Latest Labor Day News

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the dive boat Conception is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vessel off the Southern California Coast. The crew aboard a Southern California scuba dive boat had not been trained on emergency procedures before the deadly fire broke out last year, killing 34 people in one of the state's deadliest maritime disasters, according to federal documents released Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

No emergency training for crew on boat where fire killed 34

Sep. 16, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

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. National...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., talk as they asses the damage during the Creek Fire at Pine Ridge Elementary, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Auberry, Calif. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Harris, home in California, gets a look at wildfire damage

Sep. 15, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

AUBERRY, Calif. (AP) — Touring wildfire damage Tuesday in her home state, California Sen. Kamala Harris said “ideology should not kick in" when responding to wildfires and the climate crisis, a veiled criticism of President Donald Trump, though she did not say his name. Harris spoke in front of a...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with reporters before boarding a plane at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Biden is en route to Kissimmee, Fla., for a campaign event. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Pre-debate, Biden studying Trump's past comments

Sep. 15, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Joe Biden says he’s begun preparing for presidential debates that begin later this month by studying President Donald Trump’s past comments. “I haven’t been doing mock debates very much...

Weekend gun violence in Chicago leaves 10 dead, 43 injured

Sep. 14, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gun violence in Chicago left 10 people dead over the weekend and 43 others injured. The gunfire came amid a surge in violence this year in the nation's third-largest city. Statistics released by the Chicago Police Department bring the number of shooting victims for the year thus far to 2,887...

College students test positive for coronavirus, throw party

Sep. 11, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

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. Oxford police cited six men who attended a house party near Miami University on Saturday for violating the state's mass gathering and...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. Lawrence is a candidate for the 2020 Heisman Trophy award.  (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Week 2 Preview: Trevor Lawrence launches Heisman campaign

Sep. 11, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

This college football season is already so odd that it’s unclear whether this is Week 1 or Week 2. Was Labor Day weekend Week 0, with a handful of games and no Power Five conferences involved? No matter what you call it, this pandemic-altered season is certainly ramping up — but not without...

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, provided by the California National Guard, dozens of people are evacuated to safety on a Cal Guard Chinook, after the Creek Fire in central California left them stranded. A weekend wildfire east of Fresno exploded so fast that it trapped hundreds of holiday campers who were airlifted to safety in a dramatic rescue that strained the limits of two California National Guard helicopters. (California National Guard via AP, File)

California wildfires growing bigger, moving faster than ever

Sep. 10, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

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. Last weekend, a fire burning in California’s Sierra National Forest exploded in size, trapping hundreds of Labor Day holiday campers who...

Students wear protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in The Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A new school year unfolds in New York, colored by the virus

Sep. 10, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

Back to school for many of New York’s 2 ½ million public school students has meant back to their kitchen tables and bedrooms where they left off in the spring. Students in most of the state’s largest urban districts — who haven’t set foot in a school for six months — will...

Flames burn at a home leveled by the Creek Fire along Highway 168 on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Fresno County, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Firefighters overtaken by flames in California mountains

Sep. 8, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire station in rugged mountains were overrun by flames Tuesday, and several were hurt. Elsewhere, military helicopters rescued more than 150 people stranded in a burning forest. Fourteen firefighters deployed...

Stuart McKenzie, of London, takes a swing on the Charging Bull statue in New York's financial district, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. More sharp declines for big tech stocks are dragging Wall Street toward a third straight loss on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Tech chills spill into Asia, as shares sink across region

Sep. 8, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

Asian shares declined on Wednesday after a sell-off of big technology stocks on Wall Street pulled U.S. benchmarks lower. Crude oil prices and Treasury yields also weakened. Australia’s benchmark led regional declines on Wednesday, losing more than 2%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 1.6%. Troubles with ...