News from May 19, 2013

May 19, 2013

Two men arrested in killing of teen over iPad in Las Vegas

The victim, Marcos Arenas, was 15.

May 19, 2013

State House Notebook: Republicans try to debunk Medicaid savings claim

Also: Gun-show bill remains in the Senate.

May 19, 2013

Obama gets personal about race, manhood in Morehouse College speech

'I've tried to be a better husband, a better father and a better man,' he tells graduates.

May 19, 2013

Conn. traffic mess likely to last up to a week after train crash

'Tomorrow's commute will be extremely challenging,' says Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

May 19, 2013

Tornado levels homes in Oklahoma City trailer park

The tornado 'scoured' the landscape, a storm spotter says.

May 19, 2013

Bruins again rough up N.Y.

But they don’t need a reminder that the Rangers overcame a 2-0 deficit against Washington.

May 20, 2013

Gov. LePage silenced in visit to panel

His surprise request to speak is rebuffed in order to keep ‘politics’ out of talks to deal with his MaineCare cutoff warning.

May 19, 2013

O.J. Simpson lawyers say he is closer to freedom

If Simpson succeeds in getting his conviction thrown out, prosecutors will have to either retry him or offer a plea bargain.

May 20, 2013

Gratitude, sadness at last rites for Portland's St. Patrick Church

At a final Mass, parishioners say goodbye to a place central to their lives over many decades.

May 19, 2013

'Laboratory in a can' monitors red tide off Maine

A garbage can-size canister collects and transmits data about toxin-producing algae blooms, known as red tides, that show up in the Gulf of Maine each spring.

May 19, 2013

USM heads to Division III World Series

The Huskies shut out Endicott 9-0 to win the New England Regional championship.

May 19, 2013

Mellencamp, Stephen King musical to debut in Indiana

"Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" will debut Oct. 10 at the Indiana University Auditorium.

May 20, 2013

Neighbors: Man killed in Saco standoff was troubled

They long worried about Charles Scontras’ behavior and weren’t surprised by Saturday’s confrontation.

May 19, 2013

Small Fla. city wonders who won Powerball jackpot

The budget for the city of Zephyrhills is just more than $49 million; the winning Powerball jackpot is 12 times that.

May 19, 2013

US senator proposes student loan refinance plan

The refinancing bill would enable students and graduates who have an interest rate above 4 percent to refinance their federal loans at a lower, fixed rate of 4 percent. The bill will be introduced in the Senate this week.

May 19, 2013

Nadal beats Federer, Serena wins at Italian Open

Rafael Nadal wins this tourney for the seventh time, and Serena Williams wins her fourth straight title this year.

May 19, 2013

Metro-North: Conn. train outage expected for days

Metro-North President Howard Permut says the two-track electrified railroad must be rebuilt.

May 19, 2013

York man killed in Route 91 crash identified

Timothy Gerald, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene where his pickup truck crashed.

May 19, 2013

Maine comic festival features writers, artists

The festival was started in 2009 to promote comic books and give the public an opportunity to meet the creative talent behind them.

May 19, 2013

Winning Powerball ticket sold in Florida

The winner of the highest Powerball jackpot in history was not identified Saturday night.

May 19, 2013

Dispatches



May 19, 2013

Close watch kept on patients deemed not criminally responsible

People placed in custody after committing a crime must petition for time away from the hospital.

May 19, 2013

Students roll with punches at race

High school students compete in an electric car competition held at a Connecticut park.

May 19, 2013

N.H. insurance agents skeptical of new plans

For many, deciding whether to sell plans through the markets depends on what kind of commission they stand to earn.

May 19, 2013

Massachusetts man was haunted by toxins

 Ron Poirier, who said he dumped chemicals as a young Marine at Camp Lejeune, dies of cancer.

May 19, 2013

Maine inspection rule among least restrictive in U.S.

But with recent cuts to health departments, rules may not reflect what's happening.

May 19, 2013

Accessing, crunching the state’s results ultimately frustrate bid to create database



May 19, 2013

Why do failure rates vary across the state? Video clip included

 Insiders say a code is applied uniformly to inspect eateries, but using ‘common sense’ can still make results subjective.

May 19, 2013

Recent attack underscores Riverview safety concerns

Staffers at the state's only hospital for criminals say getting hurt on the job shouldn't be the expectation.

May 19, 2013

Washington Notebook: Snowe recalls offer to play Joan of Arc

 The former senator promotes her book, 'Fighting for Common Ground: How We Can Fix the Stalemate in Congress.'

May 19, 2013

Maine Turnpike toll hike pays off

20130516_Turnpike Six months in, revenue has increased by 16 percent even though traffic has dropped by 4 percent.

May 19, 2013

Father and son team up to provide soundtrack for 'Graceland'

Steven Schoenberg has a long career of providing musical scores, but nothing like his new effort.

May 19, 2013

Bird-banding science takes off Several photos included in this story

 While a delight for children to observe, the practice can shed light on important issues such as climate change.

May 19, 2013

Oversight of Maine restaurants diminishes, just as complaints rise