Latest Labor Day News

The Latest: Texas gunman was violent in psychiatric facility

Sep. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the man authorities say opened fire in West Texas over Labor Day weekend (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Police say the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas last month was destructive and violent while hospitalized at a psychiatric facility nearly two decades ago. Waco...

2 Singaporeans among California boat fire victims

Sep. 6, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

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. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the vessel, killing 34 people off California's wind-swept...

New Hampshire gets spotlight as campaign enters new phase

Sep. 6, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is not accustomed to playing the role of the undercard. But so far in the 2020 campaign, the first-in-the-nation primary state has been more of a destination for lower-tier Democratic presidential candidates than for three of its top contenders. Democratic voters have...

Newly hired scientist for California among boat fire victims

Sep. 5, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

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 their birthdays. Here are the victims who have been identified so far from the deadly fire that engulfed the...

Official: Feds search home for link to gun in Texas shooting

Sep. 5, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

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 they believe was involved in the "transfer" of the weapon, a federal law enforcement official said Thursday. The...

Today in History

Sep. 5, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 5, the 248th day of 2019. There are 117 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 5, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, California. On this date: In...

Texas governor resists calls for quick votes after shooting

Sep. 4, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

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 with mass shootings that left 29 people dead and injured dozens more. The Texas Legislature doesn't meet again...

'Total devastation': Hurricane slams parts of the Bahamas

Sep. 3, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Relief officials reported scenes of utter ruin Tuesday in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful storm on record ever to hit the islands. At least seven deaths were reported, with the full...

West Texas shooting brings 2 intertwined cities even closer

Sep. 3, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A Texas state trooper was the first to be shot. He pulled over Seth Aaron Ator for failing to signal a left turn, not knowing that Ator had just lost his job or that he was carrying an AR-style rifle. From there, Ator sped more than 10 miles through the West Texas oil patch, shooting...

7 fatally shot in Chicago during Labor Day weekend violence

Sep. 3, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

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 fatalities. They include 15-year-old Davantae Jackson, who was fatally shot early Sunday just steps from the home where he...