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Iraqi forces retake country’s last Islamic State town

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23
BY QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA The Associated Press

BAGHDAD

Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition retook on Friday the last town in the country that was held by the Islamic State group, more than three years after the militants stormed nearly a third of Iraq’s territory, the Defense Ministry said.

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Getting more ‘wolf-like’ is the key to the future for coyotes

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23
BY PATRICK WHITTLE The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1186201|title=|desc= A COYOTE stares down wild turkeys in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass., in 2016. Coyotes have lived in the East since the 1930s, and recent genetic tests have shown they are actually a mixture of coyote, wolf and dog. Scientists say they might be getting genetically closer to wolves, helping them become better predators and thrive in urban areas.

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Former worker charged with setting fire at Lincoln mill

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23

PORTLAND (AP) — A man has been charged with setting a fire that destroyed two buildings at the former Lincoln, Maine, paper mill.

Officials say David Parsons of Lincoln, a former worker at the mill, was charged Thursday with three counts of arson.

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Lobstering data plan faces hearings

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23

ELLSWORTH (AP) — Interstate fishing regulators are holding a series of hearings on the East Coast about a plan to improve data collection in the lobster fishery.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is holding the hearings in January. The commission says it wants to improve harvest reporting and biological data collection to better inform fishing regulations.

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Police: Body found in Portland had been struck by vehicle

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23

PORTLAND (AP) — Portland, Maine, police say a body found this week was that of a man who’d been struck by a car two months earlier.

The medical examiner’s office concluded that 57- year-old Edward Blumenthal died from blunt trauma consistent with being hit by a car or truck.

His body was found Tuesday near the Fore River by a utility worker.

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Officials: New species of wasp discovered by college student

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23

AUGUSTA (AP) — Maine officials say a new species of wasp has been discovered.

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says University of Maine student Hillary Morin Peterson discovered the species while conducting work for her thesis. The department announced the discovery on Thursday.

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The Santa Claus Fund Returns for its 50th Season

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23
The Santa Claus Fund

This year, The Santa Claus Fund returns for its 50th season, and we have a lot to accomplish in four short weeks to once again make sure hundreds of children in the Midcoast have a happy holiday.

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Lisbon’s Moxie Festival theme announced

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23

LISBON — Lisbon’s Moxie Festival Committee announced the theme for the 2018 Moxie Festival of “Moxie Through the Decades.”

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Brunswick man indicted for robbery and theft

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

PORTLAND

William Hartley, 33, of Brunswick was indicted this month for robbery and theft by a Cumberland County Grand Jury. Hartley was arrested by Brunswick police two days after an alleged bank robbery.

Brunswick police responded to the Brunswick TD Bank branch on Tibbetts Drive the morning of Aug. 16, following the report of a holdup alarm activated at the bank.

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Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23
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Brunswick’s police hope to acquire drones

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23
BY JULIETTE LAAKA Times Record Staff

BRUNSWICK

Brunswick police are looking for a few good drones.

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Topsham sticks with traffic changes

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

TOPSHAM

Changes to the Main, Winter and Elm street intersection in Topsham aimed at easing congestion are becoming permanent.

That was the unanimous decision made by Topsham selectmen on Thursday.

The town began a test in September to effectiveness of the changes, which are:

• Left turns from Main Street onto Winter Street have been prohibited.

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Businesses, officials discuss evolution of downtown Bath

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23
BY NATHAN STROUT Times Record Staff

BATH

Part 1 of two-part series

“I have personally never been as optimistic as I am right now about the future of the city of Bath,” said Mari Eosco, Bath City Council chairwoman and interim director of Main Street Bath.

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CMP’s CEO Burns to retire

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:23
BY DARCIE MOORE Times Record Staff

AUGUSTA

Nearly three weeks after a storm knocked out power to more than 470,000 Central Maine Power customers, the utility has announced its president and chief executive officer plans to retire at the end of the year.

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Braille literacy

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:13
BY PHILIP MARCELO The Associated Press

BOSTON

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Demand for computer specialists is growing

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:13
BY MATT PERKINS St. Cloud Times

ALBANY, Minn.

Not long ago, “smart” was only used to describe new cellphone technology.

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Carmakers joining forces in Europe to speed up electrics

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:13
BY DAVID MCHUGH and GEIR MOULSON The Associated Press

[img_assist|nid=1185974|title=|desc= A CAR IS CONNECTED to a charging station for electric vehicles in Hamburg, Germany. Major automakers say their joint European electric car recharging network will open its first stations this year in Germany, Austria and Norway in what the companies hope will be a big step toward mass acceptance of battery powered cars.

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Ryder adding 125 electric vans to fleet

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:13
BY DEE-ANN DURBIN AP Auto Writer

DETROIT

Truck rental company Ryder Systems Inc. said it is adding 125 all-electric trucks to its fleet.

Ryder’s order is one of the largest yet for all-electric trucks in the U.S., says David Alexander of the research firm Truck Technology Ltd.

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THURSDAY EVENING ON TELEVISION

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:13
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