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Giant rotating ice disk stops moving

Jan. 17, 2019 5:38 AM EST

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Maine's giant spinning ice disk that quickly gained international fame seems to have met its end. The formation in the Presumpscot River in Greater Portland stopped rotating Wednesday, two days after a video of its mesmerizing movement was widely shared on social media. The roughly...

Giant rotating ice disk draws attention, visitors

Jan. 16, 2019 3:12 AM EST

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Think of it as a crop circle, but in a river. A curious formation that's getting attention in Greater Portland is actually a spinning ice disk that is roughly 100 yards (91 meters) wide. The formation in the Presumpscot River was widely shared on social media and has drawn...

Things to know for the NBA's annual Christmas bonanza

Dec. 25, 2018 12:49 AM EST

Christmas has arrived, which means holiday shopping lists can hopefully be put away for another year. So here's a new list: Some of the things to know on this Christmas in the NBA, when five games — all of them televised nationally and beyond — will be on the holiday menu. STAR POWER The last five...

It's no Christmas miracle: Giannis Antetokounmpo has arrived

Dec. 24, 2018 1:15 PM EST

Atari's original video game console was the hot toy. Leisure suits were cool. Elvis Presley unexpectedly died. The first "Star Wars" movie was released. The year was 1977. That was the last time the Milwaukee Bucks appeared on Christmas Day. "It's been a while," Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo said, knowing...

George has 43 and 14 as Thunder hold off Jazz, 107-106

Dec. 23, 2018 1:44 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paul George hasn't stopped thinking about last season's playoff exit against the Utah Jazz. "I've owed this to this team. I didn't like the way I finished in this arena last time I was here. That was on my mind," said George, who had 43 points and 14 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City...

George scores 43, Westbrook has triple-double in Thunder win

Dec. 20, 2018 2:03 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan thought his team spent too much time shooting 3-pointers in two losses earlier this season to the Sacramento Kings. But on Wednesday night, the Thunder focused on their inside game and came away with a win. Paul George scored 43 points, Russell...

Congressman to appeal ruling on Maine's new voting system

Dec. 17, 2018 10:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin on Monday announced he's continuing his effort to have Maine's new election system used for the first time in a congressional race declared unconstitutional. A federal judge last week rejected Poliquin's request to nullify the outcome of the...

Mother sues in case of missing toddler Ayla Reynolds

Dec. 17, 2018 1:28 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The mother of a toddler whose disappearance prompted the biggest criminal investigation in Maine history sued Monday in hopes of unearthing more details. The announcement came on the seventh anniversary of the date 20-month-old Ayla Reynolds was reported missing by her father in...

George scores 33 to help Thunder top Clippers 110-104

Dec. 16, 2018 1:21 AM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George rendered the Los Angeles Clippers' traps and double-teams useless. Oklahoma City's forward shredded the Clippers for 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a 110-104 victory on Saturday night. "I'm fine being trapped," George said. "That's where we're going to need...

Laborious recount starts in Maine's ranked-balloting race

Dec. 6, 2018 5:36 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A recount that promises to be long and laborious began Thursday in a Maine congressional race that used a new voting system where voters rank candidates. State election officials started the recount, requested by Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in the 2nd Congressional District....