Maine

Moe Garvey, second from left, from Lawrence, Mass., gets her photo taken with Patrick Dempsey at a rest stop along Kittyhawk Avenue in Auburn, Maine, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/The Lewiston Sun-Journal, Amber Waterman)

Dempsey’s fundraiser raises $1.1M for cancer

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Patrick Dempsey’s bicycling, running and walking fundraiser in western Maine to raise money for his cancer center has netted more than $1 million. Nearly 4,000 participants took part in the fifth […]

10/14/2013

In this photo provided by Mark McBreairty, a balloon cluster carrying Jonathan Trappe lifts off from Caribou, Maine, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark McBreairty)

Man using cluster balloons lands in Newfoundland

YORK HARBOUR, Newfoundland (AP) — A balloonist who tried to cross the Atlantic Ocean using hundreds of helium-filled balloons is one step closer to heading home after landing short of his goal in Newfoundland. The […]

09/13/2013

A sternman holds a lobster caught off South Bristol, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Got lobster? Maine industry to boost marketing

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — California has its raisins, Florida its oranges and Vermont has maple syrup. Now, Maine’s lobster industry is trying to market its brand more broadly and increase sales of the state’s best-known […]

09/03/2013

This Aug. 17, 2013 photo provided by Ship to Shore Lobster Co., shows a two-toned lobster caught by lobsterman Jeff Edwards in Owl's Head, Maine. The lobster company donated the half orange, half brown crustacean to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, where it is on display in Portland. (AP Photo/Ship to Shore Lobster Co., Elsie Mason)

2-tone lobster, orange and brown, shown in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has seen its share of blue lobsters, orange lobsters, albino lobsters and calico lobsters. But one on display at a Portland research facility has all of those turning green with […]

09/03/2013

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Pay it forward inspiration for former chiropractor

Have you ever found yourself in a slump but helped someone else out and it helped you? For the past four years, Dr. Clint Steele, a former chiropractor in Maine, has been talking about what […]

08/19/2013

This July 24, 2013 photo provided by the Office of George Bush shows President George H. W. Bush with Patrick (last name withheld at family's request), 2, in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush this week joined members of his Secret Service detail in shaving his head to show solidarity for Patrick, who is the son of one of the agents. The child is undergoing treatment for leukemia and is losing his hair as a result. (AP Photo/Office of George Bush)

George H.W. Bush shaves head in solidarity with child

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has shaved his head to show solidarity for the sick child of a Secret Service agent. A statement issued by a Bush spokesman Wednesday says the 89-year-old […]

07/24/2013

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Fla. motorcycle racer dies after hitting 285 mph

LIMESTONE, Maine (AP) — A motorcycle racer trying to top 300 mph died Sunday after losing control and zooming off a runway at a former air base in northern Maine. Bill Warner, 44, of Wimauma, […]

07/14/2013

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Severe east coast weather

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Damaging winds flattened trees and utility wires and knocked out power in parts of northern New England on Sunday, flights were delayed in New York City and there were reports of […]

06/02/2013

Alexis Wright charged with running her prostitution business out of her Kennebunk Zumba fitness studio, Portland, Maine. (AP Photo)

Zumba instructor gets 10 months for prostitution

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A Zumba fitness instructor who pleaded guilty to using her Maine studio as a front for prostitution is going to jail, bringing to an end a scandal featuring sex videos, adultery […]

05/31/2013

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Maine teens wary of social media after homicide

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The death of a 15-year-old Maine girl allegedly killed in a bizarre kidnapping plot involving a fake Facebook profile has prompted some of her classmates to scale back their social media […]

05/30/2013

SWAT robot, a remote controlled tank-like vehicle with a shield for officers made by Howe & Howe Technologies, is demonstrated in Sanford, Maine (AP Photo)

‘SWAT robots’ soon to protect US first responders

SANFORD, Maine (AP) — A Maine company that’s developed high-tech tanks for the military and Hollywood has a new contraption — a ballistic police shield that sits atop a miniature, remote-controlled tank-like vehicle made to protect first responders.

04/18/2013

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Some communities seek to require gun ownership

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Communities from Idaho to Georgia to Maine have been inspired to “require” or recommend their residents arm themselves ever since the Newtown school massacre.

03/08/2013

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