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in Weird

Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin

A thief broke in but didn't get the jewelry and electronics that most burglars seek.

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in National

Obama woos vets with health care, home loans

The President sought to make amends with veterans, announcing expanded mental health care and lower home loan costs for military families.

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in National

U.S. names Conn. official to lead Obamacare marketplace

The Obama administration named a leader to oversee private health insurance offered to consumers in 36 states.

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in Entertainment

Today’s celebrity birthdays

Paul Reubens - better known as "Pee Wee Herman - turns 62 today.

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in Sports

USC investigating Josh Shaw’s ‘hero’ claim

USC is looking into whether the star player actually hurt himself the way he says he did.

shopping

in National

U.S. consumer confidence hits near 7-year high

U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007.

ISIS

in National

Spy flights over Syria begin

The surveillance flights could pave the way for airstrikes against ISIS militants in Syria.

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in Lifestyle

California to require ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

Phones will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen in an effort to stem an epidemic of theft.

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in Entertainment

Ashton Kutcher named TV’s highest-paid actor

The "Two and a Half Men" star is laughing all the way to the bank.

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in Sports

Djokovic, Sharapova sparkle after others toil

A steamy first day proved more than a little stressful for several of the U.S. Open favorites.

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in Music

You can buy a never-before-seen Beatles pic for $150

Rare photographs of a 1964 concert will go on sale next month.

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in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: Weird Al performs TV show songs

The funnyman treats Emmy viewers to a mashup of realistic show themes from hits including "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones."

burgerking

in National

It’s official: Burger King is buying Tim Horton’s

The fast food king will buy the Canadian coffee chain to create the third-largest quick service restaurant group.

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in Sports

NFL, FIFA, others in “think tank” on concussions

Officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together for better ways to identify and treat concussions.

baltimore

in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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in Sports

Slow down! Refs want to hit pause on up-tempo play

College football officials have formalized pace-of-play procedures in an effort to slow the game down.

hayden

in Entertainment

Hayden Panettiere’s Emmy slip-up

The actress is expecting her first child and accidentally revealed the gender during a red carpet interview.

lobster

in Weird

Father-daughter team traps blue lobster

A Maine teenager and her father have landed a one-in-two-million catch - a blue lobster.

veterans

in National

Obama plans executive steps to boost vets’ mental health care

The President will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at improving access to mental health treatment for former service members.

isis

in National, World

Poll: Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

Nearly two out of three Americans say governments should not pay ransom to terrorists in exchange for hostages.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Maine Supreme Court Dismisses DNR Appeal

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Maine supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate order for her baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother's wishes.

in Local

Federal Judge: Whistle-Blower Lawsuit Can Proceed

GENERIC COURT LARGE

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ A federal judge has ruled that a whistle-blower lawsuit against the state of Maine can move forward.

in Local

Gov. LePage Presents Awards to 8 Maine Companies

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Gov. Paul LePage is awarding eight Maine companies for their commitment to their employees and communities.

in Local

Republicans Slam Michaud for Independent Video

GENERIC MAINE STATE HOUSE LARGE

Maine Republicans are criticizing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud for an independent video featuring a rap song that makes a lewd reference to Sen. Susan Collins.

in Local

Maine’s August Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

GENERIC JOBS LARGE

Maine's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in August to 5.6 percent.