May 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Letters

Business needs to step up for schools

To the Editor:  OK, so educational achievement improves as family income increases. Got it.  So what do we do about it?  More...

Et Cetera

CALENDAR

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World

Africa is riskiest place to be born, report says

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A new report says more than 1 million babies die on the day they are born every year.  The 14 countries with the highest rates of first-day deaths are all in Africa. More...

Maine

After fires, crackdown on abandoned buildings

LEWISTON   Three major fires in a week have destroyed nine apartment buildings, damaged others and left more than 180 people homeless, putting downtown residents on edge and leading to a crackdown on abandoned and neglected apartment houses in t More...

Nation/World

Teacher who stomped on flag gets payment

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina high school teacher removed from the classroom when he stomped on an American flag while discussing freedom is being paid $85,000 to avoid a legal challenge.  More...