Wynn Resorts settles with pension funds over sex allegations

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Wynn Resorts agreed Wednesday to accept $41 million from former CEO and chairman Steve Wynn and insurance carriers as part of a settlement stemming from shareholder lawsuits accusing...

Wynn Resorts settles with pension fund after sex allegations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An official in charge of New York's more than $200 billion public pension fund has announced a settlement with Wynn Resorts in response to 2018 sexual misconduct allegations agains...

1 person, 1 vote? Maybe not. NYC mulls ranked choice voting

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City voters used to picking one candidate per race may soon be marking their ballots for up to five. A ballot measure in Tuesday's election would make the ci...

Mint, menthol: Vape industry has dug heels in on flavor bans

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year even as one state, Michiga...

Tribal leaders, lawmakers mull changes to tribal sovereignty

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Tribal leaders and lawmakers in Maine have begun to work together on potential reforms to a 1980 agreement in hopes of spurring economic development and addressing health, educat...

Maine making it easier for asylum seekers to quality for aid

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic governor expanded aid Thursday for hundreds of asylum seekers who have arrived in the state's biggest city this summer, and said she's asked the federal gover...

Governor to sign bill creating legal framework for pot sales

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor plans to sign a bill in coming days to set up a legal framework for recreational marijuana sales, a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said Friday. ...

Maine moves toward presidential primaries with ranked voting

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Legislature sent a proposal to the governor Wednesday to ditch the state's presidential caucuses for a primary system that would be the nation's first to allow voters to ...

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine legalized medically assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives with prescribed medication. ...

Maine legislators OK assisted suicide; bill goes to governor

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Legislature voted Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, passing a bill that would allow doctors to prescribe terminally ill people a fatal dose of medication. ...

Maine latest to ditch Columbus Day, honor Native Americans

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine joined a small but growing number of states on Friday that have renamed Columbus Day to honor indigenous people as part of a movement to recognize the dark side of colonial...

APNewsBreak: Numbers of Maine lawmakers who went on to lobby

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — At least 14 Democrat and eight Republican lawmakers in Maine have gone on to register as paid lobbyists over the past three decades, a practice that is being targeted by a bill m...

Ex-Maine governor pardoned 2 people without hearing

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's corrections department says the former governor pardoned two people in his last days in office without consulting the clemency board and holding a public hearing. ...

Maine governor, predecessor share a fondness for speeding

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Former Gov. Paul LePage and current Gov. Janet Mills couldn't be more different when it comes to politics. But, according to their state driving records, they share at least one ...

Maine GOP re-elects chair following rough 2018 election

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Republicans who suffered blistering losses in November re-elected their leader and chose an outspoken city mayor as vice-chair Saturday. The GOP re-electe...