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Man gets his dying wish: To be buried with cheesesteaks

A cheesesteaks from Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia.PLAINS, Pa. (AP) — A man who always joked that he didn't want to venture into...

Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

Ever defiant, Republican Roy Moore's campaign lashed out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, declaring "let the battle begin."BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) —...

House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House on Thursday, edging President Donald Trump...

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial ends in hung jury

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was...

Donald Trump urges House GOP to OK tax bill; Senate fate less clear

President Donald Trump arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Trump arrived at the Capitol for a pep rally with House...

Radio anchor says Al Franken forcibly kissed her amid USO tour

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken apologized Thursday after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him of forcibly kissing her during...

GOP braces for extended clash in Alabama

Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a revival, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Jackson, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)BIRMINGHAM,...

Susan Collins criticizes some provisions of Republican tax reform bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Susan Collins criticized elements of the Republican tax reform bill Wednesday, including provisions that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s...

Shootings at multiple sites kill three in California; children wounded at school

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed four people and wounded a number of others at random Tuesday at multiple locations in rural...

FDA approves digitally enhanced medication

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that can track whether patients have taken their medicine. The Abilify pill...

Donald Trump returns to U.S. to face new challenges in Congress, Alabama race

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump headed home Tuesday buoyed by an Asia tour he called "tremendously successful," but he'll face immediate challenges...

Red Sox great Bobby Doerr dies at 99

In this May 14, 1942, file photo, Boston Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams, left, tests the arm of Red Sox second baseman Bobby...

Donald Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during 2016 campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016...

Jeff Sessions mulls special counsel to investigate Clinton Foundation

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is entertaining the idea of appointing a second special counsel to investigate a host of Republican concerns -...

New accuser says Roy Moore assaulted her as a teen

  WASHINGTON (AP) — A new accuser said Monday that as a teenager in the 1970s she was sexually assaulted by Roy Moore in a...

Donald Trump picks Alex Azar to lead the Health and Human Services Department

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has tapped Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive and a top health official during the George W. Bush administration,...

Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 350

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border killed over 350 people across both countries, sent residents fleeing their...

Louis C.K. says allegations of sexual misconduct are true, expresses remorse

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2016 file photo, Louis C.K. arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. The New...

US Air Force official: Missile targeting Saudis was Iranian

U.S.Air Forces Central Commander in Qatar, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, addresses a joint press conference with Vice Chief of Staff of the Air...

Sexual misconduct accusations threaten safe GOP Senate seat in Alabama

In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope,...

Second man charged with torching bulldozer in Sandy River Plantation

FARMINGTON — A second man has been charged in connection with an arson Tuesday that destroyed a bulldozer in Sandy River Plantation near Rangeley. Fire...

MaineCare bars payments to Lewiston oral surgeon Jan Kippax

AUGUSTA — At a hearing where a Lewiston oral surgeon is fighting to keep his license in the face of allegations of incompetence and...

Firefighters battle house fire in Farmington

FARMINGTON —  Firefighters are battling a wind-driven fire Friday morning at 167 Morrison Hill Road. Homeowner Hollis Rackliffe told Farmington Fire Chief Terry Bell that...

Heat lamp used to warm pig possible cause of Winthrop fire

WINTHROP — A family of three is homeless after a two-story home with an attached garage was destroyed by a fire Thursday afternoon at...

Coyotes surviving in East, including Maine woods, by becoming more 'wolflike'

In this 2008 photo provided by Josh Harrison, a coyote stands in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass. Coyotes have lived in the East...

Shawn Moody recruits Paul LePage's daughter and former advisers

Body shop entrepreneur Shawn Moody, a former independent who joined the Republican Party in October, has assembled a team of former members of Gov. Paul...

Matthew Dunlap goes to court to force Trump voter fraud panel to keep him...

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is upping the ante in his effort to compel President Trump’s voter fraud commission to provide him with...

Walking on orange alert in Auburn

Kathleen Henning, Pam Rousseau and Blue walk near the Maine Army National Guard Armory in Auburn on Thursday afternoon. "We are recent converts to...

