BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has given some of the nation's workers a Labor Day gift. Obama has signed an executive order that forces federal contractors to give paid sick leave to their employees, to the tune of one hour of leave for every 30 hours worked. That amounts to up to seven days of paid leave per year. The gesture comes as Obama tries to smooth over tensions with the labor movement over his trade agenda.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — If some of the people along the Labor Day parade route in Pittsburgh have it their way, Vice President Joe Biden will stop merely mulling a presidential bid and enter the race. Biden walked the route to chants of "run Joe, run." The vice president is seriously considering a late entry into the campaign for the Democratic nomination, but said last week he's not sure he and his family had the "emotional energy" for another White House bid.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she does not need to apologize for using a private email account and server while at the State Department because what she did "was allowed." The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination also says the lingering questions about her email practices as secretary of state have not damaged her campaign. She spoke with The Associated Press in an interview on the campaign trail in Iowa.
ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the country helped lay one of their own to rest in Fox Lake, Illinois, today. A more than mile-long funeral procession for Lt. Charles Gliniewicz (GLIHN'-uh-wihts) wound through the streets of the Northern Illinois suburb today as thousands of residents lined streets watching the hearse go by. Gliniewicz, a popular officer who'd worked in the community for thirty years, was shot and killed last Tuesday after radioing that he was chasing three suspicious men.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade has once again been marred by violence. One man is dead and an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) is in critical condition after two separate early morning incidents. Cuomo has identified the staffer as 43-year-old Carey Gabay. Police say Gabay was walking from a party that was part of the parade festivities when he was caught in the crossfire between gangs and shot in the head. In a separate incident, a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death in one of the neighborhoods surrounding the parade.