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Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Jim Ryan

State lawmakers in South Carolina next week sit down to consider Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the lawn of the state capitol. The Oklahoma State Supreme Court, meanwhile, has ordered that a stone Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the grounds of the capitol in Oklahoma City. By a margin of 7-2, the court decided Tuesday that the granite tablet violates the Oklahoma Constitution by using public money or property to directly or indirectly benefit a “church denomination or system of religion.” ABC’s Jim Ryan covers the region and will have the latest.

morning-news-podcast

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to open embassies in Havana and Washington. The announcement marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes. The U.S. and Cuba have been negotiating the reestablishment of embassies following the Dec. 17 announcement that they would move to restore ties.

firsttake

Wednesday, July 1, 201507/01/2015

7/1/15 First Take

This Wednesday morning’s topics include the Budget veto being overridden, the Oversight committee to investigate LePage and Eves gets 30k, NY prison break information – They went back in the prison! Cuba embassies to open then Christie announces then will be in Portland; Bush releases tax returns and in sports – US Women win World Cup match against Germany…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and released Monday by the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. The increase likely reflects robust hiring last year when employers added 3.1 million jobs — the most since 1999. That lowered the unemployment rate to 5.6 percent from 6.7 percent a year earlier. Strong job gains and a falling unemployment can help broadly raise incomes as businesses are forced to offer higher pay to attract workers. And with more money in their wallets, Americans are spending more freely.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will make it official on Tuesday, as he gives a speech at Livingston High School. But right after he makes that speech, he’ll be jetting out to New Hampshire, where he’s hoping he’ll be able to pull off an early upset to jumpstart his longshot odds. Christie has three days of events planned in the Granite State. Aaron discusses the case Christie will make to Republican voters for their support.

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Wendy Ireland

For Harness Racing and for expanding the Southern Maine Casino market, Wendy Ireland joins Ken and Mike to discuss the legislature and the studies showing the expandable market in Southern Maine for Casinos…

morning-news-podcast

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

Every Tuesday morning we have ABC New’s own Trey Hardin on to discuss weekly updates. This weeks topics include the Supreme Court, Gay Marriage and Republican candidates…

firsttake

Tuesday, June 30, 201506/30/2015

6/30/15 First Take

On this Tuesday’s First Take, LePage vetoes budget, the Legislators call for investigation into LePage, Greece on brink of bankruptcy, NY escapees were headed to Mexico then the Supreme Court issues more decisions and NBC fires Trump…

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

For Richard Matt, the end came on Friday, when he was gun downed while holding a shotgun. For his fellow escapee David Sweat, his at large status ended on Sunday afternoon, after he was spotted about 30 miles northwest of the prison, and was shot and wounded before he had a chance to disappear back into the woods. Sweat is now in critical condition in an Albany hospital. His capture concludes a three week manhunt since the two escaped an upstate New York prison using stolen power tools and hacksaw blades.

morning-news-podcast

Monday, June 29, 201506/29/2015

6/29/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

Leading Republican lawmakers were not all ecstatic regarding the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage on Friday. Many expressed disappointment in the decision, but at the same time expressed sentiments that there was little to gain my trying to reverse things legislatively. Steve discusses whether the issue should be used to rally the base, or on the other hand, to widen the umbrella. Also, in the next couple of weeks, we’ve got more governors in the 2016 race. Jindal last week, and Christie, Walker, and Kasich to join the party shortly. Steve looks at their respective chances.

Local Headlines

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Ex-Maine Congressman is Obama Pick for Administration Post

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President Obama has tapped a former Maine congressman for an administration post to help veterans seeking training and jobs.

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Ex-President George H.W. Bush Tweets About his Spill

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Former President George H.W. Bush is showing he has a sense of humor about a spill that fractured a bone in his neck.

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Maine House Speaker Sues Governor Over Loss of School Job

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Maine's Democratic House Speaker has sued Republican Gov. Paul LePage after the governor threatened to withhold funds from a school for at-risk youth to get him removed from the top job there.

National Headlines

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FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats

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The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice shows.

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More millennials staying home with their parents

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U.S. millennials are more likely to be living with relatives now than before the Great Recession as the job market fails to rebound fully, a report suggests.

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Trump shows staying power ahead of first debate

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Trump is gaining momentum ahead of next week's first Republican debate, a new poll shows.

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Could Indian Ocean debris be from ill-fated MH370?

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Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from the missing flight.