Ken & Mike

9-5 First Take
9-5 First Take

Ken and Mike’s Thursday First Take covers the Obama administration drumming up support for war, Ariel Castro suicide updates, and Civic Center trustees are headed to court!

Local Headlines

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Railroad Drops Objection to $338M Oil Train Settlement Fund


A Canadian railroad has withdrawn its objection to a $338 million settlement fund for victims of a fiery train derailment that claimed 47 lives in Quebec, removing the final obstacle to the fund's approval.

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Woman Charged in Supermarket Killing Pleads Guilty


A woman accused of stabbing a victim at random in a Maine supermarket has pleaded guilty to murder.

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5th Maine Maritime Academy Graduate was Aboard El Faro

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A fifth Maine Maritime Academy alumnus was a member of the crew of a cargo ship that stalled and sank in the winds of Hurricane Joaquin, according to the school.

National Headlines

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Volkswagen CEO faces tough questions in congressional hearing


Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.

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McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker, election postponed


McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.

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Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat


The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

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Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home


A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.