Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York April 12, 2016.

What Stephen Hawking gets right, wrong about ‘the most dangerous time for our planet’

By Vivek Wadhwa, The Washington Post on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
Technology is the main culprit here, widening the gulf between the haves and the have-nots.

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016: No faith in the park service, Trump’s positive symbolism, UMaine defies God’s law

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:39 a.m.
Letters for Friday, Dec. 9, 2016: No faith in the park service, Trump’s positive symbolism, UMaine defies God’s law

MDI’s Tardy, Orono’s Lopez-Anido in Milesplit national rankings

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:38 a.m.
If Trump really wants to get more Americans working, he’ll have to do something out of his comfort zone: Make girly jobs appeal to manly men.

Trump needs to make girly jobs appealing to manly men

By Betsey Stevenson, Bloomberg View on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:09 a.m.
OpEd: If Donald Trump really wants to help his supporters, though, he should think twice about what kinds of jobs to promote.
A job has an important symbolic value -- it sends a message that society cares about you and has a place for you. The election of Donald Trump as president reveals that voters don’t want checks in the mail -- they want work.

A good job gives workers much more than a paycheck

By Noah Smith, Bloomberg View on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:08 a.m.
OpEd: We shouldn’t be so quick to assume that every dollar of income is the same to people. We should talk to more workers and pay more attention to things like dignity, respect and a sense of community.


By Dan Sortwell on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:18 a.m.

The kid’s alright: David Pastrnak

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
Nancy Durand Lanson, originally of Paris and who describes herself as a healer who uses Tibetan singing bowls in her work, talks about recently moving with her family to an old wooden house in Monroe.

French family settles into Maine homestead

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
“It felt like we didn’t have the time just to be,” Nancy Durand Lanson said. “I realized that was what I was missing.”

UMaine men’s hockey team set to host AIC

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:07 a.m.
The Black Bears are in desperate need of wins and the Yellow Jackets of first-year coach Eric Lang can’t be taken lightly.
Ben Barr, who will be among about 950 participants in the Millinocket Marathon & Half on Saturday, goes on a 5-mile training run Tuesday in Millinocket. Instead of paying an entry fee, runners are encouraged to spend at area shops, restaurants and hotels.

This marathon may help Millinocket get its ‘mojo back’

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:06 a.m.
“What I am seeing is that this has literally activated the community. There are so many different dances, dinners and things going on that weekend. I am getting a lot of feedback from local folks who are literally energized by this.”

Trump fills homeland security, environment, China ambassador jobs

By Richard Cowan, Reuters on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked a fossil fuel industry defender as his top environmental official, another retired general as homeland security chief and Iowa’s governor as U.S. ambassador to China in choices at odds with some of his recent pronouncements.

Bradley helps Celtics run away from Magic

By The Sports Xchange on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:01 a.m.
Avery Bradley scored 23 points in leading the Boston Celtics to a 117-87 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night at the Amway Center.

Soldier dies from wounds suffered in Afghanistan suicide bombing

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff, The Washington Post on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7 a.m.
U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Allan Brown died Tuesday, nearly a month after he was wounded during a suicide bombing at Bagram air base in northeastern Afghanistan.

Amazing fly fishing available in and around our national parks

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7 a.m.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a USA Thank You Tour event at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Dec. 5, 2016.

Trump’s one consistent policy: Chaos

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Dec. 08, 2016, at 6:59 a.m.
OpEd: Is America becoming a rogue state?

Online shopping reaches new highs

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 6:52 a.m.

A Deadly Inheritance

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 6:40 a.m.
I feel like punching them drug-dealing m—rs in the throat. Nobody expects a left hook from a little old lady.

Standish man, 19, dies in crash

By CBS 13 on Dec. 08, 2016, at 6:36 a.m.
He was the only one in the car.

Make this fun recipe with your kids: Mini Chocolate Ganache Tarts

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 6 a.m.
A holiday recipe from Measuring Up! Cooking for Kids — Michele Howard’s cooking school for kids in Scarborough, Maine. You can make it with your kids.

Angus King flirts with Armageddon

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 3:13 a.m.
And Maine’s mainstream press plays wing man