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More underwater pings heard in hunt for missing Malaysian plane

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 23:58
Finding the sounds, which could come from the plane’s black boxes, is crucial to narrowing the search area.
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Pentagon to remove 50 missiles from silos but keep them in arsenal

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 23:50
The move is aimed at complying with a 2010 treaty with Russia and avoiding a fight with members of Congress from states where the missiles are based.
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Judge's motion granting attorneys' request to withdraw

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 23:14
Judge Thomas D. Warren allows attorneys assigned to defend accused armed robber Joshua Nisbet to resign, writing that the Joshua Nisbet has forfeited the right to counsel by his actions.
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Mass. House OKs bill to overhaul domestic violence laws

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:50
The measure is called the most comprehensive domestic violence legislation in a generation.
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Portland schools save on health care but budget still goes up

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:41
Health costs drop $500,000. The budget is 3.6 percent higher.
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London hospital spotlights lab-made body parts

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:33
Scientists are growing blood vessels, tear ducts, windpipes, ears and noses.
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New York inmate freed after 25 years

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:32
The exoneration comes amid scrutiny of Brooklyn prosecutors’ process for reviewing questionable convictions.
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Nation Dispatches

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:31
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Maine House OKs penalizing companies that outsource jobs

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 22:03
Supporters of the bill say it will protect Maine jobs. But Republicans say that the measure is a job killer.
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Feature Obituary: Robert Williams, 69, retired lieutenant at South Portland Fire Department

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:57
The father of three also volunteered with the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department.
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Mass. insurer cuts narcotics prescriptions

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:44
Blue Cross Blue Shield says 6.6 million fewer pills were given out as part of an 18-month campaign.
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Ukraine moves to quell pro-Russia uprisings

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:40
The government retakes some of its buildings but some separatists consolidate their positions.
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LePage signs bill to help Maine paper mill reopen

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:24
The law encourages, but does not force, Great Northern’s power provider to share certain profits with the paper-maker in East Millinocket.
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Texas woman convicted of killing boyfriend with stiletto heel

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:05
Her defense attorney said she only struck Alf Stefan Andersson, who was hit at least 25 times in the face, in self-defense.
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Man accused of pushing wife off Maine cliff loses bid

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 21:05
Authorities say Charles Black tried to kill Lisa Black in 2011 by pushing her off Mount Megunticook. She survived.
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U.N. human rights chief: Syria regime’s atrocities ‘outweigh’ rebels'

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:47
Navi Pillay says President Bashar Assad’s regime is ‘mostly responsible’ for human rights offenses.
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Ebola presents challenge for Guinea

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:38
The latest outbreak is spread over a large area and will likely take months to be fully dealt with.
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Irish president starts historic Britain tour

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:37
Michael D. Higgins is the first head of state to visit since Ireland left British rule almost a century ago.
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Maine man admits to sex with girl, 13, police say

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:05
Cameron Starkey, 21, of Norridgewock was arrested after a complaint by the girl’s mother prompted an investigation.
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Trailblazing musician Arthur ‘Guitar Boogie’ Smith dies at 93

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 19:50
His composition, ‘Dueling Banjos’ was heard in the movie “Deliverance.
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