Articles by Jim Emple

 

By Jim Emple and Robert Long on March 05, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
– Turnout was massive at the Sagadahoc County caucus in Bowdoin on Saturday, and a party official attributed it to “the Trump effect.”   In 2012, 150 people caucused here, said Cindy Nesbit, the county party chairwoman. At 2 p.m. — one hour before polls closed — she said more …

Amid unrest, Syrians struggle to feed their families

By Alice Fordham, The Washington Post on May 01, 2012, at 9:20 p.m.
BEIRUT — Hundreds of thousands of people are struggling to feed their families in the parts of Syria hardest hit by violence, activists and aid workers say, with access to food cut off by ruined infrastructure, rocketing prices and, some say, security forces who steal and spoil food supplies. Last …

If Microsoft co-founder’s ID isn’t safe, is yours?

By RANDY PENNELL and JOANN LOVIGLIO, The Associated Press on March 27, 2012, at 8:50 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — Even the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft isn’t immune to identity theft, it seems. A simple scheme to defraud Paul Allen, one of the richest men in the world, has landed an AWOL soldier in federal custody, authorities said this week. The case raises basic questions about how safe …

Sotheby’s finds hidden signature on Basquiat work

By Jim Emple on Feb. 14, 2012, at 6:15 p.m.
LONDON — Thirty years ago, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat secretly signed one of his paintings in invisible ink, says Sotheby’s auction house, which discovered the hidden autograph as it was preparing the painting for sale. Sotheby’s experts uncovered the secret this month as they were examining “Orange Sports Figure,” which goes …
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney and his wife, American heiress Nancy Shevell, leave Marylebone Registry Office after their wedding in central London, Sunday Oct. 9, 2011.  Shevell, 51, is McCartney's third wife.

Paul McCartney gets married in London

By GREGORY KATZ, The Associated Press on Oct. 09, 2011, at 6:58 p.m.
LONDON — A hint of autumnal Beatlemania was in the air Sunday as Paul McCartney — for the second time in his improbable life — climbed the steps of Old Marylebone Town Hall to get married. True, thousands of heartbroken female fans crowded the venerable registry office in 1969 when …

Spring Snowfall

By Jim Emple on April 21, 2011, at 9:02 p.m.
Kenny Lebel of St. Agatha clears a path at a home in Fort Kent on Thursday through what is widely hoped to be the final snowfall of the season. Wednesday’s 5.9 inches in Caribou broke the April 20, 1978, record of 3.3 inches.