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The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, based out of Kittery, seized more than 3,100 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated $90 million on the streets during a 49-day patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Maine-based Coast Guard cutter returns after $90 million cocaine seizure

By Dawn Gagnon on Jan. 14, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.
Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma returned to its homeport in Kittery on Friday after a 49-day patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea that resulted in the seizure of cocaine worth an estimated $90 million on the streets.

How one company eliminated food waste: The ‘landfill can no longer be an option’

By Maura Judkis, The Washington Post on Jan. 14, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
The “landfill can no longer be an option for any food, for any reason,” Thomas McQuillan said.

Nasdaq hits record; bank earnings validate Wall Street rally

By Noel Randewich, Reuters on Jan. 13, 2017, at 5:42 p.m.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (center) walks to the House Chamber to vote on Obamacare repeal on Friday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

GOP leaders say Obamacare repeal bid to advance despite jitters

By Billy House, Bloomberg on Jan. 13, 2017, at 4:26 p.m.
Congressional Republicans completed the first step Friday toward their long-promised repeal of Obamacare and now must find a way to unravel the massive health care law and try to replace it.
Sen. Susan Collins

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

By Targeted News Service on Jan. 13, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.

Cellphone carriers are bracing for massive data usage during the inauguration

By Brian Fung, Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
Wireless companies are bracing for a torrent of data usage by smartphone-toting visitors who intend on sharing photos and videos of their experience online.
Protesters hold a banner as Austin DeCoster (left), owner of Wright County Egg, and his son Peter DeCoster testify before the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on the “Outbreak of Salmonella in Eggs” on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 22, 2010.

DeCosters appeal egg conviction to U.S. Supreme Court

By Erin Jordan, The Gazette on Jan. 13, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
Father-and-son egg executives have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court their Iowa conviction for selling adulterated food after eggs from their Iowa farms were linked to a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands.

Inauguration performances weren’t always so contentious: Highlights from the last 75 years

By Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2017, at 6:48 a.m.
Before Donald Trump became president-elect, inauguration performances weren’t nearly so fraught.

For Tom Brady, age is just one more remarkable number

By Barry Svrluga, The Washington Post on Jan. 13, 2017, at 6:46 a.m.
When Tom Brady takes the field Saturday night for the New England Patriots’ first possession against the Houston Texans, his numbers will all be mentioned, because they are remarkable.

US troops’ move to Poland unnerves Kremlin

By Anna Koper and Andrew Osborn, Reuters on Jan. 13, 2017, at 6:45 a.m.
The largest U.S.military reinforcement of Europe in decades of around 2,700 troops, out of 3,500 planned, arrived as part of operation Atlantic Resolve, aimed at showing Moscow Washington’s commitment to its allies.

Obama administration ends special immigration policy for Cubans

By Patricia Zengerle, Reuters on Jan. 13, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
The end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which allowed any Cuban who reached U.S. soil to stay but returned any picked up at sea, is effective immediately. Cuban officials had sought the change for years.
An assembly line with 2014 Ram 1500 pickup trucks is seen at the Warren Truck Plant in Warren, Michigan, U.S. on Sept. 25, 2014.

EPA accuses Fiat Chrysler of excess diesel emissions

By David Shepardson and Bernie Woodall, Reuters on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:09 p.m.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using hidden software to allow excess diesel emissions to go undetected, the result of a probe that stemmed from regulators’ investigation of rival Volkswagen AG.
San Diego Chargers' President and Chief Executive Dean Spanos wears a headset during an interview at the NFL team's headquarters in San Diego on Jan. 9, 2013.

Chargers bolt San Diego to become second NFL team in Los Angeles

By Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters on Jan. 12, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
The San Diego Chargers said on Thursday they are moving to Los Angeles beginning this upcoming NFL season, ending sometimes tense negotiations for a new stadium in the city where the sports franchise has played for more than five decades.
A sign marks the L.L. Bean store in Burlington, Massachusetts, Jan. 12, 2017.

Donald Trump used his presidential power to advertise L.L. Bean

By Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post on Jan. 12, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
After the co-owner of retailer L.L. Bean expressed support for President-elect Donald Trump, the future leader of the United States urged his 19.6 million Twitter followers to buy the company’s goods.

Maine native Lois Dickson Rice, education advocate and mother of National Security Advisor Susan Rice, dies

By Harrison Smith, The Washington Post on Jan. 12, 2017, at 10:33 a.m.
The corporate executive and education policy expert earned the moniker “mother of the Pell Grant.”

Watch Linda Bean discuss Trump donations on Fox News

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 10:27 a.m.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi speak following a meeting with U.S.President Barack Obama on congressional Republicans' effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 4, 2017.

Obamacare is one step closer to repeal after Senate advances budget resolution

By Washington Post on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:07 a.m.
The Senate voted 51 to 48 early Thursday to approve a budget resolution instructing House and Senate committees to begin work on legislation to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act.
U.S. Sens. Angus King and Susan Collins speak during a press conference at the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, May 16, 2014.

Angus King, Susan Collins split on repeal of Obamacare

By Steve Collins, Sun Journal on Jan. 12, 2017, at 7:02 a.m.
Despite her push to delay efforts to repeal of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins joined her Republican colleagues early Thursday to adopt a budget plan that would end the program and remove the threat of a filibuster by opponents of the move.
Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors on Dec. 9, 2016.

Inside the isolation of the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine

on Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
We chronicled one child’s yearning to be understood.

US indicts six as Volkswagen agrees to $4.3 billion diesel settlement

By David Shepardson, Reuters on Jan. 11, 2017, at 7:37 p.m.