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After Equifax, public shaming but GOP wary of new rules

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY KEVIN FREKING The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1175105|title=|desc= A WALL STREET JOURNAL REPORT says that hackers broke into Equifax’s computer systems in March 2017, giving them time to probe vulnerabilities and eventually gain access to the data of 143 million Americans. The Journal cited a report from security firm FireEye sent to some Equifax customers, including financial firms.

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Find Your Happy Pace at the Bath Rotary 4-Way 5K Run/Walk

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY CAELIE SMITH AND SAWYER BOULETTE Bath Rotary Club

[img_assist|nid=1175100|title=|desc= RACE DIRECTOR SAWYER BOULETTE, standing on curb at left, cheers on Bath Rotarian George Dole as he approaches the finish line during the second annual Bath Rotary 4-Way 5K in 2015. George is wearing the same running shorts he wore in the 1954 race in which Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile.

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Busy, Busy, Busy

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY CHICK CICIOTTE and JOE DONAHUE Veterans Corner

George T. Files Post 20, Brunswick American Legion Has been very busy these past few days. 9/11 Remembrance Day was a huge success, many thanks to all who participated. Brigadier Gen. Gerard Bolduc, Commander and Chief of Staff, Maine National Guard, along with Matt Jabaut, Vice-Commander American Legion Department of Maine, honored seven Marines and their families with Blue Star Banners.

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Today in History

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15

On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of January 1, 1863.

In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, Capt. Nathan Hale, 21, was hanged as a spy by the British in New York.

In 1792, the French First Republic was proclaimed.

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Uber’s license to operate in London won’t be renewed

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY DANICA KIRKA The Associated Press

LONDON

Uber’s license to operate in London won’t be renewed because its practices endanger public safety and security, the local regulator said Friday, in a blow to a company already facing big questions over its corporate culture.

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Biking the Eastern Trail

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY RON CHASE Seniors Not Acting Their Age

Cycling is one of my favorite activities and a primary source of aerobic exercise. The older I get the more I enjoy it. A runner for almost forty years, a knee replacement compelled me to quit. The knee guy said that if I kept running, I’d soon be back for another one.

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An Unfamiliar Game

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
By David Treadwell

After watching Jack Nicklaus win the 1965 Masters, the legendary golfer Robert Jones said, “Nicklaus played a game with which I’m not familiar.” As a guy who’s made a living by writing, I sometimes experience a writer whose extraordinary talent brings Robert Jones’ observation to mind.

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Immigration Produces Success Stories, Such As Donald Trump, Paul LePage

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY GORDON L. WEIL

Have you seen a recent Budweiser commercial in which Eberhard Anheuser meets Augustus Busch and they start a beer company in St. Louis? In fact, Busch was Anheuser’s son-in-law and would eventually take over Anheuser’s brewery.

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Political Cartoon

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
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Bangladesh truck carrying Rohingya Muslim aid crashes; 9 die

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY ESTHER HTUSAN and JULHAS ALAM The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1175088|title=|desc= ROHINGYA MUSLIMS, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, wait to receive handouts near Balukhali refugee camp, Bangladesh, Thursday. With Rohingya refugees still flooding across the border from Myanmar, those packed into camps and makeshift settlements in Bangladesh are desperate for scant basic resources and fights erupt over food and water.

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LETTERS

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15

Train Horn Noise

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15

Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.

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Kimmel transforms debate, shows comedy’s new role

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY DAVID BAUDER The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1175086|title=|desc= JIMMY KIMMEL appears at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest in Los Angeles in 2015, left, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., in New Orleans in 2015, are seen in this combination photo. Kimmel said on Sept. 19 that Republican Sen.

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Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY GISELA SALOMON and MARIA VERZA The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY

Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

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Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
BY DANICA COTO The Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico

The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm’s devastation.

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Judge to weigh death declaration for missing toddler

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
The Associated Press

PORTLAND

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Judge: Some records in slaying of 4 can be public

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
The Associated Press

AYER

Some court records in the case of a Maine man charged with fatally beating his mother, grandparents and their caretaker in a Massachusetts home can be made public, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Judge Margaret Guzman impounded the records after Orion Krause, of Rockport, Maine, was arraigned Sept. 11 in the slayings in Groton three days earlier.

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Animals displaced by Hurricane Irma arrive in Westbrook

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15

WESTBROOK (AP) — Thirty cats and dogs evacuated from the U.S. Virgin Islands have arrived in Maine for medical care and eventually will be up for adoption by residents.

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U.S. Treasury Awards CEI $916K to expand community development work

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15
The Times Record

BRUNSWICK

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. has been awarded $916,000 from the U.S. Treasury Department as part of its FY2017 Community Development Financial Institutions Program Program.

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Igenex Q&A Night in Brunswick

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:15

BRUNSWICK — On Wednesday Nov. 1, Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education will be hosting an Igenex Q&A Night from 6-8 p.m. at Mid Coast Hospital with Bob Giguere and Doug Priest from Igenex Inc.

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