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Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested, as death toll rises

The disaster three days ago left more than 270 people missing and at least 29 people dead.

Maine politicians turn to voters with welfare pitches

Medicaid expansion and welfare reform figure prominently in both parties’ plans for fall.

Obama signs measure blocking Iran envoy

Iran’s choice for U.N. ambassador was a member of the student group that held 52 Americans hostage for 444 days.

Local & State Dispatches

Teen driver dies after car leaves road, slams into tree / Wild turkey crashes into state trooper’s windshield / Former Maine pastor avoids jail with child porn guilty plea ... and more news from around the state.

Colorado’s marijuana edibles take hit after two deaths

The deaths occur as lawmakers scramble to create regulations for pot-infused snacks.

Hudson woman gets three years in prison on bath salts conviction

Alyssa Farrington, 21, helped her boyfriend obtain and distribute the illegal drug.

A 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Another three guides remained missing, and searchers were working quickly to find them in case weather conditions deteriorated.

18 colleges ranked ‘green’ in northern New England

Maine has seven green colleges, including one, College of the Atlantic, which received a top score.

Waterville police release photo of suspected ring thief

Police request help to identify a man who they say stole two gold wedding rings from L. Tardif Jeweler.

Maine lawmakers vote to expand Veterans Treatment Court

The bill would provide money to allow veterans courts to slowly spread to other parts of the state.

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