Great Falls Forum focuses on addiction recovery

LEWISTON — Providing “a sense of community” is the fundamental goal of addiction counselors at Grace Street Services, according to two representatives of the...

Bliss Thru Shopping: Stick a fork in it

We'll be perfectly honest: Bag Lady and Shopping Siren have never cooked squirrel. Never had the urge to until ... well, no, we can't say...

Gunman robs Lewiston gas station

LEWISTON — A masked man with a gun robbed a Lisbon Street gas station Thursday night, prompting a search involving several police officers and...

Select board closes accounts and makes ‘safe investments’

CANTON — Selectmen decided to close some of their stagnant town bank accounts and updated some of their investments at their Wednesday meeting, Town...

RSU 58 board reverses decision on forming service center

SALEM TOWNSHIP — The Regional School Unit 58 board of directors reversed its decision and agreed to join a regional service center Thursday night. Superintendent...

Norway board accepts $6,200 bid for 2002 plow truck

From left, Selectmen Bruce Cook, Thomas Curtis and Town Manager Dennis Lajoie review two bids submitted for a 2002 Mack plow truck at Thursday...

Rumford police K-9 proposal gets the go-ahead

Rumford Police Chief Stacy Carter tells the Board of Selectmen on Thursday his department needs a police dog to deal with an area-wide drug...

Career and College Fair held in Jay

The Spruce Mountain High School Jobs for Maine Graduates program held a Career and College Fair on Thursday. Local entertainer Michael Cooper was there...

What you need to know: Oxford selectmen

Oxford Board of Selectmen Nov. 16, 2017 Oxford Town Office Sewer project What happened: Brent Bridges, PE, senior vice president of Woodard & Curran, told selectmen that approximately...

Texas man who killed former Farmington residents sentenced to die

BRYAN, Texas — William Hudson has been sentenced to die for the slayings of six people — including two from Farmington and a 6-year-old...

Day care owner defends business after theft of handgun, standoff

LEWISTON — The Laase Avenue home from which a handgun was stolen earlier in the week, leading to a seven-hour police standoff, is located...

Lewiston man pleads to misdemeanor four years after fatal crash

AUBURN — A Lewiston man who was driving with a suspended license when he was involved in a fatal head-on crash in 2013 on...

Portland police say body of man found in brush was hit by a vehicle

A Portland man who had been missing for more than two months died from blunt force trauma consistent with being struck by a large...

High-speed chase ends; suspect flees on foot, leaves 2-year-old in car

A Biddeford man was arrested early Thursday morning after leading police on a high-speed chase on the Maine Turnpike that ended in a crash...

Study: Maine ballot questions too confusing even for college graduates

A nationwide study on the complexity of the wording of ballot questions found that it takes a post-graduate education just to comprehend the title...

Storm to hit Maine with rain, strong winds and snow in some areas

Our next storm system will bring rain, strong winds and some snow to Maine on Thursday. A solid 1 to 2 inches of rain is...

Former Lewiston and Auburn mayor John Jenkins to run for governor

John Jenkins, a former state legislator and mayor of both Lewiston and Auburn, has registered with the Maine Ethics Commission as a candidate for...

Lewiston police charge 4 juveniles in armory break-in

LEWISTON — Police say they have charged four juveniles in the Tuesday night break-in that caused damage at the armory on Central Avenue. Lewiston detectives used...

Missing Rangeley man found alive in Massachusetts

A Rangeley man, missing since last week, was found alive overnight in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Robert Wetherbee, 75, was found sleeping in his pickup truck by...

Portland in talks to bring arena football franchise to Maine in spring

The Sioux City Bandits kick off to the Omaha Beef in a Champions Indoor Football league game in Sioux City, Iowa, in May of...

Litchfield teen in good condition after crash

An 18-year-old injured Tuesday in a crash in Litchfield was listed in good condition Wednesday at Central Maine Medical Center. Gavin Chasse, of Litchfield, was...

Weeks later, fatal Saco shooting still baffles victim’s loved ones

Mike Burns was a 54-year-old computer technician who traveled all over northern New England fixing the networks for some of the region’s most recognizable...