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Uber discriminated against blind woman with dog, panel rules

Nov. 19, 2019 4:09 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A panel in Maine has ruled that Uber discriminated against a blind woman when a driver refused to give her a ride because she was traveling with her guide dog. The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Human Rights Commission voted Monday that Uber discriminated against Patricia...

Cunane has double-double, No. 14 NC State women beat Maine

Nov. 19, 2019 1:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elissa Cunane had 12 points and 10 rebounds for her second straight double-double and No. 14 North Carolina State beat Maine 62-34 on Tuesday for its ninth straight 4-0 start to a season. NC State opened the game on a 12-2 run and added a 9-0 run in the second quarter for a 31-10 lead...

Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers

Nov. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EST

Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game. Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston. There’s been turnover all over the league — including a blockbuster trade between Anthony’s last two...

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets rout Trail Blazers 132-108

Nov. 18, 2019 11:32 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden has been scoring at such a prolific rate this season that his 36-point effort in Houston’s rout of Portland on Monday night actually caused his average to dip. “For him he had a subpar night,” Portland coach Terry Stotts said with a slight laugh. Russell...

Trump, impeachment could loom large in Sen. Collins’ race

Nov. 17, 2019 12:46 PM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins has a well-funded Democrat prepping to challenge her next year. She has national women’s groups ready to attack her over her vote for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanagh. And she’s a moderate facing an electorate that increasingly...

Harden scores 49 points, Rockets beat Timberwolves 125-105

Nov. 16, 2019 11:43 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Undermanned and playing for the second consecutive night, the Houston Rockets still had plenty of reason to be confident. “I would think it would give you confidence,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “You’re playing with a bazooka out there.” A bazooka...

Maine rallies late to down Rhode Island 34-30

Nov. 16, 2019 3:53 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Joe Fagnano’s 11-yard touchdown pass to Earnest Edward’s with 34 seconds left capped Maine’s fourth-quarter comeback and the Black Bears beat Rhode Island 34-30 on Saturday. Fagnano led Maine (6-5, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association) on a five-play, 81-yard drive in...

Walmart alters disability reassignment policy to settle suit

Nov. 16, 2019 2:02 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine. The settlement requires Walmart to offer disabled workers a vacant position in up to five nearby stores instead...

EU rebuffs American pitch of quick deal for more lobsters

Nov. 15, 2019 6:13 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The United States trade representative is hoping to broker a deal with the European Union to send more lobsters to Europe, but has received a chilly reception so far. The American lobster industry is in the midst of a challenging time in part because of tariffs with China and the EU....

Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

Nov. 13, 2019 5:34 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arctic blast that sent shivers across the Midwest spread to the eastern U.S. on Wednesday, with bitter weather breaking records from Mississippi to Maine. Cold temperatures that stretched to the Gulf Coast followed a snowstorm that the National Weather Service said contributed to...