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Sweet science:

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
BY JENNIFER MCDERMOTT The Associated Press

NARRAGANSETT, R.I.

How has the Earth evolved, and what’s in store for the future? It’s a sticky question that has graduate student Loes van Dam covered in corn syrup by the end of a day in the lab.

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Researcher captures striking video of minke whale

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
BY NICK PERRY The Associated Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand

Marine mammal expert Dr. Regina Eisert thought minke whales were a little boring until she captured some striking footage of one swimming underwater near Antarctica. Now she thinks they’re beautiful.

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Risks from pot smoke?

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
BY MARISSA ORTEGA-WELCH Kaiser Health News

The inspiration arrived in a haze at a Paul McCartney concert a few years ago in San Francisco.

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AmazonGo

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer

LAS VEGAS

A key executive behind Amazon Go, the online leader’s much heralded cashier-less grocery store, says she was surprised at how many customers were hesitant to just walk out the store.

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Tempers flare in Colorado as Rockies down Padres, 6-4

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
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DENVER

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Crosby hat trick leads Pens over Flyers, 7-0

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH

Sidney Crosby had his third career postseason hat trick, Evgeni Malkin added a highlight-reel goal and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins opened the playoffs with a 7-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

Game 2 is Friday night in Pittsburgh.

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For the record

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
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Sea Dogs drop finale

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
The Times Record

READING, PA.

The Reading Fightin Phils (3-4) pounded out 16 hits and took the Eastern League series from the Portland Sea Dogs (1-5), 12-4 on Wednesday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Portland dropped two of three and five of six on its opening trip of the season.

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Pats host Washington in opener

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
The Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.

The National Football League released the preseason schedule on Wednesday.

The New England Patriots are set to open at home against the Washington Redskins the weekend of Aug. 9- 13, then host the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles the following week (Aug. 17-19).

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Polar Bear women earn big lacrosse win

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
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WATERVILLE

Bowdoin College freshman Katie Miller capped a four-goal night with the game-winner late in the second half to lift the Polar Bear women’s lacrosse team to an important 12-11 NESCAC win at Colby on Wednesday evening.

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Celtics rout Nets

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:26
BY KEN POWTAK The Associated Press

BOSTON

Most of Boston’s regulars got a chance to watch some basketball — both on and off the court.

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Rivalry renewed!

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:25
BY KYLE HIGHTOWER The Associated Press

BOSTON

The fuse has officially been lit in the newest chapter of the ramped-up Yankees Red Sox rivalry.

Zim vs. Pedro. A-Rod vs. Varitek. Munson vs. Fisk.

And now, Tyler Austin tangling with Joe Kelly.

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New coaches, new classes highlight upcoming season

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:25
BY BOB CONN Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

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Champion Dragons move to Class B

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:25
BY BOB CONN Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Year-in and year-out, Don Glover’s Brunswick High School boys lacrosse team faces one of the most difficult schedules in the state.

And, Glover’s Dragons find ways to succeed.

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Russia says Syrian government now in control of rebel town

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:25

BEIRUT (AP) — The Russian military announced today that the Syrian government is now in full control of the last rebel-held town on the outskirts of Damascus that was the site of a suspected chemical attack over the weekend.

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Conceptis Sudoku Puzzle answer

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:25
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Nominee to lead State Dept.: Soft policy on Russia ‘over’

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:25
BY JOSH LEDERMAN and MATTHEW LEE The Associated Press

WASHINGTON

Mike Pompeo, the hard-charging CIA director picked to be the next secretary of state, will tell the Senate today that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are “now over.” Drawing a sharp contrast with predecessor Rex Tillerson, Pompeo will vow to promote democracy and human rights while ending “demoralizing” vacancies at the State Department.

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McCarthy, Scalise are likely contenders for House speaker

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:25

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say it’s a fight between West and South. Or a battle for President Donald Trump’s affections. Or a test of who can woo conservatives.

But one thing is clear: If the showdown between California Rep. Kevin McCarthy and Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise for House speaker is a popularity contest, it will be tight.

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Maine refuses to release records of lawmaker harassment

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:25

AUGUSTA (AP) — The Maine House and Senate are among the majority of legislative chambers nationwide that refuse to release formal records of sexual misconduct or harassment.

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Ag businesses to be included in gas conservation fund

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:25

AUGUSTA (AP) — A bill designed to include large agriculture businesses in a natural gas conservation fund in Maine has been signed into law.

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