Portland Press Herald

  • Downeaster train hits car stuck on tracks, no one injured
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 10:53 PM

    EAST KINGSTON, N.H. – Fire officials in East Kingston say no one was hurt when an Amtrak Downeaster train hit a car that was stuck on the train tracks.
    Firefighters responded to the collision around 5 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Big backlash resurrects big-game ban
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 07:46 PM

    WASHINGTON — A combination of public and private pressure prompted President Trump to overturn his administration’s recent move to allow elephants shot for sport in Zimbabwe and Zambia to be imported back to the United States as trophies, according to interviews with several individuals briefed on the decision.

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  • Feature obituary: Melvin Stone, media fixture and witness to Nuremberg trials, dies at 96
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 08:21 PM

    Melvin Stone – who owned Maine newspapers and radio and television stations and witnessed the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals shortly after World War II – died Friday at the Cedars retirement community in Portland.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Oklahoma teacher accused of having sex with student
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 06:19 PM

    An Oklahoma teacher is accused of having sex with a high school student after the boy’s parents reported nude photographs and text messages on their son’s phone to authorities.
    Hunter Day, a 22-year-old teacher at Yukon High School in Yukon, Oklahoma, was arrested Wednesday after authorities said they used the boy’s phone to confirm a meeting and found Day sitting on her living room floor with the lights off and candles lit.

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  • More Maine farmers take to growing through fall, winter
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 06:59 PM

    WEST GARDINER — Early this month, a moment of reckoning came for vegetable growers around Maine.
    The maritime tropical air that had been over the state, sending daytime temperature into the 50s, was replaced by cold blasts from Canada and the Arctic.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • For those who love tiny trains, a chug fest in Auburn
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 07:14 PM

    AUBURN — In one room of the Great Falls Model Railroad Club display Saturday, tiny trains chugged along beneath three merrily decorated Christmas trees.
    In another room, all four seasons were depicted, and slightly bigger trains circled miniature snowbanks, tiny piles of autumn leaves, and green, dusty lumber yards.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Timing may be less of an issue in treating of stroke victims, study finds
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 05:05 PM

    Patients and doctors long have relied on a simple rule of thumb for seeking care after an ischemic stroke: “Time is brain.”
    In other words, the longer it takes for patients to seek medical care after a stroke, the more their brain tissue is likely to be starved of blood and die – significantly raising the risk of permanent disability.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Cabbies bare classy chassis in calendar
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 05:39 PM

    NEW YORK — New York City cabbies have been called a lot of things over the years – courteous, reckless, sometimes rude. But sexy?
    That’s the tongue-in-cheek goal of a quirky pinup calendar featuring a dozen New York City taxi drivers smirking and smoldering in provocative poses in and around their yellow cabs.

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  • Mugabe must quit, Zimbabweans insist
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 04:20 PM

    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe’s capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President Robert Mugabe and calls for him to quit immediately.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Rally cars to roar, or creep, across northern New England
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 09:14 AM

    An annual road rally for vintage cars is coming to northern New England this summer.
    The Great Race starts June 23 in Buffalo, New York, and travels through Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and New Brunswick before finishing in Halifax, Nova Scotia.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Defiant Alabama digs in for Moore
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 07:28 PM

    BRENT, Ala. — Embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore is pinning his hopes for victory on Alabama’s long-held tradition of sharp defiance to perceived threats from forces outside the state.

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  • Civilians trained to reclaim Ukraine minefields
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 08:05 PM

    MYRNA DOLYNA, Ukraine —In an overgrown minefield, Yulia Boiko kneels down and starts gardening. Years of war have caused weeds to grow high in the abandoned croplands of eastern Ukraine.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • NASA map shows 20 years of changing seasons
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 06:07 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet.
    The data visualization, released this past week, shows Earth’s fluctuations as seen from space.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Volunteers in Augusta pack meals to feed the hungry in 70 countries
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 06:41 PM

    AUGUSTA — It’s not that Alexis Everett didn’t have other things she could have been doing on a Saturday afternoon, but the 16-year-old from Chelsea said there was nowhere more important for her to be than volunteering alongside her grandmother, scooping cupfuls of soy and rice into bags that will feed hungry people in need in one of 70 countries.

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  • Boston free speech rally draws protesters
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 07:07 PM

    BOSTON — A few dozen free speech advocates rallied peacefully Saturday on Boston Common, but just like last summer’s event, they were outnumbered by counterprotesters.
    The “Rally for the Republic” event was held by conservative groups Resist Marxism and Boston Free Speech despite being denied a permit by the city.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Bonn climate talks end with progress despite glitches
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 05:02 PM

    BONN, Germany — Delegates stumbled out of an all-night negotiating session at this year’s global climate talks, expressing satisfaction Saturday at the progress made toward creating a comprehensive rulebook for fighting global warming.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Still no arrest in Portland bank robbery
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 05:20 PM

    Portland police have not yet made an arrest in the robbery of a KeyBank branch in North Deering on Friday, a police spokesman said Saturday evening.
    Police are searching for a man with a semi-automatic handgun who robbed the KeyBank branch on Auburn Street about 2 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Variety of holiday traditions celebrated at Portland event
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 04:16 PM

    Hundreds of people crowded into the Portland Public Library’s Rines Auditorium on Saturday to celebrate six different holidays, each one drawing on the symbolism of light.
    The sixth annual Season of Light celebration included food, arts and crafts, a silent auction and raffle all centered on Christmas, Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, Diwali, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and the winter solstice.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 10:55 AM

    NEW YORK — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the Australian hard rock band AC/DC, has died. He was 64.
    AC/DC announced the death on their official Facebook page and website Saturday.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Horse put down after being struck by car
    Saturday - 11/18/2017 - 10:10 AM

    LITTLETON – State police say a horse had to be euthanized after it ran into a road and was struck by a car and a truck in Littleton.
    Authorities say the collisions happened around 7:20 p.m.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share