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Daily news stories for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
Updated: 7 min ago

Liberals win Quebec vote

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:08
Fears of another referendum on independence from Canada could have motivated voters.
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Local & State Dispatches

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 00:06
Man charged with multiple sex crimes against boys / Driver in double-fatality had suspended license / Senate rejects LePage’s welfare-reduction idea ... and more news from around the state.
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UMaine law school cuts three library positions

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:56
The cuts come in response to a $36 million funding shortfall in the University of Maine System.
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Brunswick councilors vote against asking for federal review of train facility

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:52
The vote follows two hours of public comments on the proposed shelter for Amtrak Downeaster trains.
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N.J. man guilty of extorting prospective Maine employer

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 23:52
Patrick Curley admits to falsely alleging a job-for-sex offer.
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Maine teacher, softball coach charged with gross sexual assault

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 22:44
Michael Gagnon is accused of assaulting the teenager during school hours, at his home and a Bangor motel.
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Canada giving U.S. retailers the cold shoulder

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 22:09
Target’s difficulties expose the challenges of doing business in Canada that have bedeviled other retailers.
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Remains identified as those of World War II U.S. soldier

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:55
DNA testing confirms that remains found in France were mistakenly buried with the enemy.
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Maine roof collapse kills Rhode Island man, injures another

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:19
Addison Yeaw, 58, was killed when the garage roof collapsed from the weight of four feet of snow.
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Health care access preserved for Portland’s homeless

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:14
Officials say homeless patients will be able to get care at a nonprofit health center as a city clinic scales back services starting next week.
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Supreme Court sides with gay couple turned away by photo studio

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:10
The justices reject the New Mexico photographer’s argument that doing business with gay people would violate her religious beliefs.
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Ships searching for missing Malaysian plane investigate faint pings

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 21:08
Confirmation that the signals picked up belong to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370’s black boxes could take days, but the discovery offers the ‘most promising lead’ yet.
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Wrong-way driver in Maine crash had suspended license, police say

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 20:41
The drivers of both vehicles died the crash.
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Sen. Angus King 'stunned' by ex-Vice President Cheney’s remarks on torture

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:55
The Maine independent criticizes Cheney's endorsement of the Bush-era use of waterboarding.
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Air travel: More flights late, more bags mishandled

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:54
Virgin America is rated the best U.S. airlines, while Delta earns the highest score among the ‘Big Four.’
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Village corporations watch their power wane in Maine

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 19:36
Farmington Village has gone from running a part of the town to controlling a water district.
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Panel will weigh plans to expand rail service

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 17:44
The advisory council will help the state establish criteria for prioritizing possible routes.
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Maine man who said his chicken was stolen is charged with terrorizing

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:44
A Pittston man is accused of using a knife to threaten a neighbor’s family and sending threatening text messages.
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Baby improving after ocean rescue by U.S. Navy

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:32
The Kaufmans had started across the Pacific in their 36-foot sailboat when the baby girl developed a fever and rash and wasn’t responding to medications.
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Ford recalls nearly 435,000 vehicles for rust, seat problems

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 15:08
The SUVs were originally sold or registered in Maine and 19 other states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear snow and ice from roads.
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