At least two are in serious condition after an accident in Etna, Maine that involved cars, a school bus and a tractor trailer.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Keystone XL's top supporter in the U.S. Senate frantically lobbied colleagues on Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt to find enough "yes" votes to approve the oil pipeline from Canada. TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline has broad support in Louisiana, an oil-producing state, where Landrieu faces an uphill battle to win a new six-year term in a...
WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Keystone XL supporters in the U.S. Senate faced tough odds on Tuesday in passing a bill to approve the oil pipeline from Canada after one lawmaker they hoped might be a "yes" said he would vote against the project. "Congress is not- nor should it be- in the business of legislating the approval or disapproval of a construction project," Senator Angus...
WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Keystone XL supporters in the U.S. Senate faced tough odds for passing a bill to approve the oil pipeline from Canada on Tuesday after one lawmaker they hoped might be a "yes" said he would vote against the project. With the 100- member Senate one vote short of the needed 60 to pass a version of a bill that sailed through the House of Representatives...
WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Backers of the Keystone XL oil pipeline hope a vote in the U.S. Senate late on Tuesday will send a bill clearing the way for the controversial project to President Barack Obama. Republican Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota, who introduced the bill with Landrieu, was asked on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program on Tuesday if there were enough votes to...
A Maine judge rejects a bid by state health officials to restrict the movements of Kaci Hickox, who has been defying a quarantine, reports CNBC's Mandy Drury.
The fight over Ebola quarantines in the U.S. is discouraging doctors, nurses and other health workers from going to Africa. NBC News reports.
New York City's health department said a doctor being treated for Ebola "cooperated fully" with officials, dismissing a report that he initially lied.
OTTAWA, Oct 29- Canada has issued an emergency order to railways detailing how many handbrakes they must set on unattended trains to prevent deadly runaways, and will hire new staff to conduct an "audit blitz" of rail companies' safety systems. The announcement on Wednesday came in response to the Canadian Transportation Safety Board's final report in August on...
Heavy rain and wind slowed down the morning commute Wednesday as a Nor'easter makes its way through New England. NBC reports.
NEW YORK, Oct 1- For the first time in three years, Daniel Streetman is buying coffee beans in bulk from Colombia, exploiting low comparative prices and reflecting new flexibility by U.S. roasters who had become over reliant on a single country for premium arabica. Instead he bought more from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
*Medicaid expansion key part of Obama's healthcare reform. Up to a dozen states, including several led by Republicans, could move forward with plans to expand coverage under Medicaid after the November elections. Texas Governor Rick Perry once said expanding Medicaid would be similar to "adding a thousand people to the Titanic."
Maine stands tall for education and quality of life, but a sluggish economy and limited infrastructure create issues for business.
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A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.
After gallons of crude oil gushed from the Exxon Valdez and soiled Alaskan's grounds, oil spill responders fear that another disaster is looming.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.
The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.
Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?