The House favors letting school boards ignore the live-in-the-district rule when choosing superintendents.
An Augusta hearing attracts groups urging a restart on efforts that were dropped in 2011.
It's unlikely to suspend the state's harvest over excess licensing, an official says. In Maine, talks with the Passamaquoddies continue.
A psychiatrist who treated James Holmes told police a month before the Colorado theater attack that Holmes was a danger to the public, new documents show.
After dropping their first two games to Boston, the Yankees finally get into the win column.
Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will voluntarily reduce their pay.
Democrats want to revive insurance rate reviews, but Republicans are opposed.
The death of film critic Roger Ebert has elicited a wide reaction from directors, fellow critics and others:
Joshua Grant, 35, is accused of tattooing 14-year-old Westbrook girls, unlawful sexual contact and giving them alcohol.
Ebert reviewed thousands of films over the years, influencing moviegoers across the country with his uncomplicated, yet intelligent reviews.
The student allegedly started a fire in the gymnasium, which was put out by other students before it could spread.
Jaromir Jagr's skills have diminished since he scored at least 30 goals in 15 consecutive seasons. But he's fine with that, and so are the Bruins.
Police say Benjamin Lapanne, 30, was the man behind the distinctive mask that showed a gun and demanded money in February.
The states will seek reimbursement once they determine who is at fault for an oil tanker that crashed into the bridge Monday.
But the missile is not capable of reaching the United States and it doesn't appear Kim Jong Un is preparing for war, South Korea says.
In addition to a nationally televised game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Patriots will also play the New York Giants.
Anthony Pratt is expected to be transferred from New York to Maine in several weeks, Portland officials said.
The iconic landmark will appear on the upcoming Forever postal series "New England Coastal Lighthouses."
The most famous and beloved film critic of his generation has died after a recurrence of cancer.
Kyndall Jack, 18, had been missing after setting out on a hike with her 19-year-old companion, Nicolas Cendoya, who was found Wednesday night in serious condition.
The nation's 100 million firearms owners are driving the market for some 10 billion rounds annually, with demand and gun purchases both increasing during the past several months.
The increase is the result of the government last year lowering the threshold for lead poisoning, so now more children are considered at risk.
Jeffrey Skilling, 59, was the highest-ranking executive to be punished for the energy giant's collapse, which put more than 5,000 people out of work, and wiped out more than $2 billion in employee pensions.
The AFL-CIO will rally Saturday in Portland to air its complaints about Wellness Connection.
Police say Stephen Cormier, 57, set his couch on fire, igniting a blaze that destroyed the Northern Avenue apartment building last month.
But the close vote suggests Democrats won't be able to override a potential veto by the governor, who likely won't see the bill until June.
The bill gives local school boards the power to override city charter requirements that superintendents must live in the city.
Mike Rice would not be collecting the bonus if he had been fired in December when the university first saw a video of him kicking and shoving players.
The school board will vote on the budget on Tuesday, April 9, and the city council is scheduled to vote on May 6.
Fadhil Alghazi, 51, and Ali K. Anthony, 41, were arrested following a 911 call that a couple were being threatened by two men with knives.
The sponsor's goal was to protect teen health, but LePage vetoes the effort as 'government run amok.'
While economists and industry leaders still generally expect the ambitious target to be missed, impressive gains have surprised many.
Hackers broke into at least two of North Korea's government-run online sites Thursday, posting a crude photo of Kim Jong Un.
The boy's father said the dog has "territorial issues" and asked that it be removed from his home and euthanized.
The ad urges lawmakers to support the governor's plan to repay $484 million in Medicaid payments.
Authorities say 43-year-old Mark Stetson was already in jail when he offered to pay another inmate to kill his ex-wife.
Police say early reports were that the victim had recently taken out a restraining order against the man.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs the bill hours after the General Assembly approved the measure to give the state some of the toughest gun laws in the country.
The search comes about two weeks after prison gang member Evan Ebel was killed in a shootout with Texas deputies.
The New England Fishery Management Council says that new information indicates they can recommend a 13 percent increase in the white hake quota.
Pine Tree Robotics Competition at Lewiston's Colisee will feature teams from Maine and seven other states.
Mr. Merritt, a Portland High graduate who had an infectious smile and passion for life, died Friday from a rare lung disease.
The School Committee also hears concerns over a proposed hours cut for ed techs.
The man was one of two people in a guard shack that blew into the water Wednesday at the shipyard in downtown Mobile, Ala., where the Carnival Triumph was moored.
The posturing between the congressman and governor could hint of the 2014 gubernatorial race.
The Norridgewock man is accused of molesting three children at a day care center owned by his wife.
Conor Tubbs, 26, has organized the first Portland Pillow Fight Day in Monument Square, where the proverbial feathers will fly on Saturday.