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Analysis: As truths drown out tweets, Trump presidency enters more treacherous territory

2 hours 59 min ago
In pleading guilty to campaign finance violations, Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen implicated the president.

South Portland’s short-term rental rules on track for vote in November

August 21, 2018 - 9:59pm
A majority of city councilors says the boomerang issue of controversial Airbnb-style rentals should go to the voters.

Dementia research shows taking care of your heart helps your brain

August 21, 2018 - 9:33pm
A study of more than 6,600 seniors in France found that the better they scored on measures of cardiovascular health the lower their risk of dementia as they aged.

Carol Palesky, outspoken anti-tax crusader, ex-convict, dies at 78

August 21, 2018 - 8:48pm
The former Topsham woman led an unsuccessful effort to cap property taxes in Maine in 2004 – after serving two jail sentences.

Sen. Warren proposes crackdown on lobbying

August 21, 2018 - 8:39pm
The measure would ban presidents, vice presidents, members of Congress and other officeholders across all three branches from working as lobbyists.

Aroostook County man pleads guilty to firearms charges

August 21, 2018 - 8:30pm
He admits falsifying paperwork to obtain two AR-15 style rifles for individuals who tried to smuggle them into Canada.

Bear killed after eating goat, entering school grounds

August 21, 2018 - 8:21pm
Romanian authorities say the bear took several naps before it was maneuvered into a secluded area and shot.

Lawsuit says Herbalife events promising riches misled product distributors

August 21, 2018 - 8:03pm
A Florida couple say they did everything the company suggested but still lost money, in a case that could involve more than 100,000 plaintiffs and $1 billion in damages.

Families’ lawsuit challenges Maine law against public funding for religious schools

August 21, 2018 - 7:35pm
The federal lawsuit seeks to overturn the decades-old law barring tuition reimbursements for sectarian schools.

Trump criticizes Fed chief over rising interest rates

August 21, 2018 - 7:25pm
He wants to keep a lid on borrowing costs and asserts that other central banks have acted to help their own governments during trade disputes with the U.S.

By 2020, more than half of the world’s population will be ‘middle class’

August 21, 2018 - 7:02pm
That's according to new research by a Brookings Institution scholar.

‘Star Wars’ actor Adam Driver says he grew up in Klan territory

August 21, 2018 - 6:02pm
In an interview with USA Today, Driver says he remembers KKK rallies being held in his Indiana home town.

Death of Presque Isle man no longer considered suspicious

August 21, 2018 - 5:56pm
But Maine State Police say toxicology tests must be completed before they can determine what caused Lee Theriault, 35, to die in his home.

Madonna says her remarks on Aretha Franklin weren’t intended as a tribute

August 21, 2018 - 5:45pm
The pop icon is blasted online after an anecdote she gave Monday at an awards show focused more on herself than Franklin.

Limington man charged with domestic violence

August 21, 2018 - 5:44pm
York County Sheriff's deputies arrest Richard Perkins, 36, after responding to a disturbance on Boothby Road.

Maine woman, 32, dies in crash on Massachusetts highway

August 21, 2018 - 5:22pm
The Poland resident was a passenger in a car that struck a pickup truck on Interstate 395 in Chicopee.

Brunswick police take three goats from home where they seized 44 dogs

August 21, 2018 - 5:08pm
The homeowners have been issued summonses for animal cruelty.

Brunswick considers property tax and rent relief for some senior citizens

August 21, 2018 - 3:57pm
The program would be funded by town taxpayers and supplement state property tax breaks and is estimated to cost $75,000 to $100,000 per year.

York County Sheriff’s deputy shoots Waterboro dog that bit him

August 21, 2018 - 3:43pm
A deputy was serving eviction paperwork in Waterboro when he was bitten by a 1-year-old pit bull mix, police said.

Mashed potatoes: Tractor-trailer hauling spuds overturns on I-95 in Etna

August 21, 2018 - 2:42pm
The driver of the truck may have overcorrected, causing the truck to overturn off the breakdown lane, police said.