Deval Patrick says the responsibility extends beyond a fired social worker and supervisor.
But the highest court gives Parliament a year to respond with legislation governing the sex trade.
The ruling comes the same week that New Mexico’s highest court legalized same-sex marriage there.
The Salvation Army’s fundraising suffers from a shorter and snowier than usual shopping season.
Eight of 10 arrested Wednesday, four of them alleged gang members, appear in court Friday.
Robert Dellinger said he was depressed when he drove across a highway median, killing a couple who were expecting a child.
Like, oh, zombie apocalypse supplies, a pet monitor and a $2 million personal submarine.
Another man on deck jumped in after Martin Gorham, but couldn’t save him in cold, rough conditions.
The U.S. Embassy had a fifth emergency evacuation flight on Friday to move Americans out of the country.
The man who tried to kill President Reagan will get to spend up to 17 days at a time at his mother’s home.
Stores employ the strategy as they try to recoup lost sales during a season that’s been hobbled by a number of factors.
It’s the second-largest such theft in U.S. history and some cardholders have difficulty contacting the company.
Subscribers and politicians convince the company to reverse its plan to drop New England Cable News.
Tom Toye says state officials discounted his lease proposal, which he believes is better than moving to a proposed office building near Portland International Jetport.
Stewart Thornton Reed Jr. faces five to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced for sending images that he said were of a 2-year-old girl.
Administrators at an elementary school call police after the man dressed as Santa runs around the school, tapping on windows and waving at students.
‘Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we necessarily should,’ the president says during his end-of-year news conference.
Images tell the story of the January 1998 ice storm that encased the state and whose effects were felt for months and even years.
The Senate also clears the way for Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve.
The worst of the mixed precipitation is expected to fall Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Duval Patrick says he has ‘no memory of ever having met’ his cousin and was not involved in seeking the commutation.
After a seven-year split, the two groups will now work together, but an adviser to Gov. LePage says labor leaders are trying to control state government.
A 78-year-old man in Penobscot County was killed by an East Millinocket police officer during an armed confrontation.
While much of the East awoke Friday to unusually warm weather for this time of year, the region is next in a storm front’s crosshairs.
George Jaime Sr. was charged with murdering Starlette Vining, who worked at a grocery store in Presque Isle when she vanished in October 1998.
Fredrick Butler, 44, now faces a harsher sentence of between 15 to 40 years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The arresting officer even helps him get the ring out of his pocket.
The drop in Maine’s unemployment rate follows a national trend: Only five states had no change.
Ban backers say allowing the devices in places where cigarettes are now banned could ‘renormalize’ smoking.
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois opened the Senate session Friday.
He anonymously hands out $100 bills for a fifth year.
For the fifth year in a row, adults found “whatever” to be the most annoying in conversation.
Among the billionaire’s gifts: a stuffed cow toy and a $500 donation to Heifer International in her name.
Experiments with ‘Kirobo’ will continue until it returns to Earth at the end of 2014.
A Norridgewock man was arrested Thursday afternoon after threatening a stranger with a firearm outside the Athens Corner Store, police said.
The leak was traced to a vehicle left running in a garage attached to Bernard’s School of Hair Fashion.
The panel that recommended changes to NSA’s programs this week urges the White House to abolish the second panel and replace it with a new one.
Drawing the greatest attention are provisions cracking down on perpetrators of sexual assault and rape.
Lincoln Pulp and Paper has filed a petition for federal trade assistance to mitigate financial damage caused by imports.
Many of the new officers will begin working immediately in time to bolster patrols for Christmas and New Year’s.
Critics said the proposed rules would have increased costs to small agricultural operations common in the state.
The Obama administration says consumers whose policies were canceled can buy bare-bones policies or entirely avoid the requirement to buy coverage.
County Attorney Jim Reams wants to return to work, but investigators say that would impede them.
Forecasters expect rain or snow, but officials also are preparing for a frozen-buildup nightmare.
Postal unions are resisting the idea, which comes as Congress tries to reduce the service’s losses.
The settlement of a lawsuit allows advocates to refile if the state fails to find a way to pay for the services.
Lincoln Chafee says the state – on the hook for tens of millions – made a ‘historically bad’ decision.
Next year’s merger will have no immediate impact on the health network’s 607 employees.
The study of 4,000 fathers ages 15 to 44 shows their involvement has increased slightly since 2002.
The nonprofit reports it’s been selected by about 75 percent of Mainers so far, but the reasons are unclear.
Two men who started with an idea 25 years ago paved the way for Maine’s explosion of craft beer makers.
The Press Herald Toy Fund aims to provide toys for 7,000 children in Cumberland, York, Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Knox counties.
The Senate leader will push for action by Jan. 7 as millions face a benefits cutoff, including thousands of Mainers.
The White House expressed support for the legislation, which would provide $552.1 billion for the regular military budget.