News from November 28, 2013

November 28, 2013

Tsarnaev’s lawyers lose bid for evidence

The say they need the records to defend the Boston Marathon bombing suspect against receiving a death sentence.

November 28, 2013

Starks man killed in crash

One driver dies in a car-truck collision in Fairfield.

November 29, 2013

Robber flees Bridgton pharmacy with Oxycodone

Police are looking for a slender man in dark clothing who may have had a getaway driver.

November 28, 2013

Comet likely loser in close sun encounter

The comet approached for a slingshot around the sun, but scientists say nothing came out the other side.

November 28, 2013

Woman suffers burns in fire at Orland camp

Water to fight the fire had to be pumped uphill from a pond.

November 28, 2013

Starks man killed in head-on collision in Fairfield

James Murphy, 67, was driving north on Norridgewock Road when his 1998 Subaru Outback was hit by a truck that crossed the center line, police said.

November 28, 2013

Mass. woman due in court for assaulting her boyfriend’s mother

The two women had a dispute over a plumbing issue.

November 28, 2013

Portland beats Deering in Thanksgiving football Video clip included

Deering had been victorious in 10 of the last 11 holiday games

November 28, 2013

EU still hoping for closer ties with Ukraine

Ukraine’s president recently shelved a deal with the European Union.

November 28, 2013

Pope wants closer look at Vatican’s finance reform

The Vatican bank has been the subject of money-laundering investigations.

November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving visitors claim first place in Portland road race

1,703 runners crossed the finish line.

November 28, 2013

Mass. activists push to fully legalize marijuana

The 2016 ballot measure would put the drug on par with alcohol and cigarettes.

November 28, 2013

Maine, other states ask for increased home heating assistance

14 governors have asked Congress to increase LIHEAP funding.

November 28, 2013

Portland considers new graduation policy

Under state law, graduating senior must show proficiency in eight areas.

November 28, 2013

All-clear for Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade balloons

New York Police Department decided Thursday morning that the winds were calm enough for the 16 giant character balloons to lift off.

November 28, 2013

Mainers reflect on pope’s challenge to church

One Catholic agrees with Francis’ criticism of capitalism and the wealth gap, but another says free enterprise should rule.

November 28, 2013

Boston poised to outlaw smoking in public parks

And they're fuming over the prospect of facing a $250 fine for lighting up outdoors.

November 28, 2013

Amish girl, family flee Ohio to avoid forced chemo

The family is in a legal fight
with a hospital after halting treatments that made her feel extremely sick.

November 28, 2013

Heart studies in two states team up

Research in Massachusetts and Mississippi could help to tailor cardiovascular programs for individuals.

November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving means more to Maine’s Mayflower kin

Two Hallowell natives descended from the same colonist celebrate their ancestor’s endurance.

November 28, 2013

Vermont plan for storms, disasters gets federal OK

The updated plan will help the state get funding for larger culverts and other preventive measures.

November 28, 2013

Latest Obamacare delay: Marketplace for small business

Until next year, U.S. companies that employ 50 or more will have to secure coverage through brokers, not online, because of website troubles.