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Setbacks motivated Maria Fassi to return, win NCAA title

May. 21, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Nothing drives Maria Fassi of Mexico like failure. Fassi was the Annika Award last year as the best player in women's golf as a junior at Arkansas, only to play some of her worst golf in the NCAA championships. She returned for her senior season, motivated to atone for the way last...

'The Lighthouse,' with Robert Pattinson, illuminates Cannes

May. 19, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Robert Eggers' "The Lighthouse," starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as turn-of-the-century lighthouse keepers, kicked up a storm Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival with a wave-making, madhouse period tale that seemingly washed ashore from another era. "The Lighthouse," Eggers'...

Teacher says she was fired over breaks to pump breast milk

May. 17, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Falmouth elementary school teacher contends the school district declined to renew her contract because she took three breaks a day to pump breast milk for her baby. Thirty-three-year-old Shana Swenson, of Portland, sued last week in federal court, claiming discrimination on...

Maine governor signs bill to ban Native American mascots

May. 16, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine public schools and universities will soon ban the use of mascots and logos depicting Native Americans. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' office says the bill she signed Thursday will become effective 90 days after the Legislature adjourns. Penobscot Nation Ambassador Maulian Dana...

Molinari not forgetting final round at Augusta National

May. 15, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — For the past month, the golf world has been riding the high of seeing Tiger Woods win the Masters. What has been forgotten is Woods' unexpected victory pretty much was courtesy of British Open champion Francesco Molinari. Forgotten already? Molinari had a two-shot lead with seven...

Woman seeks custody of dog she shared with ex-boyfriend

May. 14, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The cute, cuddly, bundle of joy at the center of a bitter custody battle wasn't present as lawyers argued her fate before the Maine supreme court. Dogs, after all, aren't allowed in court. A woman who's seeking custody of Honey, the Lab-boxer mix she shared with her former boyfriend,...

US-Canada border transfers raise fear of delayed crossings

May. 12, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

DERBY LINE, Vt. (AP) — Hundreds of border agents from across the U.S. are being temporarily transferred south ahead of the busy summer tourism season, worrying those along the northern border who rely on cross-border commerce — including U.S. innkeepers, shop owners and restaurateurs who fear their...

Maine's first eel season with new controls going swimmingly

May. 8, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's baby eel fishermen are enjoying a steady harvest and strong prices during the first season in which regulators are using new controls to stop poaching . Baby eels, called elvers, are one of the most lucrative marine resources in the U.S. on a per-pound basis, but the fishery...

Thunder's Paul George, Russell Westbrook have surgeries

May. 7, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder All-Stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook each underwent surgery on Tuesday. George had surgery for a partially torn tendon in his right shoulder and his status will be evaluated before the start of the 2019-20 season. George also will have surgery on a small labrum tear in...

Award is offered _ and rescinded _ for 'American Pie' singer

May. 6, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lifetime achievement award has been offered — and rescinded — for "American Pie" singer Don McLean. The 73-year-old announced Monday that he's receiving the George and Ira Gershwin Award for Lifetime Musical Achievement, presented by the Student Alumni Association of...