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Fire on London train at morning rush treated as a terrorist attack

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY JILL LAWLESS The Associated Press

LONDON

A bucket wrapped in an insulated bag caught fire on a packed London subway train Friday, sending commuters stampeding in panic at the height of the morning rush hour. Police said they were investigating it as a terrorist attack.

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Schools seek to help immigrants amid mixed signals on DACA

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY JOCELYN GECKER and SOPHIA TAREEN The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1173695|title=|desc= YUREXI QUINONES, 24, of Manassas, Virginia, a college student who is studying social work and a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, rallies next to Ana Rice, 18, of Manassas, Va., far right, in support of DACA, outside of the White House in Washington.

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More than 80 dead in IS-claimed Iraq attack, according to officials

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA The Associated Press

BAGHDAD

The death toll has risen to more than 80 killed in an Islamic State group-claimed attack in southern Iraq targeting a restaurant frequented by Shiite Muslim pilgrims, Iraqi officials said Friday.

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Jury to soon get case of teen tried in Slender Man stabbing

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
The Associated Press

WAUKESHA, WIS.

The two girls accused of stabbing a sixth-grade classmate to appease an online horror character called Slender Man had a shared delusion that the fictional creature was real and could kill their families, a forensic psychologist testified.

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Sirens sound as North Korea again sends a missile over Japan

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY MARI YAMAGUCHI The Associated press

TOKYO

Warning sirens blared in northern Japan on Friday when North Korea launched a missile and again when it passed over the Japanese island of Hokkaido as residents were just starting their day.

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Is It Working? You Bet It Is

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY CHICK CICIOTTE Veterans Corner

Why would any veteran refuse to join our American Legion? Nobody can give me an honest answer. What a shame when you receive a call from a veteran’s widow and her first words are “my husband didn’t belong, but could someone in the American Legion help, I am not sure what to do.”

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Today in History

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

Today is Friday, Sept. 15, the 258th day of 2017. There are 107 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History

On September 15, 1940, during the World War II Battle of Britain, the tide turned as the Royal Air Force inflicted heavy losses upon the Luftwaffe.

On this date

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Rotary Leadership

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY CLAUDIA FROST Brunswick Rotary Club

Rotary Club leaders receive encouragement and training for the work that keeps this worldwide organization serving humanity. The structure of Rotary resembles an upside-down pyramid, with the 33,000 clubs in 200 countries making most of the decisions on the allocation of volunteer time and financial appropriations.

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Welcome to Seniors Not Acting Their Age

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY RON CHASE Seniors Not Acting Their Age

I ’d like to welcome readers to my new column, Seniors Not Acting Their Age. While I think that people of all ages will find my articles interesting and informative, the primary focus will be sharing outdoor adventures that my friends and I participate in from a senior perspective. Contrary to common stereotypes, we oldsters can and do lead active, exciting lives.

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Debt ceiling increase can’t be blocked

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY GORDON L. WEIL

Congress won't ever block an increase in the debt ceiling. Threats to cap it are pure political grandstanding.

Congress spends money without raising enough tax revenues to cover spending. The shortfall must be met by borrowing. If the debt ceiling increase were blocked, borrowing would be prevented. The U.S. government wouldn’t have the funds needed to operate.

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Anu’s Journey

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY DAVID TREADWELL

Some people give you hope for humanity, a cause to celebrate, a reason to smile. Meet Bowdoin College junior Anu Asaolu.

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Political Cartoon

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
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NASA waits for word that spacecraft met fiery end over Saturn

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY MARCIA DUNN The Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.

NASA waited for confirmation Friday that the Cassini spacecraft had burned up in the sky over Saturn.

Cassini had been put on a course to plunge through Saturn’s atmosphere and vaporize like a meteor at the end of its 20-year journey exploring the planet.

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Looking at Topsham

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY DOUG BENNETT Guest Column

Perched high atop the Ferris Wheel at the Topsham Fair in August I get a glorious view of Topsham. Sitting in one of the cars at the very top, I feel like I can see the whole town. Every year I look forward to this experience.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

The lack of a sense of history is

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Vulnerable residents a concern in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22
BY JENNIFER KAY and TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press

MIAMI

Florida’s fits and starts toward post-Irma recovery have shifted to urgent efforts to protect its vulnerable elderly residents after a string of nursing home deaths.

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Maine’s Sen. Collins: closing more military bases a bad idea

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

PORTLAND (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she opposes a proposed round of military base closures.

Collins is making the comments in the wake of a proposed amendment to the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act being considered by the Senate. She says the bases would be closed through a revised Base Realignment and Closure process beginning in 2021.

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State urges Mainers to use free program to dispose of pesticides

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

AUGUSTA (AP) — The state is urging Mainers to dispose of unusable and waste pesticides that could instead end up in the trash.

The Maine environmental and agricultural departments are hosting the free annual program in October.

The agencies plan to collect the unwanted chemicals and take them to out-of-state disposal facilities to be incinerated or reprocessed.

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Police: Man suffered life-threatening injuries in crash

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

NORTH YARMOUTH (AP) — Maine police say a man was seriously injured after he lost control of his vehicle and plunged down an embankment in North Yarmouth.

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Gov. Paul LePage’s home is back on the market after 3 years

Times Record - Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:22

BOOTHBAY (AP) — The Maine home purchased by Republican Gov. Paul LePage and his wife Ann three years ago is back on the market — at nearly double the price that the couple purchased it for in 2014.

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