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Support for same-s*x marriage in the U.S. has reached an all-time high of 70% according to a recent Gallup poll.
06/17/2021
Poll: Same-s*x marriage at all time high, even among Republicans.

Support for same-s*x marriage in the U.S. has reached an all-time high of 70% according to a recent Gallup poll.

WASHINGTON (SBG) — Support for same-s*x marriage in the U. S. has reached an all-time high of 70% according to a recent Gallup poll. The current percentage also marks a sharp uptick of support since the survey was last taken in 2015. According to Gallup, 10% more Americans are accepting of LGB...

An Illinois family is heartbroken after their dog got out and was found covered in spray paint.
06/17/2021
Illinois family dog gets loose, found covered in spray paint

An Illinois family is heartbroken after their dog got out and was found covered in spray paint.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) – An Illinois family is heartbroken after their dog got out and was found covered in spray paint. Caption: Illinois family dog gets loose, found covered in spray paint (WICS/WRSP) Ashley Londrigan said her dog, Bo, got out for less than 20 minutes, and when they f...

06/17/2021
NASA ISS Spacewalk

Expedition 65 astronauts conduct a spacewalk to install new solar arrays to help power the International Space Station conducted by NASA flight engineer Shane Kimbrough and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U...
06/17/2021
Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal

An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U.S. West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decadeslong drought.

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave brought more triple-digit temperatures Wednesday to a large swath of the U. S. West, raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decadeslong drought. Phoenix, which is seeing some of the highest temp...

Some lawmakers are trying to stop 144 U.S. cities from losing their designations as “metropolitan areas" as the federal ...
06/17/2021
Senators would stop 'micropolitan' label for 144 US cities

Some lawmakers are trying to stop 144 U.S. cities from losing their designations as “metropolitan areas" as the federal government updates its standards, doubling the minimum number of residents required in a city's urban core to 100,000 people.

Some lawmakers are trying to stop 144 U. S. cities from losing their designations as “metropolitan areas" as the federal government updates its standards, doubling the minimum number of residents required in a city's urban core to 100,000 people. Sens. John Thune, a Republican from South Dakot...

Here's a selection of high- and low-tech goodies for an epic dad's day, from a personalized-song service to some souped-...
06/17/2021
Father's Day gifts that celebrate interests old and new

Here's a selection of high- and low-tech goodies for an epic dad's day, from a personalized-song service to some souped-up Lego models.

After a pandemic year in which the shape of work and play were transformed, Father's Day gifts can embrace comforting old favorites or celebrate exciting new interests.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on arms control an...
06/17/2021
Biden, Putin set consultations on updating nuclear pact

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on arms control and diplomacy but emerged from their much-anticipated Swiss summit Wednesday largely where they started: with deep differences on human rights, cyberattacks, election interference and more.

GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded their summit on Wednesday with an agreement to return their nations' ambassadors to their posts in Washington and Moscow and a plan to begin work toward replacing the last remaining treaty between the two countrie...

China launched the first three-man crew to its new space station in its first crewed mission in five years Thursday.
06/17/2021
China launches first three-man crew to new space station

China launched the first three-man crew to its new space station in its first crewed mission in five years Thursday.

JIUQUAN, China (AP) — China launched the first three-man crew to its new space station in its first crewed mission in five years Thursday. The astronauts are traveling in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship launched by a Long March-2F Y12 rocket that blasted off shortly after the target time of 9:22 a.....

Among this, food prices have jumped 2.6%. Have you felt this impact at your local supermarket?
06/17/2021
Record rise in US wholesale prices over the past year

Among this, food prices have jumped 2.6%. Have you felt this impact at your local supermarket?

Wholesale prices, driven by rising food costs, increased 0.8% in May and by a unprecedented amount over the past year as the U.S. economy emerges from COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns and pushes inflation higher.

Five editors and executives at pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper were arrested Thursday under Hong Kong's national sec...
06/17/2021
Apple Daily editors arrested under Hong Kong security law

Five editors and executives at pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper were arrested Thursday under Hong Kong's national security law, its stock was halted and police were searching its offices in moves raising concerns about the media's future in the city.

HONG KONG (AP) — Five editors and executives at pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper were arrested Thursday under Hong Kong's national security law, its stock was halted and police were searching its offices in moves raising concerns about the media's future in the city. Apple Daily is known fo...

Government troops have burned most of a village in Myanmar's heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by...
06/17/2021
Junta troops burn Myanmar village in escalation of violence

Government troops have burned most of a village in Myanmar's heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by independent media and on social networks.

BANGKOK (AP) — Government troops have burned most of a village in Myanmar's heartland, a resident said Wednesday, confirming reports by independent media and on social networks. The action appeared to be an attempt to suppress resistance against the ruling military junta. The attack is the lat...

