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South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell (25) celebrates with teammates after hitting the game-winning shot against  North Carolina in the semifinals of the Greensboro Regional in the women's NCAA Tournament at Greenboro Coliseum Complex in Greensboro, N.C. South Carolina won 67-65.

NCAA Women’s Tourney: Mitchell’s buzzer-beater lifts South Carolina

By The Sports Xchange on March 28, 2015, at 12:55 a.m.
in Guard Tiffany Mitchell’s basket with 4.2 seconds left gave No. 1 seeded South Carolina women’s basketball team a 67-65 victory over No. 4 North Carolina on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16 at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C. Mitchell, the Southeastern Conference player of the year, …
New York Knicks guard Shane Larkin (0) drives around Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart during the first quarter Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Celtics edge last-place Knicks in quest for playoff spot

By Everett Merrill, The Sports Xchange on March 27, 2015, at 10:32 p.m.
NEW YORK — The Boston Celtics, battling for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, won for just the second time in their last six games, defeating the New York Knicks 96-92 on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Boston (32-40) entered the game with a half-game …
Amanda Knox, the U.S. student convicted of killing her British flatmate in Italy three years ago, sits in the courtroom after a break during a trial session in Perugia, Italy, in this 2011 file photo. Italy's top court on March 27, 2015, annulled the conviction of Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge..

Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy’s top court

By Massimiliano Di Giorgio and Eric M. Johnson, Reuters on March 27, 2015, at 10:05 p.m.
ROME — Italy’s top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama. The brutal stabbing of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher, alleged sex games and multiple trials …
Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis (11) shoots over UCLA's Isaac Hamilton (10) during the second half in the semifinals of the South Region of the  NCAA Tournament Friday night at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

NCAA Men’s Tourney: Gonzaga, Louisville, Duke, Michigan State advance to regional finals

By The Sports Xchange on March 27, 2015, at 9:41 p.m.
HOUSTON, Texas — With Gonzaga struggling from the outside, Bulldogs center Przemek Karnowski put the team on his broad shoulders and carried it to the South Regional final. Karnowski led Gonzaga with 18 points as the Bulldogs rolled past UCLA, 74-62, Friday night at NRG Stadium. Gonzaga (35-2) earned a …

Local sports results for March 27, 2015

on March 27, 2015, at 9:16 p.m.
Today’s games COLLEGE Baseball Colby-Sawyer at Husson (2), 1 p.m. Lyndon St. at UM-Farmington (2), noon UM-Presque Isle at Elms (2), 1 p.m. Men’s lacrosse Castleton at Thomas, 3:30 p.m. Colby at Wesleyan, 1 p.m. Lyndon State at Husson, 2 p.m. Maine Maritime at Green Mountain, 3:30 p.m. New England …

No charges for 5 Arizona high schoolers arrested in ‘murder plot’

By David Schwartz, Reuters on March 27, 2015, at 9:10 p.m.
PHOENIX — Five Arizona high school students who were arrested last week on suspicion of plotting to kill a classmate will not face charges in the case, prosecutors said Friday. After an investigation, the Pima County attorney’s office said it had found “a clear lack of substantial evidence.” “Given the …

Husson baseball team sweeps UM-Farmington

on March 27, 2015, at 8:59 p.m.
BANGOR | The Husson University Eagles opened their North Atlantic Conference schedule with a doubleheader sweep over the University of Maine-Farmington, 3-2 and 4-1, in baseball action at the Winkin Complex Friday. Husson is now 4-7 overall and the Beavers suffered their first losses and are 6-2. The Eagles …
Pedro Hernandez appears in the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York in this 2012 file photo. Hernandez, who confessed to the 1979 killing of 6-year-old Etan Patz faces murder and kidnapping charges. The disappearance of Patz in 1979 that sparked a national movement to find missing children.

Former FBI agent says earlier suspect implicated in Etan Patz murder case

By Natasja Sheriff, Reuters on March 27, 2015, at 8:49 p.m.
NEW YORK — A former FBI agent testified Friday in the trial of a man accused of murdering a New York boy in 1979 that an earlier suspect in the case told her he may have molested the young victim. Pedro Hernandez, 54, a former grocery clerk, is on trial …
University of Maine senior outfielder Sam Balzano

Home sweet home: UMaine baseball team plays host to Albany

on March 27, 2015, at 8:04 p.m.
MAINE vs. ALBANY Time, site: Sunday (2), 1 p.m., Monday, 2 p.m.; Mahaney Diamond, Orono Records: Maine 8-14 (0-1 America East), Albany 4-7 (0-0) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 34-27, Maine 7-0 on 5/11/14 Key players: Maine — 1B Brenden Geary (.429, 1 home run, 5 runs batted in), 2B …
Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., also known as Glenn Miller, sits in a Johnson County courtroom for a scheduling session in Olathe, Kansas, in this file photo taken April 24, 2014. Cross, a Missouri white supremacist charged with fatally shooting three people outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb last April and trying to kill others pleaded not guilty Friday.

