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Ring lost in Maine is found in Finland 47 years later

Feb. 16, 2020 4:48 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A high school class ring that was lost in Maine in 1973 has been found in a forest in Finland. Debra McKenna, 63, lost the ring in Portland when she was a student at Morse High School, the Bangor Daily News reported. She said the ring was largely forgotten until a sheet metal...

Hammond scores 26 to carry Niagara past Monmouth 77-72

Feb. 16, 2020 4:06 PM EST

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Marcus Hammond had 26 points and 12 rebounds as Niagara narrowly defeated Monmouth 77-72 on Sunday. Hammond hit 6 of 9 3-pointers with the Purple Eagles finishing 11 of 23 from the arc. Shandon Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds for Niagara (9-16, 7-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic...

Clark guides Albany to 66-60 victory over Maine

Feb. 16, 2020 3:12 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Ahmad Clark finished with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Albany held off Maine 66-60 on Sunday. Clark sank 7 of 12 shots from the floor, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, and all five of his free throws for the Great Danes (14-12, 7-4 America East Conference). Trey...

Withers, Mitchell carry UMass-Lowell past Maine 71-63

Feb. 12, 2020 10:16 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Connor Withers scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds as UMass Lowell beat Maine 71-63 on Wednesday night. Ron Mitchell had 16 points and eight rebounds for UMass Lowell (10-16, 4-7 America East Conference). Allin Blunt added 12 points and Obadiah Noel 11 as the River Hawks...

FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, the baleen is visible as a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. Federal regulators say a Maine plan to reduce risk to endangered whales doesn't goes far enough, and that means fishermen in the state could face more restrictions. Maine officials submitted a plan to the federal government designed to meet a requirement to better protect rare North Atlantic right whales from entanglement in lobster fishing gear. The whales number only about 400 and can die if ensnared in the gear. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Maine whale protection plan doesn't go far enough, feds say

Feb. 12, 2020 1:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators don't believe a Maine plan to reduce risk to endangered whales goes far enough, and that means fishermen in the state could face more restrictions. Maine officials submitted a plan to the federal government designed to meet a requirement to better protect rare...

Maine Legislature sustains governor's veto of sports betting

Feb. 11, 2020 6:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers did not muster enough support Tuesday to override a veto of a sports betting proposal, and the governor urged lawmakers to “slow down" and see how it plays out in other states. The 85-57 vote in the Maine House fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to...

LeBron James among 44 US Olympic basketball team finalists

Feb. 11, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S....

Prijovic's double-double leads Maine over Binghamton 82-75

Feb. 8, 2020 5:04 PM EST

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Nedeljko Prijovic had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Maine to an 82-75 victory over Binghamton on Saturday. Prijovic sank 6 of 11 shots from 3-point range and he hit three from distance as the Black Bears (7-17, 3-7 America East Conference) opened the second half with a 20-5 run...

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, arrives for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

Democrats tear into GOP Sen. Collins over acquittal vote

Feb. 7, 2020 12:41 PM EST

Republican Sen. Susan Collins drew attention with her deliberative approach to the impeachment trial, giving Democrats hope she might vote to convict President Donald Trump. She listened, took notes, asked questions. Then she pondered some more. Then she did just what many Democrats figured she would do: She...

The Bristol Tennessee Fire Department's Swift Water Rescue team brings a couple and their 3 dogs to safety after the Shadrack Campgrounds flooded Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in Bristol Tennessee. (Andre Teague/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)

Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead

Feb. 6, 2020 9:38 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A powerful winter storm raked the Southeast on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed at least four people and injured several more across a dozen states. Rescue crews repeatedly pulled people from cars that got stuck in high water, but couldn't reach a person whose...