Maine man convicted of killing sheriff’s deputy

U.S. 06/18/19, 16:05

A man accused of placing a gun against the neck of a sheriff's deputy and pulling the trigger was convicted of murder Tuesday after a trial that focused on the defendant's drug-addled state of mind.Both sides agreed that defendant John ...

Update: Man convicted of killing sheriff’s deputy

U.S. 06/18/19, 12:54

The Latest on the deputy killing trial (all times local):1:50 p.m.A Maine man accused of placing a gun to the neck of a sheriff's deputy and pulling the trigger has been convicted of murder.Both sides agree that defendant John Williams ...

Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

U.S. 06/16/19, 13:33

Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants. Officials in Texas ...

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

U.S. 06/12/19, 15:59

Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication.Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who had previously said she was unsure about the bill, signed it in her ...

Some rural states double down on attracting new residents

U.S. 06/12/19, 07:44

With jobs unfilled and young people moving away, some rural states are doubling down on efforts to attract new blood by expanding programs that offer incentives to live there.Over the past decade, states including South Dakota, Maine and Vermont have ...

Maine legislators OK assisted suicide; bill goes to governor

U.S. 06/04/19, 12:33

The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, with supporters declaring it in line with the state's tradition of individualism and opponents insisting the practice tempts fate.The bill now goes to Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, who has not indicated ...

Prosecutors rest in rape-murder trial in Maine

Football 05/24/19, 08:29

Prosecutors have rested in the trial of a Maine man charged with raping and killing a childhood friend in Bar Harbor.Jurors on Thursday watched a surveillance video that showed 22-year-old Jalique Keene carrying Mikaela Conley's body across an elementary school ...

Prosecutors: Strangled woman had defendant’s DNA on her

Football 05/21/19, 12:51

A young woman who was raped and strangled had the defendant's DNA under her fingernails, indicating they struggled before her death, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.Surveillance video shows a man whom authorities say is Jalique Keene dragging Mikaela Conley's lifeless ...

Award is offered _ and rescinded _ for ‘American Pie’ singer

U.S. 05/06/19, 18:22

A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean.The 73-year-old announced Monday that he's receiving the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the Student Alumni Association of ...

Senate moves to end some exemptions for vaccines

Health 05/02/19, 15:11

The state Senate moved Thursday to end philosophical but not religious exemptions to vaccines, amid rising concerns about disease outbreaks.In an initial round of voting, the Senate voted 20-15 to pass a bill that would end both kinds of opt-outs ...

Maine becomes 1st state to ban single-use foam containers

U.S. 05/01/19, 08:21

Maine has become the first state to ban single-use food and drink containers made from polystyrene foam, commonly known as Styrofoam.Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill into law Tuesday.The Natural Resources Council of Maine says Maine's the first state ...

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