Archive for August, 2011

 
Eduardo Nunez of New York slides under the tag of Boston second baseman Dustin Predroia to leg out a double during the third inning of Wednesday night's game at Fenway Park in Boston. The Red Sox beat the Yankees 9-5.

Red Sox beat Yankees 9-5 behind Beckett, 3 homers

The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 11:15 p.m.
BOSTON — Josh Beckett found a way to beat the New York Yankees this season, over and over again. The Red Sox right-hander pitched well enough for Boston to win 9-5 on Wednesday night, improving to 4-0 against the Yankees this season with a 1.85 ERA. Last season, his worst …

Tilton sisters spark John Bapst past Stearns

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 31, 2011, at 11:10 p.m.
ORONO — Emily Tilton missed a healthy chunk of last season with a thumb injury. It appears as though the John Bapst High School senior forward wants to make up for lost time. Tilton notched her first career four-goal game and also picked up two assists to lead the Crusaders …

Release of boy’s killer from RI prison is delayed

By Laura Crimaldi, The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 10:20 p.m.
CRANSTON, R.I. — A Rhode Island man who killed a young boy in 1975 and kept his shellacked bones in his house for years has again been ordered to stay in prison a little while longer because of disciplinary problems, a corrections spokeswoman said Wednesday. Michael Woodmansee is now set …

NY judge sends Conn. hedge fund worker to prison

By Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 10:19 p.m.
NEW YORK — A Connecticut hedge fund worker who made more than $11 million through illegal trades was sentenced Wednesday to 5½ years in prison by a judge who complained that Wall Street wasn’t hearing the message that insider trading is a crime that ruins careers and leads to time …

Bath salts leaving mark in New Hampshire

By Roni Reino, Foster's Daily Democrat on Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:50 p.m.
DOVER, N.H. — Although marketed as “bath salts,” this increasingly popular drug isn’t being used in the tub, but rather is sending people to the emergency room for paranoid delusions, rapid heart rates and high blood pressure. The Tri-City area is just starting to see the drug show up. It’s …
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Colorado logger cuts off toes after foot is pinned

The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:49 p.m.
DENVER — Jon Hutt was doing logging work all alone in a remote Colorado forest when his six-ton trailer fell onto his right foot. The pain was excruciating, no one was around to hear his cries for help and he couldn’t free himself from the big piece of equipment. So …

Lincoln’s KidCare accepts old cellphones, printer cartridges for recycling funds

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:47 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine — To Michelle Russell, it’s an old story: Businesses want to help, but they can’t always spare the money. People want to volunteer, but they can’t always find the time. That’s why she likes the Go Green Give Green program, she says. For the last 1½ years, the …

Maya Angelou says quote in MLK memorial out of context

The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:46 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Poet and author Maya Angelou is taking issue with a paraphrased quotation from Martin Luther King Jr. inscribed in his new memorial in Washington, saying the shortened version makes the civil rights leader sound like an “arrogant twit” because it’s out of context. The words were from a …

US military deaths in Afghanistan

The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:45 p.m.
As of Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, at least 1,640 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is the same as the Defense Department’s tally, last updated at …

A Gadhafi son vows no surrender to Libyan rebels

By Ben Hubbard and Maggie Michael, The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:41 p.m.
TRIPOLI, Libya — Two men claiming to be Moammar Gadhafi’s sons made conflicting appeals from hiding Wednesday night, with one of them calling for talks with rebel leaders and the other urging the regime’s loyalists to fight to the death. The dueling messages reflected the growing turmoil in Gadhafi’s inner …

NBA lockout: Players, owners meet in Manhattan

The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:38 p.m.
NEW YORK — There’s still time for a deal to keep the entire NBA season intact, though it’s running out. And with that in mind, owners and players realize it’s time to stop talking about each other, and start talking to each other. They returned to the bargaining table Wednesday, …

Late Russell goal lifts MA Lynx past Orono

on Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:33 p.m.
ORONO — Morgan Russell scored off a pass from Ashlee Jipson with 2:10 remaining in the second half Wednesday afternoon, lifting Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln to a season-opening 1-0 field hockey victory over Orono. Colleen Albert did not face any shots in the cage for the Lynx. Jessica Miller piled …

Williams pulls out of Open; 2 new faces win

The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 9:30 p.m.
NEW YORK — Her 2011 U.S. Open done and tennis future in doubt because of an immune system disease, Venus Williams rode away from Arthur Ashe Stadium in the back seat of a car a little before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Inside, one young American, Christina McHale, was preparing to speak …

Luxury crystal maker Steuben closes NY factory

By Ben Dobbin, The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 8:52 p.m.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Ohio owner of Steuben Glass, the company still making luxury lead crystal by hand in the United States, said Wednesday that it plans to end production after 108 years. Schottenstein Stores Corp. of Columbus, Ohio, which bought the business from longtime owner Corning Inc. in 2008, …

Swollen rivers begin falling across Northeast

By Michael Hill and Samantha Henry, The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 8:51 p.m.
KILLINGTON, Vt. — Swollen rivers began falling Wednesday in much of the Northeast, allowing relief crews to reach the last of the tiny Vermont towns that had been entirely cut off from help by Hurricane Irene’s fast-moving floodwaters. The receding water eased the flooding that had paralyzed parts of the …

Obama: Failing to extend highway bill inexcusable

By Julie Pace and Joan Lowy, The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 8:51 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Warning of potentially a million lost jobs, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to pass bills to fund highways and air travel. Key House Republicans said they’re willing to do just that, but potential stumbling blocks remain. For construction workers and their families across the country, passage …

Government sues to block ATT, T-Mobile merger

By Joelle Tessler and Pete Yost, The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 8:49 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department took the unusual step Wednesday to try to block AT&T’s $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA, arguing that the proposed merger would lead to higher wireless prices, less innovation and fewer choices for consumers. Now AT&T, the nation’s No. 2 wireless carrier, and No. 4 …

Obama, Boehner spar on timing of big jobs speech

By Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 8:47 p.m.
WASHINGTON — In a raw display of political gamesmanship, President Barack Obama on Wednesday invited himself to address a joint session of Congress about jobs at 8 p.m. EDT next Wednesday, a request that would have put him on national TV at the very moment when Republicans will be staging …

Texas A&M to leave Big 12 by July 2012

The Associated Press on Aug. 31, 2011, at 8:31 p.m.
HOUSTON — The official Texas A&M fight song includes a line that bids farewell to Texas, “so long to the orange and white.” By this time next year, Texas A&M may have said goodbye to a lot more than its storied, century-old rivalry with Texas. Texas A&M announced Wednesday that …

Bangor girls on mission to win Class A soccer state title

By Larry Mahoney on Aug. 31, 2011, at 8:20 p.m.
The Bangor High School girls soccer team is on a mission this season. With only one starter gone off last year’s 15-1-2 team that won the Eastern Maine Class A championship, the Rams are setting their sights on winning the program’s first state title. Undefeated and senior-laden Scarborough beat Bangor …
 
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