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Riverview Superintendent Hopes To End Mandated Extra Hours

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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) The new superintendent of the Riverview Psychiatric Hospital hopes to eliminate mandated extra hours for workers once he completes additional hiring.

4 hours ago in Local

Students Confirmed For Admission Up 22 Percent At UMaine

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ORONO, Maine (AP) Statistics released by the University of Maine's flagship campus found that its incoming class confirmed for admission in September has increased by 22 percent compared to last year.

5 hours ago in Local

Portland Councilors Approve Lease For New Nova Scotia Ferry

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland city councilors unanimously voted to approve a lease agreement with a ferry line to resume service from the city to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

8 hours ago in Local

Turnpike Crash Kills Baby

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WELLS, Maine (AP) A baby has been killed in a crash on the Maine Turnpike in Wells.

19 hours ago in Local

Affidavit: Wife Present When Youth Minister Abused Child

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Court documents indicated a youth minister's wife was present when he allegedly sexually abused a girl.

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3 hours ago in National

Obama takes Supreme Court fight to Republican senators’ home turf

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President Barack Obama on Monday took the political battle over his pick for a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court to the home states of seven Republican senators up for re-election in November.

3 hours ago in National

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle minimum wage law

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge by business groups to Seattle's law raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, a move echoed by other locales, in a case focusing on how the ordinance affected local franchises like McDonald's.

4 hours ago in National

Trump hopes to land decisive blow in Indiana showdown with Cruz

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New York billionaire Donald Trump hopes that Indiana's nominating contest on Tuesday will make him unstoppable in what originally had seemed to many a quixotic quest for the Republican presidential nomination.

4 hours ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, May 3

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

1 day ago in National

Conservatives in Congress urge shutdown of tax-collecting IRS

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It's a U.S. taxpayer's dream: make the Internal Revenue Service go away, and the largest conservative group in Congress is endorsing just that.

Lifestyle

19 hours ago in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Too much ice in your Starbucks?

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A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

1 day ago in Lifestyle

Monkey bars alert: Playground concussions are on the rise

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Researchers say concussions and traumatic bran injuries are on the rise on playgrounds across America.

2 days ago in Entertainment, Lifestyle

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this May

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On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

5 days ago in Lifestyle

Gov’t launches new website for student loan borrowers

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The Department of Education has launched a new website to help people with student loans find a repayment option that best suits their needs.

6 days ago in Lifestyle, National

Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers’ names from media sites

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U.S. anti-gun-violence activists on Wednesday introduced a phone app designed to strip notorious mass shooters' names and photos from news stories, saying that keeping their images out of the public eye could help avert future mass killings.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: The cicadas are coming …

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Billions of cicadas will soon emerge after spending 17 years underground and they have a lot of catching up to do.

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2 hours ago in Music

Paul McCartney meets ‘Blackbird’ inspirations

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Paul McCartney met two members of the "Little Rock Nine," who helped inspire the hit Beatles song.

2 hours ago in Music

Huge acts hinting at giant ‘October’

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Some of the biggest names in rock are adding fuel to rumors of a mega-concert.

3 hours ago in Entertainment

Jim Beam fills 14 millionth bottle of bourbon

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Jim Beam has filled and sealed its 14 millionth barrel of bourbon since the 1933 repeal of Prohibition, achieving a first in the bourbon industry.

3 hours ago in Music

Fans thirsty for ‘Lemonade’ as Beyoncé breaks Taylor Swift’s chart record

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Beyoncé has shattered Taylor Swifts's Billboard album chart record by landing Hot 100 places for all the tracks from her new album "Lemonade."

3 hours ago in Entertainment, Viral Videos

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ as told by emojis

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If the blockbuster movie was told entirely by characters on your cell phone.

3 hours ago in Entertainment, Weird

‘Rock’ your clock

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has an app to help you organize their day.

3 hours ago in Entertainment, Sports

Hulk Hogan seeks second slam of Gawker over racist comments leak

Terry Bollea, known as professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, listens while testifying in his case against the news website Gawker at the Pinellas County Courthouse, in St. Petersburg, Fla., Monday, March 7, 2016. Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million for publishing a video of him having sex with his best friend's wife. (Boyzell Hosey/Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool)

Hulk Hogan accused Gawker of leaking his racist remarks in a lawsuit filed in Florida on Monday involving a secretly-recorded sex tape of the wrestling celebrity, who recently won $140 million in damages against the media website in a related case.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: The cicadas are coming …

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Billions of cicadas will soon emerge after spending 17 years underground and they have a lot of catching up to do.

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