News from October 7, 2013

October 8, 2013

From unknown victim to Nobel Peace Prize candidate

Shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, Malala Yousafzai has turned her fame into a tool to defend human rights.

October 7, 2013

Budget fight exposes Congress’ arcane ways

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October 8, 2013

Maine bus had 22 underage drinkers on board, police say

Charges are filed after an Oakland officer stops a speeding bus early Sunday and finds the Colby students inside.

October 7, 2013

Maine woman pulled from sinking car

Delores Whitee of Waterville might have suffered a medical problem before her vehicle ended up in the Sebasticook River, police say.

October 7, 2013

Debt limit overtaking shutdown as US crisis focus

A gridlocked Congress showed little or no urgency toward resolving either of the nation’s most challenging short-term economic disputes.

October 8, 2013

New $100 bill heads to banks Tuesday

The bills will have high-tech features designed to thwart counterfeiters and took more than a decade to develop.

October 8, 2013

Elizabeth Smart recalls agony of near-rescues

In a new book, the woman who was held captive after being kidnapped from her bedroom at age 14 tells of her nine-month ordeal.

October 8, 2013

Portland man faces charge in interstate marijuana-smuggling case

David Jones is accused of running the operation and laundering money through a Maine attorney.

October 7, 2013

Three firms make pitch to run slots parlor in Massachusetts

Each says their location is superior as a panel prepares to award the state’s first license.

October 7, 2013

Maine rustic furniture maker lets nature take the lead

The raw materials at Randy Holden’s studio are likely to be roots and antlers.

October 7, 2013

Police seek suspects in South Portland Amato’s robbery

Two employees of Amato’s Restaurant were closing the store Sunday night when they were accosted by two men.

October 7, 2013

Stocks fall as shutdown drags on

Investors focus on one thing: Avoiding a government default.

October 7, 2013

Curt Schilling selling home’s furniture, accessories

Schilling is among those being sued by Rhode Island’s economic development agency after his startup video game company, 38 Studios, collapsed.

October 7, 2013

Crowd expected as Portland panel weighs abortion protest buffer zone for clinic

The issues of free speech versus unimpeded health-care access will collide at a public hearing.

October 7, 2013

Fifth person pleads guilty in Maine woman’s overdose death

Eric Barnes of Skowhegan pleaded guilty in connection with the November death of 52-year-old Marilyn Rider.

October 7, 2013

Portsmouth skating rink proposal gets icy reception

A plan to build an outdoor rink at Strawbery Banke Museum is drawing concerns about noise and light pollution.

October 7, 2013

Red Sox broadcaster’s son denies killing girlfriend

During a jail interview, Jared Remy says ‘How dumb would I have to be? I loved her, I still love her.’

October 7, 2013

Hundreds of N.H. guardsmen return following shutdown furlough

The decision is based on new guidance from the Pentagon.

October 7, 2013

N.H. man charged in sledgehammer slaying

Peter Bartoloni, 70, of Hampton is accused of killing his roommate.

October 7, 2013

Target of SEAL raid in Somalia planned Kenya attacks

The pre-dawn, seaside raid on Saturday targeted Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir. The U.S. troops are not believed to have captured or killed their target.

October 7, 2013

Maine supreme court to convene at three schools this week

Orono, Nokomis and Cape Elizabeth high schools will host sessions at which the justices will hear oral arguments in actual cases.

October 7, 2013

Maine warns residents about driver’s license scams

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has received complaints about websites falsely claiming to provide new driver’s licenses or renewals.

October 7, 2013

Sisters of Capitol chase victim dispute police account

Two sisters of Miriam Carey, who was killed Thursday with her 13-month-old child in her car, dispute the accounts of officials and their sister’s one-time boyfriend that she was delusional.

October 7, 2013

Two Americans, German win Nobel medicine prize

The winners’ discoveries in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s have helped doctors diagnose a severe form of epilepsy and immune deficiency diseases in children.

October 7, 2013

Crash scene cleared at turnpike Exit 48 in Portland

The crash scene was Emergency vehicles are on the scene. Motorists are urged to use caution.

October 7, 2013

Maine gas prices down 4 cents per gallon

Prices have now fallen almost 22 cents per gallon in the past month.

October 7, 2013

Some Portsmouth shipyard workers head back to work

A shipyard spokesman said the workers are part of the Naval Sea System Command, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and base support.

October 7, 2013

Families worldwide hoard cash five years after crisis

The implications are huge: Shunning debt and spending less can be good for one family’s finances, but when hundreds of millions do it together, it can starve the global economy.

October 7, 2013

NY probes rights sold to ‘World Trade Center’

The 1980s sale of the rights to the name to a nonprofit for $10 has resulted in millions of dollars in licensing fees.

October 7, 2013

First wave of federal court cases in Maine delayed by shutdown

Courts are spared the full brunt of the government shutdown, but judiciary money runs out next week

October 7, 2013

Maine Marathon holds miles of smiles, memories for runners Several photos included in this story

Nearly 1,000 runners attempt the marathon, and twice that number take on half the course.

October 7, 2013

State lacks backup plan if it drops ride broker

DHHS also says it will keep the broker system even though past ride providers could quickly resume service.

October 7, 2013

Growing church finds home in Westbrook Several photos included in this story

The International Christian Fellowship’s grand opening is Sunday.

October 7, 2013

Bird watchers see lots of hawk traffic

At least 10,000 have been spotted from an observation platform in Concord, N.H.

October 7, 2013

New Portland-Nova Scotia ferry ship had past safety issue

But the weight capacity won’t be a problem in the Gulf of Maine because of lighter cargo, officials say.

October 7, 2013

Boston bombing victim amputees learning to run again

Joan Benoit Samuelson of Freeport provides encouragement.

October 7, 2013

Emergency radios head to Kennebec County schools

The effort appears to be the first of its kind in Maine.

October 7, 2013

Ceremony honors firefighters who died in the line of duty Several photos included in this story

A total of 22 have died since the ceremonies began in 1903.

October 7, 2013

Cities scrutinize the future of costly pension programs

Detroit’s bankruptcy is seen as a warning and lesson.

October 7, 2013

California Marine base partially evacuates from wildfire

Camp Pendleton is in the path of a fire that has scorched more than 2 square miles.