News from December 15, 2013

December 16, 2013

Officials focus on American who disappeared in Iran

John McCain has harsh words for President Obama while Iran wants details of the man’s mission.

December 15, 2013

State police issues warning about a man considered armed and dangerous

The suspect allegedly stole a Jeep and a loaded handgun from a Machiasport couple.

December 15, 2013

N.H. man may get higher charge in double fatal crash

Robert Dellinger told police he was depressed and aiming to kill himself when he drove his truck across a highway median and crashed into another car.

December 16, 2013

Dolphins hold off Patriots to remain alive in AFC Several photos included in this story

A late Miami interception seals New England’s fate.

December 15, 2013

Once-condemned doctor turns to helping Haitians

Arthur Fournier published an early study on the mysterious autoimmune disease later identified as AIDS.

December 15, 2013

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dead at 81

The actor died Saturday following a long illness.

December 15, 2013

Hannaford recalls ground beef sold at Topsham store

The ground beef sold Saturday may be contaminated by metal clips.

December 15, 2013

Lisbon Falls teen killed in crash Saturday

Police said Andrew Chapman was operating the vehicle with three passengers when it crashed into a tree.

December 15, 2013

Poll: Health law seen as eroding coverage

Americans who have health insurance are blaming President Obama’s health care overhaul for rising premiums.

December 15, 2013

Matt wins World Cup slalom on a day for veterans

The Austrian won his 14th World Cup slalom race.

December 15, 2013

Mandela buried in rolling hills of South Africa

Several thousands people gathered for the funeral of the iconic leader.

December 15, 2013

Colorado school rampage lasted less than 2 minutes

Police said the teenage shooter intended to harm a teacher and others at the school.

December 16, 2013

Season’s greetings: Storm drops a foot of snow on Maine

The impact of the season's first big snowstorm is light, with scattered outages and minor accidents.

December 15, 2013

SnowTrac: Current snowfall amounts in Maine

A map of where the snow fell and how deep it is, updated with current amounts.

December 15, 2013

Another helping of snow for Northeast

The storm is packing a powerful punch from the Midwest to New England, causing flight cancellations and challenging travel conditions.

December 14, 2013

Wood stove decathlon highlights race for next-gen technology

Many new stoves likely will rely on catalytic burners, a technology that proved troublesome in the 1980s.

December 15, 2013

Tougher pollution limits for wood stoves might just backfire Several photos included in this story

Manufacturers say new rules will drive up costs and spook buyers who would otherwise upgrade older, dirtier units.

December 14, 2013

Storm drops foot of snow on Jerusalem

The city comes to a standstill as the storm pummels the Mideast for a fourth day.

December 15, 2013

Hubble telescope finds geysers of water on one of Jupiter’s moons

The finding indicates the moon could have an environment that is friendly to life.

December 14, 2013

Ayla Reynolds Timeline

On Dec. 17, 2011, Justin DiPietro calls 911 to report his 20-month old daughter Reynolds missing after finding her bed empty.

December 14, 2013

China lands probe, rover on moon

The landing is the first on the moon in 37 years.

December 14, 2013

School shooter had been a champion debater

A friend says Karl Pierson left the team after being suspended in September for threatening the coach.

December 14, 2013

Crab invasion presents problem for clam industry

Maine will host a summit on dealing with invasive species that are having an effect along the East Coast.

December 14, 2013

Massachusetts man plans to return Civil War papers

The documents taken as souvenirs from a Virginia courthouse turned up in a Massachusetts attic in 2006.

December 14, 2013

Kids compete for state title with Lego robots

Hundreds of competitors get a pep talk from Sen. Angus King before trying to solve problems.

December 15, 2013

‘Key piece’ eludes police as search for Ayla Reynolds enters third year

The investigation continues, but police still believe witnesses are withholding information.

December 15, 2013

Bill Nemitz: DHHS racked by a failure of leadership

The department, by far the largest in Maine’s state government, has become a cafeteria of crises.

December 15, 2013

Dispatches

Citizens group hopes to offer gun trigger locks / Cold temps help ski areas

December 15, 2013

Group says N.H. residents are finding insurance



December 14, 2013

New clues sought in Jovan Belcher murder-suicide

The body of the former UMaine player is exhumed at his family’s request.

December 14, 2013

Dozens of temporary federal tax credits set to expire

Whether they stay dead or just play dead until Congress reauthorizes them, Maine businesses and people will have to endure financial uncertainty.

December 14, 2013

Maine parents fight to treat sick children with medical marijuana Several photos included in this story

A low-potency but effective strain from Colorado offers Maine families hope, but tests the legal limits of medicinal pot and highlights how far some parents will go to alleviate the suffering of kids who have epilepsy.