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Medicare paid 14 Maine doctors at least $1 million each in 2012

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:16
And payments statewide totaled $300 million that year, according to data made public for the first time – but much of it goes to costs, not profits.
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New possible pings detected in hunt for lost Malaysian jet

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:41
If confirmed, this would be the fifth underwater signal detected in the hunt for Flight 370.
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Man wanted in Rhode Island killing arrested in Maine

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:41
Authorities say 20-year-old Daquan Watts shot and killed another man in the morning of Christmas Eve.
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Police seek driver in deadly Florida day care crash

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:41
Authorities in the Orlando area are searching for 26-year-old Robert Corchado, whom they have described as a ‘person of interest.’
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No reports of injuries from 2 Lewiston fires

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 08:34
Firefighters responded to a pair of fires Thursday in residential buildings.
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Freeport farm to host 1860s-style baseball game

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:54
Dirigo, a Maine-based team with players from all over the state, will play a team from Ipswich, Mass.
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Maine State Police to unveil campaign against distracted driving

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 05:48
Distractions are being redefined to include multitasking such as eating behind the wheel and talking with passengers.
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Local & State Dispatches

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:04
Two charged with burglary after police dog tracks them / Found passed out with kids in car, woman faces charges / Maine Dish subscribers lose ABC for night because of dispute ... and more news from around the state.
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Lawmakers seek prosecution of ex-tax official

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:51
Lois Lerner, former head of an IRS division, allegedly improperly targeted conservative political organizations.
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Teen stabs 22 in rampage at Pennsylvania school

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:35
The five-minute attack involved a student slashing others with long kitchen knives, before being tackled by an assistant principal.
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Maine native Matthew Mulligan leaves Patriots for Bears

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:31
The tight end, who went to Penobscot Valley High and played at UMaine, played in 15 games for the Patriots last season.
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Security flaw magnifies Internet’s messy nature

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:18
The Web world’s makeshift design makes it vulnerable to bugs like Heartbleed and massive data theft.
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Maine’s high court takes up dispute over Portland plaza

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:14
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is weighing the legality of a referendum effort to reverse the sale of Congress Square Plaza.
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Maine panel proposes $30 million budget fix, adding services for disabled

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:14
The deal to reduce waiting lists for home- and community-based care for hundreds of developmentally disabled residents is a key element of the agreement.
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New England Dispatches

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:55
Suspected arsonist: God doesn’t like pornography / State police clock motorcyclist at 145 mph / Suspect calls Mom for lift from alleged crime scene ... and more news from around the region.
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Maine tanning booth camera leads to charges

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:53
A Maine man is also accused of having sex with a minor and other offenses after his computers are seized.
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Maine's scallop season strongest in years – maybe ever

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:50
The 2013 catch is valued at nearly $5.2 million, the highest since 1998, and the 2013 price of $12.24 per pound sets a record.
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Same-sex marriage faces biggest test yet in Denver case

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:49
A federal appeals court will weigh giving a big victory to gay couples or halting their momentum.
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Pistorius refuses to look at gruesome image

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:42
The photograph on TV screens in the courtroom causes gasps among spectators, who included the victim’s mother.
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House backs modified version of LePage drug war

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:32
A legislative panel adds treatment funding while reducing the governor’s request for drug agents.
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