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Poll: Obama gets thumbs down from troops

President Barack Obama has struggled with sagging approval ratings over the last year, but the commander-in-chief's numbers have hit an all-time low among active-duty troops.

Sony hack: North Korea escalates war of words

The blame game over "The Interview" is intensifying.

At the heart of the widening controversy are North Korea's role in the devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the studio's decision to pull the film amid threats against moviegoers.

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Christmas Eve storm to bring rain, wind

Southern Maine will see heavy rain and warmer temperatures on Christmas Eve.

NOAA seeking herring information from harvesters

Federal fisheries regulators are conducting a survey of river herring harvesters to get a better handle on how to restore the fish's population on the East Coast.

Exhibit examines Maine influence on Dickens' holiday classic

A new exhibit highlighting the friendship of one of Portland's most famous residents and a famous author is featured on Congress Street.

Obama to do 'everything I can' to close Gitmo

President Barack Obama says he plans to push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during his final two years in office -- potentially fulfilling a major campaign promise that he hasn't yet accomplished.

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State officials urge residents to check charities

Gov. Paul LePage says that criminals are especially active during the holidays in trying to take advantage of the generosity of others.

Authorities investigating Garland suspicious deaths

State police and Penobscot County sheriffs are investigating the deaths of a woman and two children found inside a Garland home.

Man charged in Wilton death

State police have charged a Wilton man in connection to the death of his grandmother.

Mainers get in last-minute shopping

Crowds and the sounds of the holiday season filled Freeport on Saturday as Mainers got in some last-minute shopping.