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Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills over 530

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
BY NASSER KARIMI and MOHAMMAD NASIRI The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1185425|title=|desc= PEOPLE AND RESCUERS move a destroyed car on the earthquake site in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran this morning. Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by the Sunday earthquake in the border region of Iran and Iraq.

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Harvey’s ‘Biblical’ rainfall is getting more likely

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
BY SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer

WASHINGTON

The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, a new study says.

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Sessions open to idea of Clinton Foundation special counsel

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
BY ERIC TUCKER The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is leaving open the possibility that a special counsel could be appointed to look into Clinton Foundation dealings and an Obama-era uranium deal, the Justice Department said Monday in responding to concerns from Republican lawmakers.

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Trump Jr. messaged with WikiLeaks during ‘16 campaign

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
BY MARY CLARE JALONICK The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

President Donald Trump’s oldest son released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks.

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Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers choosing alliances

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
BY ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK

Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides.

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Helen R. McMahon

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27

LEOMINSTER, Mass. — Helen Ray McMahon, 87 years old, of Leominster, died on Nov. 9, 2017, in Leominster, Mass. Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West St., Leominster, assisted the family. www.richardsonfuneralhome.net

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Mary L. Bartlett

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27

AUBURN — Mary Louise Bartlett, 84, passed away November 10, 2017, at Androscoggin Hospice House in Auburn, Maine. Mary was a longtime resident of Monmouth, Maine. Mary was born September 29, 1933, in Keene, New Hampshire, the daughter of Winthrop R. Lewis and Mary Anna Rudolf.

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Gerard A. Tancrede

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27

AUBURN — Gerard A. Tancrede, 64, a resident of Lisbon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2017, at the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice House in Auburn, Maine, following a brief illness.

“Gerry” was born in Lewiston, Maine, on May 17, 1953, the son of Arthur and Lorraine ( Lussier) Tancrede of Lewiston, Maine.

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Laura W. Bennett

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27

FREEPORT — Laura “Gram” Winslow Bennett, Life Long Freeport Resident passed away November 7, 2017 at the age of 87, peacefully in her sleep.

She was born in 1930, in Freeport Maine, the daughter of Albert & Josie Winslow.

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Will of the Voters’ to be Major Campaign Issue

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
BY GRADY BURNS

In a race that was watched intently around the country, last week Mainers voted overwhelmingly voted to become the 33rd state to expand its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, and were the first to do so at the ballot box.

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Today in History

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 14, the 318th day of 2017. There are 47 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History

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Surfer punches shark to escape

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
The Associated Press

CANBERRA, Australia

A novice surfer mastered a pro’s move on the first try: He punched a shark on the nose to escape its jaws.

The attack Monday afternoon off the Australian coast left Charlie Fry with superficial puncture wounds on his right shoulder and upper arm.

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Political Cartoon

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
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Remembering Rusty’s

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
BY BILL FITZSIMMONS

Topsham lost more than a bit of history upon the death of Rusty Rancourt. Say Rusty’s in Topsham and everyone knows who and what you are talking about. Rusty was a larger than life character whose friendly personality welcomed everyone with respect, fairness, and especially humor for more than 40 years. He was a big horseman and sports fan as well as being well-versed in all things Topsham.

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Sen. Collins calls on Senate candidate Moore to step aside

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27

(AP) Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is joining Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in calling for Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to step aside.

Collins tweeted Monday that she didn’t find Moore’s denials of sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl to be convincing, and she called on him to withdraw from the Senate race in Alabama.

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Cold weather is good news for ski resorts

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27

(AP) The cold weather that’s crept into Maine is good for ski resorts that are starting to open.

Sunday River opened last weekend and already is running seven days a week. Sugarloaf had enough snow to open last weekend, and it will reopen on Friday for the season.

The warm October set the resorts back.

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Maine Wildlife Park recovers from storm, closes for year

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27

GRAY (AP) — Officials at a Maine park for native animals say the facility has recovered from the damage done by a heavy fall storm.

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MRRA’s Sweetheart Deals

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
BY FRED BLANCHARD

The bragging by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) in your Nov. 10 issue failed to mention that all of their so-called accomplishments have come at the expense of the Brunswick and Maine taxpayer.

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Freeport Council wants storm response feedback

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

FREEPORT

A special workshop Wednesday will provide the Freeport Town Council with community feedback on the response to the storm that knocked out power to nearly half the state’s households Oct. 30.

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Harpswell receives $4K in grants for fire safety equipment

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

HARPSWELL

Harpswell’s newly created full-time department is getting some needed equipment, thanks to two grants from the Maine Municipal Association.

The town announced Monday it had received a pair of $2,000 grants.

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