Democrat looking to unseat Sen. Collins wins key endorsement

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A national organization devoted to electing LGBTQ candidates to public office is endorsing for the U.S. Senate in Maine former Google executive Ross LaJeunesse, a Democrat who w...

Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it is endorsing a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, saying Collins “turned her back” on women and citing...

Maine governor pardons tribal attorney for 1968 pot charge

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A tribal attorney arrested for possessing marijuana while fighting for Passamaquoddy tribe land rights in 1968 was granted a posthumous pardon on Tuesday. Demo...

Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Catalogs, those glossy paper-and-ink offerings of outdoor apparel, kitchenware and fruit baskets, are not yet headed for the recycling bin of history. Until re...

GOP Sen. Collins of Maine launches reelection bid

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins officially launched her bid for a reelection Wednesday, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle for the seat the moderate Republican from Main...

Trump, impeachment could loom large in Sen. Collins’ race

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins has a well-funded Democrat prepping to challenge her next year. She has national women’s groups ready to attack her over her vote for Supreme Court...

Judge blocks student suspension over note about 'rapist'

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday blocked a three-day suspension imposed on a high school student for posting comments about a "rapist" on a bathroom mirror, saying her comments were ...

Charge dropped against man arrested after speaking Spanish

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal prosecutors dismissed a felony charge against a Guatemalan who was arrested after coming to the attention of Border Patrol agents for speaking Spanish in public in a cas...

Judge asked to stop student suspension over note about rape

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high school activist's comment about rape posted on a bathroom mirror represents constitutionally protected free speech — and punishing her would discourage young victims from...

Stephen, Tabitha King plan changes to iconic Maine home

Stephen and Tabitha King are ready for the next chapter for their Victorian mansion that stands behind a wrought iron gate festooned with winged creatures and spiderwebs. The authors...

Trump’s new refugee policy could pit cities against states

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When President Donald Trump dramatically slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S., he also gave state and local governments the authority to refuse to accept them for the ...

Mainers will likely have final vote on vaccine exemptions

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An effort to undo state lawmakers' ban on non-medical exemptions for vaccines will be decided by a statewide vote in March if petitions submitted on Wednesday are validated by t...

'Freeport flag ladies' wave Stars and Stripes one final time

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — After the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush encouraged a reeling nation to light candles in honor of the victims. Elaine Greene and...

Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally located

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine (AP) — A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Maine. ...

Africans flee to South America on dangerous journey to US

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When an armed conflict erupted in his village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele fled from the carnage. Hundreds of people, including some of his re...