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Trump turns again on immigration, allies bash ‘Amnesty Don’

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
BY STEVE PEOPLES The Associated Press

NEW YORK

Fearing betrayal on a signature campaign issue, President Donald Trump’s loyalists across the country are lashing out against his proposal to create a path to citizenship for nearly 2 million “Dreamer” immigrants.

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Some liken Michigan State scandal to Penn

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Sports doctor Larry Nassar is on his way to prison for the rest of his life for molesting scores of young female athletes, but the scandal is far from over at Michigan State University as victims, lawmakers and a judge demand to know why he wasn’t stopped years ago.

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Casey Affleck will not attend Oscars

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In another apparent consequence of the # MeToo movement, last year’s best actor Oscar winner Casey Affleck will not be presenting at or attending the 90th Academy Awards.

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Trump plan offers citizenship path to 1.8 million immigrants

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
BY ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALAN FRAM The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

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S. Korea hospital fire kills 37, injures scores

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire spread flames and smoke through a South Korean hospital this morning, killing at least 37 people, mainly from suffocation, and injuring nearly 130 others in one of the country’s deadliest blazes in years. The dead included three hospital staff and several people in an intensive care unit for respiratory illnesses.

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Potholes cause headaches for commuters, officials

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

PORTLAND (AP) — Public works officials in Maine say potholes are a continuing problem and changing temperatures are only going to make them worse.

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Bangor restaurant brings back ice bar

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

BANGOR (AP) — Leaning in to the cold weather gripping

Maine this winter, a Bangor restaurant is rolling out a seasonal bar carved out of ice.

This is the third year that Timber has had carvers craft the cold bar in front of the restaurant. WABI-TV reports the bar is made from 44 blocks of ice weighing in at over 9,000 pounds.

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Baby born after mother died en route to hospital also dies

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Officials say a newborn delivered after his mother crashed her SUV and died while on her way to a hospital to give birth to him has also died.

Twenty- seven- year- old Desiree Strout was driving from Canaan to nearby Skowhegan to have labor induced when her vehicle hit black ice, struck a snowbank and rolled over onto a frozen pond Monday.

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Trump calls Mueller firing report ‘fake news’

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump today dismissed as “fake news” a New York Times report that he ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller last June, but backed down after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to resign.

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LANDON CUSHMAN

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
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Judge denies LePage’s request to block workforce funds

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

AUGUSTA (AP) — A federal judge in Maine has denied the LePage administration’s request to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding for job training following an appeal.

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Ex-Deputy of the Year reaches deal to have charges dismissed

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

AUGUSTA (AP) — A former Maine sheriff’s employee who was once named Deputy of the Year has reached a plea deal with prosecutors to have 20 sexual assault charges filed against him dismissed.

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Senate confirms BEP appointment of Poland Spring official

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Senate has narrowly confirmed the appointment of a Poland Spring hydrologist to the Board of Environmental Protection.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted 18-15 on Thursday to confirm the appointment of Mark Dubois. The Senate also unanimously confirmed Susan Lessard to the board.

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Not guilty pleas entered for alleged unruly, off-duty cop

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Portland, Maine, police officer has made her initial court appearance after being accused of unruly conduct at a night club in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The Worcester Telegram and Gazette reports that pleas of not guilty were entered Thursday on behalf of Zahra Munye Abu. She did not speak during the hearing.

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Home sales saw slight increase in 2017

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Association of Realtors says home sales in the state increased very slightly last year.

The association says sales increased by a little less than one percent. The median sales price for homes sold last year was $200,000, which was a 5.6 percent increase from the previous year.

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Supreme court denies appeal in rape, murder in Maine

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

PORTLAND (AP) — The Maine supreme court this week denied an appeal by a man serving a life sentence for a rape and killing in 1994.

Foster Bates contended post-trial tests found the DNA of three other men on a sock used to gag the victim, and that the evidence could’ve yielded an acquittal if it’d been available at his trial.

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Man arrested on arson, attempted murder charges

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

CORINTH (AP) — Police in Maine have charged a man with arson and attempted murder after his house was destroyed by fire.

WABI-TV reports police charged 65-year-old Fred Roberts, of Corinth, on Wednesday following the fire. Police say Roberts poured gasoline inside his home to start the blaze, while his companion was upstairs.

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Mary L. Coffill

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

FREEPORT — Mary Lucille Coffill, age 86, of Spring Street, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. She was born on December 7, 1931, in Brunswick, the daughter of Edgar Sr. and Florence Deforge Bergeron.

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Edward Robert Heath

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04

BRUNSWICK — Edward “Big Ed” R. Heath, 93, of Brunswick, passed away Monday January 22, 2018, at home with loved ones by his side after a long illness.

He was born in Merrimack, Massachusetts on September 26, 1924, to William and Alice Heath.

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Massachusetts taps Northern Pass for hydropower project

Times Record - Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:04
BY BOB SALSBERG The Associated Press

BOSTON

Eversource’s Northern Pass proposal won preliminary approval from Massachusetts on Thursday to deliver Canadian hydropower to the state through a transmission line running through New Hampshire.

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