An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he’ll seek to present a “necessity defense” — justifying a crime by arguing it prevented a greater harm.
The Taliban targeted two military posts in western Afghanistan, killing 11 soldiers and setting off gunbattles with the military, Afghan officials said today.
[img_assist|nid=1181751|title=|desc= CHINESE PRESIDENT XI JINPING waves during a press event to introduce the new members of the Chinese Politburo in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People today. The seven-member Standing Committee, the inner circle of Chinese political power, was paraded in front of assembled media on the first day following the end of the 19th Communist Party Congress.
[img_assist|nid=1181748|title=|desc= ASBESTOS REMOVAL TECHNOLOGIES INC., job forman Megan Eberhart wears protective gear for asbestos abatement in Howell, Michigan.
The response to sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein has spread to statehouses nationwide, with hundreds of lawmakers, lobbyists and consultants coming forward to say the problem is pervasive in the halls of political power.
A sheriff ’s spokesman said a student and his friend were fatally shot at a Louisiana university after an altercation that began in a dorm room, and the shooter fled the scene early today.
[img_assist|nid=1181745|title=|desc= SEN. JEFF FLAKE, R-Ariz., speaks during a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. Flake announced he would not run for re-election in 2018, condemning in a speech aimed at President Donald Trump the “flagrant disregard of truth and decency” that is undermining American democracy.
PORTLAND — Sheila M. Leeman, age 79, formerly of Topsham, died on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence. Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick.
DEAR ABBY: I’m in my 60s, fit, sexually able and I desire physical relations. My wife, because of health issues, is no longer interested in sex. In fact, it would be at least mildly painful to her.
There seems no place to find inspiration in the direction of our government. At every level, disregard for citizen voices and the democratic process abounds.
Every once in a while, it is a good idea to throw open the windows and pull up the blinds to let the sun shine in. That warm, bright presence has a way of casting its light on all that is hidden from view.
WOODLAND (AP) — Maine State Police say a driver flipped his pickup truck end over end while trying to find a lighter he had dropped.
Police say 29-year-old Ryan Lowell, of Limeston, was driving on Route 161 in Woodland in Aroostook County on Monday night when he became distracted searching for the lighter.
NEW VINEYARD (AP) — Police say the leg of a 4-yearold child was severed by the bucket of a front-end loader at a gravel pit in Maine.
They say the child was with his grandfather, who was working at the family's gravel pit with the front-end loader at the time.
CORINNA (AP) — Maine
State Police say a man was bitten by a police dog as he resisted being arrested following a six-hour standoff.
Police say 55-year-old Gregory Frank taken into custody Monday at a Corinna home. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.