9:42 PM

Star treatment as new Nova Scotia ferry arrives in Portland Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The ship is escorted with fanfare into the harbor, where it will put the ‘port’ back in Portland when service to-and-from Canada begins, the mayor says.

Portland greets the Nova Star: Photos
Inside the Portland-to-Nova Scotia ferry: Sleek, colorful, refined, great views

7:17 PM

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

He's one of several freshman superstars who could be wearing a Boston Celtics uniform next year.

Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft

9:16 PM

Hackers behind Target breach could take years to find

The Secret Service investigation is complicated by the international nature of digital heists.

8:49 PM

Our View: Cutler’s tax plan starts right debate

It’s time to reform a tax code that was designed for another economic era.

10:57 PM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate and literary giant, dies at 87 Several photos included in this story

The hugely popular Spanish-language novelist may be best known for the epic ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude.’

World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Top Stories

10:01 PM

Final-hours push for Maine Medicaid expansion appears headed for another LePage veto

A new proposal would use federal money allocated to expand the program to help low-income Mainers purchase private insurance coverage.

8:37 PM

Bill Nemitz: Holy Thursday brings foot washing to Portland's Monument Square

Clergy from area churches perform a foot washing to kick off arguably the most sacred four days on the Christian calendar.

9:32 PM

Reality show looks for a few good Mainers to build ‘Utopia’

Based on a show from the Netherlands, the series will task 15 people with creating a community from scratch.

10:40 PM

Maine fined $7 million over welfare work participation rates

The governor says the action shows that his reforms should have been passed, but an advocacy group says the penalty is based on a work participation rate from 2011 and that his reforms would not have helped.
View Temporary Assistance for Needy Families work participation rates
Letter notifying Maine of welfare penalty

9:48 PM

Obamacare sign-ups reach 8 million, boosted by young adults

That 35 percent of those enrollees are under age 35 is crucial to the health care law’s success.

8:26 PM

Former Maine bank teller gets month in prison for embezzling $26,000

Brittany Mace stole rom customers at Bangor Savings Bank in 2010 and 2011, and many of them were elderly or disabled.

8:41 PM

Maine agency reduces bond for biofuel company by $9 million

Thermogen Industries, a biofuel startup, will only get $16 million as financial uncertainties erode support on the FAME board.

10:57 PM

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate and literary giant, dies at 87

Several photos included in this story The hugely popular Spanish-language novelist may be best known for the epic ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude.’
World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Other Maine News Headlines

10:15 PM

LePage signs bill to remove some highway signs

Some municipal officials said the signs are vital to direct visitors, but the state stood to lose millions of dollars in federal highway funds.

9:24 AM

Maine's coldest temperatures for April 17, 2014: ColdTrac

Several locations broke records for low temperatures this morning, including Portland, which dipped to 23 degrees.

1:31 PM

Police chief asserts Windham man waved gun before fatal shooting

That contradicts the account of Stephen McKenney’s wife. Video from police cruisers may show what happened.
Deadly force: Police & The Mentally Ill
Windham man killed by police had shown no distress to outside world

9:16 PM

Hackers behind Target breach could take years to find

The Secret Service investigation is complicated by the international nature of digital heists.

7:07 PM

Kennebec River starts to recede from flood peak

The water level crests at 17.4 feet, below the 20-foot level that was feared.

Art collective finds affordable home in Portland

The collective Running With Scissors meets its goals with a larger, well-equipped building that provides workspace for about 75 artists.

Life & Culture

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate and literary giant, dies at 87 Several photos included in this story

The hugely popular Spanish-language novelist may be best known for the epic ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude.’

Sports from the Press Herald

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

He's one of several freshman superstars who could be wearing a Boston Celtics uniform next year.

Opinion

Our View: Cutler’s tax plan starts right debate

It’s time to reform a tax code that was designed for another economic era.

Nation & World

Avatar joins high-tech child porn battle

The Internet makes abuses a lot easier for pedophiles, but others are using it to combat a global problem.

Today's poll: $40,000 raise

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