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Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants

Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants

FILE - Maine Gov. Paul LePage criticizes the state's Legislature during a news conference in this March 10, 2014 file photo taken in Brunswick, Maine. LePage wants to limit state welfare benefits to only those residents living in Maine legally, a move that could force municipalities to drop …

June 26, 2014 11:14 pmLoading…
Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants

Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants

Douglas Mpay, speaks to a reporter at his home, Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Portland, Maine. Mpay is one of an estimated 1,000 who would lose his general assistance benefits under a new directive from Republican Gov. Paul LePage. Mpay, who's applying for aslyum, says the loss of aid will be …

June 26, 2014 11:14 pmLoading…
Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants

Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants

Douglas Mpay, who came to Maine from Angola three years ago, discusses his reasons for seeking asylum, Thursday, June 26, 2014, at his home in Portland, Maine. Mpay is one of an estimated 1,000 who would lose his general assistance benefits under a new directive from Republican Gov. Paul LeP…

June 26, 2014 11:14 pmLoading…
Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants

Maine governor puts squeeze on welfare, immigrants

FILE - Maine Attorney General Janet Mills speaks to reporters near the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Togus in this July 8, 2010 file photo taken in Augusta, Maine. Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage wants to limit state welfare benefits to only those residents living in Mai…

June 26, 2014 11:14 pmLoading…
At 90, George H.W. Bush makes parachute jump

At 90, George H.W. Bush makes parachute jump

Robert F. Bukaty / The Associated PressFormer President George H.W. Bush, strapped to Sgt. 1st Class Mike Elliott, a retired member of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team, landed on the lawn at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church while celebrating his 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine, on Thursday.

June 12, 2014 5:16 pmLoading…
118th Boston Marathon

118th Boston Marathon

A man pauses at a memorial honoring the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Boston. The memorial is where the first explosion happened last year near the finish line. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 21, 2014 6:14 pm
118th Boston Marathon

118th Boston Marathon

Race fans from left, Andrew Lembecke, of Chicago, Brandon Petrich of Fargo, N.D, Marlene Youngblood of Louisville, Ky, and Bill Januszewski cheer near the finish line at the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 21, 2014 6:13 pm
118th Boston Marathon

118th Boston Marathon

A memorial to 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard, right, sits alongside those for bombing victims Lu Lingzi, Krystle Campbel and for MIT officer Sean Collier, allegedly killed by the bombing suspects, near the starting line of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 …

April 21, 2014 6:08 pm
118th Boston Marathon

118th Boston Marathon

Race fans cheer runners at mile marker 26 of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 21, 2014 6:12 pm
118th Boston Marathon

118th Boston Marathon

Runners head down Boylston Street to the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 21, 2014 6:09 pm
118th Boston Marathon

118th Boston Marathon

Donna Simmons, of Buzzards Bay, Mass., turns onto the home stretch in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 21, 2014 6:09 pm
118th Boston Marathon

118th Boston Marathon

Myungwon Cho of Seoul, South Korea, competes in the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 21, 2014 6:09 pm
118th Boston Marathon

118th Boston Marathon

Neil Bernstein, of Swampscott, Mass., runs with a small "Pesky Pole," a replica of the right field foul pole at Fenway Park, as he approaches finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon Monday, April 21, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 21, 2014 6:09 pm
Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

In this Thursday, April 3, 2014 photo, stars fill the sky above the Gray Knob cabin, a first-come, first-served hiker's camp located just below the tree line, 3.2 miles from Route 2 in Randolph, N.H. The cabin is one the Randolph Mountain Club's remote facilities open to hikers in the Northe…

April 16, 2014 1:24 pm
Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

This Tuesday, March 25, 2014 photo shows Mount Adams in New Hampshire from the east. The 5,798-foot high mountain is the second highest peak in the Northeast. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 16, 2014 1:25 pm
Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

In this Friday, April 4, 2014 photo, Joe Murdzek scrambles up a snowfield while climbing Mount Adams in the Northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Murdzek, 47, of East Hartford, Conn, and three high school friends have made a tradition of getting away on overnig…

April 16, 2014 1:26 pm
Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

In this Friday, April 4, 2014 photo, climbers make their way to the summit of the 5,798-foot high Mount Adams. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 16, 2014 1:27 pm
Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

