Police officers walk near the area where an explosive device left at a train station was detonated by the authorities in Elizabeth, New Jersey, September 19, 2016.

Robot detonates fifth bomb found in New Jersey overnight

By Daniel Trotta, Reuters on Sept. 19, 2016, at 7:06 a.m.
Five potential explosive devices were found in a backpack left in a trash can near a train station and a bar in New Jersey.
Actors who played the children of the Trapp family in the legendary movie "The Sound of Music" pose in Salzburg on November 1, 2000. (from left) Kym Gareth (Gretl), Charmian Carr (Liesl) (2nd L) , Angela Cartwright (Brigitta), Nicholas Hammond (Friedrich), Duane Chase (Kurt), Debbie Thurner (Martha) and Heather Menzis (Louisa) were re-united on the original film sets for a British television production 35 years after the movie was shot in the west Austrian province.

Charmian Carr, who played Liesl in ‘Sound of Music,’ dies at 73

By Reuters on Sept. 19, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Charmian Carr, beloved by fans for her role as the rebellious daughter, Liesl Von Trapp, in the Academy Award-winning film “The Sound of Music,” has died at the age of 73, her family said on Sunday. Carr died on Saturday of complications from a rare form of …

Islamic State says Minnesota mall stabbing carried out by ‘soldier’

By Dustin Volz and Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters on Sept. 18, 2016, at 4:02 p.m.
A man who stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before he was shot dead is a “soldier of the Islamic State,” the militant group’s news agency said on Sunday, as the FBI investigated the attack as a potential act of terrorism.
Edward Albee arrives on the red carpet for the Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2010.

Edward Albee, Pulitzer-winning playwright of modern masterpieces, dies at 88

By Nelson Pressley, Washington Post on Sept. 18, 2016, at 1:56 p.m.
The length of his career and the force of his best works earned Albee a place in the first rank of 20th-century American playwrights, alongside Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Colorado Jet Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Sept. 17, 2016.

Trump’s surrogates try to explain his evolution on birtherism

By Jenna Johnson, Washington Post on Sept. 18, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
Donald Trump has yet to take questions from reporters about why he finally decided Friday that President Barack Obama was, in fact, born in the United States, forcing some of his top surrogates to answer for him during Sunday morning news shows.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reacts to a question during a news conference in Trenton, New Jersey, March 28, 2014. The trial of two former associates in his administration over their actions during the so-called “Bridgegate” scandal begins Monday, and Christie’s shadow is expected to loom over the proceedings.

As ‘Bridgegate’ trial begins, Gov. Chris Christie remains the focus

By Joseph Ax, Reuters on Sept. 18, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.
The governor, at one time a leading Republican presidential hopeful, has not been charged in the scandal that nevertheless helped torpedo his hopes for nomination to the White House in 2016.
Smoke no longer rises out of the smokestacks at the coal-fired Castle Fate Power Plant outside Helper, Utah, Aug. 13, 2015. The plant closed in spring 2015 in anticipation of the Clean Power Plan, which faces a legal challenge from 27 states.

Most states on track to meet emissions targets they call burden

By Nichola Groom and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters on Sept. 18, 2016, at 9:17 a.m.
A 2015 analysis by consulting firm M.J. Bradley & Associates for the Environmental Defense Fund found that 21 of the 27 states suing to block the Clean Power Plan are on track to meet its 2024 targets..

Islamic State claims Minnesota mall attacker one of its soldiers

By Alex Dobuzinskis and Dustin Volz, Reuters on Sept. 18, 2016, at 8:43 a.m.
A man wearing a private security uniform wounded eight people in a knife attack Saturday at a mall in central Minnesota before he was shot dead by an off-duty police officer.
New York City firefighters stand near the site of an explosion in Chelsea, a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York, Sept. 17, 2016.

No international terrorism links found after blast injures 29 in NYC

By Daniel Trotta, Reuters on Sept. 18, 2016, at 8:27 a.m.
An explosion rocked the bustling Chelsea district of Manhattan Saturday night, injuring at least 29 people in what authorities described as a deliberate, criminal act.

Two police officers in Texas shot while responding to call

By Reuters on Sept. 17, 2016, at 2:32 p.m.
Two Fort Worth, Texas, police officers were shot Friday when they responded to a possible suicide at a home on the south side of the city, police said.

Slain black youth’s BB gun called ‘almost identical’ to real weapon

By Tyler Behm, Reuters on Sept. 17, 2016, at 2:31 p.m.
The mayor of Columbus, Ohio, said Friday that the air pistol brandished at police by a black, 13-year-old boy as he was shot dead by a white officer this week was nearly indistinguishable from weapons carried by members of the city’s police force.

Ohio police officers indicted in shooting death and beating case

By Kim Palmer, Reuters on Sept. 17, 2016, at 2:16 p.m.
“It is not reasonable for a police officer to use deadly force if he or she does not believe a suspect poses a threat of death or serious bodily harm to the police or the public.”
The White House

Tommy Chong wants a White House pardon for selling bongs

By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post on Sept. 17, 2016, at 1:46 p.m.
Tommy Chong spent nine months in federal prison in the early 2000s for selling bongs over the internet.

Philadelphia gunman ambushed officer, then went on deadly rampage

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., The Washington Post on Sept. 17, 2016, at 1:33 p.m.
Six people were shot by the gunman, including two injured officers.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, and boyfriend Nick Gordon arrive at the premiere of "Sparkle" in Hollywood, California, Aug. 16, 2012.

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s former boyfriend held liable in wrongful death suit

By David Beasley, Reuters on Sept. 17, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
A Georgia judge on Friday held Bobbi Kristina Brown’s former boyfriend legally responsible for her 2015 death after he failed to show up for a hearing in a civil lawsuit, a lawyer for Brown’s estate said.
Edward Albee accepts applause from the audience after he was awarded his Lifetime Achievement Tony Award at the American Theatre Wing's 59th Annual Tony Awards show at Radio City Music Hall in New York, June 5, 2005.

Edward Albee, Pulitzer-winning playwright of modern masterpieces, dies at 88

By Nelson Pressley, Washington Post on Sept. 17, 2016, at 8:11 a.m.
Edward Albee, one of the most innovative playwrights of his generation whose raw, unnerving dramas — and even the few comedies — scraped at the veneer of American success and happiness, died Sept. 16 at his home in Montauk, New York. He was 88.

Presidential debate panel rules out third-party candidates

By Reuters on Sept. 17, 2016, at 7:43 a.m.
Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party hopeful Jill Stein have failed to qualify for the first planned presidential debate on Sept. 26, the Commission on Presidential Debates said on Friday.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the James L. Knight Center in Miami on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016.

Trump backs off Obama birth claim, says Clinton started it

By Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson, Reuters on Sept. 17, 2016, at 7:38 a.m.
“Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it,” Donald Trump said.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

By Targeted News Service on Sept. 16, 2016, at 3 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

Bangor man dies of injuries from Mass. speedboat crash

By Nick McCrea on Sept. 16, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.
Joy was driving one of three speedboats that collided during a race in Taunton, Mass.

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