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A pickup truck crashed into a house in Waterboro early Sunday morning when the driver fell asleep at the wheel, according to the York County Sheriff's Office.

Truck crashes into house after driver falls asleep at the wheel

By CBS 13 on Aug. 20, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.
A pickup truck struck a house in Waterboro early Sunday morning after the driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel.
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President Donald Trump refers to amounts of temperature change as he announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, June 1, 2017.

Trump administration disbands federal advisory committee on climate change

By Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
“We need to work on updating our standards with good estimates on what future weather and climate extremes will be. I think it’s going to be a serious handicap for us that the advisory committee is not functional.”
U.S. troops walk outside their base in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, July 7, 2017.

Trump has made decision on Afghanistan strategy after ‘rigorous’ review

By Idrees Ali, Reuters on Aug. 20, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.
Soon after taking office, the Trump administration began a review of U.S. policy on Afghanistan, which has expanded into a broader South Asia review.
Activist Dick Gregory delivers a speech during a public viewing and funeral for legendary singer James Brown in Augusta, Georgia, Dec. 30, 2006.

Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84

By T. Rees Shapiro, The Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.
His expert timing and bold humor — often pulled from the day’s headlines — inspired the careers of comedians such as Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor.
Pilar Revilla, 75, gets emotional after hugging a Catalan Mossos d'Esquadra officer after visiting an impromptu memorial where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, Aug. 20, 2017.

Spain hunts for suspected driver, two others in connection with Barcelona attack

By James McAuley, Souad Mekhennet and William Booth, The Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2017, at 9:55 a.m.
Spanish authorities on Sunday continued their hunt for a 22-year-old suspect as well as two others in connection with the brutal vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby coastal city late last week.
Roman Polanski during the press conference for the film "Based on a True Story" held at the Palais des Festivals, during the 70th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 27, 2017.

Judge rejects bid by Polanski’s 1977 rape victim to end case

By Jill Serjeant, Reuters on Aug. 20, 2017, at 9:43 a.m.
Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski remained a fugitive from justice and that the court could not dismiss a case “merely because it would be in the victim’s best interest.”
A woman cycles by the statue of Joshua Chamberlain in front of the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick. The college announced Saturday that it will relocate a plaque listing the names of 19 alumni who fought for the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Bowdoin relocates plaque listing alumni who fought for the Confederacy

By Christopher Burns on Aug. 20, 2017, at 9:12 a.m.
The decision to move the plaque listing the names of 19 Bowdoin and Medical School of Maine alumni comes on the heels of last weekend’s deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.

Vern Ehlers, nuclear physicist who went to Congress, dies at 83

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
The Almanac of American Politics credited the freshman Ehlers with bringing “to House Republicans, then entering their 40th year in the minority, a majority mindset.”

Paul Oliver, scholar who helped spur a blues revival, dies at 90

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Aug. 20, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.
Oliver brought a rare sensitivity to African-American culture and treated the blues with a seriousness previously reserved for classical music and other fine arts.

Visionary engineer and Ford GT40 godfather Roy Lunn dies at 92

By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press on Aug. 20, 2017, at 8:14 a.m.
Lunn had the unenviable assignment of fulfilling Ford’s goal of trouncing Ferrari’s exotic sports cars at Le Mans in the world’s most glamorous endurance race.

NAFTA negotiators hone in on origin rules, dispute settlement

By David Ljunggren and Anthony Esposito, Reuters on Aug. 20, 2017, at 8:12 a.m.
U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators on Friday began digging into some of the thorniest issues in modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Counterprotesters gather on the Boston Common before a controversial rally that organizers described as a demonstration in favor of free speech.

Mainers help opponents stifle Boston rally they claim supported ‘hate speech’

By Jake Bleiberg on Aug. 19, 2017, at 7:14 p.m.
Thousands of counterprotesters packed a public park and took to the streets of Boston on Saturday in an effort to drown out a controversial rally that organizers described as a demonstration in favor of free speech.

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By Gloria Guyette on Aug. 19, 2017, at 6:54 p.m.
About 50 people from Greater Bangor took part in a two-hour vigil Saturday to show their solidarity with the thousands of counterprotesters who took to the streets of Boston to oppose hate speech.

Rally to support big-city protests against racism draws 50 in Bangor

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 19, 2017, at 6:52 p.m.
“What is going on, especially in the past two years, shows that we still have a long way to go.”
White supremacists clash with counter protesters at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017.

ACLU under fire for legal support of white nationalist groups

By Fred Bever, Maine Public on Aug. 19, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union and its affiliates – including in Maine – are under fire from some of their own supporters.
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Ponzi schemer sentenced for stealing $1 million in elderly Mainers’ life savings

By J.W. Oliver on Aug. 19, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.
A former Nobleboro man who defrauded local investors of more than $1 million, then sold his business and home, divorced his second wife, and moved to the Caribbean, was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Patty Lamonday bought the flock a few months back for her mother Anna.

Therapy chicken reunited with New Hampshire family

By CBS 13 on Aug. 19, 2017, at 8:48 a.m.
A New Hampshire family lost their therapy chicken this week, and a practical joke helped bring it home.
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In a big surprise, William Brannon popped the question to his high school sweetheart Amanda Simmons just before the first balloons launched at the Great Falls Balloon Festival.

Surprise proposal kicks off Great Falls Balloon Festival

By CBS 13 on Aug. 19, 2017, at 8:24 a.m.
William Brannon popped the question to his high school sweetheart Amanda Simmons just before the first balloons launched at the Great Falls Balloon Festival.

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Harry the cat loves to climb trees, but he's recovering after a trip outside took a horrifying turn.

Cat loses leg after being shot in Thomaston

By CBS 13 on Aug. 19, 2017, at 8:08 a.m.
Police call it “tragic,” and now they are hoping to find the person responsible.
A boat is tied up to a dock on the Penobscot River in Bucksport in this 2014 file photo. Scientists say that whatever options a federal judge may approve next year for mitigating mercury deposits in the river are likely to be complex and challenging.

Removing mercury from Penobscot River likely won’t be easy

By Bill Trotter on Aug. 19, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
Exactly how does someone clean toxic mercury deposits out of a section of a tidal river more than 30 miles long?