The climatic conditions in these caves enabled the preservation of ancient documents like the Dead Sea Scrolls that incl...
06/17/2021
Ancient biblical scroll fragments discovered in Israeli cave of horror

The climatic conditions in these caves enabled the preservation of ancient documents like the Dead Sea Scrolls that include the earliest known copies of the Biblical Books and as such have drawn the attention of looters out to make a fortune.

In an operation that would put Indiana Jones to shame, a huge anti-looting dig carried out in the Judean Desert has unearthed historical finds of great significance, including fragments of ancient biblical scrolls, the 6,000-year-old skeleton of a young child, coins used by Jewish rebels and the old...

The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed ...
06/17/2021
Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can't void federal gun laws

The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules. In a letter sent Wednesday night and obtained by The Associated Press, Justice off...

This means s*x-selling would still be illegal, but first-time offenders wouldn't face penalties.
06/17/2021
Maine Senate passes bill decriminalizing engaging in prostitution

This means s*x-selling would still be illegal, but first-time offenders wouldn't face penalties.

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- The Maine Senate has passed a bill decriminalizing engaging in prostitution. Maine legislature passes bill to put consumer-owned utility on November ballotThat means s*x-selling would still be illegal, but first-time offenders wouldn't face penalties. However, the penalties for s*x...

#BREAKING: Maine State Police are investigating the death of a woman in Standish.
06/17/2021
Maine State Police investigate death of Standish woman

#BREAKING: Maine State Police are investigating the death of a woman in Standish.

STANDISH (WGME) -- Maine State Police are investigating the death of a woman in Standish. Police have identified the woman 29-year-old Amanda Brown of Standish. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office responded to 35 Dow Road in Standish around 9:48 a. m. Wednesday as part of an assault investigation...

While many LGBTQ people have a lot to celebrate, both pandemic-related concerns disrupting Pride festivities and a a wav...
06/17/2021
In US, Pride Month festivities muted by political setbacks

While many LGBTQ people have a lot to celebrate, both pandemic-related concerns disrupting Pride festivities and a a wave of anti-transgender legislation in Republican-governed states has dampened the mood.

"The same week I'm seeing all the 'Happy Pride' announcements, I received multiple calls from friends about trans kids having to navigate entering psychiatric hospitals because they were suicidal and self-harming," said M. Dru Levasseur, a transgender attorney who is director of diversity, equity an...

An organization given millions of dollars from billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott says the gift will help them e...
06/17/2021
Philanthropist Mackenzie Scott donates $3 million to 2 Maine organizations

An organization given millions of dollars from billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott says the gift will help them expand access to the arts in Maine.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- An organization given millions of dollars from billionaire philanthropist Mackenzie Scott says the gift will help them expand access to the arts in Maine. Scott gave away nearly $3 billion to 286 organizations. World's 3rd wealthiest woman MacKenzie Scott announces she's donating....

State police say Maine's "move over" law is not being followed, putting first responders and roadside workers at risk.
06/17/2021
State police remind drivers to move over for emergency vehicles

State police say Maine's "move over" law is not being followed, putting first responders and roadside workers at risk.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- State police say Maine's "move over" law is not being followed, putting first responders and roadside workers at risk. The message from police is simple: slow down and move over. This applies to all law enforcement and first responders, as well as Maine DOT and tow truck operators...

The PBA Tour had to cancel its event in Portland last year because of the pandemic.
06/16/2021
Pro bowling returns to Portland

The PBA Tour had to cancel its event in Portland last year because of the pandemic.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Pro bowling is back in Portland. Bayside Bowl is once again hosting the PBA Tour right now. PBA brought to Bayside BowlThe event was canceled last year because of the pandemic. Like Major League Baseball, the PBA had to pump crowd sounds in last year's virtual competition, but thi...

The town of Scarborough has launched a new initiative to help keep their beaches clean, and it is already popular with b...
06/16/2021
"Pitch in Scarborough" launches at Pine Point

The town of Scarborough has launched a new initiative to help keep their beaches clean, and it is already popular with beachgoers.

SCARBOROUGH (WGME) -- The Town of Scarborough has launched a new initiative to help keep their beaches clean, and it is already popular with beachgoers. It's called Pitch In Scarborough, and the town is asking beach visitors to grab a pail, pick up some beach litter, and reduce the town's carbonfoot...

Hackers wanted $10,000 to release encrypted data, but officials say nothing was paid because of the town's IT security.
06/16/2021
Freeport fends off attempted ransomware attack

Hackers wanted $10,000 to release encrypted data, but officials say nothing was paid because of the town's IT security.

