, the park averages about 50 to 60...
Trump says he had no role in Pence staying at his resort
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he had nothing to do with Vice President Mike Pence staying at his resort in Ireland or with Attorney General William Barr booking a...
2 University of Texas students from India drown in Oklahoma
DAVIS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two University of Texas students from India drowned at a popular tourist destination in Oklahoma.
Davis Police say the foreign exchange students died...
Ohio patrol reports 10 crash deaths over Labor Day weekend
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says there were slightly fewer deaths on Ohio's roadways during the long Labor Day weekend.
Troopers say 10 people died in crashes this past...
State police: No traffic fatalities this Labor Day weekend
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire state police say the Labor Day holiday weekend was free of traffic fatalities.
State police respond to more crashes this Labor Day weekend
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say they responded to 424 traffic accidents during the holiday weekend, a huge spike over the previous Labor Day weekend.
7 fatally shot in Chicago during Labor Day weekend violence
CHICAGO (AP) — Gun violence over the Labor Day weekend has left seven people dead and another 34 wounded in Chicago.
WLS-TV reports that two teenagers were among the weekend's shooting...
State police release traffic statistics for holiday weekend
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say troopers made more than 40 arrests for driving under the influence and issued about 500 citations during Labor Day weekend.
In escalating trade war, US consumers may see higher prices
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China on Sunday put in place their latest tariff increases on each other's goods, potentially raising prices Americans pay for some clothes, shoes, sporting...
Hollywood’s summer ends 2% down despite Disney dominance
NEW YORK (AP) — Never before has one studio so dominated summer at the movies. The Walt Disney Co. accounted for about half of all ticket sales in U.S. and Canada theaters on the season, which...
Chicago deploying extra officers over Labor Day weekend
CHICAGO (AP) — Additional police officers are being deployed in Chicago neighborhoods over the Labor Day holiday weekend to help curb gun violence.
Lower crude prices, increase in supply mean lower gas prices
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drivers in New Jersey and around the nation are seeing prices at the pump far lower this Labor Day weekend than in years past.
Hurricanes hard at work on Labor Day weekends in Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The traditional end of summer, Labor Day is also frequently a time for hurricanes in the U.S., especially Florida. More than two dozen have struck over the holiday...
State police plan extra patrols for holiday weekend
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police are sending extra troopers out on the highways this Labor Day weekend to target drunken drivers, distracted drivers and other hazards.
How major US stock indexes fared Friday
Major U.S. stock indexes closed little changed Friday, capping a listless day of trading ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.
A late-afternoon flurry of buying gave the S&P 500 its third...
US stock indexes end mixed to close out a volatile month
Major U.S. stock indexes ended little changed Friday after a listless day of trading ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend capped a solid week of gains for the market.
Markets Right Now: Stocks end mixed after early gain fades
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
Major U.S. stock indexes are closing little changed after a listless day of trading ahead of...
Landslides close popular rafting spot over Labor Day weekend
NANTAHALA, N.C. (AP) — Landslides have closed a popular kayaking and rafting destination in North Carolina for the Labor Day holiday weekend.
No. 3 Georgia ready for rare road, SEC opener at Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs shouldn't have to worry about too much crowd noise — even in a rare SEC road opener.
Their fans are combining the Labor Day holiday weekend with...
Illinois to suspend road work to ease Labor Day traffic woes
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are suspending road work at dozens of sites around the state to ease traffic congestion for the Labor Day holiday.
State police to step up patrols this weekend in Maine
YORK, Maine (AP) — The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is coordinating increased traffic enforcement for Labor Day weekend.
The bureau has funneled federal highway safety money to 37 Maine...
Corps: If on water this holiday weekend, wear a life jacket
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District say there is a simple way for lake visitors to greatly reduce their risk of drowning this Labor Day...
Big crowds, possible closures expected at Illinois parks
UTICA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is urging visitors to some of northern Illinois' most popular state parks to arrive early and plan for longer travel times this...
Business groups ask Trump for tariffs delay before holidays
NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of 161 manufacturers, farmers, retailers, natural gas and oil companies as well as other business groups, has signed a letter asking President Donald Trump to postpone...
Edmunds: Labor Day sales less impressive than years past
In the car business, Labor Day is more than just the end of the summer selling season. It signals the beginning of what many bargain hunters eagerly await: the end-of-model-year clearance. In the...
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Tennessee to halt highway lane closures for Labor Day travel
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are halting lane closures on interstates and state highways over the Labor Day weekend.
The state Department of Transportation says it will stop...
AAA: Michigan gas prices rise 2 cents to $2.72 per gallon
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — AAA Michigan says average gas prices statewide have risen 2 cents from a week ago to about $2.72 per gallon.
The Dearborn-based auto club said Monday the average price...
ND Highway Patrol plans saturation enforcement on I-94
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Highway Patrol says it will conduct a border-to-border saturation enforcement effort on Interstate 94 from Monday through next Sunday in the run-up to the...
Hot air balloons to invade Carencro
CARENCRO, La. (AP) — Hot air balloons are heading to Louisiana's Acadiana region for "Glow in the Cro," a new event taking place over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Poland marks Armed Forces holiday with military parade
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Poland celebrated its Armed Forces national holiday on Thursday with a parade that included more than 2,600 soldiers and a flyover by aircraft that included American F-15...
Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday...
How major stock indexes fared Tuesday
Stocks shot higher on Wall Street Tuesday after the U.S. said it would delay tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and other items typically on holiday shopping lists.
Markets Right Now: Tariff delay sends US stocks soaring
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
Stocks shot higher after the U.S. said it would delay tariffs on Chinese imports of mobile...
The Latest: China tariff delay sets off a stock market rally
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the shifting trade relations between the U.S. and China (all times local):
News that the U.S. would delay tariffs on a number of Chinese...
Vermont state-owned historic sites are free on Friday
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Admission to Vermont's state owned historic sites will be free on Bennington Battle Day this Friday.
It's a state holiday commemorating the Revolutionary War victory...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two Minneapolis police officers have been fired over a racist Christmas display.
The department says Mark Bohnsack's last day was last Thursday while Brandy Steberg's was...
Albuquerque reacts to Texas shooting by deploying police
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's most populous city is reacting to the mass shooting Saturday in El Paso, Texas, by stepping up security at shopping stores and some department stores such as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest tariffs President Donald Trump plans to impose on Chinese goods would cost U.S. households an average of $200 a year, some economists estimate, and would start to bite...
LONDON (AP) — On a sunny summer day in the United Kingdom, cast and crew can be found inside a studio — sprinkled with snow. It's the seasonal disorder of television shows and films.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya called Monday for a truce between the country's warring parties during the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, warning that the ongoing conflict...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican who is Ohio's elections chief says the state can handle having its presidential primary on St. Patrick's Day next year if lawmakers make that change in the...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — State officials say West Virginia Turnpike revenue jumped during Fourth of July holiday travel this year after tolls doubled in January. But the number of toll-paying...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people screened at airport checkpoints last Sunday set a record as people streamed home after a four-day holiday weekend.
Fox News viewers flock to Trump’s holiday speech
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July meant hot dogs, fireworks and President Donald Trump for many Fox News viewers.
Fox News reached an average of 4.09 million viewers between 6 and 8 p.m....
Boaters sickened on Lake Minnetonka on July 4th
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Health officials are investigating reports that people boating around Big Island on Lake Minnetonka near Minneapolis got sick over the Fourth of July.