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Presidential yacht to dock at Maine harbor for restoration

Oct. 21, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A yacht that was once used by American presidents is scheduled to dock at a Maine harbor. WABI-TV reports the 104-foot (32-meter) yacht Sequoia is expected to arrive in Belfast on Monday. The vessel will arrive on top of a barge since it is not currently seaworthy. It will be restored...

Maine wardens investigate death of ATV passenger

Oct. 20, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

MONTVILLE, Maine (AP) — Game wardens in Maine say they're investigating a fatal crash involving an all-terrain passenger vehicle in a small town west of Belfast. The wardens say the crash killed 30-year-old Rachel Curtis of Montville in her hometown on Sunday. They say Curtis was a passenger on an ATV that...

DOJ funds group that helps rehabilitate criminal offenders

Oct. 20, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A Maine organization that focuses on rehabilitation of criminal offenders will receive more than $900,000 from the federal government to support its work. Republican Sen. Susan Collins and independent Sen. Angus King say the money will go from the U.S. Department of Justice's...

Brexit ignites fears of renewed violence in Northern Ireland

Oct. 16, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Kate Nash says the time known as "The Troubles" never really ended in Northern Ireland. While the 1998 Good Friday Agreement brought an era of relative peace and prosperity to the U.K. region, paramilitary groups still exist and lower levels of violence continue to plague...

The Latest: German govt says time is running out on Brexit

Sep. 27, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's plans to leave the European Union (all times local): 6 p.m. The German government says it's still possible to reach a deal for Britain to leave the European Union on good terms next month, but cautioned that time is running out. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert...

Johnson denies lying to queen, wins Brexit court case

Sep. 12, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government insisted Thursday that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for...

The Latest: EU official: No new Brexit proposals from UK

Sep. 12, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:20 p.m. European Parliament President David Sassoli says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government has made no new proposals that would unblock Brexit talks and that talking about removing the so-called backstop from the divorce agreement is...

Parliament's suspension before Brexit protested across UK

Aug. 31, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson's provocative decision to suspend the British Parliament for a time before the country's deadline for leaving the European Union came under fire Saturday in London and other cities where protesters took to the streets. The demonstrations were called ahead of what...

Former MBAN building in Belfast going up for auction

Aug. 23, 2019 12:20 AM EDT

BELFAST, Maine (AP) — A large complex where former credit card company MBNA once employed 2,000 Mainers is going up for auction. Bids will start at $1.8 million next month for the former MBNA call center that's now home to home to Bank of America, service company OnProcess Technology and several other...