Latest Labor Day News

Cuke caper: Veggies poached from senior community garden

Sep. 14, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

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....

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 10, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

Boston Globe. September 5, 2021. Editorial: A new MBTA board of directors should be a priority for Governor Baker A new board helped improve the T’s performance after ‘Snowmaggedon.’ It’s no less necessary now. With the...

The Latest: Australia state to begin easing out of lockdown

Sep. 08, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

SYDNEY — Parts of Australia’s New South Wales state will come out of lockdown Saturday and the government plans to ease restrictions in Sydney once 70% of its residents aged 16 and older are fully vaccinated. The government on Thursday outlined plans to ease...

Colorado county COVID vaccine workers harassed over holiday

Sep. 08, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

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. Jefferson County...

Asian stocks mixed after lackluster day on Wall Street

Sep. 07, 2021 23:22 PM EDT

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. Japan's growth for April-June was revised up to...

Arkansas virus deaths rise; city launches vaccine incentives

Sep. 07, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

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. The state...

Two South Carolina children dead from COVID-19 this month

Sep. 07, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — At least two children in South Carolina have died of COVID-19 this month as schools report thousands of cases among students and staff. Aiken County Public Schools had previously announced the deaths of two students, one in fourth grade and another in...

Avera Health requires vaccinations for employees, volunteers

Sep. 07, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

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. According to the state Department of Health, there are 453 new...

Miles the Moose bids adieu to summer travelers in Maine

Sep. 07, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

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...

4-year-old among 5 fatal Chicago weekend shootings; 53 hurt

Sep. 06, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

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. Another 53 people were wounded during the...