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A Boeing 787-10 is moved from the tarmac after a ceremony celebrating the rollout of Boeing's newest Dreamliner at the Boeing South Carolina plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, Feb. 17, 2017.

Trump pledges to protect U.S. jobs during visit to Boeing plant

By Jeff Mason, Reuters on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:41 a.m.
President Donald Trump promised to boost U.S. manufacturing and punish companies for moving jobs overseas during a visit on Friday to a South Carolina Boeing Co plant to celebrate the unveiling of its latest Dreamliner jet.
New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) catches the ball during pregame against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium, Oct. 2, 2016.

Warrant issued for New York Jets’ Darrelle Revis on assault charges

By Reuters on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
Police in Pennsylvania have issued an arrest warrant for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on assault and other charges stemming from a confrontation with a group of men in Pittsburgh last weekend, authorities said on Friday.

Robert Michel, longest-serving minority leader in US House, dies at 93

By Bob Levey, The Washington Post on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:17 a.m.
Former U.S. Rep. Robert H. Michel of Illinois, a conservative Republican and genial politician who served as House minority leader for 14 years — a tenure marked, toward the end, by partisan rancor and intraparty warfare stoked by his firebrand successor, Newt Gingrich — died Feb. 17 at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia. He was 93.
Former professional wrestler George the Animal Steele throws out the first pitch before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park, Sept. 12, 2012.

WWE star George ‘The Animal’ Steele dies at 79

By Seth Kelley, Reuters on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
William James Myers, better known by his name in the WWE ring, George “The Animal” Steele, has died, WWE announced Friday morning. He was 79.

Former Patriots CB Myers dies at 38

By The Sports Xchange on Feb. 18, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
Former NFL cornerback Leonard Myers died Friday after battling cancer. He was 38.
President Donald Trump waves as he steps from Air Force One upon his arrival in West Palm Beach, Florida, Feb. 17, 2017.

Trump’s hardline immigration rhetoric runs into obstacles — including Trump

By David Nakamura, The Washington Post on Feb. 18, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
Trump has been vague about his goals and how to achieve them and his aides have struggled to interpret his orders.
Maine Focus
Safi Paulo (center) is surrounded by her children shortly after returning home from work, checking Facebook on her smartphone while chatting with her sister-in-law Yalla Kaluta (not shown) and relaxing in the kitchen in the family's home in Thomaston.

When these refugees shared their loneliness, Maine overwhelmed them with kindness

By Rosie Hughes on Feb. 18, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.
More than 75 people said they would help the first refugee family to be resettled in small-town Maine, offering everything from land to farm, to rowing lessons, to help with babysitting.
POLL QUESTION
Steam locomotive 470 chugged into Union Station marking the last visit to Bangor of a Maine Central steam train in this 1954 file photo.

Passenger trains in Bangor: A vision of the future or a pipe dream?

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Feb. 18, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The state’s sole passenger rail service has been a slow-blooming flower. The Amtrak Downeaster train began in December 2001 as a tourist attraction, running between Boston and Portland, but it has grown steadily.
Dr. Harry Peddie can be seen in Orono in this July 2010 file photo.

Board bars Orono doctor’s ability to prescribe controlled drugs

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:56 p.m.
The stern of the El Faro is shown on the ocean floor taken from an underwater video camera on November 1, 2015.

US probe into El Faro disaster concludes public hearings

By Letitia Stein, Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 7:46 p.m.
BDN PORTLAND

It’s Friday. Here’s a happy story.

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:45 p.m.
The guy who hates the Environmental Protection Agency maybe more than anyone is now running it; a happy story; and a political scorecard says the City Council isn’t as progressive as you might think.

Dick Bruna, creator of children’s favorite Miffy, dies

By Reuters on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:12 p.m.

One killed in Buxton crash involving snowmobile

By CBS 13 on Feb. 17, 2017, at 5:43 p.m.
Dispatchers said Rankin Road is closed at this time.
Community

Public Bean Supper at East Orrington Congregational Church

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 4:56 p.m.
OFFUGO...

Aroostook Outdoor News: 2.17.17 edition

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.
Community

Maine Human Rights Coalition Black Lives Matter Black History Month breakfast Feb. 18

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 3:34 p.m.
Sen. Susan Collins

The yeas and nays: How Maine’s congressional representatives voted this week

By Targeted News Service on Feb. 17, 2017, at 2:48 p.m.
Here’s a look at how area members of Congress voted over the previous week.
Community

Chocolat Brunch at the Coach Stop Inn for the Jesup Memorial Library

By Melinda Rice on Feb. 17, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington on Jan. 18.

Longtime adversary of EPA confirmed to lead the agency

By Brady Dennis, The Washington Post on Feb. 17, 2017, at 1:50 p.m.
Scott Pruitt has spent years suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its efforts to regulate various forms of pollution.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

Spicer denies Trump will call up Guard for immigrant roundup

By Margaret Talev, Bloomberg on Feb. 17, 2017, at 1:41 p.m.
A Homeland Security Department official said the memo was an early idea that was never seriously considered.