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Updated: 12 min 46 sec ago

Serena Williams beats Li Na for Sony Open title

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 22:26
It’s the seventh Key Biscayne title for Williams, who wins 7-5, 6-1.
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Bruins stay hot, top Capitals 4-2

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 22:24
Boston clinches the Atlantic Division title with its 14th win in 15 games.
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Those missing in Washington mudslide down to 30

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 22:16
The death toll notches up to 18 as the grief-stricken town pauses to remember those who died.
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LePage pushing welfare reform ahead

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:53
The administration is expected to discuss the use of EBT cards in other states on Monday.
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Film shows value of Skowhegan plant

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:43
The documentary ‘American Made’ shows the link between community and manufacturing.
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Syrian forces capture 2 villages near border

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:34
Flita and Ras Maara are the latest targets of a government offensive in the rugged Qalamoun region.
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Deadly Ebola virus spreads to Guinea capital

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:33
Its arrival in the sprawling city of 2 million people with an international airport could spell disaster.
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N.Y. town waits on word from a higher power

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:20
A Supreme Court ruling on prayers at town meetings is expected any day now.
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Mexico cartel leader insists he’s a farmer

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:14
Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sticks to his story of innocence, despite his escape from prison in 2001.
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Schools measure body fat in obesity fight

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:13
Critics worry that the screenings could affect students’ self-esteem and lead to eating disorders.
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Waste of peanut butter hard to swallow

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:11
Costco Wholesale refuses requests to let almost a million jars be donated to food banks.
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Pilot found guilty of groping girl

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:10
He says he fell asleep and doesn’t know how one of his hands ended up underneath her.
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Hawaiian bill would ban police from having sex with prostitutes

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:01
The Honolulu department says the exemption keeps secret the methods of undercover officers.
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Study: Thinner font would save U.S. government big bucks

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 21:01
Using 12-point Garamond would cut ink costs by 29 percent.
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New rules sought for chicken processors

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:57
But the industry says only a very small percentage of the birds die accidentally in scalding tanks.
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Florida 1st to Final Four, beating Dayton 62-52

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:54
The Gators reached their fifth Final Four after losing at this point in each of the past three NCAA tournaments.
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Earthquake jolts Southern California, damaging buildings and fraying nerves

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:47
An aftershock hits Saturday morning about 20 miles south of Los Angeles.
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Powerful Republicans turn to Jeb Bush

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:34
The former Florida governor hasn’t decided to run for president, his advisers say, but he looks to be gathering support.
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Tick ID program moves to UMaine Cooperative Extension

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:11
UMaine is taking over the program from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
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Bear hunt referendum looms over Maine Sportsman’s Show

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 20:08
Organizers say people are energized by the impending vote on banning bear baiting, hounding and trapping.
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