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Maine senator joins push to help car dealers during pandemic

May. 14, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has joined an effort to try to help car dealerships cope with supply chain difficulty. Sen. Angus King said dealerships in his state are facing higher costs and limited inventory due to supply chain disruption. He said he is...

US intel questioned for misjudging Afghanistan, Ukraine

May. 10, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. intelligence officials were questioned Tuesday about why they misjudged the durability of governments in both Afghanistan and Ukraine, and whether they need to reform how intelligence agencies assess a foreign military’s will to fight. U.S....

Maine senators call for ratification of Kigali Amendment

May. 08, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's two U.S. senators want their colleagues to ratify an agreement that would phase out a greenhouse gas linked to climate change. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware sent a letter in late April to the chair...

Maine's longtime leading business advocate to step down soon

Apr. 25, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The longtime president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and one of the best known advocates for businesses in the state said Monday that he will soon step down. Dana Connors has led the chamber for almost three decades. He said he would step down by the...

Senators want to prevent Putin dodging sanctions via crypto

Apr. 09, 2022 08:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator wants the U.S. to try to limit Russian president Vladimir Putin and others in Russia from dodging economic sanctions by using cryptocurrencies. Sen. Angus King said he is cosponsoring legislation that would seek to stop Putin and...

Maine panel confirms potential 1st Black judge on top court

Apr. 08, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A legislative panel voted Friday to confirm a Maine judge who could become the first African American to serve on Maine’s highest court. Maine Gov. Janet Mills nominated Rick Lawrence to serve on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. He is a two-decade veteran...

Sen. Susan Collins of Maine tests positive for COVID-19

Apr. 07, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday just hours after voting to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court, her office said. Collins’ office said the veteran senator, in office since 1997, tested...

Today in History

Mar. 31, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 31, the 90th day of 2022. There are 275 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 31, 1991, the Warsaw Pact military alliance came to an end. On this date: ...

Documents sealed after arrest of former governor candidate

Mar. 29, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A judge has sealed court documents stemming from the arrest of a former Maine gubernatorial candidate on charges of possessing child pornography. Eliot Cutler is scheduled to make his first court appearance on May 3. The court documents will remain sealed...

Senators want a digital 'America the Beautiful' pass

Mar. 28, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Senators from Maine and Montana want the National Park Service to create a digitized version of a pass that provides access to hundreds of protected sites. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Republican Sen. Steve Daines of Montana said this month that...