Juveniles charged with spraying anti-Semitic graffiti
HULL, Mass. (AP) — Several juveniles have been charged with vandalizing a historic Massachusetts site with anti-Semitic and racist graffiti.
Woman, 19, charged in deadly Kansas trailer park shooting
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman has been charged in the deadly shooting of a man at a Kansas City Kansas, trailer park over Labor Day weekend.
Dorian cost Florida money, even if storm skirted by state
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Although Hurricane Dorian skirted by Florida with hardly any damage, it still cost the Sunshine State money.
In Orlando, the nation's most visited tourist destination,...
The Latest: Texas gunman was violent in psychiatric facility
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the man authorities say opened fire in West Texas over Labor Day weekend (all times local):
Police say the gunman who killed seven people in West...
School board member to plead not guilty to sex assault count
MANALAPAN, N.J. (AP) — A school board member accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old man over the Labor Day weekend plans to plead not guilty.
School district working to recover from ransomware attack
SOUDERTON, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia school district says it is working to recover from a ransomware attack over the Labor Day weekend.
Minke whale found dead in Massachusetts waters
SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — Experts say another minke whale has been found dead in Massachusetts waters.
The New England Aquarium says the 22-foot, sub-adult whale was found dead rolling in the...
State high court sides with DA in spat over parade arrests
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court has sided with Boston's district attorney in a dispute over the prosecution of counterprotesters arrested during a "straight pride" parade over Labor Day...
From a past of pigeons, Hegins Park now thrives on wine
HEGINS, Pa. (AP) — From shooting pigeons to sipping Chardonnay, supporters of the Hegins Park bore witness to a transforming period over the last 20 years.
2 Singaporeans among California boat fire victims
From a veteran water polo coach to a Singaporean data scientist, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water.
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...
Manalapan school board member charged with sex assault
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a Manalapan Township school board member sexually assaulted a 19-year-old man over Labor Day weekend.
Newly hired scientist for California among boat fire victims
Aboard were respected scientists, engineers, free spirits and parents with their teenage and adult children — all brought together over a passion for scuba diving. Two divers were celebrating...
Official: Feds search home for link to gun in Texas shooting
DALLAS (AP) — Investigators looking for how a Texas gunman obtained an assault-style rifle used in a Labor Day weekend rampage despite failing a background check have searched the home of a man...
Python on the run at Fond du Lac High School
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Students and staff at Fond du Lac High School are a bit on edge as the search continues for a missing python.
The 3-foot long snake escaped from its cage at the high...
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Rangers investigate illegal fireworks show on Colorado peak
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is investigating an illegal fireworks display on the summit of one of Colorado's highest mountains over the Labor Day weekend.
Texas governor resists calls for quick votes after shooting
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday rejected calls from Democrats for immediate votes on new gun safety measures in Texas following a violent August that began and ended...
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.
Delaware authorities report 6 suspected overdose deaths
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware public health officials say six people died of suspected drug overdoses over the Labor Day weekend.
Authorities say the suspected overdose deaths happened in...
Dozens arrested for DUIs over Labor Day weekend
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island DUI Task Force says dozens of drivers were arrested for alcohol-related offenses over Labor Day weekend.
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...
Parade canceled after ‘destructive devices’ found near route
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities canceled a New Jersey Labor Day parade that the governor was supposed to attend Monday because "destructive devices" were found near the parade...
UAW president joins Labor Day march days after FBI search
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers president walked a portion of Detroit's traditional Labor Day parade just days after FBI agents searched his home while a small group of protesting union...
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Balloon pilot grounded for dipping into tainted lake
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado Springs balloon festival has grounded a pilot for briefly touching down in a lake that was off-limits because of a harmful algae.
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.
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...
Mackinac Bridge closes to vehicle traffic for Labor Day walk
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for the 62nd Labor Day walk, which draws thousands of people annually.
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.
Vice President Pence visits Vermont ahead of trip to Poland
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has been visiting Vermont ahead of a planned trip to Poland.
Pence arrived Friday morning at the Burlington International Airport and toured...
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.
Dorian becomes a Category 4 monster powering toward Florida
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dorian powered toward Florida with increasing fury Friday, becoming an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm but leaving forecasters uncertain whether it would make a...
California issues toxic algae warnings ahead of Labor Day
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California water officials on Friday warned people who plan to enjoy the state's lakes and reservoirs this Labor Day weekend to be cautious about harmful blue-green...
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.
Yosemite sets new wildlife protection zones for motorists
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Visitors driving through Yosemite National Park during the Labor Day weekend will see new signs designating wildlife protection zones and advising that speed...
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...
‘A big deal’: Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian
MIAMI (AP) — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the...
USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii set to reopen this weekend
HONOLULU (AP) — The reopening of Hawaii's USS Arizona Memorial has been scheduled for Labor Day weekend following a 15-month closure, National Park Service officials said.
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...