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Bremen woman, 72, seriously injured in midcoast crash

By Lincoln County News on March 29, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
The woman was ejected from the vehicle through the windshield and was “seriously injured.”
Oil conduit leads away from the Portland Pipe Line Corporation's terminal facility on the South Portland waterfront, Feb. 1, 2013.

South Portland must cover full cost of pipeline suit, Maine’s top court rules

By Jake Bleiberg on March 29, 2017, at 7:27 a.m.
Local taxpayers will be left to foot a legal bill that has already topped $1 million.
Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is seen in Austin, Texas, U.S. on June 27, 2016.

Two activists who filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood charged with 15 felonies

By Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
The two anti-abortion activists who mounted a hidden-camera investigation against Planned Parenthood officials have been charged with 15 felonies for violating the privacy of health care providers by recording confidential information without their consent.

TSA defends pat-down of Texas boy; countless others creeped out

By Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
For at least two minutes, the TSA officer at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport gives the boy a going-over that just seems a little too thorough.

Scottish parliament backs bid for new independence referendum

By Russell Cheyne and Estelle Shirbon, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6:34 a.m.
The Scottish parliament on Tuesday backed a bid to hold a new independence referendum in 2018 or 2019, but the British government immediately rejected the proposal.

Record 220-pound gold coin stolen from German museum in mysterious heist

By Travis M. Andrews, The Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 6:33 a.m.
Until it disappeared under the darkness of night, the 220-pound gold coin sat behind bulletproof glass in Berlin’s Bode Museum.

Cache of Civil War cannonballs found at Pennsylvania construction site

By David DeKok, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
The discovery of a cache of cannonballs left behind after the worst civilian disaster of the Civil War brought construction on a Pennsylvania apartment complex to a halt Tuesday while workers waited for the ordnance to be removed.

Carlos the Jackal gets third life sentence after conviction for 1974 Paris attack

By Chine Labbe, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
A French court sent Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world’s most wanted criminals, back to jail for his third life sentence on Tuesday after convicting him of a grenade attack 42 years ago on a Paris shop that killed two people.

With new phone due, Samsung dials down on safety message

By Se Young Lee, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6:27 a.m.
After the damaging recall of its fire-prone Note 7 smartphone, you could be forgiven for thinking Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. would make a song and dance about battery safety in its new flagship phones, due to be launched in the United States on Wednesday.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-California, holds a news conference on March 22, 2017 in the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Probe into Russian meddling in 2016 election put on hold

By Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 6:23 a.m.
The House Intelligence Committee’s probe of alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election is effectively on hold, after its chairman said the panel would not interview more witnesses until two spy chiefs return to Capitol Hill for a still-unscheduled private briefing.

In drought-stricken Somaliland, families try to survive on black tea

By George Obulutsa and Abdirahman Hussein, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6:20 a.m.
In a makeshift camp beside a disused airfield in the breakaway Somali region of Somaliland, 32-year old Nima Mohamed sits next to an open wood fire, boiling a kettle of black tea.

‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’ Star Darlene Cates Dies at 69

By Seth Kelley, Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6:20 a.m.
Darlene Cates, known for playing the mother in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” has died. She was 69.

Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds lauded at public memorial service

By Reuters on March 29, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends on Saturday at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they were laid to rest side-by-side in January.

Ahmed Kathrada, unflinching opponent of apartheid in South Africa, dies at 87

By Harrison Smith, The Washington Post on March 29, 2017, at 5:59 a.m.
Ahmed Kathrada, an anti-apartheid activist who spent 26 years in prison with Nelson Mandela and later served as a leader and a voice of conscience of the African National Congress, died March 28 at a hospital in Johannesburg. He was 87.
The Curiosity Mars rover took this 'selfie'on the surface of Mars on May 11, 2016, before it began traversing part of the Red Planet that research scientists have named "Bar Harbor" and which has several features named after places in the Pine Tree State.

Scientists are naming locations on Mars after iconic Maine towns, landmarks

By Alex Acquisto on March 29, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Ogunquit Beach, Cape Elizabeth, Rockport, Isleboro, Isle au Haut and Mt. Katahdin are all locations in Maine — and now on Mars.
Community

Steuben Historical Society to meet

By Johanna S. Billings on March 28, 2017, at 9:06 p.m.
A student fidgets on a "wobble stool" inside Susan Chase's classroom at the Piscataquis Community Secondary School in Guilford.

These Maine classrooms encourage fidgeting to improve learning

By Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public on March 28, 2017, at 8:52 p.m.
“Historically, parents and teachers, if they see somebody fidgeting, the natural reaction is to tell them.”
Community

Steuben library to show “Trolls” movie

By Jeanne Benedict on March 28, 2017, at 8:51 p.m.

US sees probable role in Mosul blast, probe underway

By Isabel Coles, Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali, Reuters on March 28, 2017, at 8:23 p.m.
The senior U.S. commander in Iraq acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S.-led coalition probably had a role in an explosion in Mosul believed to have killed scores of civilians but said Islamic State could also be to blame.
First-place finisher Hig Roberts checks out his time on the scoreboard as he exits the corral at the end of his second run of the giant slalom race on the final day of the US Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf in Carrabassett Valley, Maine, on Tuesday.

Hig Roberts wins national ski title a year after his brother’s death

By Wil Kramlich, Sun Journal on March 28, 2017, at 7:50 p.m.
Roberts sat in third place in the men’s giant slalom after his first run, but catapulted to first after a blistering second.