Ferguson police start wearing cameras

By Denise Hollinshed, St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sept. 01, 2014, at 8:38 p.m.
FERGUSON, Missouri — Police officers here began wearing body cameras over the weekend as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier by a city officer that left an unarmed teenager dead. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said his department was given …
Actress Jennifer Lawrence attends the premiere of the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in New York on Nov. 20, 2013.

Leaks of nude celebrity photos raise concerns about security of the cloud

By Andrea Peterson, Emily Yahr and Joby Warrick, Washington Post on Sept. 01, 2014, at 7:53 p.m.
The leaking of hundreds of private and intimate photographs of Hollywood celebrities cast new doubt on the security of popular online storage sites Monday as investigators probed for explanations of the high-profile breach. Privacy experts joined Hollywood publicists in denouncing the leaks, which flooded websites over the weekend with nude …

Cod forsaking the Gulf of Maine

on Sept. 01, 2014, at 7:22 p.m.
The prospects for restoring the cod population in the Gulf of Maine to a commercially sustainable level seem to be getting even more dismal than before. Last month, scientists with the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, Mass., announced that their latest population assessment update paints a “grim picture” …
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Biden to visit Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

By CBS 13 on Sept. 01, 2014, at 6:16 p.m.
KITTERY, Maine — Vice President Joe Biden will be visiting Maine this week. The vice president will stop at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery on Wednesday. He’ll be joined by Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. Pingree says it’s important for Biden to see the shipyard and get a close look at …
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

Poor response to Ebola causing needless deaths, head of World Bank says

By Daniel Flynn and Tim Cocks, Reuters on Sept. 01, 2014, at 6:16 p.m.
DAKAR/LAGOS — The world’s “disastrously inadequate response” to West Africa’s Ebola outbreak means many people are dying needlessly, the head of the World Bank said Monday, as Nigeria confirmed another case of the virus. In a newspaper editorial, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Western health care facilities would …

Family dinners may help kids cope with cyberbullying

By Reuters on Sept. 01, 2014, at 5:07 p.m.
Like victims of face-to-face bullying, kids who experience Internet bullying are vulnerable to mental health and substance use problems — but spending more time communicating with their parents may help protect them from these harmful consequences, a new study suggests. For example, the researchers found, regular family dinners seemed to …
Greg and Mary Libby.

‘The mill is gone, but we’re not’: Katahdin region, state reflect on Labor Day

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:57 p.m.
EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine — In the gloomy days that immediately followed the February shutdown of the local paper mill, mill workers would gather in town neighborhoods and walk every morning, sometimes for miles, Greg Libby says. They’d be in groups of three or four. They would discuss the weather, sports, …
The Fort Kent Blockhouse celebrates its 175th anniversary this month.

Fort Kent Blockhouse has guarded the border for 175 years

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:45 p.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — When Benjamin Franklin, John Jay and John Adams signed the 1783 Treaty of Paris, it set into motion the series of events that led to construction of what ultimately became Maine’s first state-owned historic property. “The Treaty of Paris really was the inception for the Fort …

NH UFO Festival stays grounded without ‘incident’

By Joel Kost, Foster's Daily Democrat on Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:31 p.m.
EXETER, New Hampshire — Green inflatable aliens sitting in store windows greeted the hundreds of attendees Saturday as alien and science fiction lovers gathered to celebrate the 5th Exeter UFO Festival at town hall. The extra terrestrial-centric festival is typically held every year on Labor Day weekend to celebrate the …

AstraZeneca is tougher Pfizer target as possible bid looms

By Oliver Staley, David Welch and Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg on Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.
LONDON — Pfizer isn’t giving up on striking an overseas takeover to cut its tax rate and gain a new pipeline of drugs, even as the potential cost of acquiring AstraZeneca rises. Pfizer abandoned a 69.5-billion-pound ($116 billion) effort to buy London-based AstraZeneca on May 26, and under British takeover …
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Belfast’s annual Peace Festival Sept. 5-6

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:29 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine — There is something for everyone as Belfast hosts the 1st Annual Peace Festival Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5 and 6, on Miller and Court Streets. The festival seeks to encourage attendees to have fun and learn tools for developing peace within themselves, their families and the larger community. Take part in workshops …

NH man admits traveling 185 mph on motorcycle before crashing

By Foster's Daily Democrat on Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
A man who admitted traveling at 185 mph on his motorcycle after being clocked at 127 mph in a 65 mph zone early Saturday morning, was being held on $30,000 cash bail at the Merrimack County Jail after being charged one felony, four Class A misdemeanors and two operating violations …

NATO to create new ‘spearhead’ force to respond to crises

By Adrian Croft, Reuters on Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:18 p.m.
BRUSSELS — NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force, potentially including several thousand troops, that could be sent to a hot spot in as little as two days, officials said Monday. The 28-nation alliance already has a rapid …
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RSU 87/SAD 23 board meeting

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 01, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
CARMEL, Maine — The RSU 87/MSAD 23 Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at Carmel Elementary School.   This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →

Obama notifies Congress of ordering airstrikes in Iraq’s Amerli

By Reuters on Sept. 01, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama formally notified Congress on Monday that he had authorized airstrikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weekend in the Iraqi Shiite town of Amerli where Islamic State militants had trapped the civilian population. Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite militias on Sunday broke the two-month siege …

Readers flock to National Book Festival in DC

By Brigid Schulte, The Washington Post on Sept. 01, 2014, at 3:57 p.m.
WASHINGTON — For die-hard book lovers, the National Mall was the perfect place for the celebrated National Book Festival, the largest festival of its kind in the country. There was a certain magic, festivalgoers said, as people wandered by and became entranced by one author or another and decided to …
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Baked bean supper in Corinth

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 01, 2014, at 3:47 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Location: Corinth United Methodist Church, 275 Main St., Corinth CORINTH, Maine — The Corinth United Methodist Church is holding a baked bean supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, at the church. The menu includes baked beans, rolls, coleslaw, hot dogs and ham, potato salad, …

US coal stocks could gain on Russia tension

By Akane Otani, Reuters on Sept. 01, 2014, at 3:37 p.m.
NEW YORK — Beaten-down U.S. coal company stocks may receive a lift in coming weeks if deteriorating relations between Russia and the West push President Vladimir Putin to shut off Europe’s natural gas supply. The crisis in eastern Ukraine has emboldened Europe and the United States to impose broad sanctions …
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Relief printing workshop at UM Museum of Art

Bangor Daily News on Sept. 01, 2014, at 3:36 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: University of Maine Museum of Art, 40 Harlow St. For more information: 207-561-3360 BANGOR, Maine — A relief printing workshop instructed by Sally Gilbert 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Oct. 4 and 11, at University …
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Harvest Dinner Oct 4 E. Sangerville Grange Dinner served at 6pm $30/person $50/couple

By Barbara wilbur on Sept. 01, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft is doing an this event to raise funds for restoration of their stained glass windows. All food served at the dinner will be locally grown or raised. Doors open at 5pm This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …
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