In this Friday, April 4, 2014 photo, hiker Joe Murdzek of East Hartford, Conn, sings and plays a guitar in the Gray Knob cabin in New Hampshire's Northern Presidential Range. Earlier in the day Murdzek and three friends climbed to the summit of Mount Adams, 1.6 miles above the cabin. (AP Pho…

April 16, 2014 1:23 pm
Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

In this Wednesday, April 2, 2014 photo, caretaker J. P. Krol reads by the light of a kerosene lamp in the Gray Knob cabin in the Northern Presidential Range of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Early in the week, the cabin sees few hikers but on weekends it often fills to its 15-person c…

April 16, 2014 1:23 pm
Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

In this March 13, 2013 photo, the summits of Mounts Jefferson, left, Adams, center, and Madison are seen beyond a snowfield on Mount Washington in New Hampshire's White Mountains. In early spring the Presidential Range offers many challenging trails for hikers not yet ready to let go of wint…

April 16, 2014 1:20 pm
Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

In this Friday, April 4, 2014 photo, Ania Kowalczyk, of Quebec City, looks out of a window to check on the weather during a stay at the Gray Knob cabin in New Hampshire. The remote cabin, located just below the tree line, is a welcomed haven for hikers waiting out foul weather. (AP Photo/Rob…

April 16, 2014 1:21 pm
Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 photo, ice coats a rock cairn trail marker as Marielle Bergeron, of Quebec City, leads the way down Mount Adams in New Hampshire. Hikers wear crampons and use trekking poles for better balance in the treacherous conditions. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 16, 2014 1:21 pm
Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

Hikers take to mountains for winter fix

In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 photo, climbers Ania Kowalczyk, Marielle Bergeron and Lucy Bergeron, all of Quebec City, search for a trail marker during a whiteout caused by freezing fog, less than a mile from the summit of Mount Adams in New Hampshire. Winter weather, which often lasts wel…

April 16, 2014 1:22 pm
Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty

Tribe banks on syrup for sweet relief from poverty

The Passamaquoddy tribe in western Maine plans to install 60,000 taps onto their maple trees in the next three years. 

April 13, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
At night, the ocean cleanses smoggy air, study suggests

At night, the ocean cleanses smoggy air, study suggests

Additional research may prove valuable, as nearly half of the world’s population lives within 125 miles of the coast.

March 07, 2014 2:45 pmLoading…
Sochi Olympics

Sochi Olympics

Many Olympic venues, like these in Sochi, Russia, face the challenge of remaining useful and financially viable after the Games end. The track record for creating post-Games identities for the facilities is mixed. 

February 24, 2014 5:08 pm
SOCHI ANILLOS

SOCHI ANILLOS

Uno de los anillos que conforman el quinteto de anillos olímpicos no se enciende durante la ceremonia de apertura de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno en Sochi, Rusia, el viernes 7 de febrero de 2014. (AP Foto/Robert F. Bukaty)

February 07, 2014 3:28 pm
Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony

Robotic mascots perform during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

February 07, 2014 3:08 pm
Getting ready for the Olympics

Getting ready for the Olympics

Spectators photograph water fountains at Olympic Park during final preparations before the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

February 03, 2014 11:44 am
Getting ready for the Olympics

Getting ready for the Olympics

Flags from competing nations around the world fly at Olympic Park at the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

February 03, 2014 11:41 am
Getting ready for the Olympics

Getting ready for the Olympics

A man poses for a photo beneath the Olympic rings at Olympic Park, prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

February 03, 2014 11:41 am
Getting ready for the Olympics

Getting ready for the Olympics

The Bolshoy Ice Dome is reflected in the roof of a car during final preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

February 03, 2014 11:41 am
Weather around the world

Weather around the world

With the temperature hovering around zero degrees Fahrenheit, John Faulkner checks on the frosty windows of his eclectic home furnishing store, Nest, on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Brunswick, Maine. "We haven't seen frost like this before," said Faulkner. "It's like living in a refrigerator." (…

January 03, 2014 3:28 pm
Weather around the world

Weather around the world

Frost covers the windows at the Morning Glory natural food store where a customer wearing a face mask braves zero-degree Fahrenheit temperatures to shop, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Brunswick, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

January 03, 2014 3:27 pm
Brad Marquis

Brad Marquis

Brad Marquis echa gasolina a su generador lejos de su casa el jueves 26 de diciembre del 2013, en Bowdoin, Maine. Muchas personas han quedado sin electricidad en el pueblo durante cuatro días y los pronósticos de una tormenta de nieve con acumulaciones de 18 centímetros (7 pulgadas) ha provo…