FREEPORT (WMGE)-- Freeport is one of the latest victims of an attempted ransomware attack. Ransomware attacks happening at both local and national level. Hackers wanted $10,000 to release encrypted data, but officials say nothing was paid because of the town's IT security. The attempted ransomware a...

Maine is another step closer to forcing a buy-out of the state's two largest power companies.
06/16/2021
Maine legislature passes bill to put consumer-owned utility on November ballot

Maine is another step closer to forcing a buy-out of the state's two largest power companies.

AUGUSTA (WGME) -- Maine is another step closer to forcing a buy-out of the state's two largest power companies. Committee advances bill to create consumer-owned utility to replace CMP, VersantWednesday, the Senate joined the House in passing a bill calling for energy independence and the creation of...

06/16/2021

WATCH: A man is in custody after police swarmed two scenes Wednesday in southern Maine. (🎥: James Lambert)

STORY: https://bit.ly/3cMWyou

The NFL is almost back to business as usual, at least for vaccinated players.
06/16/2021
NFL loosening many COVID restrictions for vaccinated players

The NFL is almost back to business as usual, at least for vaccinated players.

The NFL is almost back to business as usual — for vaccinated players. The NFL and NFL Players Association have updated COVID-19 protocols to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated players and to encourage others to get the vaccine. Unvaccinated players must continue to get daily testing, wea...

#UPDATE: The York County Sheriff's Office says a suspect has been arrested and the incident is over.
06/16/2021
Suspect arrested as incident ends in Waterboro

#UPDATE: The York County Sheriff's Office says a suspect has been arrested and the incident is over.

WATERBORO (WGME) -- Sunrise Lane in Waterboro was blocked off Wednesday as police were on the scene of an incident. The York County Sheriff's Office says a suspect has been arrested and the incident is over. We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

The U.S. government has put an end to two Trump administration policies that made it harder for Central American immigra...
06/16/2021
US ends strict Trump-era asylum rules for violence victims

The U.S. government has put an end to two Trump administration policies that made it harder for Central American immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum.

The U. S. government has put an end to two Trump administration policies that made it harder for Central American immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that immigration judges should no longer follow the Trump-era rules that made it diffic...

#BREAKING: The sweepstakes will award one winner with $1 for every person who received at least one dose of vaccine in M...
06/16/2021
Gov. Mills introduces sweepstakes for Mainers vaccinated against COVID-19

#BREAKING: The sweepstakes will award one winner with $1 for every person who received at least one dose of vaccine in Maine by the Fourth of July.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Governor Janet Mills revealed the "Don't Miss Your Shot: Vacationland Sweepstakes" Wednesday, a statewide program to encourage Mainers to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The sweepstakes will award one winner with $1 for every person who received at least one dose of vaccine in Ma...

The IRS launched a new online tool to help families who don't usually file tax returns to register for the Child Tax Cre...
06/16/2021
New online tool helps families register for Child Tax Credit

The IRS launched a new online tool to help families who don't usually file tax returns to register for the Child Tax Credit.

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) – The Internal Revenue Service launched a new online tool to help families who don't usually file tax returns to register for the Child Tax Credit. The credit is only for the current tax year and is increasing to $3,600 for children under the age of 6. It'll be $3,000 for c...

A 39-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding five people in Alabama and Georgia told police his assaults were raci...
06/16/2021
Police say shooter targeted white men in shooting spree in Georgia, Alabama

A 39-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding five people in Alabama and Georgia told police his assaults were racially motivated, and he was targeting white men, a detective testified Monday.

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A 39-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding five people in Alabama and Georgia told police his assaults were racially motivated, and he was targeting white men, a detective testified Monday. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported that a police detective testified in....

The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by...
06/16/2021
New York Philharmonic to resume performances Sept. 17

The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the pandemic.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic will resume subscription performances in September following a historic 18-month gap caused by the coronavirus pandemic, presenting a shortened schedule of 78 concerts in a season shifted from Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall while the orchestra's ho...

Portland police have arrested Saad Zackaria in connection to a series of cutting assaults today.
06/16/2021
Portland police make arrest for cutting assaults

Portland police have arrested Saad Zackaria in connection to a series of cutting assaults today.

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Today, there was a series of assaults in Portland where the suspect, Saad Zackaria, was bumping into women and cutting their arms, leaving superficial cuts. The first incident happened this morning in Monument Square. Incident unfolding Standish. At least one other woman reported....

A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the gov...
06/16/2021
China says nuclear fuel rods damaged, no radiation leak

A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said.

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked, the government said Wednesday in its first confirmation of the incident that prompted concern over the facility's safety. Radiation rose inside the No. 1 reactor of t...

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