BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana says its weekends-only red snapper season for anglers will start May 27 in state and federal waters, with a daily limit of three of the popular sport and food fish.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty were fined a WNBA record $500,000 for chartering flights to away games during the second half of the season last year and for other league rules violations, according to a person familiar with the fine.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Several Democrats in the Minnesota House on Friday proposed a gasoline tax holiday during the summertime to help lessen the burden of rising gas prices on motorists.
AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A large youth sports and business complex is being planned for a northeastern Indiana site that has hosted major classic automobile auctions for decades.
J.T. Fisher Properties completed its purchase of the Auburn Auction Park this past week.
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — A 35-year-old Oregon woman has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for her role in several burglaries that happened while residents were evacuated from wildfires that sparked over Labor Day weekend in 2020.
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — City leaders in Warner Robins are considering new laws to regulate large parties after a teenage girl was shot to death and four others wounded by gunfire at a large weekend party during the Labor Day weekend.
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Be on the lookout for the produce poachers.
Hundreds of pounds of vegetables were stolen from a community garden in suburban Detroit.
The garden is outside the senior center in Macomb County's Clinton Township.
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado county's public health department took its three mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics off the streets after its staff was harassed while providing inoculations over Labor Day weekend, the department's executive director said.
Stocks were mixed in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street closed mostly lower as traders returned from the Labor Day holiday.
Shares rose in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai but fell in Seoul and Sydney.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday reported 38 new deaths from COVID-19 as the state's capital launched a new incentive program to boost the city's vaccinations.
The Department of Health said the state's death toll from COVID-19 now totals 7,108.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Health officials on Tuesday reported two additional deaths from COVID-19 and the largest number of infected people on ventilators at South Dakota hospitals since last year.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — As the Labor Day weekend approached, Miles the Moose said goodbye to holiday travelers leaving Maine for the close of the summer.
Miles the Moose and other members of the Maine Turnpike Authority handed out whoopie pies by Wicked Whoopies and water to drivers on the Maine Turnpike on Tuesday, WGME reported.
CHICAGO (AP) — A 4-year-old boy from Alabama, who died Sunday after he was struck by stray gunfire inside a west-side Chicago home, was one of five people killed by gun violence in the city during the Labor Day holiday.
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — A teenage girl has been shot to death and four others wounded by gunfire at a Labor Day weekend party.
The shooting happened Saturday night in Warner Robins, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta, police said.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia’s oldest city is closing out a busy summer with a swarm of tourists over the Labor Day weekend.
Visit Savannah, the city's tourism bureau, predicted 80% of hotel rooms in the area would be booked through the Monday holiday.
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people forced to flee South Lake Tahoe could begin returning to their homes after evacuation orders were downgraded to warnings Sunday afternoon as crews made progress against a massive wildfire.
NEW YORK (AP) — On what's traditionally one of the sleepiest weekends at the movies, the Marvel film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" smashed the record for Labor Day openings with an estimated $71.4 million in ticket sales, giving a box office reeling from the recent coronavirus surge a huge lift heading into the fall season.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's leaders on Friday urged residents to stay outdoors or at home and avoid people not in their households over the Labor Day weekend to control the spread of COVID-19 as the state battles outbreaks of the highly contagious delta variant.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Friday reported 74 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death.
The latest numbers pushed the Navajo Nation’s total to 32,784 cases since the pandemic began more than a year ago and 1,407 known deaths.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine Turnpike Authority projects that traffic volume this holiday weekend will return to close to pre-pandemic levels.
More than 1 million vehicles are anticipated to travel the Maine Turnpike from Friday through Monday, which is Labor Day.
No team has lost its opening game and reached the Bowl Championship Series title game or the College Football Playoff.
Something to keep in mind when watching No. 3 Clemson play No. 5 Georgia in the biggest game of the opening weekend of the season.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Traffic at Florida's busiest airport this holiday weekend is forecast to exceed pre-pandemic crowds.
Officials at Orlando International Airport said Wednesday that this Labor Day weekend they are expecting more than 303,000 departures, a 7% increase above Labor Day weekend in 2019.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Health officials are warning Wisconsin residents to get vaccinated, wear masks and avoid indoor gatherings over the Labor Day weekend as the delta variant drives the state's COVID-19 case average to levels not seen in months.
A year after the traditional Labor Day weekend bonanza of college football was whittled down to fewer than a dozen games by the pandemic, the 2021 season starts like none ever before.
For the first time since 2005, when the holiday weekend became college football's official launch date, the season will open with five games pairing Top 25 teams — including a top-five match-up.
