News from September 3, 2013

September 4, 2013

Lester outduels Scherzer; Red Sox top Tigers 2-1

Koji Uehara pitched the ninth, extending his scoreless streak to 25 innings as Boston won for the eighth time in 10 games.

September 3, 2013

Kerry: Strikes not about Obama's red line

Instead, Kerry told Congress Tuesday that 'this debate is about the world's red line ... that anyone with a conscience ought to draw.'

September 4, 2013

Virus concern causes York High to change game times

The school's athletic director schedules earlier contests after positive tests for Eastern equine encephalitis.

September 3, 2013

UMass students feast on 15,000-pound fruit salad



September 3, 2013

Vote on Syria looms for 2016 White House hopefuls

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a leading anti-interventionist, was steadfast in his opposition on Tuesday.

September 3, 2013

Prosecutor: Broomstick used in Mass. sports-camp rape case

Three teenage boys are accused of attacking three younger boys at team-building retreat in Otis.

September 3, 2013

Texas Guard says it won't follow gay-marriage rules

Tuesday was the first day that gays in the military could apply for marriage benefits that heterosexual couples receive.

September 3, 2013

Maine police charge 14 in two-day drug sweep

The arrests include four people charged with bringing drugs into the state on commercial buses.

September 3, 2013

Ex-Marine, 92, fails in bid to swim across N.H. lake

Harry Briggs, who has swum across Lake Erie, fails to swim two miles across Little Squam Lake for a college fundraiser.

September 4, 2013

UMaine keeps wind project details secret

The university's proposal for an offshore installation is not available to the public, which surprises critics.

September 4, 2013

Civic Center board to meet about Portland Pirates lease

The emergency meeting comes after the Pirates nixed a 5-year deal.

September 3, 2013

In first major test, Obama overrules new foreign policy team

The president's abrupt decision to seek congressional approval before striking Syria overshadowed what had been a surprising level of consensus among the team members.

September 4, 2013

Westbrook baseball players pay restitution for vandalism damage

A dozen high school baseball members have made amends for vandalizing golf carts in June after they won the state championship.

September 4, 2013

Collins: Obama put U.S. in 'no-win situation' Video clip included

She calls the president's 'red line' comment 'hasty.' She and Sen. King remain undecided on U.S. action.

September 3, 2013

Maine native faces another round of 'America's Got Talent'

Abi Hodgson has been appearing on the show as one of the 37 members of the American Military Spouses Choir.

September 4, 2013

Oldest Nobel Prize winner Ronald Coase dies at 102

The British-born economist won the Nobel in 1991 for expanding economic theory to include simple but neglected concepts such as property rights and overhead costs.

September 3, 2013

Maine woman gets charged in spit assault

A cellphone tower opponent allegedly spits at a selectman outside a Planning Board meeting.

September 3, 2013

Pan Am Railways ordered to pay Maine worker $50K

The employee in Waterville filed an OSHA complaint in 2011 against Pan Am Railways.

September 4, 2013

Fire destroys lodge on Maine lake Video clip included

A former sporting lodge that has hosted guests for weddings, family reunions and vacations since 1937 burned to the ground Tuesday.

September 3, 2013

Got lobster? Maine industry to boost marketing

A state law taking effect in October will raise the annual marketing budget for lobsters to more than $2.2 million, a six-fold increase.

September 3, 2013

Michaud names campaign staff for gubernatorial run

Matt McTighe, who was campaign manager for the successful 2012 same-sex marriage campaign, will serve as Michaud's campaign manager.

September 3, 2013

Casco Bay boat fire linked to refueling

Four people and a dog were on board the boat when the fire broke out. Nearby boaters helped them escape.

September 3, 2013

Maine's King, Collins returning to D.C. for Syria briefings

Neither senator has indicated whether they will support U.S. military involvement in Syria.

September 3, 2013

Maine native Matt Mulligan signed by Patriots

Mulligan joins Rob Gronkowski, Michael Hoomanawanui and rookie Zach Sudfeld as tight ends for the Patriots.

September 3, 2013

Maine bond sale to pay off old debt to hospitals

A federal payment of $305 million will be added, then the state liquor contract revenue will cover the bond.

September 3, 2013

Celtics' Sullinger enters plea of not guilty

Jared Sullinger of the Boston Celtics apologizes while facing domestic violence-related charges.

September 3, 2013

Man arrested at Cornville charter school was on probation

James L. Mayo, 42, of Cornville, is accused of threatening to kill people at the Cornville Regional Charter School on Monday as staff were preparing for the first day of classes.

September 4, 2013

Man who hit Biddeford cyclists back in jail after bail mistake

David Labonte, who had been free on $100,000 bail, is charged with manslaughter and aggravated drunken driving.

September 4, 2013

Syria strike with no ground troops likely to be approved

President Obama gets backing from key senators and Republicans, including staunch critic John Boehner.

September 3, 2013

Police: Alcohol theft leads to pot charge against Augusta man

Police investigating the theft say they noticed marijuana plants growing at the residence of William Lee Austin.

