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Move for Southern 500 expected to boost tourism

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Southern 500 returning to its traditional Labor Day weekend date in Darlington is expected to boost tourism in both the Pee Dee and the Grand Strand.

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Obama attends wedding of longtime personal chef

This photo taken Aug. 30, 2010, shows then Assistant White House Chef Sam Kass weighing sweet potatoes during the White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest with first lady Michelle Obama and students (not shown) in Washington. Kass, now White House Senior Policy Adviser for Nutrition Policy and someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family, is tying the knot Saturday evening, Aug. 30, 2014, with MSNBC host Alex Wagner in Westchester County, north of New York City, at a farm to table restaurant that's a favorite of both Kass and first lady Michelle Obama. The first family will be among the guests at the ceremony. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday temporarily set aside the pressures of trying to calm the world’s trouble spots and assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the Obama family’s longtime chef and friend.

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Swim across Straits of Mackinac planned for 2015

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — A long-distance swimmer from Michigan on Friday announced plans to start a new Labor Day tradition next year with a swim across the Straits of Mackinac.

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Reds lose 3-0 to Wood, Cubs

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto bounces a rosin bag off his arm in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto was upset. Not by the lack of run support from the Cincinnati Reds. It was the rain that bothered the ace right-hander.

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