Latest Labor Day News

Oregon woman sentenced for burglaries during wildfires

Oct. 15, 2021 08:05 AM EDT

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. Sandy Faye Lenox pleaded...

Indiana teacher volunteers as translator for Afghan refugees

Oct. 09, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

ELLETTSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — When Edgewood Intermediate School teacher Sara Jallal-Azizi had a simple conversation with her fourth grade class about what everyone did over Labor Day weekend, she was shocked at what happened next. That weekend, Jallal-Azizi, who is...

Georgia city eyes large party regulations after teen killed

Sep. 23, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

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. The city requires a permit for...

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...