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Senate passes proposal for uniform "Made in America" labels

Sep. 16, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate has passed a proposal from a Maine senator to create a standard for products that carry a “Made in America” label. Independent Sen. Angus King of Maine and Republican Sen. Mike Lee of Utah made the proposal, which passed...

Officials: Maine loggers should apply for COVID-19 aid soon

Sep. 16, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Members of Maine's congressional delegation are urging members of Maine's timber industry to take advantage of federal COVID-19 relief. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic Rep. Jared Golden said Thursday that timber harvesters and haulers...

2 Maine senators, both vaccinated, test positive for COVID

Sep. 15, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two of the top ranking Democratic members of the Maine Senate have tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated. Maine Senate President Troy Jackson tested positive for coronavirus, becoming the highest-ranking official in state...

Senate opposition leads White House to withdraw ATF nominee

Sep. 09, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Thursday it would withdraw the nomination of a gun-control advocate to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after nominee David Chipman ran into bipartisan opposition in the Senate. Chipman’s nomination...

Navy secretary attending groundbreaking of $1.7B project

Sep. 08, 2021 12:14 PM EDT

KITTERY, Maine (AP) — Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro said growing threats around the world underscore the importance of a $1.7 billion project that will expand capacity and improve efficiency at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Getting vessels repaired and overhauled on time...

The Latest: S Korea tops 1,000 cases for 57th straight day

Aug. 31, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases, approaching a daily record set last month just a day after officials cautiously expressed hope that infections may slow. The 2,025 cases reported Wednesday marked the 57th consecutive...

Mississippi Sen. Wicker says he has recovered from COVID-19

Aug. 31, 2021 14:21 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi said Tuesday that he is feeling well, less than two weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19. “To everyone who has asked, I have recovered fully from my bout with COVID-19, and I have a clean bill of...

Sen. King on recovering from COVID: 'Vaccine saved my life’

Aug. 30, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King said that his breakthrough case of COVID-19 produced symptoms that were double the worst head cold he'd ever experienced, and he credited the vaccine for keeping him out of the hospital. The 77-year-old independent said he hopes...

Senators urge distribution of funds to health care providers

Aug. 26, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Susan Collins of Maine are leading a group of senators in urging the distribution of remaining money in the federal Provider Relief Fund and other health care relief programs to assist with COVID-19 expenses. ...

Sen. Angus King improving; 95% of Mainers in 70s vaccinated

Aug. 24, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine health officials have reported that 95% of state residents in their 70s have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Maine is one of the oldest states in the country, and it also has one of the highest rates of COVID-19 vaccination....