Top News & Analysis Maine

  • Jan 17- Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Friday aiming for renewable energy to provide all of the state's electricity by 2030 to fight climate change. With the order, Rhode Island joins several other states that have set 100% clean energy goals, including Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Maine, New York, Washington and Virginia,...

  • Jan 11- At least 10 people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms pushed...

  • Jan 11- At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms...

  • Jan 11- At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in seven states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and 2 to 5 inches of snow fell on Friday night and early Saturday as storms...

  • Jan 11- At least four people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled in Chicago, hundreds more across the Central Plains and Northeast, and thousands were without power in parts of seven states, as a massive winter storm dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan on Saturday. Hurricane-force wind gusts, golf-ball-sized hail and between 2- to-5...

  • Chile.

    The "Go Topeka" program plans to pay people up to $15,000 to move to Topeka, Kansas.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- The Trump administration on Wednesday said it is proposing a rule to allow states to import prescription drugs from Canada, moving forward a plan announced this summer that the president has said will bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans. Importation of drugs from Canada as a way to lower costs for U.S. consumers has been considered for...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 18- The Trump administration on Wednesday said it is proposing a rule to allow states to import prescription drugs from Canada, moving forward a plan announced this summer that the president has said will bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans. Importation of drugs from Canada as a way to lower costs for U.S. consumers has been considered for...

  • Students on campus at the University of Notre Dame

    You don't have to rely on just your paycheck to pay down your student loans. Volunteering, apps and even some jobs could help.

  • If you want to work remotely and within walking distance of a state park, consider Niagara Falls.

  • Ranked-choice voting is already being used statewide in Maine. Cities like New York City will vote to try the approach this month.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- A deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives took a major step in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump on Thursday when lawmakers approved rules for the next stage, including public hearings, in the Democratic-led inquiry into Trump's attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival. No one comes to Congress to...

  • CHICAGO/ TOKYO, Oct 22- The time may not be far off when more adults need diapers than babies as the population grows older, potentially a huge opportunity for manufacturers of incontinence products- if they can lift the stigma that has long constrained sales. The market for adult diapers, disposable underwear and absorbent pads is growing fast, up 9% last year to $9...

  • Niagara Falls.

    If you want to work remotely and within walking distance of a state park, consider Niagara Falls.

  • The University of Maine broke three world records when it unveiled a boat produced by its polymer 3D printer. The 3D printer can produce objects as long as 100 feet, and printed a 25 foot, 5,000-pound patrol boat in just 72 hours.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by Dominion Energy Inc and President Donald Trump's administration of a lower court ruling that halted construction on a $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline due to run underneath a section of the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia. Environmental groups had sued to stop the...

  • Sept 24- As many as 60 million Americans tend to have a hard time qualifying for credit cards and other loans, making it more difficult for them to recover from financial setbacks, according to a report released on Tuesday by the New York Federal Reserve. The findings show that the number of Americans who cannot easily access loans may be twice as many as previously...

  • Police in Maine are investigating a deadly explosion that ripped through an office building. The Farmington Fire Department responded a call about a "gas smell" at the administrative building for Life Enrichment Advancing People (LEAP), an organization that helps disadvantaged and disabled adults, just after 8 a.m., according to a statement. "Upon arrival and while investigating the scene, the building exploded," the statement said.

  • Students on campus at the University of Notre Dame

    You don't have to rely on just your paycheck to pay down your student loans. Volunteering, apps and even some jobs could help.

  • Peter Alley just won $500,000 in a lottery scratch-off game less than two years after another six-figure win.