American consumers feel a bit less confident this month, their spirits pulled down by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index fell to 119.8 in September from 120.4 in August. Conference Board economist Lynn Franco says that confidence “decreased considerably” in hurricane-hit Florida and Texas.
“Sorry for the bumps,” said Kim Stone on a mid-September afternoon, speaking over the loud motor of an all-terrain vehicle after one of its tires rolls over a rock jutting out of the forest floor and roars up a steep incline. “It’s much easier on a horse.”
The Mt. Ararat High School golf team rode a strong showing from Caleb Manuel en route to winning the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference qualifier on Natanis Golf Club’s Arrowhead Course on Tuesday.
Manuel shot a 4-under par 68 to capture top honors, leading the Eagles to a team score of 328 on a hot and humid day.
University of Arizona assistant basketball coach Emanuel Richardson entered the federal court wearing the same clothes he was arrested in earlier in the day, there to face charges of accepting bribes and paying at least one recruit to attend the school.
The Minnesota Lynx were still stinging two days after they failed to grab a single rebound in the first quarter of their WNBA Finals-opening loss to the Los Angeles Sparks.
So Sylvia Fowles decided to grab them all in Game 2.
The Brunswick High School girls soccer team improved to 8-0 with a 5-0 Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference victory over Oxford Hills on Tuesday.
The Dragons are slated to host Skowhegan on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Through three weeks, the NFL is down to two unbeaten teams: the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons.
While the fast start for the defending NFC champions is no surprise, the Chiefs are on quite a roll.
[img_assist|nid=1176036|title=|desc= ALEXA KOENIG OF FREEPORT goes to a knee to knock the ball into her offensive zone in a Western Maine Conference game against Yarmouth on Tuesday. The Falcons prevailed 3-2 at the Hunter Road Fields Complex in Freeport to improve to 6-2-1 on the season. Freeport travels to Poland to take on the Knights on Thursday.
[img_assist|nid=1176031|title=|desc= THE BRUNSWICK/MT. ARARAT HIGH SCHOOL girls volleyball team gathers around coach Kaili Phillips, top right, during a match against Lake Region on Tuesday at Brunswick High School. The Dragons, after a winless season in their first year of varsity volleyball, stands at 5-4 after a 3-1 win over the Lakers.
Chris Sale has had a few setbacks as Boston has rolled down the stretch and back toward the postseason.
Tuesday was another one of those nights.
Sale matched a career worst by giving up four home runs in a playoff tuneup, including a pair to Josh Donaldson, and the Red Sox lost 9-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s surprise decision to grant women the right to drive in the conservative kingdom marks a significant expansion in women’s rights, but activists said today it is also only the first step in a long list of demands for equality.
Police arrested at least four people on Tuesday during a small but tense rally staged by a politically conservative group at the University of California, Berkeley.
Amid heavy police presence, the protest was led by Joey Gibson, leader of a group called Patriot Prayer, and supporters including Kyle Chapman, a self-described “American nationalist.”
ORR’S ISLAND — Sandra George Stewart, 81, died peacefully in her home on Orr’s Island surrounded by family on September 25, 2017. Sandy was an artist, teacher, and singer who noticed and loved beauty in all its forms, in art, in nature, and in those around her.
MONTEBELLO, Puerto Rico
Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a local cattle ranch provide the water they need to survive in the tropical heat.
International police agency Interpol voted today to include Palestine as a member state, in a new boost to Palestinian efforts for international recognition and influence amid long-stalled negotiations with Israel for full statehood.
[img_assist|nid=1176018|title=|desc= FORMER ALABAMA CHIEF JUSTICE and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore during speaks during his election party, Tuesday in Montgomery, Alabama. Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, defeating an appointed incumbent, Sen. Luther Strange, backed by President Donald Trump and allies of Sen. Mitch McConnell.