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Jazz at the Jesup

By Melinda Rice on July 21, 2017, at 1:49 p.m.
A 5-year-old in London set up a stand to sell lemonade for about 66 cents at the end of her block. But then four police officers showed up to explain to her that she’d broken the law.

A 5-year-old set up a lemonade stand. Then she was fined $200.

By Amanda Erickson, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.
“I’ve done a bad thing.”
POLL QUESTION
Walgreens on Broadway is seen in Bangor Tuesday.

Only Walgreens selling Narcan in Bangor without a prescription

By Nok-Noi Ricker on July 21, 2017, at 1:42 p.m.
The Walgreens chain announced in December that Maine was one of the states where it would be dispensing Narcan without a prescription.
CULTURE SHOCK

Former Sen. William Cohen’s wife’s play, “Anne & Emmett,” to receive new round of performances

on July 21, 2017, at 12:54 p.m.
Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview in Moscow, Nov. 8, 2016.

Lawyer who met with Trump Jr. had Russian intelligence connections

By Andrew Roth, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 12:46 p.m.
Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Moscow lawyer who has powerful government contacts, represented a military unit founded by a Russian spy agency in a land dispute.
Catalyst Paper Corp. wants to use two taxpayer-backed incentive programs to attract investors in its Rumford mill, where it wants to add a machine to make tissue paper. The company said it's part of a “transformation strategy” that so far has involved reducing its costs by about 15 percent.

Mill says it has major buyer lined up for tissue paper, taxpayer help would support 62 jobs

By Darren Fishell on July 21, 2017, at 12:24 p.m.
The company said the project would allow it to take advantage of a growing market for the tissue paper, and even has a “major paper merchant” lined up.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer holds an off-camera briefing (no TV) at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 26, 2017.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigns

By Abby Phillip, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
Judge Sam Benningfield

Tennessee judge to inmates: Get sterilized and I’ll shave off jail time

By Derek Hawkins, Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.
A judge in central Tennessee is hoping to help repeat offenders “make something of themselves” by offering them a highly original and probably unconstitutional deal: reduced jail time in exchange for sterilization operations.
Clement Thibodeau, 85, of Caribou was last seen in Caribou on Saturday, July 15. State Police have now issued a Silver Alert in hopes of locating Thibodeau, who is believed to be driving
a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number 638A.

Maine State Police issue Silver Alert for missing reverend

on July 21, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Thibodeau is believed to be driving a gray 2013 Chevrolet Equinox with license plate number is 638A.
ROCKLAND, MAINE -- 07/21/2016 -- Don McLean (right) pleaded guilty to a series of domestic violence offenses while his attorney, Walter McKee, looks on Thursday in Knox County Unified Court in Rockland. McLean wore headphones to help him hear the proceedings. Stephen Betts | BDN

Don McLean pays $3,660 to end domestic violence case

By Alex Acquisto on July 21, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
American singer Don McLean paid $3,660 at the Knox County court in Rockland on Thursday to end a domestic violence case against him that dates back to January 2016.
Americans on the whole are not running as fast as we used to, and we’re getting even slower every year. The only thing we’re quick at is coming up with excuses to rationalize the slower times we’re posting.This news comes from Jens Jakob Andersen, a statistician at the Copenhagen Business School. He’s a former competitive runner who uses his spare time to amass and analyze data about running. He crunched the times recorded by 34.7 million American runners in nearly 29,000 races — marathons, half-marathons, 10Ks and 5Ks — from 1996 to 2016.

Why the average American runner ‘has never been slower’

By Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune on July 21, 2017, at 11:19 a.m.
If you’re planning to enter a race, allow a little extra time to reach the finish line. You’re not as fast as you used to be.

Former UMaine player, coach to guide John Bapst boys basketball team

By Ernie Clark on July 21, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
Ed Jones, a key member of the 1994 University of Maine men’s basketball that came within a single game of earning the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth, has been hired as the new boys varsity basketball coach at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor.
Susan Briggs holds the last photo ever taken of her stepdaughter, Jessica, during an interview with CBS 13's Jon Chrisos.

Victim’s stepmother says judge should step down in decades-old murder case

By Seth Koenig on July 21, 2017, at 10:54 a.m.
A hearing could throw out the 25-year-old murder conviction of Anthony Sanborn Jr., the stepmother of the victim in that case is calling for the judge to step down.
Kim Jong Un attends the Korean People's Army Tank Crews' Competition on April 1, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea.

US plans to bar Americans from travel to North Korea

By William Branigin, Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 10:38 a.m.
Tour groups that specialize in travel to North Korea said Friday that the Trump administration plans to bar Americans from visiting the country starting next month, in apparent retaliation for the detention of U.S. citizens there and the death of a young tourist who was held for nearly 18 months before being flown home in a coma.
U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, and U.S. Representative Greg Walden hold a news conference on the American Health Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. March 7, 2017.

GOP health bill’s $13,000 deductibles would be illegal, CBO says

By Zachary Tracer and Anna Edney, Bloomberg on July 21, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
The GOP health bill promises lower premiums for consumers. To get there, it would require patients in standard plans to spend as much as about $13,000 upfront on their own care.
Monica Lewinsky speaks at the TED2015 conference in Vancouver, Canada, March 19, 2015.

Monica Lewinsky pens essay on Prince Harry, Brad Pitt, JAY-Z and male vulnerability

By Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
Monica Lewinsky wrote an essay published in Vanity Fair on Wednesday praising Prince Harry, Brad Pitt and JAY-Z for exploring what she called the “new frontiers of male vulnerability.”
Maria Pilar Abel, who claims to be the daughter of surrealist Spanish artist Salvador Dali, attends an interview with Reuters in Madrid, Spain July 13, 2017.

Samples taken from Salvador Dali’s body to resolve paternity suit

By Reuters on July 21, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
Forensic scientists and legal experts began taking DNA samples from the embalmed body of Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali on Thursday to try to resolve a paternity claim.
Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, Aug. 30, 2015.

‘Not appropriate’ for Justin Bieber to tour China because of ‘bad behavior’

By Reuters on July 21, 2017, at 8:33 a.m.
It is not appropriate for Canadian pop star Justin Bieber to visit China because of his bad behavior and he needed to improve his conduct to become a singer “truly loved” by the public, a Chinese state office has said.
Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces outside Jerusalem's Old City, July 21, 2017.

Muslim worshipers confront police as Israel keeps metal detectors at holy site

By Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
The heightened security measures were put in place Sunday after an attack last Friday in which two Israeli police officers were fatally shot by three Palestinian Israeli gunmen.

Ralph Regula, congressman who helped protect public lands, dies at 92

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on July 21, 2017, at 7:14 a.m.
Ralph Regula, an 18-term congressman from Ohio who became a prominent supporter of protecting public lands, died July 19 at his farm near Navarre, Ohio.