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Appeals court ruling allows requiring labels noting countries of origin on meat

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:25
The meat industry attempted to block the rules, which went into effect last year, saying they are costly and provide no health benefits to the consumer.
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British gay marriages show shift in public attitude

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:24
Same-sex marriages become legal just after midnight.
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Three Olympic medalists in Maine to ski in Dumont Cup

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:11
The slopestyle skiing event at Sunday River brings together professional and amateur skiers.
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Deadline approaching for Maine moose lottery

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 20:01
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife intends to issue 4,085 moose permits this year.
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‘Credible new lead’ guides search for missing Malaysian jetliner

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:44
For the first time, airborne crews spot debris in the ocean, but it isn’t known if it’s from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
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Fryeburg police still seeking pet groomer’s attacker

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:38
A man who had a pregnant dog with him when he allegedly stabbed and robbed a business owner March 18 is still at large.
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FBI sting reveals San Francisco Chinatown underworld

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 19:00
The charges cast a harsh light on the tight-knit network of fraternal organizations and one of its most notorius characters, Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow.
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Navy says goodbye to arson-damaged submarine in Kittery

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:23
The Navy decided to scrap the USS Miami last year after estimated repair costs grew to $700 million.
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Boy Scouts put zip in Pinewood Derby: Photos

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:22
Speed and decoration matter in the competitions that date back to 1952.
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Police: Lewiston woman pointed pistol in road-rage incident

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:15
Police say Sandra L. Lambert pointed the pistol at another driver whose 5-year-old daughter was in the back seat of her car.
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Regulators say industry is hampering oil train safety

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 16:30
Transportation officials say they still lack data needed to gauge the dangers, but industry spokesmen deny they are foot-dragging.
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LePage’s drug-battle plan pared down, gets bipartisan backing

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:35
A legislative panel endorses a revised plan that pays for more treatment, doesn’t add as much enforcement and costs $1 million less.
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Two Sanford men charged with drug trafficking

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:11
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrest the two as the result of an undercover drug investigation.
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Northeast heroin problem brings together law officers

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:54
About 90 officers get together in upstate New York at a crossroad for trafficking to northern New England.
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Obama meets with Saudi king, weighs new Syria aid

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:28
Addressing Saudi concerns, the president considers allowing shipments of compact missile launchers to the Syrian opposition.
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Read a University of Maine financial analysis

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:24
The full FY 2015 to 2019 financial analysis.
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See UMaine financial projections

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:24
Read the summary of UMaine's budget for FY 2015 - 2019.
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Bill to stop Maine university cutbacks voted down

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:23
Lawmakers vote against the bill that would have put a 12-month moratorium on faculty, staff and program cuts in order to further study the UMaine System’s finances.
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Dumont Cup competition kicks off at Sunday River: Photos

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:16
Amateurs skiers aim for spots in Saturday's semifinal round that will include three Olympians.
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Maine Senate approves overhauling gun permits

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 13:13
Under the bill, only municipalities with full-time police chiefs could handle permits.
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