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Correction: Wreaths Convoy story
10 Dec 2018 at 8:47pm
In some versions of a Dec. 8 story about wreaths being sent to Arlington National Cemetery, The Associated Press incorrectly reported the name of the program, as well as the number of wreaths being shipped to the cemetery.
Laborious recount starts in Maine's ranked-balloting race
6 Dec 2018 at 11:35pm
Ballots are prepared for recounting in Maine's 2nd Congressional District, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Augusta, Maine. The recount was requested by outgoing U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin after losing a November ranked-choice race to Rep.-elect Jared Golden.
NFL official on leave; accused of calling player vulgar name
5 Dec 2018 at 5:30am
Balcer was 17 at the time of the Oct. 31, 2016, stabbings at... A teenager who told authorities she "snapped" and killed her parents while struggling with gender identity is going to prison for 40 years. A teenager who told authorities she "snapped" and killed her parents while struggling with gender identity is going to prison for 40 years.
Maine teen sentenced to 40 years for killing parents
5 Dec 2018 at 12:56am
Andrea Balcer listens to testimony during the sentencing hearing for killing her parents, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta, Maine. Balcer was 17 at the time of the Oct. 31, 2016, stabbings at their Winthrop home.
Recount in Maine's 2nd District to begin Thursday
3 Dec 2018 at 11:52pm
This panel of file photos show U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin in 2017, left, and state Rep. Jared Golden in 2018, right, in Maine. Poliquin said on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, a recount in his failed re-election bid is needed so every vote is counted by hand under the state's new election system.
New England should have plenty of power this winter
1 Dec 2018 at 6:14pm
In this Dec. 26, 2013 file photo, utility crews prepare to work on power lines at dusk on in Litchfield, Maine, where many had been without electricity since a storm earlier in the week. The company that manages the electric grid across New England said there should be plenty of power during the winter 0f 2018-19.
Epsom woman celebrates 90th birthday
19 Nov 2018 at 7:31am
Mary Orff of Epsom recently celebrated her 95th birthday, surrounded by her family, at the home of her son Eric Orff in Epsom.
Congressman in tight race sues over ranked-voting system
17 Nov 2018 at 3:30am
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Augusta, Maine.
Judge, ballot counters racing to election finale in Maine
15 Nov 2018 at 6:03pm
U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, speaks at a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Augusta, Maine. Poliquin filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap in an attempt to stop a tabulation of ranked-choice ballots in his race against Democratic challenger Jared Golden.
Maine election officials near final tally in US House race
15 Nov 2018 at 6:03pm
Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap works with Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn, right, during the ballot-tabulation process for Maine's Second Congressional District's House election, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Augusta, Maine. The election is the first congressional race in American history to be decided by the ranked-choice voting method that allows second choices.
New way of voting faces test in Maine congressional district
13 Nov 2018 at 2:54am
Maine election officials, including Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, left, and Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn, center, began counting ballots on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, in Augusta for the Second Congressional District's House election. The election is the first congressional race in American history to be decided by the ranked-choice voting method that allows second choices.