Ken & Mike

12-5 First Take
12-5 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Thursday First Take covers the release of Sandy Hook 9-11 calls, the Obamacare website signups surge, the Scarborough leash law battle continues, and more!

Local Headlines

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Man in Murder Case Waives Right to Lawyer Via Interpreter


A Lewiston man charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend last year has waived his right to have a lawyer represent him at his murder trial.

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New Bill Would Have States Sign Off on National Monuments


A U.S. state representative is proposing a bill that would require national monument designations to receive approval from a state's governor and Legislature.

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Maine Woman Starts Campaign to Tape Coats to Light Poles


A woman in Portland, Maine, is starting a campaign to encourage people to tape free coats to light poles to help the needy this winter.

National Headlines

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U.S. deploying special force to boost fight against Islamic State


A specialized expeditionary targeting force will help Iraq put additional pressure on Islamic State and be positioned to conduct operations into Syria.

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in an undated FBI handout photo

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260.

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China, U.S. high-level cyber crime talks to begin Tuesday


Top U.S. and Chinese officials will convene this week in Washington for the first round of cyber security talks following the signing of a bilateral anti-hacking accord in September.

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Nearly half of U.S. homes use cellphones only, shun landlines


A dozen years ago, a mere 3 percent of U.S. households used only cellphones.