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Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton discusses how Penobscot County Jail workers are trying to help inmates combat opioid addiction.

The Penobscot County Jail is trying something new to fight the opioid crisis

By Nok-Noi Ricker on June 27, 2017, at 11:21 a.m.
“It’s not a miracle [drug]. It’s a tool.”

Eastport 4th of July Committee lists events July 1-4

on June 27, 2017, at 11:13 a.m.

Calling All History Enthusiasts!

By Chrissy Allen on June 27, 2017, at 10:43 a.m.
A father and son fishing in the Kennebec River pulled this rifle from the water on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Father, son on fishing trip haul rifle from Augusta river

By Nick McCrea on June 27, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
A father and son reeled in an unexpected catch on the Kennebec River over the weekend — a rusted bolt-action rifle.
Grillin' Brazilian serves up sandwiches, grilled meat and other Brazilian treats out on the Odlin Road in Bangor.

Bangor food truck brings fresh flavors of Brazil to Queen City

By Emily Burnham on June 27, 2017, at 8:27 a.m.
“I really didn’t know what was going to happen. Were people going to like Brazilian food? But they do! They really do.”
The Google logo is seen on a door at the company's office in Tel Aviv, Jan. 26, 2011.

Google hit with record $2.7 billion fine over search results

By Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 7:57 a.m.
The European Union’s antitrust chief announced a record $2.7 billion fine against Google on Tuesday, saying the powerful company illegally steered users toward its comparison shopping website.
A woman looks at a roller coaster sitting in the ocean after Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, on Nov. 28, 2012. The roller coaster was on part of a pier that collapsed in the storm; climate change could contribute to such storms becoming more frequent.

Sea level rise isn’t just happening, it’s getting faster

By Chris Mooney, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 7:52 a.m.
In at least the third such study published in the past year, scientists have confirmed seas are rising, and the rate of sea level rise is increasing as time passes.
The recently discovered Bourbon virus and Heartland virus are two more reasons to avoid ticks. Infectious disease doctor Dana Hawkinson of the University of Kansas Health System talks about the dangers and how to avoid being infected.

Ticks that can make you allergic to red meat are spreading

By Max Londberg, The Kansas City Star on June 27, 2017, at 7:24 a.m.
The ticks are spreading, and global warming is contributing. Once confined to southeast and eastern states, they are spreading northward and westward.
People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Google logo, Oct. 29, 2014.

Medical records will no longer appear in Google search results

By Alex Schiffer, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 7:21 a.m.
Google just went under the knife with its removal policies.
Brock Turner

Judge may face recall over short jail sentence in Stanford sex-assault case

By Nicole Lewis, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 7:19 a.m.
Fifty California residents have filed a petition to recall the California judge who drew national criticism for issuing a short jail sentence to Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus.

Christmas In July Toy Run & Show

By mona clark on June 27, 2017, at 7:10 a.m.
The Pentagon is seen with the Potomac River and Washington Monument in the distance.

Pentagon may deport some immigrants it promised citizenship

By Alex Horton, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 7:10 a.m.
The Pentagon is considering a plan to cancel enlistment contracts for 1,000 foreign-born recruits without legal immigration status, knowingly exposing them to deportation, a Defense Department memo shows.
Congressman John Conyers, D-Michigan, asks questions during a hearing of the judiciary subcommittee on crime, terrorism, homeland security and investigations on Feb. 27, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The House Ethics Committee has acknowledged it is investigating Reps. Ben Ray Lujan, Conyers and House staffer Michael Collins.

House Ethics Committee is reviewing allegations against three Democrats

By Mike DeBonis, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 7:02 a.m.
The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is reviewing charges lodged against two high-profile Democratic lawmakers and a senior Democratic aide.
Emmett Till

Emmett Till historical marker destroyed by vandals – again

By Peter Holley, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 6:54 a.m.
“Clear evidence that we’ve still got a long way to go.”
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad speaks during an interview with Russia's RIA news agency, in Damascus, Syria, March 30, 2016.

White House says Syria’s Assad preparing another chemical attack

By Abby Phillip and Dan Lamothe, Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 6:49 a.m.
The White House issued an ominous warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday night, pledging his regime would pay a “heavy price” if it carried out another chemical attack this year.

S&P 500, Dow edge up; tech weighs on Nasdaq

By Sinead Carew, Reuters on June 27, 2017, at 6:13 a.m.
The S&P 500 and the Dow barely rose on Monday as gains were offset by a fall in technology stocks, which pushed the Nasdaq lower as investors turned to more defensive sectors.
Customers pump gas at a Brewer gas station in April 2016.

For July 4 driving, Maine gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in years

By Nora Flaherty on June 26, 2017, at 7:55 p.m.
In Maine, the price of gas is down 3.5 cents to $2.23 a gallon.
BDN PORTLAND

We’re going to need a bigger paddle boat

on June 26, 2017, at 6:54 p.m.
It’s that time of year again, when occasional great white shark sightings off Maine beaches make big headlines.

US excludes three Canadian provinces from softwood lumber probe

By Eric Beech, Reuters on June 26, 2017, at 6:46 p.m.
U.S. lumber producers asked the Commerce Department last November to investigate what they viewed as unfair subsidies to Canadian competitors.
Children and teenagers seeking to become United States citizens recite the Oath of Allegiance at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine in Portland in a 2011 file photo.

Immigrant leaders in Maine say court travel ban ruling ‘still religious discrimination’

By Seth Koenig on June 26, 2017, at 6:36 p.m.
“We do disagree with the court decision, because we feel it’s still religious discrimination,” said Elmuatz Abdelrahim.