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Young drivers paid heavy price for GM ignition problem

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:09
GM knew for years that the switches were defective, but didn’t start recalling them until February.
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U.S. warns about surgery risks in Dominican Republic

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 22:07
The price is often about a third of the cost in the U.S., but American officials say several U.S. citizens have suffered serious complications or died.
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Maine jogger recovering after being hit by pickup

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:58
Tess Perry, 25, was hit by a car that slid on an icy road Sunday morning.
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Wintry mix causes several crashes during morning commute

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:55
A flood watch is posted after Down East gets 2 inches of rain, while northern Aroostook County gets up to a foot of snow.
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Mass. man claims self-defense in shooting of reality TV star

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:54
Authorities say hip-hop rapper Ray Benzino was shot by his nephew Saturday when Benzino came upon his mother’s funeral procession.
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U.S. seeks buyers for military equipment used in Afghanistan

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:22
Among the items for sale are 800 highly sophisticated armored vehicles that the military considers too costly to ship back home.
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Russia pulls battalion from Ukraine border

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 21:09
But Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says ‘tens of thousands’ of troops remain along the border.
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U.S. soda sales continue to lose fizz

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:41
Diet sodas are falling at a faster rate than their regular counterparts, a trend attributed to consumers’ worries about artificial sweeteners.
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No scaling back Malaysian jet search, Australia says

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 20:33
The three-week hunt for Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the Boeing 777 or the 239 people aboard.
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Maine getting millions for fish, wildlife projects

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:56
More than $11 million will support outdoor recreation.
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Tests on Mainers set to start in national study of diabetes and Vitamin D

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:45
One of the largest such studies ever done in the state will help indicate whether the vitamin can help prevent the more common form of the disease.
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Research: Surgery offers long-term help for obese diabetics

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:44
A landmark study shows ‘quite remarkable’ results at lowering blood-sugar levels in people who have gastric bypass or another type of stomach-reducing procedure.
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Maine House votes to toss out proposed mining rules

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:38
The bill calls for a new set of regulations, which are likely to be less friendly to open-pit mining of minerals at Bald Mountain.
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Ice causes car rollovers in Madison, I-95 in Waterville

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:18
Freezing rain made central Maine's morning commute dicey, police said.
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Navy bases tighten truck driver screening

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 19:14
The policy change is a result of a shooting that occurred March 24 when a civilian truck driver with a criminal history entered the base and used one sailor’s gun to shoot and kill another.
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More remains pulled from Washington mudslide debris

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:40
Searchers have had to contend with treacherous conditions, including septic tanks, gasoline and propane containers.
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Supreme Court could limit software patents

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 18:02
The outcome of the case could send tremors through an industry that touches virtually every sector of the economy.
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Johnny Depp shows off ‘chick’s’ engagement ring

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:58
The diamond is taken as an indirect admission that he’s engaged to ‘Rum Diary’ costar Amber Heard.
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More than a million sign up for health insurance in last dash

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 17:45
Technical problems cause two interruptions on HealthCare.gov, where applicants sign up for coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act.
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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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