News from October 6, 2013

October 6, 2013

Broncos win air show Several photos included in this story

Peyton Manning keeps Denver undefeated despite 500-yard passing day by Tony Romo.

October 6, 2013

Motorcyclist had key role in New York SUV brawl

DA: The motorcyclist arraigned on gang assault charges smashed the SUV's window.

October 7, 2013

Egyptian holiday marked by mayhem

Security forces clash in the streets with Islamist supporters of ousted President Morsi.

October 6, 2013

Bodies of 83 migrants pulled from sunken boat off of Italy

That brings the death toll to 194, and sparks calls for an EU immigration policy as people flee Africa and the Mideast.

October 6, 2013

Ruling reversals sought from Supreme Court

Justices return for a term short on high-profile issues but long on cases seeking to overturn precedents.

October 6, 2013

Wave of bombings continues in Iraq, killing 33

Twelve children are among the day’s victims, as the deadly attacks threaten to ignite a civil war.

October 6, 2013

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner seriously injured in crash in Houston

Powers holds off Dixon to win Grand Prix of Houston

October 6, 2013

Destruction of Syria’s chemical arsenal begins

An early inspection team watches the dismantling of bombs and equipment, and the effort will expand soon.

October 8, 2013

Georgetown man shot and killed in North Yarmouth, police say

Alleged shooter interviewed and released by police.

October 6, 2013

Mexican monster truck wreck kills 8, hurts dozens

Driver detained on suspicion of manslaughter.

October 7, 2013

U.S. captures al-Qaida terror suspect in ‘rendition’ move

The operation is a rare example of the U.S. military employing a practice usually reserved to the FBI and CIA.

October 6, 2013

Patriots, Brady thrown for loss Several photos included in this story

A perfect record and the QB's touchdown-pass streak are washed away at Paul Brown Stadium.

October 6, 2013

Presidents Cup: Tiger keeps Americans' win streak going

The biggest upset wasn't the outcome, but that the matches ended without going to Monday.

October 6, 2013

Supreme Court term begins with contentious topics

Several cases ask the court to overrule prior decisions.

October 7, 2013

Boehner: Negotiate or default

The defiant House speaker rejects calls to pass a ‘clean’ debt-limit increase.

October 6, 2013

Gomez wins Maine Marathon Several photos included in this story

Leah Frost is the women’s winner

October 6, 2013

Police detail car used in Kenya mall attack

The newly released closed-circuit security footage indicates the attack was planned weeks in advance.

October 6, 2013

US gas prices drop 14 cents over past 2 weeks

St. Louis has the nation’s lowest average price for gas at $3.01.

October 6, 2013

BP trial to focus on scientists’ spill estimates

The second phase of the trial begins on Monday.

October 6, 2013

Red Sox broadcaster’s son due in court in killing

Jared Remy has already pleaded not guilty in District Court in the August stabbing death of Jennifer Martel.

October 6, 2013

UMaine-Farmington celebrates 150th anniversary

The school is launching the celebration on Wednesday with a Charter Day commemoration.

October 6, 2013

UN: Destruction of Syrian chemical program begins

Weapons and production equipment are being destroyed.

October 6, 2013

Ceremony honors fallen firefighters

Organizers will read the names of 20 Portland firefighters and two South Portland firefighters who have died while on duty.

October 6, 2013

Maine agricultural fair season draws to a close

The 163rd Fryeburg Fair ends Sunday.

October 6, 2013

Washington Notebook: Maine delegation staffing levels vary markedly during shutdown

While some members opted to keep everyone working – without pay – others sent all but a handful of staffers home.

October 6, 2013

Exporting Maine’s 
wind energy

Southern New England utilities must find renewable energy sources, and many are signing contracts with major wind projects in Maine.

October 6, 2013

Industry’s history has put power in cable TV’s hands

For potential competitors to companies like Time Warner, roadblocks became formidable.

October 6, 2013

Invasive Asian crab could pose threat in Maine

Scientists say the intruder could end up hurting oyster farms or possibly reducing the population of barnacles.

October 6, 2013

Leaders of three associations fault Maine’s failure to expand Medicaid

The AARP, Maine Medical Association, and American Medical Association speak out.

October 6, 2013

Time Warner Cable’s reputation tarnished

A virtual monopoly in much of Maine has enabled the cable TV provider to get away with poor customer service, surveys suggest.

October 6, 2013

Cyclists, rollerbladers rule Acadia’s roads Several photos included in this story Video clip included

The rare joy of navigating the traffic-free national park is a welcome benefit of the shutdown.

October 6, 2013

A Bath couple share their heart-wrenching struggle with Alzheimer's, 'the long goodbye'

Also in The Challenge of Our Age: Inadequate funding plagues the quest for a cure, and Bill Nemitz writes on his mother's experience.