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CARIBOU, Maine (AP) _ Maine's potato industry will gather in northern Maine for a conference related to all things tuber.

YORK, Maine (AP) - The Coast Guard says it rescued two lobster fishermen off the coast of Maine after their vessel began to sink.

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average, the NASDAQ Composite and the S&P 500 are all well-known stock indexes.

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - State police in Maine say one person was killed and another injured during the collision of a tanker truck and passenger vehicle on Interstate 295 in Freeport.

BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) - The federal Environmental Protection Agency is providing $200,000 to help a former Maine mill town recovery from the loss of its paper plant.

Augusta, Maine _ The Maine Pulp and Paper Association is disbanding, according to an online post by Maine Environmental News.

The Coast Guard has announced that the third and final Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation hearing into the sinking of the El Faro will take place early next month in Jacksonville, Florida.

The 790-foot container vessel sank in Hurricane Joaquin on Oct. 1, 2015, while sailing from Jacksonville to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

A team of paranormal investigators in Maine has captured what it says appears to be the photo of the ghost of a woman at the City Theatre in Biddeford. Legend has it that a young actress who died during a performance in 1904 still haunts the theatre. Eva Gray received four curtain calls that night. But as Susan Sharon reported in this story in 2004, she never got the chance to enjoy her fame.

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In just over a week, tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to the nation’s capital in a show of solidarity for the rights of women and other citizens of the world.

Benjamin Tice Smith

Family stories are complicated, as we all know. People don’t talk about things, and when they do, their perceptions of facts – actual facts – are wildly different.

Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon is a part-time Blue Hill resident. In his latest novel, “Moonglow,” the author explores this idea as he tells a story about his grandfather — or the grandfather of a fictionalized version of himself. Talking with him on his deathbed, Chabon finds out a lot about his grandparents he hadn’t known, much of it both surprising and incredibly dark.

President-elect Donald Trump has floated a lot of names and met with several candidates, but has yet to nominate anyone to serve as agriculture secretary. That concerns some members of Congress, who are working to reauthorize farm programs.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine’s 1st District, who serves on the committee that’s drafting new legislation to authorize various farm programs, says that work can’t really get underway without the new administration having at least a nominee for agriculture secretary to work with the panel.

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine U.S. Sen. Angus King told NPR this morning he welcomes the decision of the Justice Department Inspector General to investigate how F.B.I. Director James Comey handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton's e-mails - and, the independent senator says, what Comey said about it during the presidential campaign.

BOSTON - College football is returning to one of professional baseball's most iconic venues.

Fenway Park is scheduled to host three games next fall featuring teams from New England.

The first game is scheduled for Nov. 10 when Brown plays Dartmouth. It will actually be the third time the Ivy League teams play at Fenway.

The next day, UMass will be the home team against Maine, a first for both schools.

On Nov. 18, UConn will be the home team against Boston College. It will be the 77th time the Eagles have played at Fenway, but the first for the Huskies.

Court Upholds NH Law on Buffers Around Abortion Clinics

Jan 13, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. - A federal appeals court has upheld New Hampshire's law allowing buffer zones around abortion clinics that supporters say protect women from harassment.
 
The state law allowing buffer zones up to 25 feet has been on the books since 2014, but no clinic has established one.
 
The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston said in its Wednesday ruling that anti-abortion activists had no standing to challenge the law because with no zones in place, their protests haven't been affected.
 

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President-elect Donald Trump is praising L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean for supporting him during the election. Trump tweeted Thursday morning that Bean is courageous for backing his candidacy.

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