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  • PORTLAND, Maine— Interstate fishing regulators are working on a new plan to manage the monkfish fishery on the East Coast. The New England Fishery Management Council has initiated a plan to create new fishing specifications for the fish for the next three years. Fishermen catch monkfish from Maine to North Carolina, though most are brought ashore in...

  • Donald Trump says he saved former Miss Universe Alicia Machado's job by shaming her into losing weight. Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly Wednesday night that he "saved her job because they wanted to fire her for putting on so much weight." Donald Trump wants to know how many Christian conservatives are backing him in Iowa.

  • CHICAGO, Sept 23- When Mylan NV recruited food allergy bloggers to learn about its campaign to get allergic shock antidotes into schools, many were eager to join the maker of the EpiPens they carry in purses and stash in book bags to protect their children against potentially lethal attacks. During the same period, the company was marking up its EpiPen to more than...

  • Sept 22- Wells Fargo& Co Chief Executive John Stumpf, under fire over problematic sales tactics, resigned from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's advisory council on Thursday. "John made a personal decision to resign as the Twelfth District's representative to the Federal Advisory Council. Maine Senator Angus King, a political independent, wrote a...

  • David Brown disregarded the risk that driving a Jeep with weak brakes could cause serious bodily injury, Androscoggin County deputy district attorney James Andrews said Thursday. More than 20 passengers were hurt in the October 2014 crash, and 17- year-old Cassidy Charette, of Oakland, was killed. A grand jury also indicted Harvest Hill Farms, where the haunted...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— The United States and Canada have brokered a deal to share what's left of the dwindling North American cod fishing business in the Atlantic next year. The agreement with Canada represents an 8 metric ton increase for the U.S. and a 96 metric ton increase for Canada, leaving some in the U.S. fishing industry irked. "Cod fish is very important to the...

  • LAS VEGAS— Officials from 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay, slamming the measure as inappropriate federal overreach by the Obama Administration. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in...

  • *Suspect had traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan. ELIZABETH, N.J./ WASHINGTON, Sept 20- The father of the Afghan-born man arrested after weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey reported concerns about his son to the FBI in 2014, but officials took no action after reviewing the complaint, the father and law enforcement officials said on Tuesday.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Maine's wild blueberry crop was better than expected this year despite a drought that has hit some sectors of New England agriculture hard, and consumers could benefit from the heavy supply. Maine, which is by far the largest wild blueberry-producing state in the country, most likely hit its five-year average of about 93 million pounds of...

  • *Suspect had traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan. LINDEN, N.J., Sept 20- U.S. investigators sought clues on Tuesday to why an Afghan-born naturalized American citizen might have planted bombs in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend, including whether he had accomplices or was radicalized overseas. Rahami was suspected in weekend bombings, including a blast...

  • LINDEN, N.J., Sept 20- U.S. investigators were looking on Tuesday for clues to why an Afghanistan- born man might have planted bombs around the New York area over the weekend, including whether the suspect had accomplices or was radicalized overseas. The events put New York on edge and fueled the debate about U.S. security seven weeks before the presidential...

  • PORTLAND, Maine— Maine utility regulators are considering a $500,000 fine against FairPoint Communications for failing to meet minimum service standards for landline customers, but FairPoint contends the standards are both unattainable and unnecessary in the fast-evolving telecom industry. FairPoint, which provides telephone service in Maine, New...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 13- Wells Fargo's practices of putting customers into fake accounts, which last week led the U.S. government to fine it $190 million, took center stage in Congress on Tuesday with staff members for Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee set to meet with representatives of the bank. Torrie Matous, spokeswoman for the committee's chairman,...

  • LONDON, Sept 9- U.S. crude oil inventories plunged by more than 14.5 million barrels in the week ending on Sept. 2, the largest weekly drop since 1999.. Crude imports fell from an average of 8.9 million barrels per day in the week ending Aug. 26 to just 7.1 million bpd in the week ending Sept. 2, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- U.S. crude oil inventories plunged by more than 14.5 million barrels in the week ending on Sept. 2, the largest weekly drop since 1999.. Crude imports fell from an average of 8.9 million barrels per day in the week ending Aug. 26 to just 7.1 million bpd in the week ending Sept. 2, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation seized computers and other material on Friday from Manuel Alfaro, who left his job as executive director of assessment design and development at the College Board in February 2015. The FBI is investigating alleged computer intrusion and theft against an unidentified "victim corporation" involving "confidential or...

  • HOUSTON, Aug 4- A pact that 15 U.S. states signed to jointly investigate Exxon Mobil Corp for allegedly misleading the public about climate change sought to keep prosecutors' deliberations confidential and was broadly written so they could probe other fossil fuel companies. After numerous filings under sunshine laws, a copy of the agreement was obtained by the...

  • NEW YORK, July 13- Wealthy U.S. investors are holding record cash balances out of fear that the U.S. presidential election will wreak havoc on their retirement accounts, a senior UBS Group AG executive said. Bob McCann, who chairs the Swiss bank's Americas division, said in an interview this week that clients are confident about the economy but hesitant to invest...

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