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Mother who 'blacked out' during baby's death to be sentenced.

A Maine woman who told investigators that she must have "blacked out" after drinking multiple shots of liquor and smoking marijuana on the night of her infant son's death is due to be sentenced.

- FOX News - US

US might place Atlantic sea turtle on endangered list.

PORTLAND, Maine — Federal wildlife officials say they are reviewing the status of a sea turtle that lives in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean to see if it should be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.The National...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Navy's newest stealthy destroyer is cutting sea trials short due to equipment failure.

BATH, Maine — The second stealthy destroyer being built for the US Navy cut short its first sea trials because an equipment failure prevented testing of propulsion and electrical systems under full power, officials said Friday. The problem during builder trials was discovered Tuesday, a day after the future USS ...

- Business Insider - US

50 states: 50 gifts of taste.

These regional specialties add a taste of place to the season, from natural Florida sea salt to succulent Maine lobster.        

- USA TODAY - US

Mom who drank on night of baby's death to be sentenced.

A Maine woman who told jurors that she drank multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana the night of her infant son's death is due to be sentenced this week. … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Mom who drank on night of baby's death to be sentenced.

A Maine woman who told jurors that she drank multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana the night of her infant son's death is due to be sentenced this week.

- FOX News - US

Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct.

PORTLAND, Maine — Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.

- Yahoo! News - US

Mom who drank on night of baby's death to be sentenced.

BELFAST, Maine — A Maine woman who told jurors that she drank multiple shots of liquor and smoked marijuana the night of her infant son's death is due to be sentenced this week.

- Billings Gazette - US

Wreaths Across America caravan begins annual journey from Maine to Arlington.

A convoy loaded with Christmas wreaths has left Down East Maine for a weeklong journey to Arlington National Cemetery, where the wreaths will adorn tombstones this holiday season.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Sen. Susan Collins says she's still undecided on final tax vote , even after her demands were stripped from the bill.

Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins, whose support was crucial in passing the Senate tax reform bill earlier this month, said on Sunday she has not yet decided whether she will back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leaders. The moderate Republican from Maine has laid out conditions for her support of a ...

- The Raw Story - US

Senator Susan Collins says she's still undecided on her final tax bill vote.

Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins, whose support was crucial in passing the Senate tax reform bill earlier this month, said on Sunday she has not yet decided whether she will back the final measure negotiated by House and Senate leaders. The moderate Republican from Maine has laid out conditions...

- The Raw Story - US

Convoy of wreaths headed for Arlington National Cemetery

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — A convoy loaded with Christmas wreaths has left Down East Maine for a weeklong journey to Arlington National Cemetery, where the wreaths will adorn tombstones this holiday season.The Wreaths Across America...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

PORTLAND, Maine — Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.

- Billings Gazette - US

Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

PORTLAND, Maine — Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.North Atlantic right whales are...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Truck driver charged with manslaughter in Maine crash that killed Air Force veteran

Walter Williamson was an 83-year-old retired mechanical engineer, Air Force veteran and widower, according to his obituary, which also said he enjoyed traveling the country with his dog.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Doubts Rise About Sen. Collins' Strategy To Shore Up Insurance Market

Even if the Republican from Maine can get her party to go along, her suggestions to bolster the individual insurance market may be too little, too late.

- NPR - US

With Tax Overhaul, Maine Sen. Collins Stretches Her Political Powers

Maine Sen. Susan Collins brokered some of the most significant last-minute changes to the Senate tax bill, becoming a most high-profile example of a growing group of female lawmakers making their mark on legislation.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Sen. Collins may change vote if GOP reneges on her changes

PORTLAND, Maine — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she may change her vote on the GOP tax overhaul if her amendments are not included in the final measure.She tells WABI-TV she won't make a final decision until she...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

200-Year-Old Journal Reveals Rare American Sunspot Records

A journal of a Maine reverend reveals detailed sunspot observations during the 1816 "year without a summer."

- Space.com - US

Collins' Obamacare deal faces moment of truth

House conservatives thumb their nose at the Maine moderate's bid to slow the demise of the health law.

- POLITICO - US

Maine police: Bouncing roll of duct tape leads to 911 call

BANGOR, Maine — Police in Bangor, Maine, say a reported intruder turned out to be a roll of duct tape.

- Billings Gazette - US

Maine police: Bouncing roll of duct tape leads to 911 call

BANGOR, Maine — Police in Bangor, Maine, say a reported intruder turned out to be a roll of duct tape.Officers responded to a call from a woman who heard noises from her basement and reported that her dog was barking aggressively...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Maine high school band surprises bus driver battling cancer

A beloved Maine school bus driver battling cancer received a heartwarming surprise this week. The Portland Press Herald reports the South Portland High School marching band performed outside Mercy Hospital's … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Maine high school band surprises bus driver battling cancer

PORTLAND, Maine — A beloved Maine school bus driver battling cancer received a heartwarming surprise this week.The Portland Press Herald reports the South Portland High School marching band performed outside Mercy Hospital's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump wants LePage to challenge King in U.S. Senate race in Maine

White House officials have been in touch with the governor's political team in recent weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the talks.

- Washington Post - US

Maine veterans tell the stories behind their tattoos

The Maine Veterans Project, a Bangor-based suicide prevention and veteran support organization, showcased the tattoos of veterans, as well as those of the general public, at a tattoo show held Dec. 3 at Seasons Restaurant in Bangor.

- Stars and Stripes - US

19-year-old coach leads high school basketball team

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — A 19-year-old high school basketball coach is turning heads in Maine.The Kennebec Journal reports Skyler Archer took the unpaid position as Seacoast Christian's boys' basketball coach this year. Archer...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

County officials want sheriff fired over lewd photos, texts

PARIS, Maine — Members of a Maine county commission are seeking the removal of a sheriff who admitted sending a sexually explicit photo of him in uniform in his office.The Sun Journal reports the Oxford County Commission voted...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Woman admits to home invasion that scared woman to death

BELFAST, Maine — A Maine woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a home invasion victim was literally scared to death.Belfast officials say 37-year-old Tara Shibles pleaded guilty in a deal with the state for a 10-month...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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