[img_assist|nid=1185927|title=|desc= LYNDA PATTON, left, and Shawnee Flournoy, employees of the Corning Union Elementary School District, react as district superintendent, Rick Fitzpatrick, discusses the shooting rampage by Kevin Janson Neal, during a news conference Wednesday in Corning, Calif.
President Donald Trump dodged questions about the turmoil in the Alabama Senate race on Wednesday, declining to join national Republicans who’ve called for Roy Moore to abandon the race amid allegations of sexual impropriety with teenage girls. Far from surrendering, Moore’s camp challenged the credibility of one of the accusers.
Jesmyn Ward’s “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” a surreal and poetic novel about a struggling family in Mississippi, on Wednesday night won the National Book Award for fiction.
It was the second time Ward received the fiction prize: She won in 2011 for “Salvage the Bones.”
Republicans are muscling their massive tax bill through the House, with President Donald Trump urging them on to a critically needed legislative victory and GOP House leaders exuding confidence they have the votes.
A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately.
Another Veterans Day has just passed, a day honoring those that have worn the uniforms of our armed forces. It's our nation's official annual thank-you to those that willingly give up their civilian freedoms in dutifully protecting and serving the country as a whole.
Zimbabweans faced another day of uncertainty amid quiet talks to resolve the country’s turmoil and the likely end of President Robert Mugabe’s decades-long rule. Seizing on the political limbo to speak out, a range of voices today urged Mugabe to step aside and for the country to transition into free and fair elections.
In today’s world, and especially in rural Maine, finding work without prior experience can be tough, particularly for teenagers and young adults venturing into the job market for the first time. Nationally, the unemployment rate among teenagers is over double that of adults, at about 13 percent and 5 percent, respectively.
PORTLAND (AP) — An investigation shows that knives are the most common weapon confiscated from students in Maine schools.
BELFAST (AP) — A Maine woman convicted of manslaughter in her infant son’s death is free on bail as she awaits sentencing.
The Morning Sentinel reports that 32-year-old Miranda Hopkins was released on a $100,000 bond.
Hopkins was being held at the Waldo County Jail after being convicted last week in the death of her 7-week-old son, Jaxson.
GRAY, (AP) — The National Weather Service says a mix of rain and snow is in store for parts of Maine and New Hampshire.
A band of mainly light snow or a rain and snow mix is expected to move across central and northern New Hampshire, and southwestern Maine on Thursday morning. That could make for some slippery roads.
Allegations that former President George H.W. Bush inappropriately touched seven women involve potential crimes punishable by fines or jail time, if they had been prosecuted.
PORTLAND (AP) — A body found this week in the Maine city of Portland has been identified as a man reported missing.
Portland police said Wednesday that a medical examiner had confirmed the remains found were those of 57-year-old Edward Blumenthal of Portland. The body was found Tuesday near the Fore River by a utility worker.
LEWISTON (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a 17-year-old boy has died in a multi-vehicle crash.
Police say the crash happened around 7:23 a.m. Wednesday in Turner. Authorities say a car driven by 17-year-old Alan Coffin was struck by a pickup truck towing a trailer as he crossed state Route 4.
Police say both vehicles then hit a second pickup truck.
LEWISTON (AP) — Police in Maine say a community recreation center has been vandalized, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage.
A 25-year-old Brunswick man was indicted on a trio of charges stemming from the alleged assault of a woman in her home.
AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine Emergency Management Agency is sending teams into the field to verify damage from a wind storm to give Republican Gov. Paul LePage the data he needs to decide whether to ask for federal aid.
AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine is now accepting applications for a place in next year’s baby eel fishing lottery.
Wednesday marks the first day the Maine Department of Marine Resources is accepting entries. The baby eels, also called elvers, are typically worth more than $1,000 per pound on the international aquaculture market.