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  • PORTLAND, Maine— The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming. Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect. "Trump needs to realize that a lot of his...

  • FREEPORT, Maine— Retailer L.L. Bean is giving $2 million to charity with a renewed focus on groups that help get kids outdoors. Recipients of 2017 grants geared toward helping get kids outdoors include Appalachian Mountain Club, American Hiking Society, Maine Audubon, Teens to Trails, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and the Student Conservation Association.

  • COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina's governor said Wednesday he is seeking an exemption from the Trump administration's expansion of offshore drilling, a move that will test the relationship between the president and one of his earliest supporters. Henry McMaster told reporters that the risks associated with drilling pose too great a threat to South Carolina's...

  • The attorneys general from 12 states signed the letter: New York, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia. Public consumer advocacy offices and state regulatory agencies from Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont also are involved.

  • PITTSFIELD, Maine— The CEO of Maine- based construction company Cianbro Corp. has stepped down. The company announced Monday Peter Vigue had left his post as CEO. Company officials say Peter Vigue will stay on as chairman of The Cianbro Cos.

  • *Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest U.S. East Coast refiner, cut rates due to the severe weather. Power outages fell to 123,000 from the 235,000 knocked out by the storm over the past couple of days and were largely concentrated in Canada, with 85,100 in Nova Scotia, 16,600 in New Brunswick and 5,100 in Quebec. Refiners in the Philadelphia region were...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- A severe winter storm in the U.S. From Baltimore to Caribou, Maine, efforts were under way to clear roadways from Thursday's snowfall. Power outages fell to 123,000 down from the 235,000 knocked out by the storm over the past couple of days and were largely concentrated in Canada, with 85,100 in Nova Scotia, 16,600 in New Brunswick and 5,100 in Quebec.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 4- A powerful blizzard battered the U.S. Thousands of flights were canceled, firefighters scrambled to rescue motorists from flooded streets in Boston, National Guard troops were mobilized in the Northeast and New York City's two main airports halted flights because of whiteout conditions. In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh said schools would...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 4- A powerful blizzard battered the U.S. Thousands of flights were canceled, firefighters scrambled to rescue motorists from flooded streets in Boston, National Guard troops were mobilized in the Northeast and New York City's two main airports halted flights because of whiteout conditions. In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh said schools would...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 4- A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. The only nuclear plant in Massachusetts was shut just after 2 p.m. because of the failure of a line that connects the reactor to the power grid. Heavy snow pounded the East Coast from Maine as far south as North Carolina on Thursday, taking out power lines, icing...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 4- A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. The only nuclear plant in Massachusetts was shut just after 2 p.m. because of the failure of a line that connects the reactor to the power grid. Heavy snow pounded the East Coast from Maine as far south as North Carolina on Thursday, taking out power lines, icing...

  • Thousands of flights were canceled, firefighters scrambled to rescue motorists from flooded streets in Boston, snow plows and salt trucks rumbled along roads and highways, and New York City's two main airports halted flights due to whiteout conditions. "I don't know where I'll stay tonight if I get stuck, probably with my boss," said Ran Richardson, 55, of Malden,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 4- A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Heavy snow pounded the East Coast from Maine as far south as North Carolina early on Thursday, taking out power lines, icing roadways and closing schools. The U.S. average home residential heating oil prices rose 5.4 percent to $3.078 a gallon in the week through...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 4- A powerful blizzard battered the Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen people. "I don't know where I'll stay tonight if I get stuck, probably with my boss," said Ran Richardson, 55,...

  • Northeast on Thursday, shutting schools and government offices, leaving tens of thousands without power and snarling travel as New York's JFK Airport halted flights due to whiteout conditions. Blizzard warnings were in place along the coast from North Carolina to Maine, with the National Weather Service forecasting winds as high as 70 miles per hour that may...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 4- An intense winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Some 65,000 homes and businesses along the U.S. East Coast are without power, and that number is expected to swell on Thursday as the storm punishes the densely populated U.S. Heavy snow pounded the East Coast along a front stretching from Maine as far south as...

  • Blizzard warnings were in place along the coast from North Carolina to Maine, with the National Weather Service forecasting winds as high as 70 miles per hour that may bring down tree limbs and knock out power. More than a foot of snow was forecast for Boston and coastal areas in northern New England. Passenger train operator Amtrak was running reduced service in...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 4- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose for a third straight week last week, but that likely does not suggest a material shift in labor market conditions as data for several states, including California, were estimated. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 250,000 for...

  • After bringing rare snowfall to the southeast a day earlier, the storm carried rapid accumulation and high winds to New York, where subway systems appeared less crowded than usual as many commuters heeded officials' warnings to stay home. Blizzard warnings were in place along the coast from North Carolina to Maine, with the National Weather Service...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- The U.S. energy industry braced for a major test to refineries and power plants as an intense winter storm roared up the Atlantic Coast, bringing heavy snowfall and high winds to a region already beset with several days of extreme cold. Heavy snow pounded the East Coast along a front stretching from Maine as far south as North Carolina early on...