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Ukraine faltering in effort to retake government facilities

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:35
Gunmen seize a column of six armored vehicles from Ukranian forces, and another building is reportedly captured in Donetske.
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Dispatches

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:34
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Kept free by clerical error for 13 years, convicted robber fighting for release

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:30
Taken into custody last year, he says authorities missed their chance to incarcerate him.
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High cost of fuel proves lucrative for U.S. airlines

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:15
It forces them to make efficiencies on the ground and in the air, and that has turned into solid profits.
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One civilian, one firefighter injured in Sanford apartment fire

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 21:54
The State Fire Marshal’s Office was notified and is investigating the cause of the blaze at 87 High St.
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WMTW-TV to move offices from downtown Portland to Westbrook

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 21:40
Officials hope to combine the station’s two facilities after it leaves the Time and Temp building it has inhabited for 15 years.
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Flames engulf Portland man’s car on I-95

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 21:15
A state trooper says he saw Godfrey Watchiba’s car with flames shooting out from under it as it traveled.
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Suspected Islamic militants continue rampage in Nigeria

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 21:07
Among the 20 slain is a traditional ruler.
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Jetport sees large increase in passengers leaving from Portland

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:50
The totals were up 6.7 percent over the same month in 2013, while the ‘load factor’ for flights also increased.
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Maine Senate upholds LePage veto of solar rebate bill

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:31
The governor objected to the bill because it would’ve added 60 cents a year to residents’ electric bills.
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Man charged with marathon hoax sent for psychiatric evaluation

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:23
The 25-year-old suspect, whose mother says he has bipolar disorder, is ordered held on $100,000 bail.
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Seabird familiar to Maine spotted for first time in Pacific

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:22
The northern gannet is spotted on Alcatraz Island and other sites. Scientists believe it flew across the Arctic Sea in 2012 when ice coverage was low.
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More vets using prosthetics to help legless animals

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:22
More veterinarians are using wheelchairs and prosthetics to improve the lives of dogs that have lost limbs.
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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:21
One of last year’s runners, who was competing as an amputee, returns to complete what he started – and he brings two friends.
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North Korea wants London salon out of its hair

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:10
The country makes a diplomatic appeal for the salon to remove a poster that pokes fun of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s distinctive hairstyle.
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Flooding closes Main Street businesses in Dexter

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:47
Several roads and bridges across the Sebasticook River were closed and won’t reopen until the water level subsides.
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N.H. suspends search for missing man in Smith River

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:24
In Vermont, damage from flooding is described as wide-ranging.
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Shenna Bellows gets boost from pro-choice EMILY’s List

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:22
The organization's fundraising messages will feature the Democratic candidate who is challenging Sen. Susan Collins.
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Mercedes-driving Portland man charged with crack trafficking

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:13
Undercover agents purchased crack from Ian ‘Night’ Nono on multiple occasions, police say.
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Sanford police respond to home invasion

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 19:13
Two burglars show a stun gun and a billy club, according to early reports.
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