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A sign marks the intersection of the Appalachian Trail and the Abol Pond Trail at Baxter State Park.

Climber, 68, dies in 1,000 foot fall in Baxter State Park

By Dawn Gagnon and Judy Harrison on Feb. 20, 2017, at 11:02 a.m.
The victim had been camping at Daicey Pond Campground with a larger group.

Grieving Children Find Hope and Help with Pathfinders

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
Vice President Mike Pence briefs the media at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 20, 2017.

Vice President Pence reassures EU about Trump’s support

By Roberta Rampton and Alastair Macdonald, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 9:51 a.m.
“Whatever our differences, our two continents share the same heritage, the same values and above all, the same purpose to promote peace and prosperity through freedom, democracy and the rule of law,” Vice President Mike Pence said.

Washington prepares to bring North Koreans to US for talks

By Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
The talks would be the clearest indication yet that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to communicate with the new Trump administration.

Omar Abdel Rahman, imprisoned ‘blind sheikh’ linked to terrorist efforts, dies at 78

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.
Omar Abdel Rahman, the Egyptian-born “blind sheikh” and spiritual leader who was convicted in 1995 of being a mastermind of terrorist plots against the United States, and who was called the “godfather” of radical Islamist movements, died Feb. 18 at a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina, where he was serving a life sentence. He was 78.

E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., lawyer who won ‘Brady rule’ for criminal defendants, dies at 90

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:40 a.m.
E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., who as the lawyer for a death row inmate convinced the Supreme Court that prosecutors may not deny exculpatory evidence to a defendant, a seminal ruling in criminal law, died Feb. 12 in Baltimore. He was 90.

Warren Frost, character actor on ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ dies at 91

By Cynthia Littleton, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:39 a.m.
Warren Frost, the character actor best known for his role as Dr. Will Hayward on “Twin Peaks,” died Friday after a long illness at his home in Middlebury, Vt. He was 91.

Professional wrestler Ivan ‘The Russian Bear’ Koloff dies at 74

By Seth Kelley, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:38 a.m.
The professional wrestler known as the bearded nefarious character “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff is dead. He was 74.

Warren man struck by car in Brunswick has died

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
Caleb Maxham was crossing Mill Street in Brunswick just after 8 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a car.
Chance David Baker

Friends remember Portland man shot by police officer in Union Station Plaza

By CBS 13 on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:11 a.m.
The friends of Chance David Baker, 22, said it was “really difficult to see someone so promising end so tragically.”

Traffic jams cost US drivers $1,200 a year

By Joseph White, Reuters on Feb. 20, 2017, at 7:49 a.m.
U.S. traffic congestion is not a new problem, but it could get renewed attention if President Donald Trump pushes for a large-scale infrastructure investment program.
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The famous Mainer who was the last man to die of Civil War wounds

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
The bullet mangled his guts beyond repair — but it took 50 agonizing years before he finally succumbed to his injuries.
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This bald eagle in a Maine river will make you resent that it is still winter

on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:36 p.m.

Four North Korean suspects fled Malaysia after airport Kim Jong Nam’s murder

By Joseph Sipalan and Praveen Menon, Reuters on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:34 p.m.
Four North Korean suspects in the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un fled Malaysia on the day he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur airport and apparently killed by a fast-acting poison.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere during their meeting at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017.

Trump administration considering ‘more streamlined’ version of travel ban

By Michael Birnbaum and Lena H. Sun, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:25 p.m.
Legal analysts have said a new executive order that maintains bans would not likely allay the concerns of federal judges who put the original order on hold.
Norma McCorvey, the anonymous plaintiff known as Jane Roe in the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling legalizing abortion in the United States, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee along with Sandra Cano of Atlanta, the "Doe" in the Doe v. Bolton Supreme Court case, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 23, 2005.

Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, dies at 69

By Emily Langer, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 2:10 p.m.
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly talks to German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere during their meeting at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017.

Homeland Security secretary signs guidelines to empower authorities to deport illegal immigrants

By David Nakamura, The Washington Post on Feb. 19, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that empower federal authorities to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants inside the United States and at the border.

Florida middle schooler could face charges after throwing wood at Trump motorcade

By Reuters on Feb. 19, 2017, at 1:28 p.m.
A Florida middle school student may face criminal charges after confessing to throwing a wooden block at a vehicle in President Donald Trump’s motorcade as it drove through West Palm Beach.
A driver who reportedly fell asleep at the wheel struck a snowbank and took out a telephone pole before rolling over in front of the Brunswick Police Department.

Tired driver overturns car in front of Brunswick police station

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 19, 2017, at 12:34 p.m.
A driver who reportedly fell asleep at the wheel struck a snowbank and took out a telephone pole before rolling over in front of the department building on Pleasant Street.
Entertainer and juggler Zachary Field performed for children on Saturday as part of downtown Bangor's Winter Fest bash.

Downtown festival helps Bangor beat the winter blues

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 19, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
Downtown businesses and other establishments offered an array of opportunities to relieve cabin fever Saturday with its first — but likely not last — Winter Fest celebration.