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Relatives sob as Malaysia confirms plane is lost

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:30
Malaysia’s prime minister gave that word late Monday saying there was no longer any doubt that Flight 370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean.
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Maine man gets 13 years in prison for child sex assaults

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:24
The judge also imposes 16 years of probation to keep Richard M. Libby, 48, of Windsor, under supervision longer.
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Fire destroys home in Falmouth

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:14
A family was scheduled to move into the Foreside Road home at the end of the week.
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Scientists identify immediate human risks of global warming

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 14:08
’It’s very clear that we are not prepared for the kind of events we’re seeing,’ says the chief author of a soon-to-be released U.N. report.
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Portland firefighters extinguish Columbia Road blaze

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:42
Nobody was injured. One person at home at the time got out safely.
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Surprise: Chess popularity rising among Maine’s youth

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 11:01
More school teams are cropping up as young players compete for and win titles at both the state and national levels.
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Bowdoin museum gets Winslow Homer’s camera

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 10:37
The camera was donated by Scarborough resident Neal Paulsen, who got it from his grandfather.
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Cost of gas in Maine remains 10 cents above national average

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:54
Price of a gallon drops just one penny to an average of $3.61.
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Unfinished dredging job a setback for Scarborough

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 09:20
If the river work isn’t done by the March 31 deadline, beach restoration will have to wait and navigation problems will persist.
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Future of Lewiston Auburn Film Festival up in the air

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 08:40
Some directors have pulled their work from the festival founded by Joshua Shea.
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Portland seeks better access for people with disabilities

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:47
The Portland Disability Advisory Committee will hold a public forum Monday to discuss solutions.
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Flood insurance fix only delays cost increase for 3,000 in Maine

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 07:05
Most of the communities with the largest number of policy holders seeing rate increases are on the coast.
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USM Student Senate passes resolution against budget cut decisions

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:31
The 13 Student Senate members pass a vote of no-confidence in the university administration.
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Obama official in Maine to urge minimum wage hike

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:10
Laura Fortman will join U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, Portland Mayor Mike Brennan and others today in Portland and Bangor to tout the wage hike proposal.
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Japan to turn over nuclear material to U.S.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 06:10
The material has been kept for decades at a research reactor site in Tokaimura, the site of a 1999 accident that killed two workers.
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Feature obituary: Dr. Lenore Fleming, 73, taught Harlem schoolkids and Maine homeless

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 01:47
She also worked in research for pharmaceutical giant Hoffman-La Roche.
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World Dispatches

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 01:37
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NCAA men: Kentucky ends Wichita State’s perfect run, 78-76

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 01:28
Roundup of the third round of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament.
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Chinese plane crew detects potential object from Malaysia Airlines jet

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 01:25
The sighting is made in the same area of the Indian Ocean where French radar had detected possible debris
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