Latest Labor Day News

Justin Bieber, Lil Baby to headline Made in America festival

Jun. 14, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

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. 4-5...

Battle of Blair Mountain centennial set in West Virginia

May. 20, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

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...

Bama-Miami; Clemson-Georgia highlight ESPN's opening weekend

May. 18, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

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...

Chinese safari park concealed leopards' escape for 2 weeks

May. 10, 2021 23:19 PM EDT

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. The leopards escaped from Hangzhou...

Harvick looks to jumpstart winless year again at Darlington

May. 08, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

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 until winning at the “Lady in Black” last May 17 in NASCAR's return to racing...

Darlington Raceway set for first of 2 NASCAR weekends

May. 06, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

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. It was the perfect warmup for a return to two scheduled Cup Series...

May Day protesters demand more job protections amid pandemic

May. 01, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

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...

Chinese tourists to take 18 million rail trips on May Day

May. 01, 2021 06:18 AM EDT

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. Tourists are rushing to travel domestically after the...

Malathaat rallies in stretch to win Kentucky Oaks

Apr. 30, 2021 23:47 PM EDT

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. patted Malathaat's jockey, John Velazquez, on the shoulder to congratulate him. “We just got beat today,” Ortiz...

Essential Quality is 2-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby

Apr. 27, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

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. The home-grown trainer soon breathed easier. Essential Quality got something more...