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Jury deliberating in Dartmouth rape trial

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:46
Parker Gilbert, then a 20-year-old freshman from London, is accused of attacking a female student after entering her unlocked dorm room.
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119 mph gust off Maine coast? Weather service takes second look

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:38
The reading at a buoy off Jonesport is under review because it was out of line with other readings.
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Obama, pope warm to each other in longer-than-expected meeting

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 09:58
The president and pope both appeared tense at the start of the audience, but were all smiles by the end of the meeting and seemed to have found a rapport.
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Police warn Oxford businesses to beware of CMP scam

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:36
A caller unconnected to the utility threatens to shut off power unless payment is made by credit card.
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When Maine CEO’s pregnant, who needs to know?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 08:24
Melissa Smith's announcement comes in an era when it’s hard to separate family and business matters, especially for women in roles of power.
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Maine's coldest temperatures for March 27, 2014: ColdTrac

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:51
Auburn dipped to 16 degrees this morning and Augusta dropped to 13, both record lows for this date.
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‘Scandal’ actor Columbus Short charged with felony

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:42
The actor was involved in a dispute with a man at a Los Angeles restaurant March 15 before he hit the man and knocked him out, according to police.
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Gov. Deval Patrick to speak at Colby’s commencement

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:28
The Massachusetts governor will also receive an honorary degree.
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Charlotte mayor faces corruption charges, resigns

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 07:10
Mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested Wednesday and accused of accepting bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina’s largest city.
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California drought spurs mini gold rush in Sierra

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:54
In mountain rivers and streambeds, the record-low flows have uncovered new chances to earn some extra money.
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Washington mudslide victims’ families face grim reality

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:09
The knowledge that some bodies may remain entombed in the mud is difficult to accept.
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Bin Laden son-in-law convicted of conspiring to kill Americans

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:43
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith is the highest-ranking al-Qaida figure to face trial on U.S. soil since the attacks.
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Worker makes daring escape from Houston fire

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:41
Curtis Reissig drops from a fifth-floor balcony to the one below him so firefighters can reach him with a ladder.
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S. Portland man gets 16 months for hiding detective’s stolen gun

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:36
Bahman Habibi, 28, stored the gun in his home after it was used by another man in a bank robbery and convenience store robbery.
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Annie’s Book Stop in Portland to close this week

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:31
The discount bookstore had a 30-year run, but sales dropped off in recent years as online buying grew.
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College athletes are employees, can unionize, federal agency rules

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:29
Northwestern University plans to appeal the decision made in a case brought by their football players.
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'Smart meters' pose no health risk, Maine regulators say

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:23
The preliminary finding deals a blow to activists who say the technology harms humans. They have until April 11 to appeal the report.
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'Maine Startup' event hopes to put state on entrepreneurial map

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 01:05
The weeklong inaugural event will promote the state as a vibrant place to start a business.
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Maine fire victim’s helpful deeds flow back in time of need

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:35
David Smith, a farmer known for his kindness, is flooded with offers of help as he tries to reopen his heavily damaged cabinet shop in Gorham.
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Pirates fall to Worcester, 5-3

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 00:19
Former Maine coach Roy Sommer of the Worcester Sharks sets an AHL record by coaching his 1,275th game.
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