April 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Here come the plutocrats

With the recent Supreme Court ruling, doing away with a major restriction on big-spending campaign donors, there is a real danger that the U.S. again will soon become a government by and for the very wealthy.  More...

Obituaries

Frederic A. Jenks

Frederic A. Jenks, 98 years old, died peacefully on April 1, 2014, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, ME. Born in Lakewood, OH and grew up in the Boston, MA area. Graduated from The Roxbury Latin School in 1934, and M.I.T. in 1938 with a BSEE.  More...

World

2 more pings heard in search for plane

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has detected two more underwater signals that may be emanating from the aircraft’s black boxes, and the Australian official in charge of the search expressed hope toda More...

Maine

Woman sentenced in marriage scam

BANGOR (AP) — A Kenyan woman living in Massachusetts has been sentenced in federal court in Maine to a year in prison for her role in a fake marriage scheme.  Margaret Kimani of Worcester, Mass., was also sentenced Tuesday to three years o More...