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Fast-acting Utah parents disarmed their teen son at school

By Katie Mettler, Washington Post on Dec. 02, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence hold a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 1, 2016 as part of their "USA Thank You Tour 2016."

Trump warns of consequences for U.S. firms sending jobs abroad

By Emily Stephenson, Reuters on Dec. 02, 2016, at 7:21 a.m.
Trump also did not address whether Carrier’s parent company would face any consequences for continuing with plans to move 1,300 other Indiana jobs to Mexico.
The Princess Cruise Lines ship Caribbean Princess sits anchored in Frenchman Bay while making its first-ever visit to Bar Harbor in this Aug. 28, 2008 file photo. The company has agreed to pay a $40 million criminal penalty for illegally dumping untreated pollution from the ship into the ocean for several years.

Princess cruise company to pay record $40M for pollution cover-up

By Susan Heavey, Reuters on Dec. 02, 2016, at 6:44 a.m.
The ship has made numerous visits to Bar Harbor and Portland.

Tech stocks drag key indexes lower; Dow hits record close

By Chuck Mikolajczak, Reuters on Dec. 01, 2016, at 6:09 p.m.
A sharp decline in technology stocks pulled both the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 indexes into the red on Thursday, while the Dow managed to notch a record closing high with a lift from bank and energy shares.
The New Balance manufacturing facility can be seen Nov. 17 in Norridgewock.

Defense spending bill renews New Balance’s chances of selling sneakers to military

By Nick McCrea on Dec. 01, 2016, at 4:15 p.m.
New Balance could get another crack at making shoes for the U.S. military after federal lawmakers decided to include an American-made requirement in the final version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act.
POLL QUESTION
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, speaks in July at the University of Maine in Orono.

King to Obama: Declassify intelligence on Russia’s influence on the election

By Michael Shepherd on Dec. 01, 2016, at 12:41 p.m.
“This isn’t about Donald Trump’s election or Hillary Clinton’s defeat,” U.S. Sen. Angus King said. “This is about an extraordinary, bold, aggressive movement by a foreign country to influence our elections.”
COMMENTARY

Liberty’s hiring of former UMaine, Baylor employee sends chilling message about sexual assault

By Adam Kilgore, Washington Post on Dec. 01, 2016, at 11:20 a.m.
The hiring decision sent a chilling message to athletic department employees and female students, not only at Baylor but across the country.
Sen. Angus King listens as Bucksport officials discuss the potential redevelopment of the former Verso Paper mill in Bucksport recently.

Angus King, other senators ask Obama to declassify information on Russia and the election

By Craig Timberg, The Washington Post on Nov. 30, 2016, at 10:05 p.m.
Congressional negotiators approved an initiative to track and combat foreign propaganda amid growing concerns that Russian efforts to spread “fake news” threaten U.S. national security.
Daily operations continue around the clock in a legal marijuana growing facility in Monterey County on Oct. 6, 2016 near Salinas, California.

Investors bet legal marijuana will boost warehouse rents

By Polly Mosendz and Patrick Clark, Bloomberg on Nov. 30, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
The short history of legalized marijuana in the U.S. is rife with tales of tight supply and above-market leases.
U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reacts as she arrives to speak to reporters after she was re-elected to her post on Wednesday, despite a challenge from Rust Belt congressman Tim Ryan who said the party needed new leadership, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 30, 2016.

Nancy Pelosi beats back challenge, is chosen as House Democratic leader

By Paul Kane and Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post on Nov. 30, 2016, at 2:04 p.m.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday won the race to lead the Democratic caucus for an eighth term, prevailing in a contest that became a vote of confidence in her continued stewardship and an early proxy battle over the future of the Democratic Party.

Tornado in Alabama kills 3, injures 4 children in day care facility

By Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post on Nov. 30, 2016, at 8:28 a.m.
Tremendous thunderstorms with ping-pong ball-sized hail and dangerous tornadoes covered much of the Southeast.

Maine Sens. Collins, King push to strengthen border with Canada

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Nov. 30, 2016, at 8:11 a.m.
Maine’s U.S. senators are pushing for greater security along the Canadian border.
Republican Donald Trump appears at a campaign roundtable event in Manchester, New Hampshire, Oct. 28, 2016.

Trump says will back away from business to focus on White House

By Steve Holland and Melissa Fares; Reuters on Nov. 30, 2016, at 7:50 a.m.
President-elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he will be leaving his far-flung business “in total” to focus on running the country and will outline the plan in a Dec. 15 news conference with his family.
Voting stickers rest on ballot-counting machine. The recount of hundreds of thousands of ballots associated with two referendum questions is set to begin and could take weeks.

Marijuana, school tax ballot recounts to start but may take weeks

By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 29, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.
The recount of hundreds of thousands of ballots associated with two referendum questions is set to begin and could take weeks.
Studies of tuna caught in the Gulf of Maine between 2004 and 2012 revealed that levels of methylmercury in their bodies decreased at a rate of 2 percent per year, or nearly 20 percent over a decade.

Burning less coal isn’t just making air cleaner. It’s making your tuna safer.

By Darryl Fears, Washington Post on Nov. 29, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
Studies of tuna caught in the Gulf of Maine between 2004 and 2012 revealed that levels of methylmercury in their bodies decreased at a rate of 2 percent per year, or nearly 20 percent over a decade.
An aedes aegypti mosquito is pictured on a leaf in San Jose, Costa Rica, Feb. 1, 2016.

Zika surfaces in Texas, likely to be first local transmission

By Lena H. Sun, Washington Post on Nov. 29, 2016, at 7:56 a.m.
Laboratory testing confirmed that the 43-year-old patient, who is not pregnant, had been infected.
Chairman of the House Budget Committee Tom Price, R-Georgia, announces the House Budget during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 17, 2015.

Trump picks loyalists for economic posts, Obamacare critic for Cabinet

By Steve Holland, Reuters on Nov. 29, 2016, at 7:54 a.m.
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, a fierce critic of the Affordable Care Act and a proponent of overhauling the nation’s entitlement programs, to lead the department of Health and Human Services.

Great Smoky Mountains fires leave 3 dead, ‘scene of destruction’

By Laila Kearney and Dan Whitcomb, Reuters on Nov. 29, 2016, at 7:48 a.m.
“These are the worst possible conditions imaginable,” Gatlinburg Fire Department Chief Greg Miller said.
Players of Chapecoense celebrate after their match against San Lorenzo at the Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, Nov. 23, 2016. An aircraft with 81 people aboard, including Brazilian football team Chapecoense, crashed in central Colombia, the country's civil aviation association said on its website on Nov. 29, 2016.

Few survivors reported after charter plane carrying 81 crashes in Colombia

By Fred Barbash and Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post on Nov. 29, 2016, at 7:05 a.m.
A charter plane carrying 81 people, including players from a rising Brazilian soccer team headed for a championship match, has crashed en route to Medillin’s airport in Colombia, according to authorities.

‘We are Fidel’: Tens of thousands pay last respects to Cuba’s Castro

By Nelson Acosta and Sarah Marsh, Reuters on Nov. 28, 2016, at 7:43 p.m.
Tens of thousands of Cubans, some wrapped in red, white and blue Cuban flags, paid final respects in Havana on Monday to Fidel Castro, who led a leftist revolution, ruled for half a century and resisted the United States throughout the Cold War.