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Officials: Man fleeing police fatally shot in New Hampshire

Aug. 21, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A man who had previously fled from state police in Maine led New Hampshire officers on a car chase and died in a shootout, officials said. Douglas Heath, 38, was wanted on several outstanding warrants, including one for trafficking narcotics and another for fleeing from Maine...

Kavanaugh tells senator Roe v. Wade is settled law

Aug. 21, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday said he agrees that the Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights is settled law, according to Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine who is a key swing vote on his nomination. Collins held a two-hour meeting with Kavanaugh in her office...

The Latest: Sen. Collins meets Kavanaugh ahead of hearings

Aug. 21, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is meeting with Congress members ahead of confirmation hearings in September (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh thinks the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights is settled law. That's...

The Latest: Man fatally shot in NH was wanted in Maine

Aug. 21, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shootout and police chase (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Maine State Police say a man who died in a car chase and shootout in New Hampshire was wanted for a June 11 police chase that started in Maine. Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland says Tuesday that...

Maine's governor calls lawmaker 'the most repugnant human'

Aug. 20, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Gov. Paul LePage called a fellow Republican "the most repugnant human being" on Monday and stormed away from lawmakers who are investigating whether his administration retaliated against mill owners at odds with the governor on softwood lumber tariffs. A report by the Office of...

Will other states follow Pennsylvania on church abuse?

Aug. 17, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys general around the U.S. have been largely silent this week about any plans to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania's that uncovered widespread child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, although New York's top prosecutor is an exception, saying she is...

Restaurant cites worldwide freakout over its french fries

Aug. 17, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world. Bolley's Famous Franks co-owner Leslie Parsons tells the Kennebec Journal a newspaper in China wanted to try its fries and it received a call from people...

Like a fish out of water: Barrels of bait spill on highway

Aug. 17, 2018 4:54 PM EDT

NEWCASTLE, Maine (AP) — There are plenty of fish in the sea — and almost as many on a Maine highway. The Portland Press Herald reports a truck carrying 35 barrels of bait fish tipped over Thursday in Newcastle, spilling the pungent fish all over the road and backing up traffic. The Lincoln County...

New England shrimp population still looks bad amid shutdown

Aug. 17, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A new analysis of New England's shrimp population doesn't bode well for the future of the long-shuttered fishery for the crustaceans. The Maine-based shrimp fishery has been shut down since 2013 because of concerns such as warming ocean temperatures and poor survival of young....

US newspapers to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

Aug. 16, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" with a coordinated series of editorials in defense of a free press on Thursday — and, not surprisingly, Trump didn't take it silently. The campaign was set in motion by an editor at...