If this were a normal year, Labor Day would traditionally kick off the start of end-of-model-year vehicle clearance sales. Consumers can often find good deals as dealerships are eager to sell their remaining inventory to make room for next year’s models.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators in Arkansas climbed again Tuesday, as the state's top health official said he was worried about a further surge in cases from the coming Labor Day weekend.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Civil rights activists say they’ll protest along the way to a popular Maryland beach destination on Thursday to bring attention to the violent arrests of Black teenagers in June that stemmed from confrontations over vaping.
This Labor Day, some Americans will have extra cash on hand for holiday weekend shopping.
Some people padded their savings accounts by staying home during the pandemic. And some set aside the advance payments of the child tax credit they received, points out Amna Kirmani, marketing professor at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reached 300 traffic accident deaths before Labor Day for the first time in more than a decade, prompting state public safety officials on Monday to issue a plea for people to slow down.
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Black Pride organizers say the annual celebration will happen Labor Day weekend as planned with some precautions to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
The larger Atlanta Pride festival and parade planned for October were canceled Wednesday because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Some performance venues across Vermont are preparing to reopen with help from federal money after the coronavirus pandemic forced them to close.
So far, 43 Vermont performance venues benefitted from the $13 million from the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program, part of federal pandemic relief assistance.
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber and Lil Baby are set to headline Jay-Z's Made in America festival in Philadelphia.
Organizers announced Monday that Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Roddy Ricch, Bobby Shmurda and A$AP Ferg will also perform at the two-day event on Sept.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The 100th anniversary of a deadly armed uprising by organizing coal miners in southern West Virginia will be commemorated over Labor Day weekend.
United Mine Workers union President Cecil Roberts plans to participate in the re-creation of a march that ended in the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain, according to a website about the centennial events.
ESPN's opening weekend of college football features defending national champion Alabama facing Miami in Atlanta and Clemson vs. Georgia in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The network also announced a six-year agreement with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Southwestern Athletic Conference to continue broadcasting the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Kickoff and the Celebration Bowl matching both league's champions.
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in eastern China used drones and hunting dogs to search for the last of three leopards that escaped from a safari park, which faced strong public criticism for concealing the breakout for more than two weeks...
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Kevin Harvick is hoping his winless start to the season will end at Darlington Raceway — just like last year.
Harvick hadn't taken the checkered flag in 2020 Darlington Raceway was strangely busy at the start of the pandemic when the old, country track opened its gates to help NASCAR restart its engines during a hectic stretch of three races in five days...
Darlington Raceway was strangely busy at the start of the pandemic when the old, country track opened its gates to help NASCAR restart its engines during a hectic stretch of three races in five days...
PARIS (AP) — Workers and union leaders dusted off bullhorns and flags that had stayed furled during coronavirus lockdowns for slimmed down but still boisterous — and at times violent — May Day marches on Saturday, demanding more labor protections amid a pandemic that has turned economies and workplaces upside down...
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese tourists are expected to make a total of 18.3 million railway passenger trips on the first day of the country's five-day holiday for international labor day, according to an estimate by the state railway group...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — After Malathaat outdueled Search Results down the stretch to win the 147th Kentucky Oaks by a neck, runner-up jockey Irad Ortiz Jr...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With the rail still open and Kentucky Derby post positions dwindling, Brad Cox grew anxious about the most notable of his two horses drawing the least desired spot...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 159 new confirmed coronavirus cases with no additional deaths...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Crew members on a dive boat say they were never instructed on emergency procedures before a predawn fire swept through the vessel as it was anchored off the Southern California coast, killing 34 people as they slept below deck, according to federal documents released Wednesday...
A college student house held a party over the Labor Day weekend that included people who had recently tested positive for the coronavirus, according to police body camera footage...
NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says he’ll ease public gathering restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to California wildfires, it now takes days, not decades, to produce what had been seen as a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence...
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — In-person classes at the University of Wyoming will begin for the fall semester no sooner than Monday amid ongoing efforts to test for the coronavirus among students and others on campus, university officials said Wednesday...
DENVER (AP) — Snow and cold weather have stalled the growth of a northern Colorado wildfire that exploded in hot, windy weather over the Labor Day weekend, fire managers said Wednesday...
The Lost Summer of 2020 drew to a close Monday with many big Labor Day gatherings canceled across the U...
SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — New wildfires ravaged bone-dry California during a scorching Labor Day weekend that saw a dramatic airlift of more than 200 people trapped by flames and ended with the state's largest utility turning off power to 172,000 customers to try to prevent its power lines and other equipment from sparking more fires...