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10 for today: Thursday, Nov. 14

10 for today: Thursday, Nov. 14

AID FINALLY ARRIVING: A young boy shields himself from the rain while waiting for an evacuation flight at the airport in Tacloban, central Philippines, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. Photo: Associated Press/Wally Santana

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. WHITE HOUSE SCRAMBLES FOR A HEALTH INSURANCE FIX

The administration is looking for a way to counter the millions of coverage cancellations going to consumers.

2. HOW PEOPLE CAN BEST HELP TYPHOON VICTIMS

Forget sending rummage sale clothes, old toys and building supplies. Instead, make a donation to a respected charity.

3. MARINES KILLED DURING SAFETY SWEEP AT BASE

The four were clearing unexploded ordnance at Camp Pendleton in California, officials say.

4. TSA’S BEHAVIOR PROFILING CRITICIZED

The nearly $1 billion program to screen suspicious behavior of passengers at airports is “no better than chance,” according to a government report.

5. FORMER NFL PLAYER GETS 15 YEARS IN DRUG CASE

Sam Hurd, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Chicago Bears, is sentenced for his role in a cocaine and marijuana distribution scheme.

6. TORONTO MAYOR STILL REFUSING TO STEP DOWN

Rob Ford admits buying illegal drugs while in office, but insists he remains “a positive role model for kids.”

7. WHY ALEC BALDWIN’S ACCUSED STALKER IS ALREADY IN JAIL

Genevieve Sabourin’s remarks, gasps and sobs from the defense table get her declared in contempt of court, regardless of the outcome of the trial.

8. PINK DIAMOND BRINGS $83 MILLION AT AUCTION

The 59.6-carat stone sells for a record amount at Christie’s a day after a 14.82-carat orange sparkler went for $36 million.

9. WHO’S ELIGIBLE FOR A BRITISH PENSION

At 65, Prince Charles is still waiting to succeed his mother to the throne. But the longest-waiting heir in the kingdom’s history is now eligible for government benefits.

10. TEACHING YOUR DOG TO SIT, STAY — AND SORT LAUNDRY

Veteran dog trainer to the stars Babette Haggerty shows you how in her book, “The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet.”

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University of Maine Pressed to Serve More Local Food

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A group of Maine food producers and organizations is pressing the University of Maine System to serve more locally grown food to students and staff.

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Planned Parenthood: No Tissue Donations in NNE

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Planned Parenthood clinics in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire say they don't donate fetal tissue for research, even though they say it's legal to do so.

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Maine Landlord Pleads Not Guilty to Charges in Deadly Fire

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The owner of a Portland apartment house where six tenants died in a Nov. 1 fire has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter.

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2 Remain Hospitalized After Boats Collide on Maine Lake

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Maine wardens say two children remain hospitalized following a collision between two boats on Thompson Lake that sent eight people to the hospital.

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Transient Fires Pellet Gun Outside Portland Office Building

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Police say a transient is in custody after firing several shots from a high-powered pellet gun at a security guard outside a downtown building in Maine's largest city.

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