Woodland Volleyball 3 at Jonesport-Beals 0

By Angela Robinson on Sept. 29, 2014, at 8:08 p.m.
Woodland (6-2) def. Jonesport-Beals(0-7) 25-16, 25-20, 25-15 Woodland: Sierra Barnes, 21-22 serving, 8 aces, 10 assists; Sara Boies 12-12 serving, 3 aces, 1 kill, 2 digs; Daynah Brown 11-12 serving, 4 kills, 1 dig Jonesport-Beals: Caitlyn Coffin 10-10 serving, 3 kills, 3 digs, 1 block; Catherine McDonald 8-8 serving, 3 …
Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, takes the oath during his inauguration as president in Kabul on Sept. 29, 2014.

Afghanistan’s new president: ‘Hold me accountable’

By Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:58 p.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan — After months of political tensions, Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, took the oath of office Monday to lead a U.S.-brokered coalition government that marked the first democratic transfer of power in the nation’s history. The ceremony also marked the beginning of a power-sharing pact between Ghani and …

Minnesota Twins fire manager Gardenhire after 13 seasons

By Dan Myers, The Sports Xchange on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:56 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins, in the midst of the worst four-year span since the franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961, parted ways with longtime manager Ron Gardenhire Monday. Gardenhire, the 2010 American League Manager of the Year, led the team to 1,068 wins and six American League Central Division …

News flash: Caffeine-infused weight loss underwear may not work

By Diane Bartz, Reuters on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:52 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Bras, girdles and leggings infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids were more decaf than espresso, and the companies that sold them have agreed to refund money to customers and pull their ads, U.S. regulators said on Monday. The Federal Trade Commission said Wacoal America and …

J. California Cooper, who wrote stories of African American women, dies at 82

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:50 p.m.
J. California Cooper, a writer who enjoyed a widespread acclaim for her fablelike tales built largely around the imagined lives of African American women, died Sept. 20 in Seattle. She was 82. A spokeswoman, Vivian Phillips, confirmed the death. Cooper had several heart attacks in recent years. Cooper began her …

Hermon Girls Soccer 3 at John Bapst 0

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:49 p.m.
At the University of Maine in Orono, Hermon took the lead late in the first half when Claire Petersen scored on a breakaway en route to the win over John Bapst. Midway through the second half, Alex Alain scored outside the 18-yard line to make it 2-0. The third goal came …

Brunswick Field Hockey 0 at Hampden 6

By Amanda Pulle n on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:46 p.m.
At Hampden, Kelly Martin registered four goals as the Broncos shut out the Dragons. Danielle Sanders and Blake Thompson scored a goal each for Hampden Academy (2-7-1). Daija Misler racked up four assists and Rosalind Keeley added one. Ruby Ramsay did not face a shot. Anna Webster collected 20 saves …

Bucksport Girls Soccer 3 at Washington Academy 2

By Meredith Hanby on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:39 p.m.
At East Machias, Jasmine McDonald netted two goals, including the game-winner with 8 minutes left in the second half, to lead Bucksport tover Washington Academy. Eliza Hosford chipped in a goal for the Golden Bucks Molly Sheehan and Lucia Aretakis each scored for Washington Academy.

Dexter Girls Soccer 1 at Central 0

By rick speed on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:39 p.m.
At Corinth, Shayna Fogg scored the game’s only goal with 23:20 left in the second half to live the Tigers the victory. Tasha Pratt made 5 saves on 14 shots for 5-3 Dexter. Aly Crocker had 8 saves on 16 shots for 3-5 Central. JV: Central 2-0

Parents charged in starvation death of autistic Pennsylvania boy

By David DeKok, Reuters on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:29 p.m.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Police in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, charged the parents of a 9-year-old autistic boy with homicide on Monday in their son’s starvation death in July. Jarrod Tutko Jr. weighed just 16.9 pounds and measured 42 inches tall at the time of his death, Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico …

