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An apartment complex on Grant St. in Portland

Investors double down on rental properties

By Heather Perlberg, Bloomberg on May 22, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
It was a rare lucrative business for Wall Street in the aftermath of the financial crisis: snapping up properties in foreclosure and renting them out. So good, in fact, that now, as the distressed pool dries up, some investors are refusing to let the rental-model fizzle.
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U.S. President Donald Trump places his hands on a glowing orb as he tours with other leaders the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 21, 2017.  Saudi TV via  Reuters TV ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. SAUDI ARABIA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SAUDI ARABIA

Behold. Donald Trump and the mysterious glowing orb.

By Katie Mettler and Derek Hawkins, Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 12:42 p.m.
The conjuring up of magic and memes became irresistible the moment Trump, shrouded in darkness, dared to gaze upon the globe of light, nay, dared to actually touch it.
White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Feb. 13, 2017.

Can Michael Flynn refuse to turn over documents to Congress? Yes, but he risks jail.

By Philip Bump, Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
The Fifth Amendment “doesn’t have the same level of protection” when it comes to documents.
Community
Representatives from Aroostook Savings & Loan recently presented a check demonstrating their $25,000 gift to the County Dialysis Center in memory of William “Bill” Smythe.  Presenting the check were, from left: President & CEO John S. Swanberg and Al Condon, a member of the bank’s board of directors.  Receiving the check were, from left:  Aron Chalou, manager of County Dialysis Center; Hollie Gowen, philanthropy officer for the TAMC Foundation; Gene Lynch II from the TAMC Board of Trustees; and Dr. Jay Reynolds, chief medical officer for TAMC.

Aroostook Savings & Loan donates funds for County Dialysis Center

By TAMC Communications and Development on May 22, 2017, at 12:08 p.m.
Community

Bangor’s Penobscot Theatre presents: The Full Monty: June 15 – July 9

on May 22, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
Community
Emera Maine is starting a repair and maintenance project along a 100-mile stretch of an important transmission line using helicopters.
CREDIT: Contributed.

Emera Maine using helicopters as part of line repairs

on May 22, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
Sam Blackstone of Circle B Farms prepares to go pick up the bean pot for a group lunch at an open house and apple class at his Caribou farm in May 2016.

Caribou farm named northern Maine food aggregator for UMaine system

By Anthony Brino on May 22, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.
A major University of Maine system food service provider is partnering with Circle B Farms of Caribou to bring more locally grown food to four UMaine campuses.
Members of the Maine House of Representatives await the final votes on the last day of session, April 17, 2014.

History tells us that Maine voters will pass a $50 million bond in June

By Michael Shepherd on May 22, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
Maine election officials are readying for election in just over three weeks that you already may have forgotten about — if you knew about it at all.
Maine State Police closed off Route 11 in Belgrade late Friday night after what officials say was an officer-involved shooting.

Officials identify man who died in Belgrade shooting

By CBS 13 on May 22, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.
One man was killed and his son was injured after exchanging gunfire with police, according to the Maine attorney general’s office.
Community

Bridge Alliance Mixer in Bangor

By David Des Isles on May 22, 2017, at 10:25 a.m.

Rockland hit-and-run victim in fair condition

By Nick McCrea on May 22, 2017, at 10:19 a.m.
The victim was using a wheelchair when she was struck from behind on South Main Street.
Community

Mechanized Logging Operations Training Program begins June 19

By PLC of Maine on May 22, 2017, at 9:53 a.m.
Community
An entryway at the St. Thomas Center in Madawaska is slated for repair in part to a recent grant award.

Madawaska Awarded $6,000 Grant from Maine Community Foundation to support local food pantry

By Town of Madawaska on May 22, 2017, at 9:43 a.m.
Community

Plant and book sale to benefit Lincolnville Community Library

By Sheila Polson on May 22, 2017, at 9:37 a.m.

Woman dies, two injured in Brownfield crash

By Nick McCrea on May 22, 2017, at 8:49 a.m.
A woman died Friday when the vehicle she was a passenger in collided with a second vehicle that crossed the centerline.
Antoinne J. Bethea

Man wanted in Bangor shooting on Easter arrested in Ohio

By Judy Harrison on May 22, 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
A suspect sought in connection with a shooting in Bangor last month that left one man dead was arrested Sunday in Ohio during a traffic stop, according to Bangor police.
Bonnie, a 9-year-old West Highland white terrier, has been the focus of a search since she ran off into a swampy wooded area while being taken to her groomer's.

Drone search for missing Maine dog suspended

By Dawn Gagnon on May 22, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
The drone has been used in several missing person cases in the region, but until now it had not been used in an animal rescue.
Michael Bryant and his wife Sarah Bryant exit the Portland federal courthouse, after he was sentenced to 3 years of probation for poaching more than $330,000 worth of baby eels, May 17, 2017.

How Maine came to play a central role in an international eel smuggling scheme

By Bill Trotter on May 22, 2017, at 7:42 a.m.
Before 2014, when there were no statewide or individual catch limits in Maine, licensed elver fishermen could sell as many elvers as they could get their hands on, which encouraged many to pass off elvers caught by someone else as their own.
Billy Bush presents the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 22, 2014.

Bush speaks out about Trump ‘Access Hollywood’ tape: ‘I wish I had changed the topic’

By Derek Hawkins and Katie Mettler, The Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 6:43 a.m.
Bush issued a statement the same day the tape went public: “Obviously I’m embarrassed and ashamed. It’s no excuse, but this happened 11 years ago – I was younger, less mature, and acted foolishly in playing along. I’m very sorry.”

Teachers gave a teen with ADHD a ‘Most Likely to Not Pay Attention’ award

By Amy B Wang, Washington Post on May 22, 2017, at 6:41 a.m.
Two teachers at a Georgia middle school will not be returning to work after reportedly giving an “insensitive” award to a student, officials said.