The Portland Press Herald reports that the governor left the expletive-filled message after a TV reporter said that Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, was among several people who accused him of racism. “Mr. Gattine, this is Gov. Paul Richard LePage. The accusations of racism stemmed from comments LePage made during a town hall in North Berwick on Wednesday.
The Donald Trump campaign has released a new mobile app on Friday that encourages the Republican presidential nominee’s supporters to both interact with and compete against one another. The America First app serves as sort of a hybrid between social network and game, in which points are earned through actions such as checking in at a Trump-Pence rally, donating money to the campaign, and declaring support for “Team Trump” on social media. The app also has several point-free features, such Donald Trump Trivia, a running countdown of the “Time Left Until We Defeat Crooked Hillary” and the “Newsfeed,” which appears to be the candidate’s Twitter feed.
On Friday, the Obama administration proposed a measure to limit the top speeds of large trucks and buses. The new rule, suggested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, proposes limiting road-going vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds to a top speed of either 60, 65, or 68 miles per hour. Under the proposal, only new trucks and buses would be equipped with the speed limiters, with the vehicle operators being responsible for setting the devices at or below the maximum speed.
Government forces moved into the town of Daraya near the Syrian capital on Saturday after rebels and civilians were evacuated following a four-year siege by regime forces, a military source said. "The Syrian army completely controls Daraya and has entered all of the town. Earlier, a first group of hundreds of rebels and their families evacuated from the town reached opposition-held territory further north, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Happy National Dog Day! It was established in 2004 in an effort to bring attention to the number of dogs in need of a home. According to the ASPCA, there are about 4 million dogs that enter shelters every year nationwide. Aug. 26 is significant to National
The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. According to the National Safety Council, traffic fatalities have been on the rise. Listen up New Yorkers: Gymkhana 9 is being filmed in Buffalo.
A couple of mariners stranded on an uninhabited Micronesian island were saved when a U.S. Navy plane spotted their "SOS" message written in the sand. The search began when officials in Guam received notification Aug. 19 from Pan-Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) of an overdue 18 ft. vessel with two people aboard en route to Tamatam Island, Federated States of Micronesia. This past spring, another group of castaways in Micronesia managed to get themselves rescued with a message on the beach.
Nearly 1,000 people have been killed by police or vigilantes in the Philippines as President Rodrigo Duterte ramps up his campaign against illegal drugs. Duterte has publicly named hundreds of politicians, military and police personnel, and other influential
Former hostages say an Arizona woman slain by Islamic State militants remained steadfast in her Christian faith and stood up to her captors despite being tortured, raped and verbally abused. Four ex-hostages who had shared cells with Kayla Mueller spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with ABC News set to air Friday. Frida Saide of Sweden and Patricia Chavez of Peru and Belgium were among the women held with the 26-year-old Mueller for six weeks at an abandoned oil refinery in Syria in 2014.
—The death toll from the magnitude-6 earthquake in central Italy has risen to 290. —The worst-affected areas are the villages of Arquata and Pescara del Tronto in the Marche region, and Accumoli and Amatrice, which are in Lazio. —Amatrice Mayor Sergio Pirozzi warned the city could be isolated if key access roads damaged during the aftershock were not quickly cleared.
After Hillary Clinton’s denunciations of Donald Trump as a race-baiting demagogue, he dug up the oldest comeback in the book: I know you are but what am I? You look at what’s happening to African-Americans and Hispanics in this country,” Trump said during a Thursday night interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Cooper pressed Trump, who had called Clinton a bigot at a rally Wednesday night, on the definition of “bigotry” and whether the GOP nominee thinks Clinton has antipathy or hatred toward a particular group, or if he just thinks her policies are bigoted.
The Stig, aka Ben Collins, is sliding the Ford Focus RS through turns at Monticello Motor Club, showing the expertise that made him Top Gear’s favorite masked man. The Focus RS also makes for great homework. The Ford’s ability to wag its winged tail like an honest rear-drive car is its trump card versus the VW or Subaru WRX—even if the Focus’ 350 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque is the billboard material.
Riots erupted in Zimbabwe's capital Harare Friday after police fired tear gas and beat protesters who responded by throwing stones in the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations. Dozens of police blocked off the site of an opposition rally for electoral reforms by 2018, when 92-year-old President Robert Mugabe who has ruled the southern African country for decades will seek re-election. AFP correspondents saw armed police firing tear gas and water cannon at protesters gathered on the fringes of the central business district who were waiting for the march to start.
