SEOUL, South Korea
North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before plunging into the northern Pacific Ocean, officials said today, an aggressive test-flight over the territory of a close U.S. ally that sends a clear message of defiance as Washington and Seoul conduct war games nearby.
With more guests than cots, some people slept on chairs or the floor. People hung towels and wet clothes on the base of the ceiling supports. Police officers guarded several entrances. Outside, dozens of people still awake stood with their pets and traded cigarettes.
DEAR ABBY: Regarding the letter from “Dumbstruck in the East” (April 22), whose 9- year-old daughter has been getting “proposals of marriage” from a church usher in his 70s. An old man at church said things like that to me when I was about her age.
At a cocktail reception in Bangor last Tuesday, Rep. Bruce Poliquin revealed that he wants to eliminate the Congressional Budget Office, the non-partisan agency that Congress relies on to provide estimates of the effects of major legislation.
According to PEW (“Political Polarization in the American Public,” June 12, 2014) there is less common ground between Democrats and Republicans than has been the case for decades and there is correspondingly more animosity between the parties (38 percent of Democrats and 43 percent of Republicans hold strongly negative views of the other party).
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine officials have stopped accepting applications for their business-friendly community program and say they are searching for feedback on how to adjust.
PORTLAND (AP) — Make-A-Wish has helped a 10-year-old boy transform into a superhero and rescue several people portraying hostages with the help of Maine police.
The Portland Press Herald reports Sawyer Fish, of Falmouth, became the Sonic Spider Boy on Sunday morning.
SCARBOROUGH (AP) — Police in Maine say a 5-yearold girl has died after being shot at a home.
Maine State Police say the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Monday in Scarborough. Police say the 5-yearold was shot in a home where relatives live.
The girl was taken to Maine Medical Center where she later died. No one else was injured.
KENNEBUNKPORT (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, are expressing their support for Texas residents affected by Harvey.
The Bushes live for most of the year in Houston, but spend summers on the Maine coast.
Maine’s Republican governor reassured Canadian leaders Monday that President Donald Trump “truly believes” in having free trade and they shouldn’t read too much into what they hear.
Nearly a week after the research vessel Island Rover was not moved to a conforming location as was ordered by a Cumberland County Judge earlier this summer, the town will meet with its attorney in an executive session Tuesday to discuss how to move forward with the years-long zoning dispute.
The leader of the successful effort to get the federal government to protect land near Maine’s tallest mountain says he’s feeling optimistic after a telephone chat with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
A Brunswick man was arrested for allegedly threatening another person with a knife Thursday afternoon.
The disturbance was reported at 3:18 p.m. at 7- Eleven on Maine Street.
Brunswick Police Cmdr. Mark Waltz said Jacob Davis, 25, was involved in an argument when someone attempted to intervene. Davis allegedly threatened that person with a knife.
A Bath man was charged with aggravated assault early Saturday morning after he allegedly assaulted another Bath man, leaving the man with severe injuries.
The assault was reported just before 2 a.m. on Pine Street.
The Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival will be kick of Thursday and continue until Sept. 3.