Jessica Meir, a 35-year-old scientist from Maine, is among eight people who were selected from a pool of more than 6,000 applicants to be trained as astronauts. Meir, who grew up in Caribou, is the youngest of five in a family of ...
HLFSCRN HOUSING MARKET TURNAROUND? MORE SIGNS OF RECOVERY FOR BUYERS, BUILDERS, AND SELLERS, AS HOME SALES HIT A MAJOR MILESTONE THIS MONTH, SHOWING A POSSIBLE ECONOMIC REBOUND FOR A ONCE STRUGGLING MARKET.. GOOD EVENING AND THANKS FOR JOINING US, I'M TRACY SABOL. THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS BUILDERS BEGAN CONSTRUCTION ON MORE SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES AND APARTMENTS IN MAY. IN FACT.. HOUSING ...
By JOE LAWLOR Staff Writer The cost of free care provided by Maine hospitals to uninsured patients has more than doubled since 2007, and those expenses will continue to grow ...
– Maine lawmakers on Tuesday quietly and unanimously advanced a bill aimed at beefing up the state program designed to phase out toxic chemicals in children’s products, but final passage is still in question. The proposal, L.D. 1181, sponsored by Sen. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, requires manufacturers of 49 chemicals on the so-called "high concern list" to report what ...
– A bill designed to tighten mining laws that took effect last year appears headed for defeat, with the House and Senate unable to reach consensus on the ...
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Inspired by the cliffhanging Republic serials of the 1930s, Raiders of the Lost Ark, the brainchild of wunderkinds George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, arguably the two most important cinematic entertainers of the last 50 years, made everything old seem new again. Set ... ...
Among the bills is one that would have required the state’s public charter schools to be run as nonprofit organizations. LePage said that the bill puts new constraints on charter schools, limiting students’ educational ...
, sponsored by Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, the Senate chairwoman of the Legislature’s Education Committee, would hold up action related to the existing grading system and wait until the 2014-2015 school year to implement a new one. It passed the ...
In a largely symbolic Tuesday vote, a narrow majority of the Maine House of Representatives doubled down on support of a gun-control bill, weakened since it was first proposed earlier this year. The 78-64 House vote likely means the bill, L.D. 1240, sponsored by Rep. Mark Dion, a former Cumberland County sheriff, will die between that body and the Senate, which passed a version of the bill on ...
AUGUSTA, Maine -- A spokeswoman for Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the administration will no longer comment for stories published in three of Maine's daily newspapers.Adrienne Bennett told the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/17Wn2Of ) on Tuesday the administration won't be talking to that publication, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel. All are owned by MaineToday ...
On May 20, Gronkowski had his fourth surgery on the left forearm that he broke on Nov. 18 while blocking for an extra point in a 59-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He broke it again in the Patriots’ first playoff game, a 41-28 win over the Houston Texans. Rosenhaus said the fourth surgery was expected to be the last on his ...
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Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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A man has been beaten to death by police officers in the United States.
The unarmed man was severely beaten with batons and fists following a call from a hospital, which had complained of a man being drunk near the premises.
Officers attended Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, California, where David Sal Silva, the 33-year-old father of four young children, had allegedly been causing a disturbance.
A group of police officers fell upon Silva after he allegedly resisted arrest.
Witnesses said extra police waded in to beat him in in the face and upper body.
Silva later had trouble breathing and was wheeled into the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Witnesses who had filmed Silva and the police in a scuffle later had their mobile phones confiscated by some of the officers.
They said he had been begging for his life during the beating.
A lawyer for the family has asked that the mobile phones not be tampered with as the video evidence will be used in an investigation.
Meanwhile, President Obama has lauded the bravery and devotion of more than 40 police officers at a White House ceremony.
Speaking to the hand-picked group, he said: "We don't always get that opportunity to stand and applaud the men and women who keep us safe. ...
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