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Woman, 99, gets degree 75 years late over $5 fee

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 99-year-old Maine woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time. Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree […]

05/25/2014

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Gun tattoo gets a visit from SWAT

On Tuesday, a guy in Maine was woken up by a tree removal company, and went outside shirtless to complain.  A few minutes later, he was woken up again by a SWAT team swarming his […]

03/20/2014

In this June 12, 2013 file photo, transgender student Nicole Maines, center, with her father Wayne Maines, left, and brother Jonas, speaks to reporters outside the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor, Maine. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, that Nicole Maines should have been allowed to use the bathroom of her choice in 2009 after school officials required her to use a staff bathroom instead of the girls' restroom. The high court concluded that the Orono school district's actions violated the Maine Human Rights Act, a state law that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Maine court rules in favor of transgender pupil

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls’ bathroom, according to a ruling by the highest court in Maine that’s believed […]

01/31/2014

People enjoy a snow-covered Cloud Gate at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, which became a great photo opportunity for visitors, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. As much as 9 inches of snow has fallen in some parts of the Chicago area since New Year's Eve, and a second wave is expected to dump several more inches by Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

1st snowstorm of 2014 descends on New England, NY

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Residents and emergency management officials in New England and parts of New York prepared on Wednesday for a winter storm predicted to help usher in 2014 with snow and frigid temperatures […]

01/01/2014

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Another storm heads to northern New England

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A fast moving storm is expected to drop heavy, wet snow in parts of Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire beginning tonight It comes a week after an ice storm left parts […]

12/29/2013

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May be Friday before power back in Maine and Michigan

LITCHFIELD, Maine (AP) — Snow was falling Thursday morning in places still hustling to get power back on after a weekend ice storm that turned out the lights from Michigan to Maine and into Canada. […]

12/26/2013

Ice-covered trees and fields along Lapeer Road between Oxford and Metamora, Mich. on Dec. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Robin Buckson)

Holiday power outages challenge Christmas cheer

For the first time in days, the sun shined and skies were blue when Doug Jennings stepped outside his home Tuesday in central Maine. But the power that disappeared in a massive weekend ice storm? […]

12/24/2013

‘Curb Appeal’ co-host dies in San Francisco crash

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A co-host of the HGTV show “Curb Appeal” has been killed in a motorcycle accident in San Francisco. The San Francisco medical examiner identified 38-year-old Bill Beckwith as the victim […]

12/03/2013

(Earliest known recording of a black vocal group from 1893, AP Photo)

1893 recording of black vocal group auctioned off

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — A 120-year-old wax-covered cylinder containing the earliest known recording of a black vocal group in the U.S. has been sold at an auction in Maine. The recording discovered in a private […]

11/23/2013

In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, file photo, a barge is seen on Treasure Island in San Francisco. Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is managing to conceal its purpose by constructing it on docked barges instead of on land, where city building permits and public plans are mandatory. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Google: barge will be interactive learning space

Internet giant Google says it is exploring using a large barge as an interactive learning center. A statement released Wednesday from Google’s press center may help end weeks of speculation about the purpose of structures […]

11/06/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Gay rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans’ greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after lawmakers narrowly rejected discrimination […]

11/04/2013

Like a giant nose, forward hull body of the first-in-class Zumwalt, the largest U.S. Navy destroyer ever built, is seen in dry dock Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Bath, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Navy’s giant, stealthy new destroyer gets in the water

BATH, Maine (AP) — The largest destroyer ever built for the Navy is getting into the water for the first time — and the stealthy vessel looks unlike any U.S. warship before. Without fanfare, Maine’s […]

10/28/2013

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