Carl and Marsha Mueller's quiet life in Arizona is shattered when their daughter is kidnapped by terrorists. Monday morning at about 4:00 or 5:00 A.M. Reporter: Her friends had called to say their 25yearold daughter Kayla had gone missing. "Don't worry." Reporter: Marsha and Carl Mueller soon learned from Kayla herself that there was plenty to worry about.
Since it was founded in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s goals have been civilian. The agency’s main objective, to explore outside our orbit, was part of a larger mission to provide "the most effective utilization of the scientific and engineering resources of the United States." Consider that a success: Each year, thousands of consumer products benefit from “spin-offs,” integration of technologies and processes originally developed for and by NASA. Aptly titled Spinoff, each issue is 100-plus pages of essential nerd material and trivia fodder, charting the diaspora of space technology.
Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio has long battled controversy over his tough stance on illegal immigration but may now face his toughest test as he seeks a seventh term as sheriff of the state’s most populous county. Twenty four years after he was first elected sheriff of Maricopa County, which surrounds Phoenix, Arpaio goes to voters facing the possibility of criminal sanctions. Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to charge him with contempt, and Arpaio, 84, is widely expected to win at the primary level on August 30.
Bloggers have had a field day over the past week writing about how Pokemon Go is dead because it's beginning to sink on Apple's top free iPhone downloads chart in the App Store. Of course, those bloggers don't really understand how the app market works
An Indianapolis man who was mistakenly shot by a police officer responding to an armed robbery said Friday that he didn't know officers had arrived at his home until he was blinded by their flashlights after being shot. Carl Williams, a 48-year-old postal worker, said at a news conference that he was in his garage with his handgun at his right side early Tuesday awaiting police when he was shot, apparently just as officers were arriving. "... The only thing I can remember is intense pain, falling on the ground and telling the police officers 'I am the homeowner.
Victoria Martens had big plans to celebrate her 10th birthday. After she returned to her Albuquerque, New Mexico, home from school Wednesday, she was going to indulge in cake, manicures and pedicures with her godmother — the perfect day for a little girl. Instead, police say Victoria endured unspeakable horrors at the hands of her own mother, her mother’s boyfriend and the man’s cousin, who have been charged in connection to her brutal torture and slaying.
Public health officials have sounded the alarm that electronic cigarettes have become a new gateway to tobacco for many teens. The theory goes that teens who "vape" can become addicted to nicotine and transition to traditional cigarettes. Many US teens who vape may not actually be inhaling nicotine at all, however: They say they prefer sweet vaping solutions that don't contain any nicotine, according to new research.
Nobody has any right to tell anyone else they can't ride a motorcycle. You probably know that riding a motorcycle is dangerous, and yet somehow I don't think you really, you know, know (looking at you, Condon). After that, it's been a set of repeating horrors.) The common theme of motorcycle accidents—and what really distinguishes them from motor vehicle accidents, or MVAs—is the fragility of exposed human flesh.
American and NATO special operations forces head out on missions with their Afghan counterparts nearly every night, a U.S. military official said Thursday. “On average, we probably have somebody out every night or every other night, some place in the country,” Army Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland told reporters at the Pentagon, adding that the partnered missions make up about 10 percent of all Afghan missions. Cleveland said the NATO forces “stop at the last safe location” before the Afghans reach their objective, but he admitted that earlier this week, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Thompson, 28, was killed by a roadside bomb just such a mission in Helmand province.
US online retail titan Amazon, which has been accused of fostering a cutthroat workplace atmosphere, will try out teams that log 30-hour work weeks, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The employees will receive the same benefits as those putting in 40-hour weeks, but get three-quarters of the pay, according to the Post, which is owned by Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos. Many people at Amazon already work part-time, but the program would be novel in that entire teams including managers would be scheduled for 30 hours weekly on the job, the Seattle-based company said in an informational session invitation posted online at eventbrite.com.
The multi-million dollar supercar seen here is currently on sale at Prestige Imports in North Miami Beach, Florida. A salesman with Prestige Imports told The Drive that in the two weeks the 1,341 horsepower supercar has sat in its showroom, the dealership has seen significant interest from potential buyers.
Paul Wolfowitz, a Republican adviser to former U.S. President George W. Bush, plans to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the November presidential election despite his "serious reservations", Der Spiegel magazine reported on Friday. Wolfowitz, who served as deputy defense secretary under Bush and also as president of the World Bank, said he viewed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a security risk because of his admiration of Russian President Putin and his views on China, the magazine reported. "It's important to make it clear how unacceptable he is," the magazine quoted Wolfowitz as saying in an interview.