SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brake failure, a blown tire and factors such as the weather and road condition are among the factors that will be looked at by investigators trying to determine what caused an SUV carrying a Washington state family to plunge off a California cliff, but authorities might never figure out exactly what happened.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced the expulsion of more than 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, on Thursday and said it was closing a U.S. consulate in retaliation for the wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain, a tit-for-tat response that intensified the Kremlin’s rupture with the United States and Europe.
With a handshake and a presidential kiss on the cheek, Hope Hicks bid farewell to the White House, the press-shy communications director taking a rare moment in the spotlight on her final day in Donald Trump’s administration.
[img_assist|nid=1209423|title=|desc= KRISH VIGNARAJAH, Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, poses for a photograph with her daughter Alana at her home in Gaithersburg, Md., on Tuesday. Vignarajah, a lawyer and former policy director for Michelle Obama, is one of seven Democrats and the only woman running in the Maryland gubernatorial primary.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he won’t immediately appoint a new special counsel to investigate a number of Republican grievances involving the FBI and Justice Department, despite mounting pressure from members of his own party.
A new attraction in Lisbon hopes to give the town something it’s been missing.
It has been David Barter’s decade-long dream to own a bar — one that becomes a reality Saturday.
That’s when his new Oaks and Maple Cafe will have its grand opening at Brunswick Landing.
BANGOR (AP) — A former Maine high school basketball coach has pleaded guilty to drunken driving.
Carl Parker resigned his position as coach of the Bangor High School’s varsity boys team after his arrest last month. His lawyer tells the Bangor Daily News that Parker pleaded guilty Wednesday because he wanted to accept responsibility for his actions.
Get ready for some road closures — construction on Union Street is starting next week.
MONHEGAN ISLAND (AP) — An art museum in Maine has received a $1 million grant from the Wyeth Foundation and will have three years to match the grant.
BANGOR (AP) — The former Loring Air Force Base and Brunswick Naval Air Station have grabbed all of the headlines in recent years when it comes to base closings in Maine.
But long before then, the Dow Air Force Base closed and became part of the city of Bangor.
The city is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the closing today.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A bridge being built between New Hampshire and Maine is about to open.
The new Sarah Mildred Long Bridge is replacing an old one connecting Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, along the Route 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River. It was expected to open to traffic this afternoon.
OXFORD (AP) — A Maine town’s police chief has resigned, citing family reasons.
The Portland Press Herald reports Town Manager Butch Asselin announced Thursday Oxford Police Chief Jon Tibbetts had resigned. Tibbetts said the death of his wife last year has taken a toll on him and that he needs to take some time.
PALMYRA (AP) — Police in Maine say a woman died in a head-on crash involving a pickup truck.
The Kennebec Journal reports the crash happened Thursday afternoon on U.S. Route 2 in Palmyra. Police say a car driven by 69-year-old Linda Striga, of Palmyra, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a truck driven by 48-year-old Darren Maxsimic, of Kingfield.
BANGOR (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they’ve launched a homicide investigation into the deaths of two people found in a burning delivery truck in Maine.
Bangor police say the bodies of 43-year-old Michael Bridges and 36-year-old Desiree York were found in the box truck after the fire was doused late Wednesday.
Both were residents of Bangor.
Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who’s known for his brash comments, called the federal judge who allowed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump an “imbecile.” Four times, no less.
An 11th-hour legal technicality could jeopardize the use of a voter-approved election overhaul in June primaries, state elections officials said, but supporters of ranked-choice voting vowed to press forward.
“For I have set you and example that you should also do as I have done to you.” John 13:15
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