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FILE - This May 8, 2019, file photo shows a lobster atop others in Arundel, Maine.  Maine's congressional delegation announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, that China is making U.S. lobster eligible for a tariff reduction. Starting the following week, Chinese businesses could apply for a tariff exemption that would let them buy U.S. lobster at a lower price, officials said. ( AP Photo/Rodrique Ngowi, File)

US lobstermen may see relief from steep Chinese tariffs

Feb. 25, 2020 1:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — China is making U.S. lobster eligible for a tariff reduction, good news for lobster fishermen who lost a key export market during trade hostilities, Maine's congressional delegation announced Tuesday. The one-year exemption process may exclude $300 million worth of U.S. seafood from...

Foreman scores 16 to lead Stony Brook past Maine 54-46

Feb. 22, 2020 9:39 PM EST

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Makale Foreman had 16 points as Stony Brook defeated Maine 54-46 on Saturday night. Mouhamadou Gueye had 14 points and eight rebounds for Stony Brook (18-10, 9-4 America East Conference). Miles Latimer added 10 points. Andrew Garcia had 10 points and eight rebounds. Sergio El...

In this Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 photo, Dr. Robert Bayer holds a jar of frozen lobster blood in his lab in Orono, Maine. Bayer's company, Lobster Unlimited of Orono, is investigating whether lobster blood can be used as a potential weapon against viruses and cancer, and representatives said results are promising. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the company a patent in late October related to its work. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Claws of health? Lobster blood could play role in new drugs

Feb. 19, 2020 12:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing their blood for use in new drugs. The effort, involving a longtime lobster scientist, wouldn't be the first example of coastal...

Ring lost in Maine is found in Finland 47 years later

Feb. 16, 2020 4:48 PM EST

BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — A high school class ring that was lost in Maine in 1973 has been found in a forest in Finland. Debra McKenna, 63, lost the ring in Portland when she was a student at Morse High School, the Bangor Daily News reported. She said the ring was largely forgotten until a sheet metal...

Hammond scores 26 to carry Niagara past Monmouth 77-72

Feb. 16, 2020 4:06 PM EST

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Marcus Hammond had 26 points and 12 rebounds as Niagara narrowly defeated Monmouth 77-72 on Sunday. Hammond hit 6 of 9 3-pointers with the Purple Eagles finishing 11 of 23 from the arc. Shandon Brown had 17 points and seven rebounds for Niagara (9-16, 7-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic...

Clark guides Albany to 66-60 victory over Maine

Feb. 16, 2020 3:12 PM EST

ORONO, Maine (AP) — Ahmad Clark finished with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and Albany held off Maine 66-60 on Sunday. Clark sank 7 of 12 shots from the floor, including 4 of 8 from 3-point range, and all five of his free throws for the Great Danes (14-12, 7-4 America East Conference). Trey...

Oregon governor calls for breaching 4 Snake River dams

Feb. 15, 2020 5:30 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The governor of Oregon has come out in favor of removing four hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state, saying that is the best way to increase endangered salmon runs. Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, sent a letter to Washington’s Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee this week,...

Withers, Mitchell carry UMass-Lowell past Maine 71-63

Feb. 12, 2020 10:16 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Connor Withers scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds as UMass Lowell beat Maine 71-63 on Wednesday night. Ron Mitchell had 16 points and eight rebounds for UMass Lowell (10-16, 4-7 America East Conference). Allin Blunt added 12 points and Obadiah Noel 11 as the River Hawks...

FILE - In this March 28, 2018 file photo, the baleen is visible as a North Atlantic right whale feeds on the surface of Cape Cod bay off the coast of Plymouth, Mass. Federal regulators say a Maine plan to reduce risk to endangered whales doesn't goes far enough, and that means fishermen in the state could face more restrictions. Maine officials submitted a plan to the federal government designed to meet a requirement to better protect rare North Atlantic right whales from entanglement in lobster fishing gear. The whales number only about 400 and can die if ensnared in the gear. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Maine whale protection plan doesn't go far enough, feds say

Feb. 12, 2020 1:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal regulators don't believe a Maine plan to reduce risk to endangered whales goes far enough, and that means fishermen in the state could face more restrictions. Maine officials submitted a plan to the federal government designed to meet a requirement to better protect rare...

Maine Legislature sustains governor's veto of sports betting

Feb. 11, 2020 6:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers did not muster enough support Tuesday to override a veto of a sports betting proposal, and the governor urged lawmakers to “slow down" and see how it plays out in other states. The 85-57 vote in the Maine House fell short of a two-thirds majority needed to...