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Annual blueberry fair at Ellsworth church

on July 24, 2017, at 1:20 p.m.
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OxyContin, in 80 mg pills, in a 2013 file image. A $45 billion proposal for opioid treatment in the healthcare bill currently being crafted in the Senate would fall far short, health experts say. (Liz O. Baylen/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Portland considers lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

By Jake Bleiberg on July 24, 2017, at 1:19 p.m.
The city is considering whether to join a growing legal push against the makers of prescription painkillers that have contributed to Maine’s deadly opioid epidemic.
A policeman collects evidence from the crime scene after a suicide blast in Lahore, Pakistan, July 24, 2017.

Suicide bombing in Lahore leaves more than two dozen dead

By Shaiq Hussain and Max Bearak, The Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.
A Pakistani official said that most of the casualties and those injured appear to be police personnel.

Teen driver arrested after live-streaming crash that killed her sister

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 12:52 p.m.
Obdulia Sanchez aimed the camera phone at her face as she rapped along to the song blaring over the radio and tried to control the car she was driving. Then came tragedy, live-streamed in a horrifying Instagram video.
Charlie Gard's parents Connie Yates and Chris Gard read a statement at the High Court after a hearing on their baby's future, in London, Britain July 24, 2017.

Charlie Gard’s parents end fight over treatment for their terminally-ill son

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Griff Witte, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
Charlie Gard’s parents have decided to end their legal fight over the treatment of their terminally ill child.
The Golden Road leading to Millinocket, July 29, 2015.

Man said to be seriously injured in Golden Road logging truck crash

By Nick Sambides Jr. on July 24, 2017, at 12:35 p.m.
A 911 caller reported that a crash involving a truck and logging truck near Township 1 Range 13 at about 10:50 a.m. Monday.
Pedestrians pass by a view of Portland Harbor on Fore Street in Portland, Nov. 3, 2015.

Portland attorney wants to give neighbors veto power over zoning changes

Bangor Daily News on July 24, 2017, at 12:06 p.m.
Developers are worried the plan would slow down Portland’s already often tedious planning process.
A squirrel munches a piece of bread after taking it from man's hand in Deering Oaks Park in Portland.

‘Unusually aggressive’ Brooklyn squirrel that attacked five people may have rabies

By Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.
Health officials in New York are warning people about a potentially rabid and “unusually aggressive squirrel” that has recently bitten five people in a park in Brooklyn.
Ben Affleck arrives for the European Premiere of "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" in Leicester Square in London, Britain, March 22, 2016.

Ben Affleck denies rumors he is exiting ‘Batman’

By Reuters on July 24, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Ben Affleck won’t be hanging up Batman’s cape and cowl anytime soon.
A man sorts lobsters at Ready Seafood on Thursday April 28, 2016, in Portland, Maine. China has become a large market for Maine lobster.

Maine lobstermen, wholesalers worry Trump could ruin access to Asian markets

By Deborah McDermott, The York Weekly on July 24, 2017, at 10:54 a.m.
“The market seems endless, but I do absolutely watch China-U.S. relations. The fragility of these relations has potentially huge repercussions for our industry.”
An Islamic State fighter holds an ISIS flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul June 23, 2014.

ISIS nearly stumbled on the ingredients for a ‘dirty bomb’

By Joby Warrick and Loveday Morris, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.
Similar equipment exists in hundreds of cities around the world, some of them in conflict zones.
Texas state Rep. Shawn Thierry (D-Houston) is pushing for lawmakers and health officials to focus harder on maternal mortality given increasing death rates, especially among black women.

Texas women at high risk for dying after childbirth, especially if they’re black

By Madhumita Murgia, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.
Black women in Texas are dying with frightening frequency after childbirth — at a rate up to nearly three times higher than that of white women. And no one has figured out why.
A pharmacist holds the generic version of Suboxone in Gorham, March 16, 2015.

Utah couple arrested after drugging heroin-addicted newborn to hide symptoms, police say

By Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post on July 24, 2017, at 9:31 a.m.
The Suboxone pumping through the baby’s body masked any withdrawal symptoms, so only the couple knew of her addiction.
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Peace Ridge Sanctuary celebrates a new donkey barn and rescue program

on July 24, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
Visitors watch the sun rise behind Half-Dome, in the smoke-shrouded Yosemite National Park, California, July 22, 2017. The smoke from the Detwiler fire burning near Mariposa is obscuring tourists' views of some of Yosemite Valley's vistas.

Massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park is 40 percent contained

By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times on July 24, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
The wildfire, which produced plumes of smoke that spread as far as Idaho, destroyed 120 structures, including 60 homes.
Community

2017 Brewer High School Alumni Reunion

By James White on July 24, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
Community

Cycle or Stroll for Sweetser: A Family Fun Event

By Todd Henry on July 24, 2017, at 8:45 a.m.
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A steeplejack can be seen descending the Aroostook County Superior Court clock tower earlier this month.

Aroostook County Superior Court Clock Tower Receiving Much Needed Makeover

By County of Aroostook on July 24, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.

WebMD agrees to be bought by buyout firm KKR for $2.8 billion

By Leslie Patton, Bloomberg on July 24, 2017, at 8:40 a.m.
WebMD Health Corp. agreed to sell itself to buyout firm KKR & Co. in a deal valued at about $2.8 billion.

Unmanned boat circles off Maine coast after tossing occupants

By Nick McCrea on July 24, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary went to try to board and recover the boat but couldn’t because it was traveling too fast in its tight circle. Instead, they stood by and waited for it to run out of gas.