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Trump labels LaVar Ball – father of UCLA player – an ‘ungrateful fool’

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump continued to taunt the father of a UCLA basketball player detained for shoplifting in China Wednesday, calling him an “ungrateful fool.”

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Big Tobacco’s anti-smoking ads begin after long delay

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer

WASHINGTON

Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice.

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Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer

LOS ANGELES

Just days before Pixar’s “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps” with employees.

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Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dread political talk at Thanksgiving

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Bring on the turkey — but maybe hold the politics.

Thanksgiving is Glenn Rogers’ favorite holiday, when people gather around the table and talk about things to celebrate from the past year. But Donald Trump’s presidency isn’t something everyone in the Rogers family is toasting.

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Cold War drama caught on video as N. Korean soldier escapes

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY FOSTER KLUG The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea

It’s 3:11 p.m. on a cold, gray day on the North Korean side of the most heavily armed border in the world, and a lone soldier is racing toward freedom.

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UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia’s horrors

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY MIKE CORDER The Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands

The United Nations’ Yugoslav war crimes tribunal convicted Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic on Wednesday of genocide and crimes against humanity, and sentenced him to life in prison for atrocities during Bosnia’s 1992-1995 war.

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Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president, Mnangagwa

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY FARAI MUTSAKA and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA The Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s recently fired vice president was set to return on Wednesday to be sworn in as the country’s new leader, after Robert Mugabe announced his stunning resignation during impeachment proceedings against him.

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DEATH NOTICE

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21

BRUNSWICK — John Joseph “Sonny” Engerski, age 88, of Jordan Avenue, died on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at his residence. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s the Baptist Church-All Saint’s Parish, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery in Brunswick.

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Group: Stop virginity tests

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
The Associated Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia

Indonesia’s military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the World Health Organization declared they had no scientific validity, an international human rights group said today.

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David H. Lothridge

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21

RICHMOND — On November 18, 2017, David H. Lothridge, 73, decided it was time to take his final nap and watch peacefully over Knights Pond Camp where he, his wife Karen, his brother Gary and his sister Lauralei Collier would spend much of their time playing cribbage and relaxing.

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Kayla N. Seigars

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21

BOWDOINHAM — Kayla N. Seigars, 30, of the Post Road, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Maine Medical Center, Portland. She was born on November 1, 1987, in Brunswick, the daughter of Andy Desjardins and Deborah Seigars.

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Susan M. Berberich

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21

BRUNSWICK — Susan Mary Berberich, age 70, died at her home Sunday morning, November 19, 2017.

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Leonor Jones

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21

Loving matriarch of the passionate Mexican?American Jones family spanning four generations and two coasts, Leonor Jones died peacefully in her Maine home on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Jones was 90.

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Bowdoin College’s Relationship with Brunswick

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY FRANK C. STRASBURGER Guest Column

Your recent op-ed, “Non-Profit Means Big Savings,” (Nov.

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Advocates seeking to nullify delay of ranked-choice voting

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY DAVID SHARP The Associated Press

PORTLAND

Ranked-choice voting supporters are embarking on a referendum do-over, seeking enough signatures for a vote to nullify a legislative delay and implement the system for the June primary elections.

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US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY KEN MORITSUGU The Associated Press

TOKYO

Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said.

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Political Cartoon

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
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Popham Beach’s Unilateral Redesign

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY GARY ANDERSON

Popham Beach is a one of a kind treasure enjoyed by many coming from far and wide to one of Maine's best displays of its 3,478 miles of jagged coastline, as well as those that live nearby and well appreciate that as far as Maine beaches go there's none finer.

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Park Service extends comment period for proposed fee hike

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is giving people more time to weigh in on a proposed fee increase at 17 of its most popular parks.

Visitors would be charged $70 per vehicle, up from the current $30 fee, during the five busiest months of the year. At others, the hike is from $25 to $70.

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A Few Thanksgiving Reflections

Times Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:21
BY ANGUS KING

This week, families across our state will gather to share turkey and stuffing and ( hopefully) a Maine blueberry pie — but we all know the food won’t be the star of the show. No, what makes Thanksgiving truly special are the people gathered around the table, and the opportunity this day gives each of us reflect upon the things we are thankful for.

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