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Bridwell sharp as Angels down Red Sox

By Bob Keisser, The Sports Xchange on July 23, 2017, at 7:58 p.m.

Spieth’s gritty, late five-hole run garners Open Championship

By Steve Habel, The Sports Xchange on July 23, 2017, at 6:31 p.m.

Patriots might be better entering preseason camp

By The Sports Xchange on July 23, 2017, at 6:25 p.m.

Local results for road racing, auto racing, golf, karting, football

on July 23, 2017, at 6:04 p.m.

Weekend harness racing results at Bangor, Scarborough

on July 23, 2017, at 5:36 p.m.
Supporters of the the parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, hold a banner before handing in a petition to Great Ormond Street Hospital, in central London, Britain July 9, 2017.

What to do for little Charlie Gard

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on July 23, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
One cannot imagine a more wrenching moral dilemma than the case of little Charlie Gard.
Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers questions about the resignation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during a press briefing on Friday, July 21, 2017.

Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation

By Idrees Ali, Reuters on July 23, 2017, at 2:26 p.m.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Sunday that the Trump administration supports new legislation to punish Russia for its meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its aggression toward Ukraine.
Wayne Atkins during his hike in New Hampshire. He contracted flesh-eating bacteria through a blister during the hike.

Flesh-eating bacteria nearly kills man hiking in New Hampshire

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post on July 23, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
“He went to the hospital thinking he had a blister that made him sick. By the time I got to Miami that night, he was already in liver failure, kidney failure.”
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions looks on during a news conference on July 20, 2017.

Sessions should testify before Senate Judiciary Committee again, Franken says

By Tory Newmyer, Washington Post on July 23, 2017, at 1:26 p.m.
Sen. Al Franken wants the attorney general to answer questions about a report that he may have discussed campaign-related matters with Russia’s ambassador to Washington last year.
Every year since 2010, Social Security revenues, excluding interest earned, have been lower than payouts, and things promise to get worse.

Let’s run the fantasy math on Social Security

By Allan Sloan, The Washington Post on July 23, 2017, at 11:04 a.m.
Preserving Social Security in anything like its current form for our kids and grandkids involves sacrifice, not financial subterfuge.
Salena Sawtelle combs Ora Bartlet's hair before taking him to eat breakfast at the Stillwater Health Care facility in Bangor recently.

How our nursing home is attracting caregivers to tend to aging Mainers

By Phillip Bennett on July 23, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
Maine nursing homes face an intractable CNA shortage with no precedent, and they have been struggling for some time with how to deal with it.

Nothing is more empowering than when others see the goodness in us

By Robin Barstow on July 23, 2017, at 10 a.m.
It feels good to see goodness in another person. And it feels good when the goodness in us is seen. Acknowledging this gives strength to the goodness.
Eight victims believed to be part of a human trafficking ring were found dead in an 18-wheeler in a Texas Walmart parking lot.

Death toll in suspected Texas human smuggling case rises to nine

By Jim Forsyth, Reuters on July 23, 2017, at 8:53 a.m.
Another 30 people, many suffering from heat stroke and exhaustion, were with the bodies in the trailer, which lacked air conditioning or a water supply.
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) is congratulated by teammates after scoring in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox.

Pujols, Simmons power Angels’ 7-3 win over Red Sox

By Bob Keisser, The Sports Xchange on July 23, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
The Angels scored four runs in the third inning and added three along the way for a 7-3 win, a bold offensive night for a team that averaged just 2.7 runs in their previous 18 games.

51st annual Greater Bangor Open Golf Tournament results

on July 22, 2017, at 7:18 p.m.
White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner

Kushner to testify at both intel committees next week; Manafort, Trump Jr. to turn over documents

By Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post on July 22, 2017, at 3 p.m.
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., had agreed to turn over documents and speak to panel members behind closed doors as part of its ongoing probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.

John Heard, actor who played “Home Alone” dad, reportedly dead at 72

By Ellen McCarthy, Washington Post on July 22, 2017, at 2:44 p.m.
The actor was found dead in a Palo Alto hotel room, where he had been recovering from “minor back surgery” performed last week.
Robert Morris of Bangor proudly shows off the t-shirt he received for signing up to volunteer during the 2014 American Folk Festival in Bangor. It was the second year for Morris to volunteer.

The American Folk Festival needs your help

on July 22, 2017, at 12:20 p.m.
The annual three-day festival, which Conde Nast listed among the best festivals in the world held in August, needs about 800 volunteers. So far this year, only about 200 have signed up.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a lunch meeting with Senate Republicans on July 19, 2017.

Trump denounces ‘illegal leaks’ in new accounts of his campaign’s contact with Russia

By David Nakamura, Washington Post on July 22, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.
President Donald Trump asserted Saturday morning that he has “complete power to pardon” in an apparent allusion to the ongoing probe into his campaign’s contacts with Russian officials.
A U.S. Marine (L) shakes hand with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers during a training exercise in Helmand province, Afghanistan July 5, 2017.

America is disrespecting its wartime allies

By Matt Zeller, The Washington Post on July 22, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
Only in America do certain dreams become reality. Yes, people are still fighting and dying for a chance — just a chance — to experience that reality for their families. We owe that to them. We must remain shoulder to shoulder with our allies.