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Morse football to hold fundraisers

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59

BATH — The Morse High School football team will hold a bottle drive on Saturday.

The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m.

The players will be out in the community collecting bottles and taking them to Hill Top Redemption Center at the top of Witch Spring Hill.

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’Builders Scramble set for September

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59

BATH — The annual Shipbuilders Scramble will take place Sept. 24 at Bath Golf Club.

This four-player scramble begins at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start. Players will play 18 holes with a cart, and lunch is included in this best-ball format.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Morse High School Boosters Club. Last year, the event raised $12,000 and had 27 teams competing.

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Eagles FH set for benefit tourney

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59

TOPSHAM — The Mt. Ararat High School field hockey team will host the third annual Drive Out Cancer Field Hockey Tournament on Saturday.

The event benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

Last year teams raised $11,000 and hope to continue this effort in 2017.

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Jaguars bench Bortles, turn to Henne for next preseason game

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
BY MARK LONG The Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.

Chad Henne will start Jacksonville’s preseason game against Carolina, a change that could signal the end of Blake Bortles’ career with the Jaguars.

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Trade analysis: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavaliers win trade

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
BY TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press

MIAMI

It’s not the principals that will define the blockbuster trade between Cleveland and Boston. Great point guard leaves one city for another. That seems fair.

All the other parts, they will tell the story.

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’Dogs swept again

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
The Times Record

TRENTON, N.J.

The Trenton Thunder (85-43) completed a threegame Eastern League sweep of the Portland Sea Dogs (59-68), taking the series finale, 5-1, Wednesday afternoon at Arm & Hammer Park.

Portland lost all seven games on the trip and was officially eliminated from the postseason.

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Red Sox best Cleveland, Kluber, 6-1

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
BY STEVE HERRICK The Associated Press

CLEVELAND

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Getting closer

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
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Conceptis Sudoku Puzzle answer

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
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U.S. Navy: Body found by Malaysia is not one of McCain’s missing 10

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
BY ANNABELLE LIANG The Associated Press

SINGAPORE

A body found at sea by Malaysian forces is not one of the 10 U.S. sailors missing after a collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker, the Navy’s 7th Fleet said today, as more Marine Corps divers joined a search of the destroyer’s flooded compartments.

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16 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, southern China

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
BY KELVIN CHAN and CHRISTOPHER BODEEN The Associated Press

HONG KONG

The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents.

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Lucky numbers for $758.7M Powerball jackpot drawn in Massachusetts town

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
BY SCOTT MCFETRIDGE The Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa

Lottery players across the U.S. scooped up $2 Powerball tickets in hopes of beating the odds and winning a massive $758.7 million jackpot in Wednesday night’s drawing.

Some details about the game and the giant prize:

WINNING NUMBERS

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Harvey regains tropical storm strength in Gulf of Mexico toward Texas

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
The Associated press

MIAMI

Harvey regained tropical storm strength as it drifted in the Gulf of Mexico toward Texas early today and forecasters said it could become a hurricane.

A hurricane warning was issued for the Texas coast this morning, covering an area from Port Mansfield to Matagorda.

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Within 24 hours, 2 wildly different Trump speeches

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
BY JULIE BYKOWICZ and JONATHAN LEMIRE The Associated Press

RENO, Nev.

Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called for national unity and love.

The about-face seemed to reflect the president’s realtime internal debate between calls for moderation and his inclination to let loose.

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Charlottesville and DOJ to host ‘community recovery’ town hall

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
The Associated Press

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.

Charlottesville residents are getting a chance to talk with city officials about a white nationalist rally earlier this month that devolved into deadly violence.

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Juvenile corrections facility names chief

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59

SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) — Maine’s corrections commissioner says it has hired a new administrator of the state’s youth correctional facility.

The head of a Mainebased youth treatment nonprofit, Caroline Raymond, is set to begin as superintendent at Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland in October.

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Tony de Brum, global voice for climate change fight, dies

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59
The Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand

Tony de Brum saw the effects of rising seas from his home in the Marshall Islands and became a leading advocate for the landmark Paris Agreement and an internationally recognized voice in the fight against climate change.

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Three American Indian tribes getting $80,000

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59

AUGUSTA (AP) — The National Park Service is providing more than $80,000 to Maine’s American Indian tribes to help with historic preservation.

The federal Department of the Interior says the money will go to three Tribal Historic Preservation Offices in the state. It’s part of $25.5 million that’s going to states and tribes around the country.

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Man with clown mask calls it a prank

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59

BIDDEFORD (AP) — A one-armed Maine man accused of startling neighbors by going for a stroll wearing a clown mask and brandishing a machete says it was supposed to be a prank.

Hollis resident Corey Berry, 31, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to criminal threatening and weapons charges.

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Collins: UMPI wins Upward Bound grant

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:59

PRESQUE ISLE (AP) — Republican Maine U.S. Sen. Susan Collins says the University of Maine at Presque Isle is getting an Upward Bound grant that was originally rejected because of a line spacing issue.

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