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An 'unusually large' number of humpback whales died mysteriously near Maine — and scientists are struggling to figure out why.

PORTLAND, Maine — Government scientists are launching an investigation into an unusually large number of humpback whale deaths from North Carolina to Maine.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries says 41 whales have been stranded in the region in 2016 and so far in 2017.Officials say 10 of the ...

- Business Insider - US

Mysterious drop in prized bait worms threatens a way of life.

WOOLWICH, Maine " Dan Harrington makes his living unearthing marine worms by hacking away at mudflats with a tool that resembles the business end of an old steel rake.He's fine with the freezing weather, the pungent aromas...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday.

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… What/Who Made Trump Look Like An Even Bigger Fool This Month Syria Twitter His son His wife Lollipops Susan Rice Tax marchers Science marchers Mar-A-Lago's kitchen "This gentleman" U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick This mom 'n pop paint store His Coke bottle glasses His military advisers ...

- Daily Kos - US

HRC in Maine for Congressional Recess.

Post submitted by Lindsey Clark, HRC Senior Regional Field Organizer To help fight a wave of hate and misinformation at the state and federal level, HRC spent last week on the ground in Maine for the Congressional recess. I spent the week attending marches, town halls and meetings with our coalition partners on a host of ...

- Human Rights Campaign - US

Mysterious Drop In Prized Bait Worms For Anglers.

A mysterious drop in the harvest of two of the most popular worms for sport fishermen is proving expensive for anglers and threatening a way of life in Maine. Harvesters dig the worms out of coastal muck so they can be sold all over the world.         

- USA TODAY - US

'I Knew Him When He Was Heavy': Trump Muses About Gov. LePage's Weight at EO Signing.

"Governor LePage of Maine who, by the way, has lost a lot of weight."

- Mediaite - US

Governor wants to out those who film alleged animal cruelty.

AUGUSTA, Maine " Maine's Republican governor wants to make public the names of those who are hired to film videos of alleged animal cruelty.An adviser to Gov. Paul LePage said this week at a hearing that letting businesses...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday.

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Headlines You Won't Read Today Mexico agrees to pay for wall Bill O'Reilly accepts new position as war correspondent Public demands Social Security benefit cuts & increase in retirement, Medicare eligibility age A real one, probably involving the White House. Speaker Ryan introduces ...

- Daily Kos - US

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author passes away at 88.

Washington: Robert M. Pirsig, author of the influential 1970s philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", has died at the age of 88.Pirsig died on Monday at his home in South Berwick, Maine, and his death was announced by his publisher William Morrow, who said Pirsig's health had been failing. Pirsig ...

- Sify - IN

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dies.

Washington, April 25 Robert M. Pirsig, author of the influential 1970s philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", has died at the age of 88. Pirsig died on Monday at his home in South Berwick, Maine, and his death was announced by his publisher William Morrow, who said Pirsig's health had been failing. ...

- Yahoo! News - US

L.L. Bean orders delayed after systems upgrade problem.

FREEPORT, Maine " Outdoors retailer L.L. Bean says a systems upgrade is causing shipping delays.The Press Herald reports that some customer orders have delays up to a week. The Maine-based company says...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Robert Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, is dead at 88

Robert Pirsig, who wrote the unexpected bestseller Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and just one other novel, 1991's Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals, died at his home in Maine on Monday, after a period of failing health, his publisher, William Morrow, announced. He was 88. Pirsig's 1974 cult classic, subtitled "An ...

- The Week - US

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Author Dies

Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88. Publishing house William Morrow announced that he died at his home in South Berwick, Maine, the AP...

- Newser - US

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Author Dies

Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88. Publishing house William Morrow, announced that he died at his home in South Berwick, Maine, the AP...

- Newser - US

Trump To Sign Orders Expanding Oil Drilling, Reviewing National Monuments

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican's assault on Democratic President Barack Obama's environmental legacy. The orders could expand oil drilling ...

- TPM News - US

Maine police scoop up pair of pygmy goats

Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.

- FOX News - US

Maine police track down pair of escaped pygmy goats

Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets. A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in a woman's garage. They had been snacking on cat food. Officer Daniel Fitzpatrick used a cat leash to lead them into ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Study: whale and boat hits more common

A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off the New England coast may be more common than previously thought. The scientists focused on the humpback whale population in the southern Gulf of Maine, a body of water off Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. They found that almost 15 percent of the ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Police pick up adorable intruders: A pair of pygmy goats

BELFAST, Maine " Police in Maine have picked up some adorable intruders after two miniature goats escaped from their home and wandered the streets.A Belfast police officer responded Sunday morning to find the pygmy goats in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Why whale and boat collisions may be more common than we thought

The analysis is based on injuries to 624 individual whales photographed between 2004 and 2013 in a body of water just off the coasts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.         

- USA TODAY - US

Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common

PORTLAND, Maine — A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought.

- Billings Gazette - US

Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common

PORTLAND, Maine " A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought.The scientists focused on the humpback whale population in the southern...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Resistance FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Ferretface Has Left the Building Edition "Bill O'Reilly has been fired by Fox News. … Fox issued an official statement on O'Reilly's dismissal, saying: 'By ratings standards, Bill O'Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news.' By ...

- Daily Kos - US

Shrip Maine Global Warming

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- CNNMoney - US

6th-grade girl launches social media dress code protest

A Maine sixth grader has prompted her middle school to review its dress code after her Instagram posts triggered widespread attention.

- FOX News - US

6th-grade girl launches social media dress code protest

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine sixth grader has prompted her middle school to review its dress code after her Instagram posts triggered widespread attention.

- Billings Gazette - US

The Main Lesson Trump Should Learn from William McKinley

Daniil Davydoff Security, Asia Donald Trump cannot afford to handle a maritime crisis with China the way McKinley handled his. Maritime incidents—the RMS Lusitania, Pearl Harbor and the Gulf of Tonkin—heralded U.S. involvement in several twentieth-century conflicts. Today marks the start of one such conflict, the ...

- The National Interest - US

Maine's Immigrants Boost Workforce Of Whitest, Oldest State In U.S.

New immigrants are projected to be the main driver of the U.S. workforce over the next 20 years. That trend is already playing out in Maine, which has an aging white population with a low birth rate.

- NPR - US

The Democrats are falling apart on their come together' tour

The Democrats' Come Together and Fight Back' tour was supposed to settle differences between the establishment wing of the party and Bernie Sanders supporters, still pointing fingers over their party's Electoral College defeat in November. But as Claire Cummings, leader of the Maine Young Democrats found out, that's not ...

- VICE News - US

Cheers and Jeers: Thursday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "He's the gift that keeps on giving" Karma has collected. Mighty Peabody-not-winning, war-not-corresponding, walking bag of bullshit Bill O'Reilly has finally met his Loofahloo. Apparently Fox News has its limits: $13 million in payouts to settle sexual harassment lawsuits is where they ...

- Daily Kos - US

How a community changed by refugees came to embrace Trump

LEWISTON, Maine " Richard Rodrigue stood in the back of a banquet hall, watching his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter mingle among her high school classmates. These teenagers speak dozens of languages, and hail from a dozen African...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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