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FILE - This pair of 2020 file photos shows incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, left, and Maine Democrat House Speaker, right, candidates for U.S. Senate in the Nov. 3 election. (AP Photos, File)

AP FACT CHECK: No proof Sen. Collins voted to help husband

Sep. 21, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

Democrat Sara Gideon has launched a new TV ad making an unsupported claim that Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine has used her power in public office to advance legislation to help her husband and his business. Gideon’s campaign began running the ad this month, in one of the country’s tightest...

Donkey sculpture on front lawn burned in Maine town

Sep. 20, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

BOWDOINHAM, Maine (AP) — A donkey sculpture on a front lawn in a Maine town was set on fire in what one lawmaker called an act of "political terrorism.” The sculpture was burned around 2 a.m. Saturday morning in Bowdoinham, on the property of former select board member Theresa Turgeon, who said...

Maine Sen. Collins says Supreme Court vacancy should be filled 'by the President who is elected on November 3rd'

Sep. 19, 2020 4:29 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Collins says Supreme Court vacancy should be filled 'by the President who is elected on November 3rd.'
FILE - In this July 27, 2012 file photo, wild blueberries await harvesting in Warren, Maine. The state's wild blueberry crop suffered in 2020 due to drought and a lack of labor caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Maine blueberry industry reels from drought, frost, virus

Sep. 19, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A late spring frost, a devastating drought and labor troubles wrought by the coronavirus pandemic conspired to make 2020 a difficult year for the wild blueberry producers who harvest the fruit in the nation's northeastern corner. America's producers of wild blueberries are largely...

This summer, fast-warming Gulf of Maine recorded hottest day

Sep. 17, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The warming Gulf of Maine recorded its hottest single day this summer, reaching 69.85 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius). The reading was taken on Aug. 14 in what's already one of the fastest-warming bodies of water on the planet, but researchers at Gulf of Maine Research...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James celebrates after making a 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA conference semifinal playoff basketball game against the Houston Rockets Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron James makes All-NBA team for record 16th time

Sep. 16, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously. James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for a record 16th time, breaking the mark he shared with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. He was a first-team pick on all...

In this Jan. 19, 2017, photo, Pastor Todd Bell, of the Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, Maine, is shown in Alfred, Maine. Bell officiated at an Aug. 7, 2020, wedding in Millinocket that has been identified as one of a series of events where an outbreak of COVID-19 cases occurred in the area. (Tammy Wells/Portland Press Herald via AP)

1 wedding may undo Maine's virus fight, officials say

Sep. 16, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A rural church wedding and reception on a beautiful day in the shadow of Mount Katahdin was no doubt a happy day. But it has spread misery ever since. That single event on Aug. 7 is linked to outbreaks in at least two other locations in Maine, with more than 170 people contracting...

FILE - This Aug. 18, 2020, file photo shows the Big Moose Inn on Millinocket Lake in Millinocket, Maine. A COVID-19 outbreak connected to a wedding reception held at the inn in early August has led to more than 175 cases of the virus and at least five deaths. (Linda Coan O'Kresik/The Bangor Daily News via AP, File)

Virus death toll linked to Maine wedding grows to 7

Sep. 15, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — At least seven people have died in connection to a coronavirus outbreak that continues to sicken people in Maine following a wedding reception held over the summer that violated state virus guidelines, public health authorities said. The August wedding reception at the Big Moose Inn...

A green is prepared by the grounds crew outside the clubhouse ahead of practices before the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US Open in September as LPGA, Champions and Europe play on

Sep. 15, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION U.S. OPEN Site: Mamaroneck, New York. Course: Winged Foot GC (West). Yardage: 7,477. Par: 70. Purse: $12 million. Winner's share: $2.25 million. Television: Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (NBC); Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Golf Channel), 4 p.m. to 7...

Bradley Wright-Phillips leads LAFC over Portland Timbers 4-2

Sep. 14, 2020 1:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips had a goal and an assist to lead Los Angeles FC to a 4-2 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday night. LAFC (4-4-3) rebounded from consecutive 3-0 losses. Portland (4-4-2) had its three-match road winning streak snapped. Portland's Eryk Williamson opened...