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In reversal, President Donald Trump signs order stopping family separation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from...

U.S. leaving U.N. Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leaving the United Nations' Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called "an organization that is not...

Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration Tuesday rolled out a health insurance option for small businesses and self-employed people that could lead to lower...

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the administration's policy of separating families after illegal border...

Donald Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create...

Georgia woman strangles rabid bobcat to death in front yard

HARTWELL, Ga. (AP) — A 46-year-old woman strangled a rabid bobcat after the animal attacked her in her front yard in northeast Georgia. The Athens-Banner...

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a rising tide of outrage from Democrats and some Republicans over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at...

Judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort for witness tampering

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort is going to jail. On Friday, Manafort was ordered into custody after a federal...

Afghan official: US drone kills Pakistan Taliban chief

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in northeastern Kunar province killed Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, the insurgent leader who ordered the...

Clarinetist’s ex-girlfriend faked a music school’s rejection; court rules she owes him $350,000

https://youtu.be/PCobEQI-OBs Eric Abramovitz was 7 years old when he first learned to play the clarinet. By the time he was 20, the Montreal native had...

Video: Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

WINSTED, Minn. (AP) — A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a...

Report: FBI agent texted ‘We’ll stop’ Trump from becoming president

WASHINGTON — A highly anticipated report from the Justice Department's inspector general criticizes former FBI director James Comey for his actions during the Hillary...

New York files suit against Trump family, alleging Trump Foundation engaged in ‘illegal conduct’

The New York attorney general on Thursday filed suit against President Donald Trump and his three eldest children alleging "persistently illegal conduct" at the...

Trump declares via Twitter the North Korea nuclear threat is over

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday that there was "no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," a dubious claim following...

Gunman kills self, four child hostages after Orlando standoff

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — After a standoff of more than 21 hours, officers entered an apartment where a felon with a gun had barricaded...

Trump, Kim shake hands, commit to 'complete denuclearization'

SINGAPORE (AP) — Clasping hands and forecasting future peace, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un committed Tuesday to "complete denuclearization" of the Korean...

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un to meet one-on-one

SINGAPORE (AP) — For better part of an hour, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will square off one-on-one, alone...

Trump takes more swipes at Canada after arrival in Singapore

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took more swipes at Canada and its prime minister over trade issues as he settled in for a...

Does Muhammad Ali need to be pardoned by Donald Trump?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday that he may pardon the late boxer Muhammad Ali. Ali was convicted in 1967 for refusing to report...

Vaping essays: E-cigarette sellers offering scholarships

A growing number of e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers have started offering college scholarships as a way to get their brands listed on university websites...
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Poland selectmen to study state's retail pot law

POLAND — Selectmen said Thursday they needed to learn more about the legal ramifications of retail and recreational marijuana in Maine before a town...

Lisbon woman seeking safe home for emu

LISBON — Janet Tuttle just wants to find Ralphie a proper home. Ralphie, aka “The Bird,” is a 100-pound emu who is almost tall enough...

St. Dom's principal to lead Brunswick school

AUBURN — Shelly Wheeler, the principal of Saint Dominic Academy's Auburn campus, is leaving to become principal at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick, effective...

Parking problem

Lewiston Public Works employee Dave Saucier, left, talks Wednesday morning with Al Perry of Norway in front of the Lewiston Municipal Parking Garage on...

Waterman makes initial court appearance

LEWISTON — A man who has criminal convictions in Oxford, Kennebec, Waldo and Somerset counties made his first appearance Wednesday in Lewiston District Court...

Possible end to keeping medical records on paper at county jail

AUBURN — An electronic medical records management system for the jail has long been on the wish list of the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office....

Thanking George Small, 'best crossing guard ever'

George Small crosses students in front of Farwell Elementary School. Small was nominated for a recognition award from the Lewiston School Committee after third-grader Ridley...

Democrat Jared Golden declared winner of congressional primary

AUGUSTA — Eight days after the polls closed to end a long but not especially bitter congressional primary, Democrats learned Wednesday that Lewiston state...

Auburn grades 7-12 returning to traditional grading

In this photo from April, Ollie Ouellette listens to freshman civics teacher Craig Latuscha at Edward Little High School. The Auburn School Department announced...

District Attorney Robinson seeks re-election

Having secured the Democratic nomination, District Attorney Andrew S. Robinson has announced his candidacy for re-election in Maine Prosecutorial District 3, which includes Androscoggin,...

Dad and daughter at the playground

Ian Luker of Farmington makes sure his daughter Lydia Luker, 2, does not fall as she climbs Wednesday at a Farmington playground. (Donna M....

Livermore Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant needs updating

LIVERMORE FALLS — In their roles as sewer trustees, selectmen received an update Tuesday on what is needed to upgrade the Livermore Falls Wastewater...

70th class reunion at ELHS

Barbara Clark Campbell, center, attends her 70th Edward Little High School class reunion at Martindale Country Club on Wednesday afternoon. Campbell, who lives in...

Lisbon woman hopes to send Maine’s wandering emu to a safe home

LISBON — Janet Tuttle just wants to find Ralphie a proper home. Ralphie, aka “The Bird,” is a 100-pound emu who is almost tall enough...

Maine lawmakers agree on a way to fund Medicaid expansion

AUGUSTA – Both houses of the Maine Legislature have voted in favor of funding to extend Medicaid to an estimated 70,000 residents, potentially undercutting...

Jonathan Demme's family donates his boat to Lovell Historical Society auction

LOVELL — The family of Jonathan Demme, the late, Oscar-winning director of films such as "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia," has donated...

Video: June 2018 Flyover of Lewiston High School construction

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7l0PmeJak8&w=560&h=349]Lewiston High School's new baseball field, foreground, and its brick backstop are taking shape, as are the multi-use track and football field, background....

Book about Lewiston soccer team is optioned by Netflix

Netflix has optioned the rights to make a film or TV series out of the book “One Goal,” which chronicles the Lewiston High School...

Video: Maine man charged after leading police on chase in tractor

BREWER (WGME) — A man was charged after police say he led them on a chase in a tractor. Police say they spotted a farm...

Former Portland High School teacher leaves $1 million for scholarship

PORTLAND — Raymond Allen was born during the Great Depression and pinched pennies all his life. He shopped at discount stores. If something was broken,...

Wilton man accepts plea deal in arson incident

LEWISTON — Two arson charges against a Wilton man were dismissed this week after he pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated criminal mischief. Colton...

Gov. Paul LePage says he’d send National Guard to U.S.-Mexico border

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican governor says if asked he would send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday...

LePage says immigrants could ‘go home,’ jabs Medicaid expansion

PORTLAND — Gov. Paul LePage on Wednesday weighed in on the controversy over the Trump administration separating children from their parents at the border,...

Friends and family ask for help locating missing Portland-area woman

Portland police are looking for a woman who was last seen Thursday as she left Maine Medical Center. Police said Katharine “Katy” Kinney, 36, was...

Maine industry leaders embrace new health insurance rules that lower costs – and benefits

Industry leaders in Maine say they welcome new rules issued Tuesday by the Trump administration that will allow national trade organizations, local chambers of...