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Labor Day

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  • Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low

    Weekly unemployment claims plunge to 280,000, near a 14-year low
    Initial jobless benefits claims plunged to near a 14-year low last week while the number of people receiving unemployment checks fell to the lowest since before the Great Recession, the Labor Department said Thursday. About 280,000 people filed for...
  • More states enforce food stamp work requirements

    WASHINGTON In the coming months, food stamp work requirements suspended during the Great Recession will be reinstated in at least 17 states, jeopardizing benefits for hundreds of thousands of Americans. In those states, work requirements will be back...
  • Eastern Soccer Captain, Now Cancer-Free, Makes Emotional Return

    Eastern Soccer Captain, Now Cancer-Free, Makes Emotional Return
    WILLIMANTIC — Jon DeCasanova knew something was wrong in June 2012 when he looked in the mirror and saw his eyes had turned yellow. The signs of jaundice would mark the first steps into a living hell of radiation, chemotherapy, badly swollen limbs...
  • Thieves take dozens of laptops during 2nd break-in at Wilmette school

    Thieves take dozens of laptops during 2nd break-in at Wilmette school
    For the second time in four months, Wilmette authorities are looking for answers after someone broke into Baker Demonstration School and stole 26 laptop computers and vandalized classrooms, officials said. According to Wilmette police reports, someone...
  • Clemson gets latest chance to affect college football title chase

    This fishy early season is a “one that got away” story. The title race might have been jumbled before October had a few teams not frittered away the late summer. Many of our preseason favorites have been shaken, but not stirred. Underdog...
  • Job No. 1 for Ducks: Getting to the playoffs

    Ducks General Manager Bob Murray watched how the Kings cruised through the regular season, then gassed the accelerator to the floor once the Stanley Cup was in sight. "Our first job is to get to the playoffs. I don't care where we finish," Murray said....
  • Mt. St. Joe alum Berger retires from MLL

    Mt. St. Joe alum Berger retires from MLL
    Et cetera Mt. St. Joe alum Berger retires from MLL Midfielder Stephen Berger, who made six All-Star teams from 2007 to 2012, has retired from Major League Lacrosse. Berger, who recently was named the head coach at Mount Saint Joseph, his alma mater,...
  • Cecily Strong Responds to 'SNL' Weekend Update Replacement

    "Saturday Night Live" star Cecily Strong has broken her silence about being replaced by co-star Michael Che on the NBC variety show's "Weekend Update" desk. "I don't see this as me leaving update, just as me being on update in a looser, goofier way...
  • Race for Iowa Senate seat is 'uncomfortably close'

    In a campaign so far defined by hogs and chickens, the race for the open Iowa Senate seat that most expected to fall to Democrats is now perhaps the closest in the country. And with the control of the Senate majority at stake in the upcoming election,...
  • Garcia could be another power arm in an already talented Phillies bullpen

    Garcia could be another power arm in an already talented Phillies bullpen
    Jake Diekman and Ken Giles. Those are the two names that come to mind when discussing younger power arms in the Phillies' bullpen but it is possible right-hander Luis Garcia will see his name added to that list in 2015. "I call him interesting,"...
  • Pa. man catches top prize at Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale

    Rick Snider of Biglerville, Pa., was the top winner in the grand-prize drawing at the Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale last Sunday, walking away with a boat, motor and trailer from Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats. "Aside from my kids, grandkids and...