White supremacist pleads not guilty in Kansas Jewish center killings

By Kevin Murphy, Reuters on March 27, 2015, at 7:55 p.m.
OLATHE, Kansas — A Missouri white supremacist charged with fatally shooting three people outside two Jewish centers in a Kansas City suburb last April and trying to kill others pleaded not guilty Friday. Frazier Glenn Cross Jr., 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who had expressed …

Harness racing to begin at Scarborough Downs Saturday

on March 27, 2015, at 6:29 p.m.
Scarborough Downs will kick off its harness racing season with 10-race programs set for Saturday and Sunday, with a 4 p.m. post time on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The track will make some adjustments in its upcoming schedule due to the long winter and low …

Senate passes budget after lengthy, politically charged ‘Vote-a-rama’

By Sean Sullivan, Washington Post on March 27, 2015, at 6:14 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a budget proposal early Friday morning after a marathon voting session in which both parties looked to set themselves up to score political points for the 2016 election. During “Vote-a-rama,” as it’s been dubbed, senators worked for hours through dozens of amendments to the Republican …
Tim Jitloff makes up for lost time during his second run to claim the win in the U.S. Alpine Championships men's giant slalom at Sugarloaf Mountain on Friday. It was his third straight U.S. Alpine Championship giant slalom title, and his fifth national giant slalom title overall.

Nevada skier captures 5th career national title in giant slalom at Sugarloaf

By Noelle Tuttle, Sugarloaf on March 27, 2015, at 6:07 p.m.
CARRABASSETT VALLEY | Tim Jitloff of Reno, Nevada, battled variable snow conditions, poor visibility, and a tough course set to take home his fifth career national championship title in the men’s giant slalom Friday at Sugarloaf. U.S. teammates Tommy Ford of Bend, Oregon, and Nick Cohee of Tahoe Basin, …
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left), U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz (second left), U.S. National Security Council Senior Director Robert Malley (third left), European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini (center), Head of Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi (second right), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (right), and others wait for a meeting at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 27. The Iranian and US officials are in Switzerland to continue negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program.

US to Iran: Time to make tough decisions about nuclear program

By Louis Charbonneau and John Irish, Reuters on March 27, 2015, at 5:57 p.m.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Negotiations between six world powers and Iran over its nuclear program have been “tough and very serious” and the next few days will show whether Tehran is ready to make the necessary hard decisions, a senior U.S. official said Friday. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s overture to the …

TV, radio schedule for March 28-29, 2015

on March 27, 2015, at 5:45 p.m.
SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Sprint Cup Series: STP 500, Practice, 10 a.m., Final Practice, 1:30 p.m., FS1-TV NASCAR, Camping World Truck Series: Martinsville, Qualifying, 11 a.m., Race, 2:30 p.m., FS1-TV BASEBALL, SPRING TRAINING BOSTON at TAMPA BAY, 1 p.m., WDEA Ellsworth (1370 AM), WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio BASKETBALL, MEN …

Wall Street ends 4-day skid on late tech rally

By Chuck Mikolajczak, Reuters on March 27, 2015, at 5:43 p.m.
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose modestly on Friday after late news of merger talks in the semiconductor space boosted the technology sector and helped major indexes snap a four-day losing streak. The Wall Street Journal reported chipmaker Intel Corp is in talks to buy rival Altera Corp., citing people …

Chapman residents prepare for 100th birthday celebration

By Kathy McCarty, Presque Isle Star-Herald on March 27, 2015, at 5:22 p.m.
Residents gathered at the Chapman Ridge Runners’ clubhouse on March 23 for the annual town meeting, but unlike meetings of the past, this year’s gathering also kicked off a year of celebrating to mark the community’s 100th birthday. The evening started off with Jon Frederick, manager of …

How to save money during road trips

By on March 27, 2015, at 5:11 p.m.
It’s tax season, which means it’s time to review your family’s spending for 2014. How much did you spend on family travel? How much did you spend on gas? Chances are you won’t want to cut back on those family vacations. But if you’re driving, you can cut back on …

House to review spending rules in wake of Rep. Aaron Schock’s resignation

By Bridget Bowman, Roll Call on March 27, 2015, at 5:09 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Committee on House Administration announced Friday it is reviewing regulations governing lawmaker spending. The announcement comes in the wake of Illinois Republican Aaron Schock’s resignation due to investigations into his spending of congressional funds. House Administration Chairwoman Candice S. Miller, R-Michigan, said in a statement that the …

CarolAnn Louise Landes Asch

on March 27, 2015, at 5:04 p.m.
MORRILL – CarolAnn Louise Landes Asch passed away March 11, 2015. She was born April 11, 1948. She was a member of the USO, and later worked at Grant’s Shoe Factory, LaVerdiere’s, Penobscot Poultry, IGA and Duck Trap River Fish Farm. She is survived by her husband William Asch, sons …
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