The college professor, who grew up dirt poor, stresses the need to fund programs like Upward Bound.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote that the Boston Marathon attacks were retribution for America's attacks on Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan, CBS News and others report.
Thursday's finale also served as a farewell for Randy Jackson, the show's lone remaining original judge.
Kyle Upton allegedly went on a crime spree after being released on bail following an April standoff in Bayside.
Half a world away the military prepares to court-martial a U.S. serviceman in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians, mainly women and children, last year.
The man is accused of conspiring with a foreign terrorist organization, and officials say any potential threat was contained by his arrest.
'To do one without the other would leave the job half done,' Democratic leader Mark Eves says, but Republicans are reluctant to expand Medicaid.
Lt. Col. Darin Haas is relieved of his post and turns himself in to police on charges of violating an order of protection, and stalking.
The cause of the fire that killed 15 people and destroyed part of a town is undetermined, but investigators have narrowed down the possibilities.
As part of his job, Joseph Grant oversaw the division that targeted conservative groups for additional scrutiny.
St. Joseph's gets strong pitching from Chad Rafferty in beating Salem State, 7-5.
The former chief executive of General Mills played a major role in popularizing fish sticks and Yoplait yogurt.
Police are searching on land and air and reviewing computer and cellphone records as they hunt for the 15-year-old Glenburn girl.
The same jurors who convicted the Phoenix woman of first-degree murder last week must decide whether she should be put to death.
The research is among the first to show the benefit of fitness among middle-age men in surviving prostate, lung or colorectal cancer.
The government this week announced it would import 760,000 tons of food and 50 million rolls of toilet paper.
The Justice Department didn't share the new identities with the nation's with the Terrorist Screening Center, the department's inspector general finds.
The tractor-trailer full of hardwood flooring was totaled in the crash.
He is charged with attempting to inhale toxic vapors of effect.
Daniel Werfel will replace ousted acting Commissioner Steven Miller, as one of Miller's top deputies announces he'll retire.
An Islamic militant group claims responsibility for the suicide attack on a U.S. convoy, citing U.S. plans to keep permanent bases in the country.
The Mission Possible Teen Center will now be called My Place Teen Center.
Police suspect the pair, who each face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in the Mother's Day attack, were involved in a neighborhood gang.
A video shows the stroller rolling down along the slightly sloped platform and onto the tracks while the mother is apparently distracted.
David Muise used his cellphone camera to take pornographic pictures of himself with a sleeping 4-year-old girl and sent them over the Internet.
The president calls on Congress to provide more money for the security of diplomatic missions and vows to make sure the IRS does its job 'without a hint of bias.'
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been calling for more aggressive steps to topple Assad's government, but Washington remains reluctant to take the kind of action Turkey would like to see.
Co-authored by Maine's Susan Collins, the move to revamp the military's response to sexual assaults has bipartisan support.
The Boston Athletic Association says that 5,633 people who were stopped when the race was shut down on April 15 will be allowed to register early for next year's race.
The rules would mandate fingerprinting and background checks for workers and require them to receive training in first aid, CPR, safe sleeping for babies and poison prevention.
Testimony continues into the evening on bills proposed by lawmakers opposed to abortion.
It's the third largest prize in lottery history, which would make the winner wealthier than Mitt Romney, Jay-Z and Tiger Woods, among others.
In a worrisome sign for the White House, some Democrats have also criticized the president for not being more aggressive in responding to trouble within the government.
Changing the culture of a male-dominated military that for years has tolerated sexism and sexist behavior is proving to be a difficult task.
A customer told police he was approached by a man with a knife who tried to force him to withdraw money.
Mike Muir, Multiple Pathways Leader for Auburn schools, said Apple has a stronger focus on education, while HP has a stronger focus on business.
The state and national affairs reporter for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram chronicled the influence exerted by for-profit online education companies on the Maine Department of Education.
The 38-year-old superstar recently won a league title in a fourth country with Paris Saint-Germain. He has two games left this season with PSG.
Recent studies and anecdotal reports suggest the vibrations and soothing rhythms of music, especially performed live in the hospital, might benefit preemies and other sick babies.
Subaru's 2014 Forester is the only vehicle to get a "good" rating.
Two accidents around Exit 10 in Falmouth slowed the morning commute.
The Piscataqua River will be closed to maritime traffic from June 10 to June 15 while the span is put in place.
A search of their Lewiston apartment reportedly yields $20,000 in cash and 471 oxycodone pills with a street value of up to $20,000.
Vincent J. Bartolomeo, 65, was recovered in 28 feet of water Thursday after a two-boat crash on West Grand Lake.
Lester House Good, 36, of Troupsberg, N.Y., had unlawful sexual contact with the Monmouth girl while he and his family visited relatives there.
Cynthia B. Chepke, 56, is accused in the January holdup at a Circle K.
Ernest Almeida, 31, of Fairfield, abandoned his vehicle following the chase and fled into the woods.
Today's event honors the 83 law enforcement officers who've died in the line of duty in Maine.
The magazine issue focuses on five technologies that could help the nation reach energy independence.
Twenty-year-old Christian Ferdinand, of Limestone was arrested Thursday on a second-degree murder charge.
The bridge was an engineering marvel when it opened in 1931 with its soaring suspension cables and 206-foot towers.
Forty-eight-year-old Brian Nichols pleaded guilty to murdering Jane Tetreault in their Turner home in May 2010.
A suburb where Habitat for Humanity spent years building homes is hardest hit by one tornado.
After negative publicity, a task force's preliminary report omits key digital learning reforms championed by Gov. LePage and Jeb Bush.
Biddeford requires the leader of its schools to live in the city, and a bill seeking to override the rule was vetoed.
Lawmakers also condemn the subpoena of Associated Press phone records.
The company says it has a limited presence there and garment factory safety inspections are already done.
A proposal for the land around the Scarborough Downs racetrack requests customized zoning.
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Augusta may allocate another $1 million for the ad effort.
An FBI affidavit details the chain of events leading to the arrest of Travis R. Landry of Surry.
Mr. Soule was struck by a car at age 3 and was told he would never walk again. He proved them wrong, and his will inspired others.
But four members of the public safety committee were absent, and they still could vote on the measure.
It's foie gras, not Fenway Franks, at food stands as the ballpark hosts a fundraising tasting event.
Sales are on a roll for a roving business that gets many of its seafood products from Maine and offers them curbside.