President Barack Obama will direct federal agencies to fast-track an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas, backing a segment of the larger Keystone XL project that he rejected earlier this year.
Skiers in Maine stripped down to shorts and bikinis Wednesday as they got in a few sun-drenched runs. The warm winter has cost local ski resorts millions of dollars this year.
Doctors in California have identified a cell that shows up in people who've just had heart attacks. If they could locate those cells in advance, they may be able to successfully prevent heart attacks in the future.
Police are looking for a person who reportedly hit a Dixfield woman on the head and ran off with her lunch box.
An analysis of 36 years of gas prices and domestic oil production shows there's no correlation between the amount of oil drilled in the U.S. and the price of gas — despite what politicians might tell you.
The Appropriations Committee is taking public comments today on proposed cuts to the Maine Clean Election fund, education and the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.
The NFL also fined the Saints $500,000, took away draft picks and suspended their former defensive coordinator indefinitely because of the team's program of rewarding players who successfully injured opponents.
Forbes has named the Portland-South Portland-Biddeford metro area as one of the best places in the country to find a job this spring, based on the number of employers who soon expect to add employees.
Christopher Schisler is sentenced to 8½ years of incarceration, with all but one year suspended.
The amended bill requires that the $300,000 cost of a feasibility study be paid back if the project gets the go-ahead.
Sellers of scrap will now have to show photo ID or give vehicle-registration numbers, and the bill also broadens the definition of "scrap metal processor".
Gov. LePage signs the bill to extend to state workers the right to store concealed weapons in their locked vehicles while at work.
In the study, participants holding a toy gun glimpsed scenes of people holding objects and had to decide quickly whether the object was a gun.
The strange disturbance sounds like distant thunder, fireworks or someone slamming a heavy door. At first, many people were amused or curious. But after three restless nights, aggravation is mounting.
This morning's crash near the Bowdoinham exit involved a commercial vehicle that leaked a large amount of fuel.
The companies, including eHarmony and Match.com, agreed to screen for sex offenders after a woman was recently assaulted on a date.
Experts who see some agreement rather than irreconcilable differences are scratching their heads and wondering if politicians of both parties may have more in common than they care to admit in an election year.
Vélo Québec Événements, an internationally recognized bicycle touring organization, will bring its tour to Maine in August 2013.
Their mother says the two boys are doing fine, other than a few scratches from the icy snow bank they landed on.
Though relations between the two nations have warmed in recent years, Beijing has never recanted a vow to retake the island, by force if necessary.
The 37-year-old Brownville woman faces charges including aggravated unlawful furnishing of marijuana, furnishing of alcohol to minors, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Legislators give final passage to the change in the public campaign financing law. It now awaits Gov. LePage's signature.
William Barton, 51, faces charges including operating under the influence causing death and possession of methamphetamines.
Festivities at the State House today include French music, a Franco-American breakfast, and historical and cultural displays.
Jason W. Thurston of Northport is recognized for heroism in rescuing a 71-year-old woman from a fire in December 2010.
The bodies of Rabbi Jonathan Sandler, his sons Arieh, 5, and Gabriel, 3, and 8-year-old Myriam Monsenego are laid to rest.
Orange flashes lit up the night sky near the Toulouse apartment where a holed-up al-Qaida gunman — who is suspected of killing three schoolchildren, three soldiers and a rabbi in recent days — had been surrounded all day.
AUGUSTA -- A resident wants Maine's capital city to hold a Memorial Day parade for the first time in decades.
AUGUSTA -- Citing a "systematic attack" on her agency, Maine State Housing Authority Director Dale McCormick resigned Tuesday in response to prolonged pressure from Republicans who questioned spending by the authority.
The state has dismissed charges of forgery, theft and accepting kickbacks against former Chelsea selectwoman Carole Swan so that she will face more far-reaching and serious federal charges.
AUGUSTA -- Andy and Susan McLean spent part of the evening before their daughter was to undergo open heart surgery praying to God for a miracle.
MANCHESTER -- Darrick Banda has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the post of district attorney in prosecutorial District 4, which includes all of Kennebec and Somerset counties.
AUGUSTA -- There's a huge gulf between prison terms that are recommended for the man convicted of burning down the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop in Vassalboro.
CHINA -- More than $2 million is requested from voters for the 2012-13 municipal budget and the only item on which the selectmen and the Budget Committee disagree is over $1,504 for charitable organizations and social service agencies.
AUGUSTA -- A committee recommends Augusta City Council Chambers, and its technological ability to broadcast meetings both on television and the Internet, be opened up to virtually all city boards and committees.
A bill mandating performance evaluations for educators could go to a vote in the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee today.
FARMINGTON -- Most people hear the term graffiti and immediately think vandalism.
PORTLAND -- Augusta attorney Walter McKee has been named recipient of the 2012 Justice Louis Scolnik Award.
AUGUSTA -- Maine's Legislature may adjourn in less than three weeks, allowing lawmakers to get to work on re-election campaigns. That hasn't stopped Gov. Paul LePage from introducing major proposals this month regarding education, energy, welfare fraud and tax and spending reforms.
AUGUSTA -- A public hearing on the proposed $26.8 million school budget is planned tonight.
WATERVILLE -- City councilors voted 6-1 Tuesday to buy the Morning Sentinel building for $550,000 and turn it into a police station.