Latest Maine News

Payton Pritchard scores a career-high 31 points as Celtics rest starters and cruise past Hornets

Apr. 12, 2024 22:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Payton Prichard scored a career-high 31 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 131-98 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. Pritchard added 11 assists for his second double-double this season and helped the Celtics avoid losing three consecutive games in...

Maine lawmakers approve shield law for providers of abortion and gender-affirming care

Apr. 12, 2024 22:25 PM EDT

The Democratic-controlled Maine Legislature gave final approval Friday to a bill that would protect health care workers who provide abortion and gender-affirming care from legal action brought in other states. If signed by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills, Maine would join more than a...

Maine governor signs bill restricting paramilitary training in response to neo-Nazi's plan

Apr. 12, 2024 21:39 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A bill to restrict paramilitary training in Maine in response to a neo-Nazi who wanted to create a training center for a “blood tribe” was signed into law by Democratic Gov. Janet Mills on Friday. The law, which the governor signed without public comment,...

Maine sues biochemical giant over contamination from PCB-tainted products

Apr. 12, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is suing biochemical giant Monsanto for allegedly knowingly selling products containing harmful chemicals that have contributed to contamination in the state. The latest lawsuit targeting the company over the manufacture and sale of products with...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Apr. 12, 2024 12:50 PM EDT

Portland Press Herald. April 7, 2024. Editorial: Digital privacy should not be a state-level priority A bill that would place novel limits on digital marketing in the name of consumer protection could do more harm than good. Increasingly predatory means...

How immigrant workers in US have helped boost job growth and stave off a recession

Apr. 12, 2024 10:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Having fled economic and political chaos in Venezuela, Luisana Silva now loads carpets for a South Carolina rug company. She earns enough to pay rent, buy groceries, gas up her car — and send money home to her parents. Reaching the United States was a harrowing...

Maine shooter's commanding Army officer acknowledges his inaction over missed counseling sessions

Apr. 11, 2024 21:09 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The commanding officer of an Army reservist responsible for the deadliest shooting in Maine history acknowledged to an independent commission on Thursday that he didn’t take action when the reservist skipped counselor sessions, and didn't attempt to verify that the...

Fiery debate over proposed shield law leads to rare censure in Maine House

Apr. 11, 2024 20:01 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Fiery debate over a bill to protect health care workers who provide abortion and gender-affirming care from out-of-state lawsuits crossed a line in the Maine House, leading lawmakers to formally censure a pair of colleagues on Thursday. Rep. Michael Lemelin,...

Maine's supreme court overrules new trial in shooting of Black man

Apr. 11, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's supreme court on Thursday reversed an order for a new trial for a Portland man who was convicted of manslaughter for shooting his sister’s boyfriend. A judge last year vacated Mark Cardilli Jr.’s 2019 manslaughter conviction and granted a new...

Tennessee GOP senators OK criminalizing helping minors get transgender care, mimicking abortion bill

Apr. 11, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are considering criminalizing adults who help minors receive gender-affirming care without parental consent, a proposal advancing in one of the most eager states to enact policies aimed at the LGBTQ+ community. Republican senators...