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  • PORTLAND, Maine— A judge has ordered Maine broadcasters to produce unaired tapes of prosecutor interviews in a murder case. The Portland Press Herald reports the Maine Public Broadcasting Network and WGME-TV have seven days to comply with Monday's order to hand over outtakes from interviews with Pamela Ames. Ames is a former assistant attorney general who...

  • Alabama: Grayson Hall, Regions Financial Corp., $8 million. Arizona: Richard C. Adkerson, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., $14 million. Arkansas: Doug McMillon, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., $22.4 million.

  • OAK BROOK, Ill., May 24- Hundreds of fast-food workers demanded wage increases as they marched outside McDonald's Corp headquarters during the company's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. More than two dozen protesters were arrested outside the United Continental Holdings Inc shareholder meeting in downtown Chicago. "I saw my mother, who worked 30...

  • NEW YORK— A proposal to curtail the nation's food stamp program would pinch families struggling to pay for groceries and ripple through other areas of the economy, including supermarkets and discounters, as people shuffle their budgets. President Donald Trump is proposing a roughly 30 percent reduction in the federal budget for the program formally known as...

  • NEW YORK— Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers. "When you say,' I need you to do this right now,' they get it done and get it done well," says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government& Civil Employee Services, a financial planning company in the western Pennsylvania borough of...

  • LUBEC, Maine— Maine's U.S. senators are on board with a plan to make it easier for seafood dealers to export sea urchins and sea cucumbers outside of the United States. Angus King say their proposal would prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from burdening the industry with inspections that they say are repetitive. Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree...

  • NEW YORK, May 23- The Trump administration is proposing to sell off in the coming fiscal year the entire gasoline reserve created in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, according to its budget proposal unveiled on Tuesday. It consists of 1 million barrels of gasoline blendstock and is stored in commercial storage terminals in Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has visited a Rhode Island public school and met with the governor to talk about education initiatives. WPRI-TV reports that Zuckerberg visited Del Sesto Middle School in Providence on Monday. A Massachusetts woman says she was surprised to bump into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg while walking on a crowded sidewalk in the...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says his quest this year to visit every state he hadn't before is about building relationships, not politics. He wrote the post Sunday from Newport, Rhode Island, where he was spotted with his wife, Priscilla Chan. Massachusetts real estate broker Gisele Borghani said she and her family were walking on a crowded...

  • FREEPORT, Maine— L.L. Bean's Bootmobile is leaving North America for the first time. The four-wheeled tribute to the Maine- based retailer's iconic boot is rolling across land of the rising sun, visiting L.L. Bean's 25 stores in Japan. Bootmobile ambassador Eddie Flaherty of Lewiston traveled to Japan last month to deliver the ceremonial key to the Japanese...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Members of the U.S. seafood industry are fearful that Canada's approval of a new trade deal with the European Union will cause big problems for the American lobster business, just as the catch is hitting historic highs. EU countries imported more than $150 million in lobster from the U.S. last year, along with more than $190 million Canadian from...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Medicaid recipients in Maine told state regulators Wednesday they shouldn't be forced to work to continue getting their health care benefits as the Republican governor has proposed. The health care bill recently approved by U.S. House Republicans would let states require certain Medicaid enrollees to work— an unprecedented change to the...

  • Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants about their salary history. And several states, including California, Mississippi and Pennsylvania, have proposed similar legislation this year. "I would not be surprised if we see other states and cities consider it," says Christine Hendrickson, an...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— A Portland- based brewery is suing a Missouri beer maker over trademark infringement. The Press Herald reports Shipyard Brewing Co. filed a federal lawsuit against Columbia Logboat Brewing Co. on Monday. Brendan Palfreyman, a trademark lawyer from New York, says Shipyard's case may be difficult to argue.

  • LEWISTON, Maine— A family with deep ties to a Maine college has made history with their donation. The Portland Press Herald reports that Alison Grott Bonney and Michael Bonney donated $50 million to Bates College. University president Clayton Spencer says the effort will be "transformational for Bates".

  • While the rest of Washington focused on the furor over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, Republicans were celebrating their effort to reverse the rules, arguing that it would boost the economy and make it easier for businesses to operate. Senators pointed out that Congress had only once before used the legislative tools stemming...

  • While the rest of Washington focused on the furor over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, Republicans were celebrating their effort to reverse the rules, arguing that it would boost the economy and make it easier for businesses to operate. Senators pointed out that Congress had only once before used the legislative tools stemming...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona made a...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 10- In a blow to administration efforts to free the oil and gas industry from Obama-era environmental rules, a Senate resolution to revoke a rule to limit leaks and flaring of methane from oil and gas production on federal lands fell short of votes 49-51 on Wednesday. Getting the Trump administration to repeal the Interior Department's Bureau of...