HALF MOON BAY, Calif.
Under fire for Russian abuse of its service during the 2016 presidential election, the spread of fake news and more, Facebook has promised to right the ship this year.
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.” — Victor Hugo
BRUNSWICK — The duo of Julie Dachille and Brigit Bergin were named to the All-New England women’s hockey team for the 2017-18 season.
Senior captain Bergin and classmate Dachille were both tabbed as First Team All-NESCAC selections as well.
Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara signed a contract that will take him through his 42nd birthday, and he’s already anticipating the next one.
“I believe, myself, that I’m going to be playing beyond this contract,” he said on Wednesday after agreeing to a one-year deal that will pay him at least $5 million.
Mitch Marner had a goal and an assist to extend his point streak to 10 games and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Wednesday night to set a franchise record with their 46th win.
TOPSHAM — Mt. Ararat’s Noah Austin was recently named to the All Conference First Team in Class A Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference hockey.
Brunswick’s Jacob Doring was also recognized, grabbing Class B First Team honors. Scout Masse was named to the Second Team as a defenseman for Brunswick.
Even among the elite in women’s college basketball, UConn stands out.
The Huskies are back in the Final Four for an 11th straight season, breaking a tie with John Wooden and the UCLA men’s program for the Division I record. UConn beat defending national champion South Carolina 94-65 on Monday night to earn the trip to Columbus, Ohio.
A look at what’s happening all around the majors today:
Karl-Anthony Towns scored a franchise-record 56 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for his league-leading 63rd double-double, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 126-114 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
Towns was 6 of 8 from 3- point range for Minnesota, which recovered after a disappointing loss Monday to Memphis.
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SALT LAKE CITY
Rusty Wilkins is at it again.
Rusty, a recent graduate of Mt. Ararat High School, is busy these days organizing the second annual Rusty Rolls 5K Race/Walk.
Rusty, who has cerebral palsy, will be racing in his racing wheelchair with his cousin James Anderson at the helm.
Freeport High School doesn’t have the same problem faced by most public schools in Maine — its enrollment is trending upward.
But the Falcons’ football program faces a challenge similar to many of its peers, at least for the next year or so, and that’s a small, inexperienced roster poised to be overwhelmed by its more veteran Class C South rivals.
Ronny Jackson passed his screen test with President Donald Trump before casting even began.
PAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet South Korean President Moon Jaein at a border village on April 27, the South announced today, for a rare summit that could prove significant in global efforts to resolve the decades-long standoff over the North’s nuclear program.
VALENCIA, Venezuela (AP) — Distraught families are clamoring for information about detained relatives following a fire that Venezuela’s chief prosecutor says killed 68 people when it swept through the cells of the state police station.