September 3, 2013

Pipe bomb thrown out of vehicle in N.H. kills animal

Police said the explosion left an 8-inch hole in the ground.

September 3, 2013

Happy Birthday lava lamp. You are still groovy at 50

The lava lamp, first called the Astro Lamp, was created by a British inventor who was inspired by an odd-looking liquid-filled egg timer he saw in a pub in southwest Britain.

September 3, 2013

With eye on Syria, Israel tests missiles with U.S.

The missile system successfully tracked a medium-range decoy missile that was not carrying a warhead, but did not intercept it, the Israeli Defense Ministry said.

September 3, 2013

Maine gas prices up by almost 6 cents per gallon

Maine has jumped to $3.73 in the past week, which is 12 cents per gallon higher than the national average.

September 3, 2013

Microsoft buying Nokia's smartphone business for $7.2B

Nokia and Microsoft have been trying to make inroads in the smartphone market as part of a partnership forged in 2011.

September 3, 2013

USDA testing wildlife rabies vaccine in five states

So far, the vaccine has been found effective in raccoons, coyotes and foxes, but not in skunks.

September 3, 2013

Man subdued with stun gun near Cornville charter school

The man allegedly threatened people at the school and then threatened a Somerset County sheriff's deputy.

September 3, 2013

Two firefighters hurt battling fire at Atlanta airport

An airport spokeswoman says the fire early this morning involved an escalator.

September 3, 2013

Police investigate stabbing in Bangor

Police did not immediately announce an arrest but said the stabbing was not a random act of violence.

September 3, 2013

Israel fires test missile in Mediterranean

Russian state-owned news agencies earlier had said Russian radar had detected two 'ballistic objects' fired from the central Mediterranean toward the eastern part of the sea.

September 3, 2013

Lewiston, Auburn to hold citizen police academies

The programs aim to offer instruction and information, but they don't train participants to be police officers.

September 3, 2013

Two youths injured, one critically, in Shapleigh crash

Both occupants were injured and had to be extricated from the vehicle.

September 3, 2013

Hearings set for Maine scallop fishing proposals

The Department of Marine Resources is proposing that certain areas be open for fishing for limited times, and that other areas be closed altogether.

September 3, 2013

Rodman in North Korea to visit his 'friend' Kim

He says a purpose of his visit is to 'show people around the world that we as Americans can actually get along with North Korea.'

September 3, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

Kennebunk family left homeless after fire starts in clothes dryer / ‘Duck Dynasty’ star making appearance at Maine school / Woman suffers fatal injuries in collision with shuttle bus . . . and more news from around the state.

September 3, 2013

Peregrine nest signals comeback in Bay State



September 3, 2013

Breakfast welcomes Maine's new lobstermen's union

 The president of the new lobstermen’s union says he was overwhelmed by support across the state.

September 3, 2013

N.H. studies decline in population of moose

The dramatic drop in numbers prompts fewer hunting permits to be issued.

September 3, 2013

Event will launch $3 million Portland ferry terminal project Several photos included in this story

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September 3, 2013

Jury selection Wednesday in ex-selectwoman's extortion case

 Carole Swan, accused of seeking bribes from a town contractor, says she was conducting a sting.

September 3, 2013

Vermont campgrounds wrap up strong season

Two years after Irene, the industry is doing well.

September 3, 2013

N.H. bridge on list for replacement



September 3, 2013

Vt. town prepares for pest

The emerald ash borer already is found less than 50 miles away from Bennington.

September 3, 2013

Ex-prep campus in Massachusetts hard to give away

Town residents hope to see new life at the former home of the Northfield Mount Hermon School.

September 3, 2013

Tourist exodus slowed by rain

Widespread showers and thunderstorms also cause minor flooding as the Labor Day weekend ends.

September 3, 2013

Woman eases pain by founding support group for amputees

 By helping others, Ann Lindholm of Winthrop discovers that "all of this makes you stronger."

September 3, 2013

Maine charter schools break new ground Several photos included in this story

 The state will have five of the schools when three more open this week, overcoming some continued opposition.

September 3, 2013

S. Maine schools tackle chronic absenteeism, focus on parents

South Portland collaborates with other districts on tactics for reducing a problem that hurts student performance.

September 3, 2013

Collector sharpens view of Oakland's tool history

 Howard Hardy says he has more than 150 axes and scythes that were made in area factories.

September 3, 2013

Lac-Megantic adds voices on crew size issue

Since a 1963 law, federal officials have let the railroad owners and unions settle the safety vs. money fight, but that may be changing.

September 3, 2013

Maine Angels succeed when startups get their wings

 The group is adding investors and expecting a return soon on the millions in aid to businesses.

September 3, 2013

Trailblazer for women journalists dies in Maine at 74

 Judith Glassman Daniels, the first woman editor of Life magazine, was a mentor to many and added serious content to publications for women.

September 3, 2013

A look at Maine's five charter schools

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