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Updated: 9 min 25 sec ago

UConn celebrates one national hoops title, eyes second

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:40
The men’s team is expected to return to the Storrs campus for a rally at about 5 p.m. today, followed by a student viewing of the women’s championship game.
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Vermont’s Sanders considers run for president, heads to N.H.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:30
He’s particularly focused on liberal priorities such as economic inequality and global warming.
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Maine’s Haystack Mountain School of Crafts receives $2 million grant

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 13:02
It’s the largest grant in school history and will be used to create a new Open Studio Residency program.
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Maine man: Pot in stolen car not mine

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:34
Douglas Glidden, 25, of Jay is facing charges including OUI and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer – and possession of a usable amount of marijuana.
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Comcast pitches Time Warner deal as boost to innovation

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:06
The nation’s largest cable company also pledges to treat all Internet content equally for new customers and expand a program offering Web access to poor families.
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April 15 lunar eclipse to paint the moon red

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:19
Mark your calendars, sky watchers: In one week, a total lunar eclipse will turn the moon an eerie shade of red.
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Long Creek juvenile facility suspends highly praised volunteer

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:13
Dan Reardon, who is also a staffer for Sen. King, admits to inappropriately passing a note between inmates.
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Eight injured by falling shelves at N.Y. dollar store

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:54
Fire officials say the collapsing shelves created a cascading effect, burying people under piles of merchandise.
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San Francisco vandals flip 4 Smart cars: Prank or protest?

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:37
Police were looking for multiple people wearing black hooded sweatshirts who were in the area at the time.
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Flood watch issued for parts of Maine through this evening

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:24
The watch includes coastal Cumberland and York counties through 8 p.m.
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Ukraine feels nervous as big powers debate fate

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:26
Russia has refused to deal with Ukraine’s new government since protests in February ousted the pro-Russian president.
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Railroads stress safety after deaths up in 2013

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:02
Last year, the number of trespassing deaths rose by 47, or 11 percent, to 476, and the number of deaths in accidents increased nearly 8 percent to 250.
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Lebanon crash sends two to hospital

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 09:02
The accident happened around 8 a.m. on Route 202.
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Maine energy company to test the waters in Alaska

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:42
Ocean Renewable Power adapts its tidal-power generators to fast-moving rivers and plans to gauge their potential in a remote Eskimo village.
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Police: Child services alerted after Maine mother with speeding history clocked at 124 mph

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:26
The 25-year-old woman from Cornish is accused of driving 124 mph with her two young children in the car without child car seats.
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Complaint challenges legality of Canadian company’s medication sales to Mainers

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 08:25
In a case affecting those in need of cheaper drugs, the head of a state pharmacy group alleges the Canadian firm’s sales are illegal.
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Bath motorcyclist dies following crash

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:56
Police say Alexander Coffin died over the weekend from injuries received in the crash with a passenger vehicle on Friday.
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Two charged with selling doctored marijuana in N.H., Maine

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 07:04
One of the suspects allegedly told police that marijuana was mixed in cement mixers and then sprayed with synthetics.
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Englishman sentenced to 17 years for porn involving Maine girl

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 06:39
Nicholas Cheese, 27, had established an Internet relationship with the 13-year-old girl before meeting her at a Bangor hotel to have sex.
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Fears of Russia fuel a European push for fracking

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 05:54
The push for fracking has been under way for years, but it has taken on new urgency in recent weeks as fears grow of a revival of the Cold War.
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