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Pumpkins from Au Jardin are seen for sale at the Madawaska Farmers’ Market, Sept. 14, 2016.

Bountiful crop ensures there’ll be plenty of pumpkins to around this fall

By Theopolis Waters, Reuters on Sept. 25, 2016, at 2:34 p.m.
Halloween enthusiasts need not take fright over the state of this year’s U.S. pumpkin crop.
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Author Stephen King speaks at a news conference to introduce the new Amazon Kindle 2 in New York, Feb. 9, 2009.

Master of horror fiction Stephen King scared to death of Trump presidency

By Peter Holley, Washington Post on Sept. 25, 2016, at 12:46 p.m.
If there’s one man who would seem immune to fear, it’s Stephen King but even the 69-year-old horror novel master still gets spooked.

Gennifer Flowers won’t attend first presidential debate

By Reuters on Sept. 25, 2016, at 11:26 a.m.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Saturday that he was considering inviting Flowers to attend after Hillary Clinton’s campaign had invited Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
The Miami Marlins’ Jose Fernandez pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park in Miami, Sept. 9, 2016.

Marlins’ ace pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in Miami boating accident

By Cindy Boren and Barry Svrluga, Washington Post on Sept. 25, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
Pitcher Jose Fernandez was one of three people killed in the crash near Miami Beach, according to media reports.
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Police are seen at the Cascade Mall following reports of an active shooter in Burlington, Washington, Sept. 23, 2016.

Authorities capture suspect in mass shooting at Washington state mall

By Lornet Turnbull, Amy B Wang, Louisa Loveluck and Darryl Fears, Washington Post on Sept. 25, 2016, at 7:24 a.m.
Arcan Cetin, 20, a resident of Oak Harbor, Washington, is believed to be responsible for the shooting that left five people dead Friday night.
Washington State Trooper Mark Francis speaks to the media at the Cascade Mall following reports of an active shooter in Burlington, Washington, Sept. 23, 2016.

Manhunt underway for gunman who killed 5 at Washington state mall

By Amy B Wang, The Washington Post on Sept. 24, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.
A manhunt is underway Saturday for a gunman police said opened fire at a mall in Washington state, killing four women and one man, authorities said.

Most Clinton emails to be released after election, report says

By Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
Most of the emails the FBI recovered during its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system while secretary of state will not be made available until after the Nov. 8 presidential election under a timetable set by a judge on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Obama vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi bill, setting up showdown with Congress

By Patricia Zengerle and Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, which could prompt Congress to overturn his decision with a rare veto override, the first of his presidency.

Charlotte marchers demand police release shooting tapes

By Robert MacMillan and Mike Blake, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
Dozens of armed National Guardsmen took up positions on street corners in Charlotte on Friday after the family of a black man fatally shot by police released its own video of the encounter that has sparked three days of sometimes violent protests.

Long a rival, Ted Cruz endorses Trump

By Steve Holland, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 8:13 p.m.
In an abrupt shift, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday, saying he is the only candidate who can stop Democrat Hillary Clinton from winning the White House on Nov. 8.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional delegation voted last week

By Targeted News Service on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Here’s a look at how Maine’s congressional delegation voted last week. Along with roll call votes this week, the House also passed the GAO Mandates Revision Act, to eliminate or modify certain mandates of the Government Accountability Office; passed the Stability and Democracy for Ukraine Act, to deter …
A logo of John Deere is seen on a tractor at the international agriculture exhibition in Minsk, Belarus, June 7, 2016.

Deere wants to make your tractor smarter

By Mario Parker, Bloomberg on Sept. 23, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
Not in the market for a new tractor? Deere & Co. would like to sell you all the equipment to make your older one smart.
Tulsa, Oklahoma, police Officer Betty Shelby, 42, charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher, is shown in this Tulsa County Jail booking photo in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sept. 23, 2016.

Tulsa officer charged with manslaughter for fatal shooting seen on video

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
The white Tulsa police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man whose car had broken down and blocked a road was charged with first-degree manslaughter on Thursday and a warrant has been issued for her arrest.

Yahoo says hackers stole data from 500 million accounts in 2014

By Dustin Volz, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
Yahoo Inc. said on Thursday that at least 500 million of its accounts were hacked in 2014 by what it believed was a state-sponsored actor, a theft that appeared to be the world’s biggest known cyberbreach by far.
Mylan NL CEO Heather Bresch holds EpiPens during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the Rising Price of EpiPens at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., September 21, 2016.

EpiPen makers brought parent bloggers to lavish events to gain influence

By Dave McKinney, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
CHICAGO — When Mylan NV recruited food allergy bloggers to learn about its campaign to get allergic shock antidotes into schools, many were eager to join the maker of the EpiPens they carry in purses and stash in book bags to protect their children against potentially lethal attacks. The bloggers, …

Family sees video of Charlotte police shooting black man dead

By Andy Sullivan and Greg Lacour, Reuters on Sept. 23, 2016, at 6:19 a.m.
Police have resisted pressure to publicly release the video, instead showing it to the family of Keith Scott, 43, who was killed on Tuesday as part of a police search for another suspect.
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies about the company opening unauthorized accounts under customers' names at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing on Tuesday.

Wells Fargo CEO resigns from Fed advisory council

By Dan Freed, Reuters on Sept. 22, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, wrote a letter on Thursday to San Francisco Fed Chairman Roy Vallee asking him not to appoint Stumpf for a third one-year term.
Hillary Clinton greets the crowd along with Sen. Bernie Sanders during an event in which she was endorsed by Sanders at Portsmouth High School on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Bernie Sanders leaders on college campuses turning their backs on Clinton campaign

By Alex Daugherty, McClatchy Washington Bureau on Sept. 22, 2016, at 2:55 p.m.
“People are excited to talk about how much they hate Trump, but there’s not a huge excitement about Hillary,” said Elizabeth Siyuan Lee.

Report: Yahoo to confirm data breach affecting hundreds of millions of accounts

By Andrea Peterson, Washington Post on Sept. 22, 2016, at 12:49 p.m.
If confirmed, the breach would be among the largest on record.

Zuckerberg, Chan pledge $3 billion to fight disease

By Deborah M. Todd, Reuters on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:45 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion toward a plan to “cure, prevent or manage all disease within our children’s lifetime.” Speaking through tears at a San Francisco event to announce the initiative, Chan said she hoped …