[img_assist|nid=1189799|title=|desc= A PROTESTOR holds torn representations of American and Israeli flags during a protest at the Unknown Soldier Square in Gaza City this morning. President Donald Trump is forging ahead with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S.
The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities.
NEW YORK (AP) — The anti-harassment #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
BRUNSWICK — George F. Wyman, age 86, passed away December 1, 2017 at his home from Leukemia (AML). He was born March 21, 1931 in Bath, a son of Swanton Higgins and Margaret (Donahue) Wyman. He attended Small Point schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1950.
The same vicious winds that turned three Southern California wildfires into destructive dynamos were also making the firefight more difficult.
The water-dropping planes and helicopters essential to taming and containing wildfires have been mostly grounded because it’s too dangerous to fly them in the strong wind. Tuesday saw gusts of over 50 mph.
Johnny Hallyday, France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74.
DEAR ABBY: I’m a teenage girl who has always heard and seen on TV and in movies that there’s pressure from guys to have sex. That may be true, but I feel there is also pressure from society. I never thought I would feel like that when I got to high school, but now I do.
WISCASSET — Madelyn A. Anderson, 88, of the Gardiner Road, Wiscasset died peacefully in her sleep with her family, friends and nurses by her side, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Miles Memorial Hospital.
Madelyn was born, November 26, 1929 in Bath, Maine, the second daughter of Lester A. Savoie and Irene Place Savoie. Madelyn married William F. Anderson on February 14, 1948.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2017. There are 25 days left in the year.
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Every winter Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks invites the wider community to a celebration of Human Rights Day to consider how the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be made real in our nation and the world. This year our gathering will be on Friday, Dec. 15 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick.
There is nothing that makes me less charitable in where I will choose to spend my hard-earned money than someone wasting my time. Why do I bring this up? Well the town of Wiscasset, in all their near-sighted wisdom is filing a lawsuit against the Maine Department of Transportation to stop a program that would help alleviate some of the state’s worst traffic.
SKOWHEGAN (AP) — Maine law enforcement officials are searching a property in Skowhegan as they look for a woman who has been missing for six months.
State Police, Skowhegan police and the Maine Warden Service focused Tuesday on a home and an adjacent wooded area in the search for 40-yearold Tina Stadig.
BELGRADE (AP) — State police in Maine say a 17-yearold runaway boy was arrested after breaking into summer homes, one of which he was living in.
Police say eight seasonal homes had been broken into in Belgrade along Messalonskee Lake. They say they found the teenager inside one of them and took him into custody.
BELFAST (AP) — A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a home invasion victim was literally scared to death.
Belfast officials say 37-yearold Tara Shibles pleaded guilty in a deal with the state for a 10-month jail sentence. WABI-TV reports Shibles apologized in court Monday, saying she never meant to hurt anyone.