Nobel prize-winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney died Friday. His publisher says he passed away after a short illness. Heaney was widely considered one of the greatest poets of his generation.
More bad news for NBA player Lamar Odom. He was arrested early Friday morning for driving under the influence. Police say he failed sobriety tests, and showed clear signs of being intoxicated.
According to Triple-A, the number of Americans traveling for Labor Day will be at its highest level since the recession. The top U.S. destinations for the long weekend are Las Vegas, New York, and Chicago. Internationally, Cancun.
In California, a storm dumped several inches of rain, and this is the aftermath. Hills are washed away and roads filled with mud, rocks and debris. The mess has about 15-hundred residents in the community stuck.
President Obama, meeting with key members of his national security team, discussing how to respond to alleged chemical attacks in Syria, but he has yet to make a final decision. The U.S. says the evidence is as clear as it gets, an intelligence report released by the administration Friday shows rockets filled with chemical weapons were launched from government controlled areas. Now, all eyes are now on President Obama.