News from May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Leafs beat Bruins 2-1, stave off elimination

Boston will have to win Game 6 in Toronto or Game 7 at home to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

May 11, 2013

Two accused of setting third fire in Lewiston Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Each man is accused of three counts of arson in the most recent blaze to rip through the city's downtown.

May 10, 2013

Emails: State Department sought to change Benghazi talking points

 Republicans say the administration tried to mislead Congress and the American people, but the White House insists that opponents are trying to politicize the issue.

May 10, 2013

Newspaper for Maine islands publishes last edition

The Island Times covered stories about the Casco Bay islands that didn't interest larger papers.

May 10, 2013

Earth's carbon dioxide levels hit worrisome milestone

The level of heat-trapping carbon dioxide nudged up to a level unseen in at least 3 million years — since long before modern humans.

May 10, 2013

Surgery may close season for Red Sox closer Hanrahan

The pitcher has right tendon damage that could necessitate Tommy John procedure.

May 10, 2013

R.I. health officials investigate 10 overdose deaths

The people, believed to be intravenous drug users, died after apparently using a new synthetic opiate, officials say.

May 10, 2013

Man pleads to lesser charge, not threatening kids at Reiche

The disorderly conduct plea is part of a deal that avoids having all the children involved testify at a trial.

May 10, 2013

Hearing for Boston suspect's friends cancelled

The hearing for Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov had been scheduled for Tuesday.

May 10, 2013

Washington state man goes on rampage with logging skidder

Police say he destroyed two homes and knocked down a utility pole, cutting electricity to thousands.

May 10, 2013

Relatives say Cleveland suspect was secretive, full of rage

They say he installed padlocks on all doors to his home and used to beat his late common-law wife, descriptions in contrast to those of neighbors who say he was friendly.

May 11, 2013

Sanford student arrested for drugs after gun spotted in car

A search of the car after the gun was spotted turned up marijuana in a glass jar, a digital scale, a rifle, a shotgun and ammunition.

May 10, 2013

Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia cemetery

Tamerlan Tsarnaev is buried in a private Islamic cemetery in a rural area, angering some local Muslims.

May 10, 2013

Southern New England bids for more of tourism pie

A coordinated marketing effort aims to encourage people to plan their vacations around multiple regional destinations.

May 10, 2013

Missing snowmobiler's body pulled from Maine lake

The body is identified as Glenn Henderson, 43, of Sabattus, reported missing on Dec. 31.

May 10, 2013

Texas launches criminal probe into deadly plant explosion

A paramedic who helped evacuate people after the explosion is charged with possessing a destructive device, but it's unclear whether his arrest is related to the disaster.

May 11, 2013

Three cats, 10 kittens found in taped container in Freeport Several photos included in this story

Shelter workers believe they had been abandoned about a day before they were found.

May 10, 2013

Kittery planners reject proposal for USS Thresher memorial

Town officials' concerns include lack of parking and two walkways that could be dangerous due to traffic.

May 10, 2013

Maine lawmakers review bipartisan tax-reform proposal

Stiff opposition is expected to the plan to cut the state's income tax rate in half and raise sales and excise taxes.

May 10, 2013

Maine communities get $3.6 million to clean contaminated sites

Biddeford receives funds to clean up a textile mill site; Portland and eight more recipients also benefit.

May 10, 2013

LePage reverses course; will send funds to Lewiston victims

The funds likely will come from the governor's contingency fund, even though he said earlier this week that he would not tap that account.

May 10, 2013

IRS apologizes for targeting tea party groups

The agency was being run by a George W. Bush appointee at the time, but says only low-level employees were involved in the 'inappropriate' targeting.

May 10, 2013

Kittery planning board stalls proposal for Thresher memorial

The Thresher Memorial Project Group had hoped to break ground soon on the park adjacent to Town Hall.

May 10, 2013

Mandatory gun ownership supporter narrowly survives Byron recall effort

Selectman Anne Simmons-Edmunds, who backed a measure that would have required every home in the town to have a gun, will keep her seat on Byron's governing board.

May 10, 2013

Woman rescued after 17 days in Bangladesh rubble Video clip included

"No one heard me. It was so bad for me. I never dreamed I'd see the daylight again," she says.

May 10, 2013

Maine restaurants feature underutilized fish

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute's Out of the Blue campaign aims to raise public awareness and demand for lesser-known fish.

May 10, 2013

Maine Regulatory Fairness Board to meet in Presque Isle

The board is hearing from businesses owners and managers about specific state rules and regulations that may unreasonably impede business sustainability and growth.

May 10, 2013

Space station power system radiator leaking

Space station Commander Chris Hadfield of Canada tweeted that the problem, while serious, was stabilized and not life-threatening.

May 10, 2013

Photo, video: Maine Multicultural & International Graduation Video clip included

The University of Southern Maine, UNE, SMCC and Maine University School of Law held their Multicultural & International Graduation celebration in Portland on Thursday

May 10, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Maine legislator taken from State House in ambulance / USM remembers student who died in Philippines / Kittery man sentenced for crash that injured couple ... and more news from around the state.

May 10, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Capital idea sprouts at Maine State House

On a snowy day last winter, Rep. Craig Hickman stood on the balcony of the Maine State House, closed his eyes and dreamed of food . . .

May 10, 2013

Feature obituary: Murray Rosen, 85, Disney cartoonist, businessman, loved by many

Mr. Rosen, 85, grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., and worked as a cartoonist for multiple famous studios, but he settled down in Portland after getting married in 1956.

May 10, 2013

New England Dispatches

Court asked to reinstate death penalty for killer of 3 / Convicted gangster reputed to know of museum theft

May 10, 2013

Teen texting behind wheel greater risk than drinking

 The habit now surpasses the number of teenagers who drink and drive, research indicates.

May 10, 2013

Navy SEALs train local law enforcement for terrorist attack Video clip included

 A weeklong hazardous-device search course prepares law enforcement for possible terror activity in Portland Harbor.

May 10, 2013

Bold Maine tax reforms would affect many

 Mainers would see a drop in property taxes – and tax credits would help low- and middle-class residents – but the bipartisan plan faces stiff opposition.

May 10, 2013

Collins, Pingree join urgent talks on military rape

White House officials are also at the meeting, called to explore solutions to the growing problem.

May 10, 2013

Maine snowmobiler search comes up empty

Wardens plan to resume their search Friday for three men who fell into open water in December.