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Haley: NKorea ‘brings us closer to war’ the US doesn’t seek

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12
BY EDITH M. LEDERER and MATTHEW PENNINGTON The Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday that North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile — which some observers believe could reach the Eastern U.S. — “brings us closer” to a war the U.S. isn’t seeking.

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Pope demands ‘decisive measures’ to resolve Rohingya exodus

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12
BY NICOLE WINFIELD The Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh

Pope Francis demanded today that the international community take “decisive measures” to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over what the United Nations has declared to be a textbook case of “ethnic cleansing.”

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Post-Weinstein, Lauer: A reckoning for fans of fallen heroes

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BY LEANNE ITALIE The Associated Press

NEW YORK

When it comes to fandom, it’s reckoning time for Matt Lauer, Garrison Keillor and scores of other men accused of sexual wrongdoing.

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AP FACT CHECK: Anti-Muslim videos misrepresent what happened

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BY CALVIN WOODWARD The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Like much other propaganda, the anti-Muslim videos spread around by President Donald Trump mix grains of truth, fakery and shades in between, overlaid with a message meant to be a blunt hammer blow for a cause.

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Bali flights resume, but volcanic ash continues to disrupt travel

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12
BY STEPHEN WRIGHT The Associated Press

KARANGASEM, Indonesia

Flights trickled out of Bali a day after its airport reopened but the erupting volcano there shut down air travel to a neighboring Indonesian island Thursday, showing the continued risk to aircraft from the towering ash clouds.

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Keillor, of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ fame, fired for ‘inappropriate behavior’

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BY JEFF BAENEN The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS

Garrison Keillor, whose stories of small-town characters entertained legions of public radio listeners for 40 years on “A Prairie Home Companion,” became another celebrity felled by allegations of workplace misconduct on Wednesday when Minnesota Public Radio terminated his contracts.

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DEATH NOTICES

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Barbara A. Theberge

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Chipotle shops for new CEO

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12
The Associated Press

NEW YORK

Chipotle is looking for a new CEO to help turn the restaurant chain around, after a long struggle to recover from a series of food safety scares.

The company said Wednesday that founder Steve Ells, who became sole CEO less than a year ago, will step down from that position as soon as it finds a replacement. Ells will then become executive chairman.

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Holiday shopping: Desire for deals, but also impulse buying

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BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK

As shoppers have bought TVs and toys so far this holiday season, they’ve shown a desire for deals but also an inclination for some impulse spending, retail experts say.

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AP source: Kushner questioned by Mueller’s team

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12
ERIC TUCKER AND CHAD DAY The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators about former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press.

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London mayor urges UK’s May to cancel Trump visit

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12
BY JILL LAWLESS The Associated Press

LONDON

The mayor of London on Thursday added his voice to mounting calls for President Donald Trump’s state visit to the U.K. to be canceled over his retweets of a British far-right group.

Sadiq Khan said Trump has promoted “a vile, extremist group” and an official visit by him to Britain “would not be welcomed.”

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Trump lashes out at wrong Theresa May

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at British Prime Minister Theresa May in a dispute over his tweets. Problem is, he initially picked on the wrong Theresa May.

Trump was responding to May’s criticism of his decision to tweet anti-Muslim videos.

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Claire Michaud

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12

BRUNSWICK — Claire Michaud, 96, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Marie was born December 2, 1920 in Newport, VT the daughter of Jean and Maria (Bolduc) Tremblay. Marie's family moved to Brunswick where she attended St. John's Catholic School in the 1930's.

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Phyllis Bartlett

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TOPSHAM — Phyllis (Thomas) Bartlett, age 84, passed away from natural causes alongside her husband David at their home in Topsham. She was born in Lisbon Falls, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Kochzuis) Katula.

Phyllis attended school in Lisbon Falls and Bath, graduating from Morse High School in 1951.

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David E. Bartlett

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TOPSHAM — David E. Bartlett, age 85, passed away of natural causes alongside his wife Phyllis at their home in Topsham. He was born in Portland, a son of the late Kenneth F. and Helen F. (Baker) Bartlett.

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Marie Irene Casler

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1936-2017

BRUNSWICK — Marie I. Casler 81, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. She was born on October 2, 1936, in Brunswick to Ernest and Villira (Lord) Ward.

A lifelong resident of Brunswick, she is survived by her three children, Ricky, Wendall and Teresa.

There are no services planned at this time.

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Sue Spooner

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12

Sue Spooner passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, at her home in Merrimack, New Hampshire, surrounded by her loving family and after having struggled with Alzheimer’s disease for over 11 years. This exceptional woman was born Susan Elizabeth Bates in Cape Elizabeth, Maine on Dec. 27, 1939, and grew up in Bath, Maine.

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Ronald Dean Gear

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12

Fifth son of Walter Gear and Laverne Crump Gear left the arms of his wife for the last time, grabbed the tail of a shooting star and journeyed to the next adventure. On November 21st, he died quietly at home on Blaisdell Dr. in Phippsburg, Me. with his wife of 56 years and family at his side.

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Dear Abby

Times Record - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:12

DEAR ABBY: I am a 27-year-old woman who can’t seem to find a man to call her own. Every time I search on websites or at gyms, I can’t find anyone decent who lives nearby.

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