News from November 24, 2013

November 24, 2013

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis use AMAs to send message on tolerance

Justin Timberlake wins pop/rock favorite male artist award.

November 24, 2013

JFK’s daughter says his spirit lives on

The new U.S. ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, says her father wanted to strengthen relations with the Japanese people.

November 24, 2013

Americans not willing to spend without deals this holiday season

Big-store retailers are preparing to lure in shoppers with sales early and often this year.

November 24, 2013

Obama phones Israeli PM to discuss Iran deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is skeptical of Iran’s intentions.

November 25, 2013

Claws dump Erie, but may lose Jermaine Taylor

The veteran guard apparently injures his left leg.

November 24, 2013

Wintry storm threatens Thanksgiving travels

Early travelers for the holiday may experience delays at airports and slow driving on the roads.

November 24, 2013

Secrecy shrouds Sandy Hook shooting investigation

A prosecutor is releasing a report Monday, but the public will have to wait longer for the full accounting of the crime.

November 25, 2013

With Maine Mall’s Caring Claus, all is calm for children who have autism

Lights are dimmed and noise is controlled to make it easier for the kids to enjoy a visit with Santa.

November 25, 2013

Strong winds cause thousands of power outages in Maine

Central Maine Power still had 7,700 customers without power early Monday morning.

November 24, 2013

Afghan president casts doubt on U.S. role

Hamid Karzai rejects a recommendation to sign a long-delayed security agreement with the U.S.

November 24, 2013

Congress plans tough Iran sanctions if deal fails

Rep. Eliot Engel of New York, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, says, “I don’t trust them, I don’t think we should trust them.”

November 25, 2013

Bowdoin captures Division III field hockey championship Several photos included in this story

The Polar Bears beat Salisbury 1-0 for their fourth title in seven years.

November 24, 2013

Money, star power await Obama on fundraising tour

High-profile events include a reception at the home of Magic Johnson and one at the house of the co-creator of television’s “Friends”.

November 25, 2013

Black Bears get a bye

The UMaine football team hosts a Dec. 7 playoff against either Lafayette or UNH.

November 24, 2013

Iran nuclear deal fuels anger, jitters in Mideast

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the deal is a “historic mistake.”

November 25, 2013

LePage touts 1,000 days of accomplishments

A 28-page booklet lists the Maine governor's achievements, such as paying the state’s hospitals about $490 million in unpaid Medicaid expenses.

November 25, 2013

Capt. Kirk’s ship boldly going places no other has gone

The technology-laden Zumwalt destroyer taking shape at Bath Iron Works is unlike any U.S. warship.

November 24, 2013

Traffic moving again on Route 201 in Moscow

A tree and downed power lines had blocked traffic both ways for almost three hours on the only route to and from Jackman and the Canadian border crossing.

November 24, 2013

Husson holds vigil for homicide victim

The vigil for Brooke Locke is being held on Sunday at the university’s campus bell tower.

November 24, 2013

Maine volunteers prepare Thanksgiving baskets

The Good Shepherd Parish church in Saco is putting baskets together for more than 100 families in Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach and Lyman.

November 24, 2013

Hospital sale draws bargain hunters Several photos included in this story

A second day is canceled, with the remaining goods going to charity.

November 24, 2013

Friends of Jillian Jones fight domestic violence

The TEAL Project gets more than 1,700 likes on Facebook.

November 24, 2013

1893 recording of black vocal group auctioned off

The antique was found in a private collection in Portland.

November 24, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Man killed when tractor rolls, pins him / Man faces charges after police chase / Group to get grant for fish restoration / Those shipping plants must heed rules

November 24, 2013

Eliot wants EPA probe of emissions from plant Several photos included in this story

While some residents are blaming respiratory problems on air pollution, Schiller Station says it’s in compliance.

November 24, 2013

Long-simmering rift led to killing at Maine bee farm Several photos included in this story

Mike Kimball and Leon Kelley had never met before their fatal confrontation, but their families had been at odds in North Yarmouth.

November 24, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Maine governor’s welfare-cutters are experts at helping conservatives

The Alexander Group will get almost $1 million from taxpayers to make LePage look tough on aid programs.

November 24, 2013

Man found dead in Vassalboro known for driving bar-goers home

Police haven’t released the cause of Thomas Namer’s death, but are investigating it as suspicious.

November 24, 2013

Maine cranberry growers say it’s hard to stay out of the red Several photos included in this story

They’re choosing different ways to respond as a glut in the market drives prices lower.

November 24, 2013

Washington Notebook: Mainer was historic foe of filibuster

In 1890, House Speaker Thomas Brackett Reed, a Republican, helped pave the way for the current ‘majority rules’ ethic in the chamber.

December 9, 2013

Flashback: Thanksgiving in the 1950s

Historic Thanksgiving photos from the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Portland Evening Express.

November 23, 2013

Obama declares Iran deal ‘important first step’

The interim deal is aimed at slowing progress on Iran’s nuclear program while a broader agreement is negotiated.