January 02, 2014 10:47 am
OBAMA ENERGIA

OBAMA ENERGIA

Foto de archivo tomada en julio de 2009 de un molino de viento que genera electricidad en un cplejo de energía eólica en Stetson Mountain, Maine. El gobierno de Estados Unidos anunció que para 2020 triplicará su uso de energía renovable. (Foto de AP/Robert F. Bukaty, archivo)

December 05, 2013 12:50 pm
Dawn’s ruddy hue

Dawn’s ruddy hue

Robert F. Bukaty / the associated press“Red sky at morning, sailor take warning” goes the ancient rhyme. But the weather seems calm enough as this ferryboat makes a dawn run in Portland, Maine.

November 21, 2013 5:08 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

In this photo made Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, a bobcat watches from the edge of the woods in Baileyville, Maine. The solitary and patient hunter relies on its stalking skills to capture its favorite prey, rabbits and hares. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

October 06, 2013 2:56 pm
Animal shots of the week

Animal shots of the week

Former first lady Barbara Bush holds her dog Tess, a maltipoo, during a visit to the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. Bush read a children's book and introduced the patients to her dog during the visit. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

August 25, 2013 3:59 pm
Life makes art

Life makes art

A large school of alewives circles over a sunken skiff in Mill Pond, Friday, May 10, 2013, in Nobleboro, Maine. The foot-long fish were congregating in the freshwater pond on their journey from the Atlantic Ocean to their spawning grounds in Damariscotta Lake. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

May 10, 2013 7:00 pm
Moment of silence for bombing victims

Moment of silence for bombing victims

A woman wipes a tear at a memorial for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street near the race finish line, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Boston, Mass. At 2:50 p.m., exactly one week after the bombings, many bowed their heads and cried at the makeshift memorial on Boylston S…

April 22, 2013 5:17 pm
Moment of silence for bombing victims

Moment of silence for bombing victims

A moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing is observed on Boylston Street near the race finish line, exactly one week after the tragedy, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Boston, Mass. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 22, 2013 5:17 pm
Moment of silence for bombing victims

Moment of silence for bombing victims

Lt. Mike Murphy of the Newton, Mass., fire dept., carries an American flag down the middle of Boylston Street after observing a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon near the race finish line, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Boston, Mass. At 2:50 p.m., ex…

April 22, 2013 5:17 pm
Moment of silence for bombing victims

Moment of silence for bombing victims

Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Boston Field Office Richard DesLauriers observes a moment of silence at the blast site on Boylston Street between Dartmouth and Exeter Streets near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday, April 22, 2013 in Boston. Federal investigators formally released t…

April 22, 2013 5:17 pm
Moment of silence for bombing victims

Moment of silence for bombing victims

Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, left, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, seated, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, second from right, and Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Boston Field Office Richard DesLauriers, right, salute the American flag during a ceremony at the blast site on Boylston …

April 22, 2013 5:17 pm
Moment of silence for bombing victims

Moment of silence for bombing victims

Office workers observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on Boylston Street near the race finish line, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Boston, Mass. At 2:50 p.m., exactly one week after the bombings, many bowed their heads and cried at the makeshift memori…

April 22, 2013 5:16 pm
Moment of silence for bombing victims

Moment of silence for bombing victims

Observers of a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings crowd Berkeley Street near the race finish line, exactly one week after the tragedy, Monday, April 22, 2013, in Boston, Mass. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

April 22, 2013 5:17 pm
Potent blizzards, reduced snow cover overall are blamed on warming

Potent blizzards, reduced snow cover overall are blamed on warming

Man-made snow blanketed a ski run in early January while the adjacent ground under a chairlift was barren at Shawnee Peak ski area in Bridgton, Maine.

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Lights wink on as blizzard checks out

Lights wink on as blizzard checks out

Portland, Maine, with nearly 32 inches of snow, was strictly a no-parking zone Saturday. At its peak, the storm knocked out power to about 650,000 customers.

February 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Winter weather around the U.S.

Winter weather around the U.S.

Juan Tavares carries his bike rather than risk riding on a snow-covered street during a blizzard, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Portland, Maine. The storm dumped more than 30 inches of snow as of Saturday afternoon, breaking the record for the biggest storm on record. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

February 09, 2013 2:33 pm

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