News from October 5, 2013

October 6, 2013

Injured Portland woman rescued from Acadia National Park

Park is closed because of the shutdown of the federal government

October 5, 2013

Red Sox beat Rays 7-4 in Game 2 Several photos included in this story

Boston follows its first-game rout with another display of offense – David Ortiz hits two homers as Boston takes a 2-0 lead.

October 6, 2013

Collins offers plan to end shutdown

The Maine senator would eliminate a controversial tax on medical devices.

October 5, 2013

Report: Military strike in southern Somali town

Pre-dawn strike in same village U.S. Navy Seals killed al-Qaida operative four years ago

October 6, 2013

Manchester man, 56, perishes in fire Video clip included

A fan in his bedroom caught fire and ignited some curtains, the State Fire Marshal’s Office says.

October 5, 2013

Pentagon: Most furloughed civilians ordered back

The decision by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon legal interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act.

October 5, 2013

Bipartisan vote on back pay belies shutdown chasm

The GOP-run House passes a bill that would make sure the furloughed workers get paid for not working.

October 5, 2013

State: Anthem can’t force customers to leave Central Maine Healthcare

The decision applies to customers in southern and western Maine.

October 5, 2013

Arizona chief who lost 19 firefighters leaves job

City officials didn’t say why the decision was made.

October 5, 2013

NJ man deemed oldest Medal of Honor winner dies

The Bayonne native received the Medal of Honor from President Harry Truman on Oct. 30, 1945.

October 5, 2013

A-Rod sues Yankees team doctor, NYC hospital

He accuses the Yankees team doctor and a NYC hospital of mishandling his medical care during the playoffs last year.

October 6, 2013

Novelist Russo to receive NH literary award

 The Sarah Josepha Hale literary award is given each year to a pre-eminent author who lives in or has strong ties to New England.

October 6, 2013

Records fall as Black Hills turn white

The cold front also spawns nine tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa.

October 5, 2013

Official: NY undercover cop present at bike rally

A detective had been stripped of his gun and badge pending the outcome of an internal affairs investigation.

October 5, 2013

Kenya’s military spokesman names attackers

Four are named, contradicting government statements that had 10 to 15 involved in the mall attack on Sept. 21.

October 5, 2013

Police: Man who set himself ablaze on Mall dies

The man was so badly burned that he will need to be identified through DNA and dental records.

October 5, 2013

Masons open their majestic spaces Several photos included in this story Video clip included

Free Masons are opening their 102-year-old Masonic Temple on Congress Street to the public in an effort to raise money to preserve this spectacular but hidden archetectural jewel.

October 5, 2013

Obama: Iran ‘a year or more’ from nuke capability

The president’s assessment differs with Israel, which says Iran is just months away from being able to build a bomb.

October 5, 2013

Obama: Senators seeking controversy bad for gov’t

Obama says he has to remind lawmakers that real people’s lives are concretely affected by actions taken in Washington.

October 5, 2013

Habitat-built solar-powered home to open in Maine

The ranch house in Oakland will open Sunday after 15 months of construction.

October 5, 2013

Maine crafters open studios to public Saturday

The public will get a chance to visit more than 80 sites around the state.

October 17, 2013

Public getting the message when calling for government assistance Video clip included

Some of the recordings are cheerful, some robotic, some full of helpful information and others a little more personal.

October 5, 2013

New England Dispatches

Two firefighters may face fine over torching camper / MBTA says salary raises would jeopardize agency / Investigators receive award for crackdown on child porn ... and more news from around the state.

October 5, 2013

New Hampshire off to slow start in pitch for health care law

The state got approval only Monday to accept a $5 million grant to reach out to residents on Obamacare.

October 5, 2013

Stray-cattle incidents in Maine town lead to beefy fines

Edward Munson will pay for violations of Maine’s animal trespass law.

October 5, 2013

Both sides see big picture in shutdown

But Democrats and Republicans view what’s at stake differently.

November 23, 2013

New England Dispatches

Missing girl’s mom confident she will return/ Letter by astronaut Gus Grissom fails to sell at auction

October 5, 2013

Feds will repair health overhaul website this weekend

Millions of Americans rushed to the website to buy or explore their insurance options, but technical problems overwhelmed Tuesday's launch.

October 5, 2013

Furloughed workers in Maine struggle with limbo

The financial and emotional stress takes a toll.

October 6, 2013

AUDIO: The Sounds of a Government Shutdown Video clip included



October 7, 2013

Republican leader seeks to end Maine sales tax increase a year early

Rep. Kenneth Frenette, R-Newport, would offset lost revenue with cuts to DHHS and education.

October 4, 2013

Recent buyer now aims to ‘flip’ disputed Bath property

The developer who purchased the former Mid Coast Hospital for $799,000 is listing it for twice what he paid.

October 5, 2013

Panelists urged to rethink Maine’s bail system

People are held depending on how much money they have, not on the danger they pose, the panel hears.