News from September 22, 2013

September 23, 2013

And the winners are ... Video clip included

Jeff Daniels and Claire Danes are the best actor and actress, respectively, as Emmy Awards are bestowed Sunday in Los Angeles.

September 23, 2013

Jim Parsons wins Emmy as comedy actor

And Jeff Daniels is awarded best drama actor for his role as self-righteous news anchor Will McAvoy in "Newsroom."

September 22, 2013

Most hostages rescued from mall, Kenya says

Kenyan security forces sweep into an upscale Nairobi mall late Sunday night in an effort to end a two-day standoff with heavily armed assailants that left 68 dead.

September 23, 2013

Obama tells mourners 'tears are not enough' Video clip included

The president memorializes Navy Yard shooting victims with a call to action on gun control measures.

September 23, 2013

Stars arrive for a night of Emmy history Several photos included in this story

"Scandal" star Washington, the first African-American nominee for best actress in a drama since Cicely Tyson in 1995, would be the first ever to win.

September 23, 2013

Kenseth wins 2nd Chase race at New Hampshire

Matt Kenseth manages to hold off teammate Kyle Busch to win in Loudon.

September 22, 2013

Woods wins points award as player of the year

Tiger Woods wins the PGA of America's points-based award for player of the year on the strength of his five PGA Tour victories, the money title and the Vardon Trophy.

September 23, 2013

Patriots crush Bucs, 23-3

Tom Brady throws two TD passes to rookie Kenbrell Thompkins as the Pats improve to 3-0.

September 22, 2013

Red Sox finish home season by beating Toronto, 5-2

David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr. hit homers in Boston's win.

September 22, 2013

Obama to lead mourning for Navy Yard victims

About 4,000 people have been invited to the Sunday service, which is closed to the public.

September 22, 2013

2 UK men charged in Syria-related investigation

The two men have been charged with conspiring to attend a terrorist training camp and with the unlawful possession of five rounds of ammunition.

September 22, 2013

Clouds clear for Cumberland County Fair opening day

The fair continues through Sept. 28. The fairgrounds at 197 Blanchard Rd. are open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

September 22, 2013

Biker's spouse: Phone of driver in NH crash seized

Police are conducting a criminal investigation into the accident on Saturday morning.

September 22, 2013

Small plane lands on main Chicago roadway

The pilot makes an emergency landing because of mechanical issues.

September 22, 2013

Mortar round lands in Russian Embassy in Damascus

The Russian Foreign Ministry says rebels fired mortars that landed on the grounds of their embassy; three workers were injured.

September 22, 2013

US Navy helicopter crashes; search on for 5 crew

The Navy says there was no hostile activity involved.

September 23, 2013

Sox honor Yaz with statue

Carl Yastrzemski played for the Red Sox from 1961 to 1982, and was an All-Star for 19 seasons.

September 22, 2013

Phillies make Sandberg permanent manager

Ryne Sandberg has been serving as interim manager since the Phillies fired Charlie Manuel on Aug. 16.

September 22, 2013

LePage in Alberta on business

Maine's governor is hoping to find new business and trade opportunities.

September 22, 2013

Investigative reporter to receive Colby's Lovejoy Award

Adam Clay Thompson, a reporter for ProPublica, a nonprofit corporation and online news source that specializes in investigative public-interest journalism, will receive the award at an Oct. 27 ceremony in Waterville.

September 22, 2013

AP: Records show Maine gov. tried to jam wind plan

Documents show Gov. Paul LePage's administration worked behind the scenes to explicitly derail Norwegian company Statoil's multimillion-dollar agreement with the state for an offshore wind project.

September 22, 2013

Kenyan officials say assault to end siege begins Video clip included

Helicopters circle the mall, where militants have hostages after killing 68 the day before.

September 22, 2013

Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills 75 people

A wing of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying it would continue to target non-Muslims until the United States stopped drone attacks in the country's remote tribal region.

September 22, 2013

Corinth man killed in 2-vehicle crash

A 69-year-old Maine man dies after his car is by a vehicle that ran a stop sign.

September 22, 2013

Time is of the essence for missing people

 Investigators have to weigh a number of factors as they determine the response to a report.

September 22, 2013

Experts: Mom's strategy in Ayla case could backfire

Trista Reynolds Trista Reynolds says she will release details about her daughter's case. But legal experts say that using publicity can often do more harm than good.

September 22, 2013

LePage, Michaud honor POWs, MIAs Several photos included in this story

The ceremony is held at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach.

September 22, 2013

Bowdoin's endowment reaches $1 billion mark

The figure has risen from $688 million in 2009, while Colby is at $650 million and Bates $233 million.

September 22, 2013

Two bicyclists killed in N.H. riding event

Two women, aged 60 and 52, are struck in Hampton, N.H., by a motorist, 20, who crossed the center line.

September 22, 2013

Women on the rise in organic farming

At the Common Ground Fair, entrepreneur Deb Soule talks about success, leadership and agriculture.

September 22, 2013

Washington Notebook: Conservatives pressure Collins over health care issue

John Boehner The senator, who is up for re-election next year, voted against Obamacare in 2009 and has voted several times to repeal the law.

September 22, 2013

Negative trends provoke 'painful' cuts in UMaine System Several photos included in this story

 Education officials believe eliminating degree programs may be the key to adapting. For others, the implications are 'shocking.'

September 22, 2013

Portland's fresh connection with Iceland Several photos included in this story

Market opportunities and a wealth of potential flow both ways in a new North Atlantic sea-trade partnership that relinks Maine's largest port to a far wider world.

September 22, 2013

Bill Nemitz: Day of work will make all ages richer



September 22, 2013

Maine mills’ decline coincides with spike on disability rolls Several photos included in this story

DISABILITY Former papermakers are part of a national shift: using the program for long-term unemployment relief.

September 25, 2013

Uninsured care about new health plans, not penalty

People in need of health insurance worry more about the costs of the options starting Oct. 1 than the government mandate to sign up.