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Poll: Economic optimism hits new peak

President Barack Obama's approval rating is shifting back toward positive territory, as the public's take on the economy hits a new high mark for Obama's tenure, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

Billionaire GOP donor Koch picks Walker

Billionaire businessman and powerful Republican donor David Koch wants Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the next president but doesn't plan to financially back anyone during the primaries.

Koch made the comments Monday at a private gathering hosted b...

Biden still waiting as 2016 heats up

As Hillary Clinton spent the first weeks of her presidential campaign meeting voters in Iowa, her closest potential rival for the Democratic nomination -- Vice President Joe Biden -- was a thousand miles away, meeting in Washington with the leaders o...

Lynch nears vote thanks to pending deal

Loretta Lynch, President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, may finally receive a vote on her historic nomination, thanks to a pending Senate deal.

US warships deployed to Yemen

U.S. warships are being deployed to Yemen to monitor ships in the area traveling from Iran and suspected of trafficking arms to Houthi rebels, U.S. officials tell CNN.

Light fixture replacement underway at Whitefield Elementary School

As school vacation week begins, so does construction at Whitefield Elementary School in Whitefield.

Rain postpones Sea Dogs game vs Rock Cats

The rainstorm soaking New England has canceled the Portland Sea Dogs game in New Britain Connecticut against the Rock Cats.

Maine Craft Association seeks supports for new license plate

The Maine Craft Association and Maine Arts Commission are looking for supporters for a new license plate honoring the arts in Maine.

State police investigating long response time to day care break-in

State police are looking into why it took more than two hours for a trooper to respond to a reported break-in at a Dayton day care on Friday.

Maine gas prices on the rise

Gas prices have risen 6.3 cents in Maine in the past week.