Roseanne Barr is packing her bags – CNN

Roseanne Barr says she plans to be abroad when “The Conners” premieres without her this fall.

Barr told her longtime friend, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, during the latest installment of his podcast, that she won’t be tuning into the “Roseanne” spinoff. Instead, she’ll be halfway around the world.
“I have an opportunity to go to Israel for a few months and study with my favorite teachers over there,” Barr said. “And that’s where I’m going to go and probably move somewhere there and study with my favorite teachers. I have saved a few pennies and I’m so lucky I can go. It’s my great joy and privilege to be a Jewish woman.”

Source: Roseanne Barr is packing her bags – CNN

Tourism still suffering in town where diner denied Sarah Huckabee Sanders

LEXINGTON, Va. — A small town in Virginia is trying to recover its image after The Red Hen restaurant famously refused to serve President Donald Trump’s spokeswoman, Sarah Huckabee.

The Red Hen incident in June prompted thousands of calls and emails to the tourism office. They’re still coming in. The office received a letter on Thursday from a Georgia family that wrote to say it would never return because of what happened.

Source: Tourism still suffering in town where diner denied Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida, takes aim at Gulf Coast

Tropical storm warnings have been posted for portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys. as well as portions of the northern Gulf Coast.

Tropical Storm Gordon spun up early Labor Day just south of Florida, the National Hurricane Center said, and is forecast to move toward the Louisiana Gulf Coast over the next two days.

Tropical storm warnings have been posted for portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys, as well as portions of the northern Gulf Coast.

A hurricane watch has also been posted for coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, meaning that hurricane conditions are possible there within the next 48 hours.

Strong wind gusts, battering waves, above-normal tides, minor coastal flooding, flash flooding and a couple of isolated tornadoes and waterspouts will be the main threats from the storm, AccuWeather said.

Source: Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida, takes aim at Gulf Coast

History of Labor Day | U.S. Department of Labor

Labor Day 2018On Labor Day 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor celebrates and honors the greatest worker in the world – the American worker.

Labor Day Legislation

The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed in 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During 1887 four more states — Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York — created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 more states had adopted the holiday, and on June 28, 1884, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.

Founder of Labor Day

More than a century after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.

Some records show that Peter J. McGuire, general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, was first in suggesting a day to honor those “who from rude nature have delved and carved all the grandeur we behold.”

But Peter McGuire’s place in Labor Day history has not gone unchallenged. Many believe that Matthew Maguire, a machinist, not Peter McGuire, founded the holiday. Recent research seems to support the contention that Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882 while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. What is clear is that the Central Labor Union adopted a Labor Day proposal and appointed a committee to plan a demonstration and picnic.

The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

Source: History of Labor Day | U.S. Department of Labor

LGBT rights: Malaysia women caned for attempting to have lesbian sex – BBC News

The caning, which took place in a religious court, was witnessed by more than 100 people.

Malaysian rights group Women’s Aid Organisation told Reuters news agency it was “appalled by this grave violation of human rights”.

Source: LGBT rights: Malaysia women caned for attempting to have lesbian sex – BBC News

3 Teens In Custody After Robbery And Standoff In New Kensington « CBS Pittsburgh

Police took three teenagers into custody on Tuesday after an armed robbery led to a standoff in New Kensington.

The robbery took place at the Rite ‘N Low convenience store, .

A female clerk said two teenagers walked into the store, and one pulled out a gun and shoved it in her ribs. The pair took money from the cash register, as well as two of the clerks cell phones and her car keys.

Source: 3 Teens In Custody After Robbery And Standoff In New Kensington « CBS Pittsburgh

Mother is the only survivor after family of five’s kayak capsizes on Lake Superior – CNN

A family’s vacation on Lake Superior took a tragic turn when a kayak capsized, killing the father and three young children and leaving the mother as the sole survivor.

Cari Mews, 29, and Erik Fryman, 39, took their children on an end of the summer trip to visit the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. The family of five from Loyal, Wisconsin, vacationed in the area last year and looked forward to visiting again, Bobi Jo Mews, Cari’s sister, told CNN affiliate WCCO.

Source: Mother is the only survivor after family of five’s kayak capsizes on Lake Superior – CNN