News from October 27, 2013

October 27, 2013

Fire guts mobile home in Casco

The blaze apparently started in the area of the furnace, the fire chief says.

October 28, 2013

Red Sox beat Cardinals 4-2 to even World Series at 2-2

The Cardinals lead the Sox 2-1 in the seven-game series after a bizarre ending in Game 3

October 27, 2013

iPad art gains recognition in new Hockney exhibit

Celebrated British artist David Hockney pioneers a new electronic art form.

October 27, 2013

Israeli tunnel hit by cyber attack

Major artery in Israel’s national road network suffered cyberattack causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

October 27, 2013

Lou Reed, iconic punk-poet, dead at 71

Reed dies of an ailment related to his recent liver transplant.

October 27, 2013

UMaine opening autism research, education center

The Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research will open Jan. 1 in Orono.

October 27, 2013

Republicans have tough questions on health law

The Obama administration will face intense pressure to be more forthcoming about how many people have actually succeeded in enrolling for coverage in the new insurance markets.

October 27, 2013

Serena wins second straight title

Serena Williams beats Li Na in three sets.

October 27, 2013

Sanford man killed in Arundel crash Saturday night

Police said Bobby Hem, 26, was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected from the car.

October 27, 2013

New research - wild blueberries help heart

Study shows wild blueberries may help blood vessels function better and remain healthier, thus relieving pressure on the heart.

October 27, 2013

Owners pampering pets with organic food

‘People are trying to eat healthier, less processed, simpler foods, and I think they are applying that logic when they’re making pet food decisions,” says Freshpet’s president and co-founder, Scott Morris

October 27, 2013

Patriots rally for 27-17 win

New England storms back from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Miami.

October 28, 2013

Chris Brown arrested after fight in D.C.

Police say one person was injured and reportedly was taken to a hospital.

October 27, 2013

Defending giant slalom champ Ligety takes World Cup opener

Bode Miller finishes 19th in his return following a 20-month injury layoff.

October 27, 2013

Monticello woman wins farming honor in Maine

Sara Corey, 23, is the first woman to receive the award.

October 27, 2013

More Maine homeowners use propane for heating fuel

They're turning away from oil as their primary heating source.

October 28, 2013

Man admits fatally stabbing mom, 4 kids in New York

A Chinese immigrant is a cousin of the children’s father who had been staying at their Brooklyn home.

October 27, 2013

Two arrested after stabbing at Indiana University

Injuries to the victim are not life-threatening.

October 27, 2013

Holcomb, Cunningham, Butner lead US men’s bobsled team

The national team will race in eight World Cup events, starting next month.

October 27, 2013

Deadline nears for Maine absentee ballot requests

The deadline for requests is Oct. 31.

October 27, 2013

NH offers free advanced manufacturing course

The limited-time tuition break is part of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships in Education initiative, which brings together the state’s seven community colleges, manufacturers, state agencies and others to increase the state’s skilled workforce.

October 27, 2013

UK braces for severe storm

The storm could cause widespread and severe power disruption from falling trees, power cuts and flooding.

October 27, 2013

Tastings, cooking workshops at Maine Apple Day

Events include workshops such as “The Basics of Cider Making” by award-winning cider maker Claude Jolicoeur.

October 27, 2013

Tangled up in blue Several photos included in this story

An obstruction call in the ninth inning allows 
St. Louis to take a 2-1 series lead

October 27, 2013

Augusta responders train for school shooting

They drill for an emergency days after a shooting in Nevada.

October 27, 2013

Shopping for better deals on health care? Experts say why not

Insurers, employers and workers alike are all looking – and finding ways – to tame rising costs.

October 27, 2013

Lovejoy Award winner motivated by desire for justice

Colby College is recognizing A.C. Thompson for stories that led to charges against seven New Orleans police officers in the shooting of civilians after Hurricane Katrina.

October 27, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Fenway Park welcomes a newfound fan

Marge Lee, 90, attended her first Red Sox game last summer.

October 27, 2013

Homelessness hits record high in Portland Several photos included in this story

Maine's largest city struggles to accommodate displaced families.

October 27, 2013

Big county, big ambitions for wind in Maine Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Aroostook County becomes a major hub for wind power development.

October 27, 2013

Taking personal appeals to the crowd Several photos included in this story

Individuals increasingly turn to crowd-funding websites to finance dire needs and cherished dreams.

October 27, 2013

Washington Notebook: Margaret Chase Smith inspires Republican PAC

A group of Republicans is trying to follow the methodology of EMILY’s List in order to grow the ranks of conservative women serving in Congress.