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American Cancer Society gets ready to 'Make Strides'

A kickoff rally helped to get potential walkers ready for an Oct. 19 walk in Cape Elizabeth.

Rick Perry hits the road

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to be in court on Friday, but he won't be there. Instead, he'll be testing the waters for a possible presidential run.

Construction work delays Lewiston middle schoolers' start

The first day of school in Lewiston is set for Aug. 27, but middle school students will not return until after Labor Day. Contractors need more time to finish renovations in the building.

Habitat for Humanity veterans' housing program draws interest

George H. W. Bush, who served a Navy pilot in World War II, has helped to publicize the Habitat for Humanity program in which a veteran will get a new house on Beachwood Drive in Kennebunkport.

Navy SEALs set for epic Sebago Lake swim

Four Navy SEALs are scheduled to swim the length of Sebago Lake on Thursday to raise money for Camp Sunshine. The swim is part of the camp's "Go the Distance" campaign with New Balance. The sneaker company will match all funds raised through a series of endurance events.

Maine House speaker wants to increase senior housing

One of Maine House Speaker Mark Eves' proposals for the elderly is a $65 million bond to create 1,000 apartments for seniors across the state.

Race for governor hits Maine airwaves

The race for Maine governor is beginning to play out on the airwaves, and staffers with one campaign claim their candidate is already under attack.

US Supreme Court puts Va. gay marriage on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a request to delay enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. That means gay and lesbian couples cannot legally wed in the state for now.

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GlobalPost: Email had threatened James Foley's execution

The Boston-based online news service GlobalPost received an email from James Foley's captors a week ago threatening to kill the photojournalist.

North Pond Hermit speaks out to national magazine

In an interview with GQ magazine, Christopher Knight, known as the North Pond Hermit, talks about his decades living in the woods in Rome.