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Op-Ed: Sen. Collins on maximizing Social Security benefits

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:31 a.m.
Op-Ed: U.S. Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine addresses maximizing Social Security benefits |

Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million accounts in 2014

By Dustin Volz, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
Yahoo Inc. said on Thursday that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to be the world’s biggest known cyberbreach by far.

Pro Disc Golf tourney begins Friday

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
The first major Professional Disc Golf Association championship to be held in New England is set to get underway in Sabattus on Friday.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016: Hold gun owners accountable, LePage’s war on government, Poliquin’s Social Security reform

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
Letters for Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016: Hold gun owners accountable, LePage’s war on government, Poliquin’s Social Security reform
Mylan NL CEO Heather Bresch holds EpiPens during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Rising Price of EpiPens at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., September 21, 2016.

EpiPen makers brought parent bloggers to lavish events to gain influence

By Dave McKinney, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
CHICAGO — When Mylan NV recruited food allergy bloggers to learn about its campaign to get allergic shock antidotes into schools, many were eager to join the maker of the EpiPens they carry in purses and stash in book bags to protect their children against potentially lethal attacks. The bloggers, …

Maine man eludes police by sneaking through hole in floor

By Staff Report, Lincoln County News on Sept. 23, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
Officers made forced entry into the residence, but Bennett was already outside.

Family sees video of Charlotte police shooting black man dead

By Andy Sullivan and Greg Lacour, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 6:19 a.m.
Police have resisted pressure to publicly release the video, instead showing it to the family of Keith Scott, 43, who was killed on Tuesday as part of a police search for another suspect.

Madawaska School Budget Hearing/committee meeting: Sept. 27

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1:06 a.m.
There will be a Madawaska Town Meeting (School Budget Hearing) at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in the MM/HS Library, followed by a Special School Committee meeting.

Surprises never too old for 94-years-young Audrey Graham

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1:05 a.m.
Mercy Home resident Audrey Graham recently celebrated her 94th birthday with a surprise visit from family.

Houlton man regains ability to walk following therapy

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1:04 a.m.
A Houlton man can walk again after a rehab team worked with him at TAMC.

Twin Rivers earns new certification for forest sustainability

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1:04 a.m.
Twin Rivers Paper Company officials have announced the mill has achieved PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™) Chain of Custody certification.

‘American Pickers’ seek Maine antiques

on Sept. 23, 2016, at 1:02 a.m.
“American Pickers” is looking for leads in northern Maine, specifically interesting people with interesting items, and urge people with collections to reach out to them.
Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) waves to the crowd prior to the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore Thursday night.

Red Sox win eighth in a row, sweep Orioles

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 23, 2016, at 12:03 a.m.
BALTIMORE — The Boston Red Sox moved another step closer to the American League East title on Thursday night. Andrew Benintendi lined a tiebreaking single in the fifth, Hanley Ramirez added a solo homer, and David Price threw seven solid innings as the Boston Red Sox completed a four-game sweep …
 New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount (29) runs past Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) for a touchdown during the second half at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday  night.

Brissett, Patriots embarrass Texans

By The Sports Xchange on Sept. 22, 2016, at 11:56 p.m.
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — Rookie Jacoby Brissett, making his first NFL start, got plenty of help from the visiting Texans in the New England Patriots’ 27-0 rout of Houston on Thursday night. Brissett, playing for injured Jimmy Garoppolo, who was playing for the suspended Tom Brady, ran a bootleg 27 yards …

Local sports results for Sept. 22, 2016

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:27 p.m.
Results Thursday’s Results HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY Belfast 11, Maranacook 1 Foxcroft Acad. 8, Piscataquis 0 Hampden Acad. 5, Brunswick 0 Maine Central Institute 7, Camden Hills 1Story continues below advertisement. Mt. Blue 5, Bangor 0 Nokomis 4, Oceanside 0 Spruce Mountain 2, Mount View 1 GIRLS SOCCER Ashland 9, …

Thursday’s harness racing

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 9:21 p.m.
Harness racing Farmington Fair Thursday’s results First, Pace, $2,200 1. Midnight Mass, H. Campbell 7.40-2.60-2.40 3. Invader M, E. Davis Jr. 2.40-2.40 4. A and G Desire, D. Ingraham 2.40 T-1:59.2; Qu. 1-3, $11.20; Ex. 1-3, $18.40Story continues below advertisement. Second, Pace, $3,750 3. Card Rustler, R. Cushing 4.00-3.40-3.80 2. …

On Deck, a sports calendar for Sept. 22, 2016

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 8:50 p.m.
BASEBALL ORONO – The Eastern Maine Umpires Association will hold a free umpire clinic 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 15, 2017, at University of Maine’s Mahaney Dome. The daylong clinic is for current high school umpires, people interested in umpiring high school baseball or umpires looking to get training in game …
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies about the company opening unauthorized accounts under customers' names at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing on Tuesday.

Wells Fargo CEO resigns from Fed advisory council

By Dan Freed, Reuters on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, wrote a letter on Thursday to San Francisco Fed Chairman Roy Vallee asking him not to appoint Stumpf for a third one-year term.

TV radio sports schedule for Sept. 23, 2016

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.
AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, practice at Loudon, New Hampshire, 11:30 a.m.; qualifying, 4:30 p.m., NBCSP-TV NASCAR XFINITY Series, practice, 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m., NBCSP-TV NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, practice at Loudon, New Hampshire, 3:30 p.m., FS1-TV NHRA Drag Racing, qualifying, 7 p.m., FS1-TVStory continues below advertisement. ARCA …
Dixie Shaw (center), director of hunger and relief services for Catholic Charities Maine, poses recently for a photo with James McCall (left) of Jackman and Deante Talbert of Chicago, two of nine AmeriCorps workers from seven states deployed to Aroostook County to help the Farm for ME program harvest crops, in Caribou.

Help needed for Farm for ME harvest as volunteer team being pulled

By Kathryn Olmstead on Sept. 22, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
“I will lose them at the most vital time.”