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Daily news stories for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
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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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Maine students field testing educational assessment exams

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:40
Students at more than 180 Maine schools are among the 3 million young people in 22 states to vet the tests.
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Kerry, Russian counterpart meet on Ukraine crisis

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:30
Kerry stressed that Ukraine would have to be at the table for negotiations.
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Harrison lifts Kentucky to 75-72 upset win over Michigan

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:04
The Wildcats are headed to the Final Four to play Wisconsin on Saturday.
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UConn upsets Michigan State, 60-54, returns to Final Four

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 21:00
Fourth-seeded Michigan State’s seniors become the first four-year players recruited by Tom Izzo to fail to reach the Final Four.
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Feature obituary: Ellen Askari, 71, immunologist, professor, volunteer AIDS buddy

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:50
She is remembered for her teaching, volunteer work and eccentric flair.
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Volunteer coaches help caregivers get through crises

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:41
Beyond offering emotional suppport, coaches can help people navigate a complex hospital system.
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NCAA women: Maryland upsets Tennessee, 73-62

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:38
The roundup of the women’s regional finals.
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Riding bikes on ice raises money for Biddeford program

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:18
The Community Bicycle Center’s annual event allows the daring to race around the rink on modified skate bikes.
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Brazil forces move to ‘pacify’ Rio slum

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 20:13
More than 1,400 police officers and Marines move in on the gang-ruled complex called Mare as the nation tries to secure Rio for this year’s World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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No national system to track landslide hazards

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 19:38
Experts say building a nationwide system is now possible with new technology, but would be costly and take more than a decade to complete.
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Redistricting in Maine avoided drastic change in 2011

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 19:32
But one adjustment could help Republicans if the election is tight for the state’s 2nd Congressional District seat.
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Rhode Island pensioners voting on overhaul deal

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 19:18
The state aims to save billions over the next 20 years.
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Kerosene spills near wetland in Old Orchard Beach

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 18:58
Firefighters contain most of the small spill using absorbent booms.
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Currents heat Alaska, chill Maine

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 18:14
Today’s storm comes to us courtesy of weather flowing north to south rather than west to east.
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