Calais Boys Soccer 3 at Narraguagus 4

By Ryan Lincoln on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:27 p.m.
At Calais, Austin Tenney scored on a deflection with 2:39 left in double overtime to give the Knights of Harrington the victory. Tenney scored all four goals for the 5-3 Knights. Drew Fletcher made 18 saves on 31 shots. For Calais, Nathan Newell scored two goals, while Kyle Johnson added one with …

Mattanawcook Field Hockey 1 at Dexter 2

By Margaret Veazie on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:25 p.m.
At Dexter, Peyton Watson scored with .4 seconds left to go in the game on a penalty corner to lift the Tigers by the Lynx of Lincoln. Watson also scored the first goal at the beginning of the second half. Abby Webber assisted on both goals for the 10-0 Tigers. …
A Belfast woman died Monday afternoon when her car crossed the centerline on Route 1 in Warren and struck another vehicle head-on.

Belfast woman dies in Warren crash

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:20 p.m.
A 72-year-old Belfast woman died Monday afternoon when her car crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle head-on. Blanche Foss was declared dead shortly after a LifeFlight helicopter arrived at the nearby Odd Fellow Hall parking lot, according to Knox County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Carroll. …

‘This will be a wakeup call’: Federal lawsuits target transgender discrimination in workplace

By Mica Rosenberg, Reuters on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:16 p.m.
NEW YORK — A funeral home and an eye clinic that fired employees who had changed their sex from male to female were sued last week as the U.S. government filed its first federal lawsuits for transgender discrimination. The cases could lay the groundwork for more such actions in the …

Woman testifies in lawsuit against Cherryfield businessman

By Tim Cox on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:11 p.m.
MACHIAS | A Washington County woman testified against Cherryfield businessman Steven Pagels on Monday in the opening day of the trial in her civil lawsuit against him. The woman, who is not being identified by the Bangor Daily News because she may be a victim of sexual assault, testified …

Camden-area charity investigates missing money

By Stephen Betts on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:09 p.m.
An investigation is underway into the possible misappropriation of money from a prominent local charity. Stephen Crane, who was appointed president of the United Mid-Coast Charities Inc. board of directors in August, confirmed Monday that an investigation into the organization’s finances is underway. He said that the …

Woodland Girls Soccer 1 at Narraguagus 2

By Sue Dow on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7:01 p.m.
At Harrington, Kymberli Dow recorded a goal and an assist to help the Knights edge the Dragons. Nicole Hansom scored early in the first half, but Carylann Young answered for the Knights when she scored off a cross from Dow. Dow scored the game-winner late in the first half. Woodland goalie …

Third firm courts Maine regulators for cash to back natural gas pipeline expansion

By Darren Fishell on Sept. 29, 2014, at 7 p.m.
PORTLAND | Three companies have formally offered natural gas pipeline capacity to state regulators, who are considering whether they should charge a new fee to all of Maine’s electricity customers to help pay for projects designed to bring more natural gas into the Northeast. On Monday, Houston-based Spectra Energy …

Army Guard member sues G.H. Bass alleging he was fired after training schedule changed

By Judy Harrison on Sept. 29, 2014, at 6:54 p.m.
PORTLAND | A member of the Maine Army National Guard has sued the owner of the G.H. Bass store in Freeport in federal court, alleging the company refused to keep him on after his annual training was rescheduled because of a unit change. The company claimed Zachary Grant, 25, …

Southern Aroostook Community School Girls Soccer 0 at Ashland Community 11

on Sept. 29, 2014, at 6:41 p.m.
At Ashland the Hornets used three goals and two assists from freshman MacKenzie Carter and two goals each from Marissa Chasse, and Savannah Flint to roll past Southern Aroostook. Other goal scorers for the Hornets were Caitlin Paradis, Morgan Doughty, Micayla Driscoll, and Chelsea Vallaincourt. The Hornets’ Megan Cote made …

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