Politics dominate summer’s last hurrah on Labor Day

In Ohio, tabloid TV star Jerry Springer attended a Labor Day parade in Cleveland on Monday amid speculation he is considering a run for Ohio governor as a Democrat in 2018.
Springer says working Americans need to unionize so they can get back benefits being taken by executives.

Police: Driver crashes into crowd at block party, injuring 8

The unidentified woman told officers that the brakes on her SUV failed Monday afternoon, causing her to hit the people.
Police say the victims were taken to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Jerry Springer at parade as he mulls Ohio governor run

Springer made a failed bid for governor in 1982 and twice considered running for U.S. Senate. He bounced back from a prostitution scandal in the 1970s to win election to a term as Cincinnati mayor.

Houston braces for new flooding, chemical plant burns anew

Officials announced “proactive measures” to ignite the six remaining trailers at the Arkema plant in Crosby, but said it wouldn’t pose any additional risk to the community. People living within a mile and a half of the site are still evacuated.

Wildfires surge amid scorching heat across US West

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a local emergency. At the state level, Gov. Jerry Brown did the same for the county after the wildfire destroyed three homes and threatened hillside neighborhoods.

Mattis: NKorea threat would bring massive military response

In a brief statement to reporters outside the White House, Mattis said the international community is unified in demanding the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and said the North’s leader, Kim Jong Un, should know that Washington’s commitment to Japan and South Korea is unshakeable.