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Drug Has A ‘Practically 100 Percent’ Cure Rate For Hepatitis C. So Why Do Any Mainers Live With It?

Treatment for hepatitis C was at one time complicated, requiring weekly visits to specialists and harsh drugs that often came with severe side effects. And the cure rate was less than 50 percent.

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Maine Doctors On Notice After Complaints Of Sexual Misconduct

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A group representing Maine physicians is cautioning its members about sexual misconduct involving patients in light of recent complaints to a state licensing board.

The Maine Medical Association reminded physicians of the definitions and ethical rules around “boundary violations,” including sexual harassment or sexual improprieties involving patients or their immediate family members, in its regular update to members this week.

NEW CANADA, Maine - Maine State Police say a driver with a cat on her lap got distracted and collided with a school bus carrying 58 students, injuring some of them and the bus driver.
 
Police said 19-year-old Alicia Fiordellisi also suffered non-life-threatening injuries to her head and leg in the Tuesday afternoon crash in New Canada. Her cat was killed.
 

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri will be remaining in power, at least for now — despite the strange address he gave more than two weeks ago, while he was in Saudi Arabia, stating that he planned to resign.

Portland's Time and Temperature Building Fails Fire Safety Inspection

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PORTLAND, Maine — An office tower that defines the skyline of Maine’s largest city was recently found to lack legally required sprinklers and smoke detectors on many floors.

Attorneys were back in federal court Tuesday arguing about a lawsuit brought by the Portland Pipe Line Corp. against the City of South Portland over its Clear Skies Ordinance.

In August, U.S. District Judge John Woodcock rejected the city’s request to dismiss the lawsuit. But the city says last month’s cancellation of a massive pipeline project in Canada has undermined the company’s case.

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Gorham businessman Shawn Moody launched his second run for governor Tuesday, this time as a Republican.

Moody hit topics familiar to conservative audiences, including welfare, supporting veterans and a business approach to government.  Mainers are tired of just getting by," he said. "It's time to get ahead."

Moody, who finished fourth out of five candidates as an independent seven years ago, has enlisted several political advisors to Gov. Paul LePage to bolster his run.

A federal judge in Maryland has temporarily blocked all of President Trump's would-be ban on transgender Americans serving in the U.S. armed forces or receiving transition-related health care through the military.

The decision comes just weeks after another federal judge, based in Washington, D.C., blocked most of the policy change.

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, says he's taking a six month leave of absence amid sexual harassment allegations.

Lasseter announced his sabbatical Tuesday.

That same day, The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that the Pixar co-founder is known for "grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes."

To the many mysteries swirling around the investigation of Russian election interference and the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey, add this one: Why is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein continuing to supervise the investigation?

Rosenstein is the Justice Department official who pulled the trigger and named special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the probe in May, only days after President Trump fired Comey under questionable circumstances.

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