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Maine House OKs switch to Indigenous Peoples Day

Mar. 19, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposal to trade the Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans has received initial approval in the Maine House. The House voted 88-51 Tuesday in support of the bill, which faces further votes. Democratic Rep. Benjamin Collings of Portland sponsored the bill renaming...

Dragic, Wade lead Heat past Westbrook-less Thunder, 116-107

Mar. 18, 2019 11:45 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder were foundering without their star point guard, and the Miami Heat — like Oklahoma City trying to improve their playoff position — took advantage. Goran Dragic had 26 points and 11 assists, and Dwyane Wade added 25 points in the Heat's 116-107 win Monday night...

Groups want trial to allow non-doctors to perform abortions

Mar. 18, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union and a group of abortion providers argued on Monday that a federal court should allow a trial on whether to strike down a 40-year-old Maine law that prevents non-doctors from performing abortions. The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Maine Family Planning...

US, Canada lobstermen to gather for common claws in Maine

Mar. 17, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Members of the lobster industry from the United States and Canada will meet in Maine's largest city next month for a meeting about the state of the business. The University of Maine Lobster Institute is hosting the 15th Canadian/U.S. Lobstermen's Town Meeting on April 5 and 6 at the...

Family, friends remember late fire chief

Mar. 12, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

OXFORD, Maine (AP) — Maine firefighters are preparing to lay to rest a town fire chief who died after suffering a medical emergency during the funeral of another firefighter. A procession of firetrucks led fallen Oxford Fire Chief Gary Sacco from Maine Medical Center in Portland to a funeral home in...

Fire chief dies, suffers emergency at firefighter's funeral

Mar. 10, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The tragedy of a Maine firefighter who was fatally injured while shielding a colleague from flames was compounded Sunday by the death of a fire chief who suffered a medical emergency at the memorial service. Oxford Fire Chief Gary Sacco suffered the emergency as several thousand...

The Latest: Fire chief suffers emergency at funeral, dies

Mar. 10, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the funeral services for a Maine firefighter who died in a March 1 blaze (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Maine Gov. Janet Mills says a town fire chief has died after suffering a medical emergency at the funeral for a firefighter who was killed while shielding a colleague...

Williams, Gallinari lead Clippers past Thunder 118-110

Mar. 9, 2019 2:48 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams is close to etching his name in the record book as the NBA's career leader in points off the bench. He scored 40 points, 19 in the second quarter, to help the Los Angeles Clippers hold off the foul-plagued Oklahoma City Thunder 118-110 on Friday night for their first...

Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors 107-95

Mar. 6, 2019 1:27 AM EST

TORONTO (AP) — James Harden scored 35 points, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 on Tuesday night. Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers each scored 13 points as the Rockets won their sixth straight, matching a season high. Kawhi Leonard...

Towns scores 41 as Timberwolves top Thunder 131-120

Mar. 6, 2019 12:42 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns is putting up impressive offensive numbers. All he cares about, though, are wins. Another huge night from Towns helped Minnesota snap a three-game losing streak Tuesday. The star center had 41 points and 14 rebounds as the Timberwolves spoiled Paul George's return to...