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El Darwich fills stat line to send Maine past Binghamton

Jan. 19, 2020 4:02 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Sergio El Darwich scored 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting and distributed nine assists and Maine overwhelmed Binghamton 86-63 on Sunday. El Darwich made 4 of 3 from 3-point range while grabbing five rebounds with three steals. Andrew Fleming scored 15 shooting 7 of 10, Nedeljko Prijovic...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2009 file photo, Frank Knight, 101, of Yarmouth, Maine, stands in front of an elm tree known as

Clones help famous elm tree named Herbie live on, for now

Jan. 19, 2020 1:11 PM EST

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — A massive elm tree nicknamed Herbie is long gone, but it is going to live on, thanks to cloned trees that are being made available to the public. At 110 feet and more than 200 years, Herbie was the tallest and oldest elm in New England and survived 14 bouts of Dutch elm disease...

In this Jan. 15, 2020, photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. In the dawn of what may be her toughest reelection fight, veteran Collins has parachuted into familiar terrain _ the pressure-packed middle of an issue, this time the impeachment of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Impeachment lands Sen. Collins in familiar spot: crosshairs

Jan. 18, 2020 1:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing perhaps her toughest reelection fight, veteran Sen. Susan Collins has parachuted into familiar terrain — the heart of a hot-button issue, this time President Donald Trump's impeachment. With Senate trial proceedings starting Tuesday, the moderate Maine Republican says she'll...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 17, 2020 9:03 PM EST

Editorials from around New England: CONNECTICUT Lamont must be open about State Pier deal going forward The Day Jan. 16 Upon finally reviewing the memorandum of understanding that outlines the tentative terms of a public-private deal to overhaul State Pier, transforming it into a hub to support offshore wind...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82) moors at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, Conn.  The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink, the Navy’s goal of a larger fleet — and potentially hurt shipyards, according to an initial proposal.    The proposal would shrink the size of the fleet from today’s level of 293 ships to 287 ships, a far cry from the official goal of 355 ships established in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

Members of Congress visit Navy shipbuilder amid talk of cuts

Jan. 17, 2020 5:46 PM EST

BATH, Maine (AP) — The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee toured Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday and offered assurances to shipbuilders amid reports of possible cuts. Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney, of Connecticut, and GOP Rep. Rob Wittman, of...

Maine recorded record number of Lyme cases in 2019

Jan. 16, 2020 2:28 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine reported a record number of Lyme disease cases last year, and the number could rise as data continues to trickle in, officials said Thursday. There were at least 2,079 cases in 2019, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported. It's too early to say why the...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks for a shot as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reaches in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 117-107 win over Rockets

Jan. 16, 2020 1:20 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After getting off to a disappointing start this season, the Portland Trail Blazers are focused on playing much better going forward. On Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets they did that, limiting James Harden to his fewest points of the season in a 117-107 win. “A season is...

El Darwich scores 36 in Maine's OT win over UMass-Lowell

Jan. 15, 2020 11:02 PM EST

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Sergio El Darwich had a career-high 36 points with 10 assists and nine rebounds as Maine topped UMass Lowell 104-98 in overtime on Wednesday night. Precious Okoh and Andrew Fleming added 14 points each and Vilgot Larsson scored 12 for Maine (5-13, 1-3 America East Conference). El...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, a dealer at Cape Porpoise holds a 3 1/2 pound lobster in Kennebunkport, Maine. Members of the US lobster industry are hopeful a thaw in trade relations with China in 2020 could reopen one of the biggest markets in the world. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

US lobster industry hopes new deal renews trade with China

Jan. 15, 2020 5:40 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Members of the American lobster industry are hopeful the thawing of trade relations between the U.S. and China will reopen one of the biggest markets in the world for lobsters. China is one of the biggest export destinations for lobster, which are trapped in the cold waters of the...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant reacts while the Grizzlies run out the clock in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant, Brooks lead Grizzlies to 121-110 win over Rockets

Jan. 15, 2020 12:39 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Early this season, the young Memphis Grizzlies were still learning how to close out games — a shortfall the team has overcome during its longest winning streak in more than three years. The Grizzlies outscored the Houston Rockets 36-27 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night as...