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3 years 2 months ago

LL Bean celebrates 100th with a boot on wheels

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - Oscar Mayer has its famous Weinermobile. Now outdoors retailer L.L. Bean has a Bootmobile. The Freeport, Maine-based company has built a four-wheeled version of the founder's famous hunting boot. It's more than 20 feet long and will be unveiled to workers Tuesday before making a road...

3 years 3 months ago

FBI increasing search for missing toddler

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - The FBI is stepping up its effort to find a missing 20-month-old toddler as investigators comb through trash bins and pore over more than 100 leads. Waterville Police Chief Joseph Massey refuses to speculate on whether Ayla Reynolds is still alive, saying the investigation remains a...

3 years 3 months ago

States suing over health care law collect funding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are awarding more money to help states carry out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The surprise? The list includes seven states suing to overturn the landmark law. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday that 13 states will split grants totaling...

4 years 6 months ago

Hurricane Earl weakens to Category 1

Hurricane Earl has weakened to a Category 1 storm as it heads for the Northeast and some watches and warnings have been reduced or dropped from Long Island to Maine. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that a hurricane warning for the southeast coast of Massachusetts was...

4 years 7 months ago

For sale: Maine lighthouse

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The property has a million-dollar view, but the quarters are cramped, the grounds are nothing to brag about and a loud fog horn blares every 10 seconds. For the right price, the picturesque Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse can be yours. The 72-foot conical light tower...

4 years 10 months ago

Travolta family dogs killed in accident

A spokesman for John Travolta says the actor's two dogs were leashed when they were run over and killed at Maine's Bangor International Airport. Paul Bloch said Tuesday that the dogs were being walked from the tarmac to a grassy area when the accident happened last Thursday. The city says...

5 years 5 months ago

Giant pumpkins smashed at Maine festival

Maine's annual Damariscotta Pumpkin Fest included pumpkin growers smashing some of their best produce. The three-day pumpkin fest was started by growers Bill Clark and Buzz Pinkham, who persuaded local businesses and others to join them. They had pumpkin boat races, shot pumpkins from a cannon, baked pumpkins...

5 years 5 months ago

Senate panel rejects public health plans

Liberal Democrats have tried twice, and failed both times, to make a government-run insurance option part of the health care legislation coming out of the Senate Finance Committee. There's bipartisan agreement that private insurance companies must change their ways, and some Democrats see the public option as a way to...

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