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O'Brien, Winters win Alpine combined titles at nationals

Mar. 21, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Nina O'Brien and Luke Winters each used powerful slalom runs to win Alpine combined titles at the U.S. championships. Trailing after the super-G leg, Winters made up ground in the slalom to finish in a combined time of 1 minute, 54.32 seconds on Thursday at Sugarloaf...

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...

Merryweather, Cochran-Siegle win national downhill races

Mar. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — Alice Merryweather and Ryan Cochran-Siegle captured downhill titles at the U.S. Alpine championships. The 22-year-old Merryweather finished the course at Sugarloaf Mountain in a time of 1 minute, 10.61 seconds on Tuesday to edge Keely Cashman by 0.31 seconds. AJ Hurt was...

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...

Cod fishery plummets to least valuable year since 1960s

Mar. 17, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's cod fishery, once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast, has declined to the point that it had its least valuable year in more than a half-century in 2018. The state's industry harvesting the fish-and-chips staple goes back centuries, and it once brought millions of...

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...

King: Katahdin Woods and Waters' existence is settled

Mar. 15, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King said after a meeting with the acting interior secretary in Bangor that the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument's existence is settled. King, who met Friday with Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, said there's a line for the monument in the president's...

Maine women repeat as American East champs, whip Hartford

Mar. 15, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Blanca Millan scored 19 points, Fanny Wadling picked up a double-double and her 500th career rebound and Maine pulled away in the second half on Friday to defeat Hartford 68-48 in the American East tournament championship for its second-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Black...

LL Bean pleased with 2018 performance, awards bonuses

Mar. 15, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean enjoyed a small increase in sales in the past year, enough so that it's restoring bonuses for its 5,400 eligible workers, officials said Friday. The Maine-based retailer's revenues grew by 1 percent, nearly flat at $1.6 billion, in a changing and challenging environment for...