News from August 31, 2013

September 1, 2013

Maine delegation not ready to endorse military strike in Syria

Lawmakers back Obama's decision to seek authorization from Congress, but do not yet favor military action.

August 31, 2013

1st races at Loring since July death

It's the first racing since motorcyclist Bill Warner died in July at the Maine Event.

August 31, 2013

Congress' top Republicans praise Obama on Syria

"The President's role as commander-in-chief is always strengthened when he enjoys the expressed support of the Congress," says top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

August 31, 2013

Twins trade Morneau to Pirates

The 2006 AL MVP was in the final year of his contract with Minnesota.

August 31, 2013

Riske of US makes US Open 4th round with upset

Alison Riske routs 2011 Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0.

August 31, 2013

New England expects ample apples after dismal 2012

Weather conditions have been favorable to apple production this year, with minimal late frosts, a wet early summer and recent dry conditions.

September 1, 2013

Obama will seek Congress' approval for strikes against Syria Video clip included

The president decides that the U.S. should take military action.

August 31, 2013

Business slow in post-Sandy summer at Jersey shore

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says no one expected a normal summer this year.

August 31, 2013

Possible US-led attack on Syria sparks rallies

Rallies are planned in the United States, including Houston, which is expected to have one expressing support for an attack and another that opposes action. Protesters in Boston also plan to gather to oppose an attack.

August 31, 2013

Tebow bows out gracefully, keeps the faith

Tim Tebow But it's fourth down for the former Heisman QB after the Pats become the third team to let him go.

August 31, 2013

With parade, Newtown reflects 'how we're healing'

The Labor Day committee decide to hold its annual parade and found the right balance between respectful remembrance and celebration.

August 31, 2013

Maine's 2012 seafood harvest worth record $528M

Fishermen had the second-largest haul by weight (318 million pounds) since 1950.

August 31, 2013

UN Syria weapons inspectors returning from Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin urges President Barack Obama not to rush into a decision.

August 31, 2013

Boat-building skills on display at Camden Windjammer fest

The boats built on Saturday will be raced on Sunday.

August 31, 2013

Woman defies odds to help other Latinos

 She overcame a diagnosis of paralysis to found the organization that she'd envisioned while ill.

August 31, 2013

U.S. intelligence tracked gas attack

 The Obama administration explains in detail how Syria was behind the release of deadly gas.

August 31, 2013

Syrian allies' response to strike hard to predict

But any strike is unlikely to draw an immediate counterattack by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, experts say.

August 31, 2013

N.H. lawyers face pay cuts in federal cases

They say the result could be fewer lawyers agreeing to take on the cases of indigent defendants.

August 31, 2013

Maine's Backyard Farms to rehire employees

Some workers gave time to community service while the tomato grower's greenhouse was replanted.

August 31, 2013

Victims' families seek role in Maine railway bankruptcy

The plaintiffs’ motion says damages for last month’s deadly train derailment may be worth hundreds of millions.

August 31, 2013

Some seek recall over Bath's sale of hospital

Critics say the City Council failed to inform the public before the former Bath Memorial Hospital was sold.

August 31, 2013

Maine egg farm shooting to go to grand jury

Michael Warbin, 44, was shooting at rodents and stray chickens when he shot and killed a farm employee.

August 31, 2013

Police mum in killing of Belfast woman

 Todd Gilday, 44, is charged with a woman’s murder and faces an assault charge in her son’s shooting.

August 31, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Woman charged after tot left in car outside Walmart / Former Maine ed tech charged with sexual assault / Moose damages Maine Olympian's van ... and more news from around the state.

August 31, 2013

New England Dispatches

Prosecutors deny allegation that officers misled witness / Thieves steal expensive bras from Victoria's Secret ... and more news from around the region.