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Daily news stories for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
Updated: 8 min 56 sec ago

Augusta Superfund site may go off priorities list

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:30
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on the proposal from the public.
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Maine makes final Affordable Care enrollment push

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:32
Those who start applications but don’t finish them by midnight will be given extra time.
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Jury selection begins in Apple vs. Samsung, round 2

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:13
Apple won the first case, and now claims Samsung stole the ideas for more recent popular devices.
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Man convicted in gunpowder explosion awaits trial in Maine

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:41
An indictment alleges Craig Sanborn, who opened a munitions plant in Brownville, fraudulently obtained $300,000 in grant money.
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LePage's views add wrinkle to debate on Maine rail facility site

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:10
His letter about the planned Brunswick location comes just as a U.S. agency is set to decide on ordering a new impact study.
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Simple blood test can accurately rule out heart attack in ER

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:24
A large study in Sweden finds that a blood test with an electrocardiogram is 
99 percent accurate in predicting which patients can be safely sent home.
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Gas prices go up a bit in Maine

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:56
Prices are 4.5 cents higher than they were a month ago, but 8.4 cents lower than at this time last year.
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Dogfish ‘everywhere’ in Gulf of Maine, but sales go nowhere

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:28
Regulators may raise catch limits on the voracious little shark, which competes with more valuable ocean species for food.
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1 person injured in Levant house fire

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:58
Fire Chief Eric Strout says high winds and icy roads made it difficult to fight the blaze, which destroyed the home on McIntosh Avenue on Sunday night.
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Challenges loom as first Affordable Care Act enrollment period closes

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:52
Supporters are already seeking ways to blunt confrontations over expected premium increases and other issues.
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Koreas exchange artillery fire; island residents take shelter

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:00
The action follows Pyongyang’s announcement that it would conduct live-fire drills in areas north of the poorly marked Yellow Sea boundary between the countries.
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Filmmaker set to visit Maine puzzled by silence of those who saw 9/11 terrorists up close

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 01:03
At least 10 people in the Portland area encountered Mohamed Atta and his partner the night before the attacks, but only one is willing to be interviewed.
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Portland students give their classmates a lift

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 01:02
Deering High juniors looking to lower barriers to learning make a video to persuade the school board to weigh expanding access to busing.
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Portland park will close for two weeks of tree work

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 23:47
The city will close Pine Grove Park while a forest management team thins the wooded area.
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Taking on a vast task in search for jet

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 23:40
While experts struggle to define the search area, a young U.S. Navy air crew is determined to find the missing Malaysian plane.
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U.N. panel warns: World’s wild climate ride just beginning

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 23:40
The dangers are going to worsen and no one will be immune, says the panel in a report for world leaders.
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Local & State Dispatches

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 23:21
Flood watch Monday / Man hit by car in stable condition / Kerosene spill near Old Orchard wetland ... and more news
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Monmouth worker hopes to thank mystery helper

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:38
Leonard Crocker suffered a heart attack and a woman helped save his life at the side of a road.
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National Weather Service issues flood watch for western and coastal Maine

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:30
Heavy rainfall and melting snow may cause the Androscoggin, Saco and Kennebec rivers to reach flood stage on Monday.
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Faulty ignition switch could cost GM hundreds of millions

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 22:02
With hefty fines and damage to its reputation at stake, why did the automaker wait so long to alert customers?
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