Labor Day

Strong winds from Hurricane Dorian blow the tops of trees and brush while whisking up water from the surface of a canal that leads to the sea, located behind the brush at top, seen from the balcony of a hotel in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with a fearsome Category 4 assault that forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passes. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Associated Press
September 02, 2019 - 9:59 pm
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary. At least five deaths were blamed on...
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Anastacia Makey, 43, far right, looks at her phone as she and her family sits on cots with other residents inside a church that was opened up as a shelter as they wait out Hurricane Dorian in Freeport on Grand Bahama, Bahamas, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019. Hurricane Dorian intensified yet again Sunday as it closed in on the northern Bahamas, threatening to batter islands with Category 5-strength winds, pounding waves and torrential rain. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Associated Press
September 01, 2019 - 9:46 pm
McLEAN'S TOWN CAY, Bahamas (AP) — Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a catastrophic Category 5 storm Sunday, its record 185 mph (297 kph) winds ripping off roofs, overturning cars and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered down in schools, churches and shelters. Dorian slammed...
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Jerry and Patricia Perkins shudder their home on the barrier island in Vero Beach, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in preparation for the possibility of Hurricane Dorian making landfall. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Associated Press
September 01, 2019 - 6:30 pm
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two days after storm shutters started going up and people waited in long lines for gas and food in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, the parking lot of a Home Depot a short drive from the beach in central Florida was nearly empty as the sun peeked out behind scattered clouds...
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Store shelves are empty of bottled water as residents buy supplies in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, in Doral, Fla., Thursday, July 29, 2019. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Dorian could hit the Florida coast over the weekend as a major hurricane. (AP Photo/Marcus Lim)
Associated Press
August 29, 2019 - 10:24 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the...
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Eldis Sula
August 29, 2019 - 11:31 am
If you're throwing or even attending a Labor Day get-together this weekend, make sure your appetizers aren't the ones that no one's touching. You don't want your bland pasta salad to be ignored by everyone until all the other food at the cookout is gone. And whatever you do, do not be the person...
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Johnny Lopez
August 29, 2019 - 5:00 am
As we come to the final long weekend of the summer, for many of us it’s one of the last times we’ll get to enjoy grilling outside before the cooler weather begins. And while fall is ramping up with the start of Pumpkin Spice Latte season , it means savoring a warm day or night with the sweet smell...
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Eldis Sula
August 28, 2019 - 8:55 am
Everyone loves Labor Day. The cookouts. The sales. The last three-day weekend hurrah till Thanksgiving. But what is it? It’s complicated. Luckily, we did the homework so you don’t have to. The short answer is it started with a workers march. The long answer? Don’t worry: we boiled it down to seven...
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Eldis Sula
August 28, 2019 - 5:00 am
Is Labor Day fast approaching and you've got nothing lined up? Don't freak out. Whether funds are too tight for a weekend getaway or you dropped the ball on planning anything this year, you'd be surprised just how many options you have before you. Remember: If you're staying in town this Labor Day...
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