December 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

Race Remains a Political Factor

Is race a factor in American politics?  That has been a tough question to answer, because in recent decades, people have become unlikely to express openly their views on race. More...

Obituaries

Camille L. Gagne “Jr.”

TOPSHAM — Camille L. Gagne "Jr.,” age 69 of Cathance Road, died Saturday, December 20 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born July More...

World

Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia   Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia today to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern histor More...

Maine

Man charged after 3 1/2-hour standoff

MONMOUTH (AP) — Police in Maine say a highway standoff ended peacefully with the arrest of a 67- year-old man who had threatened to hurt himself and police officers.  Police pulled over Douglass McCaig, who has addresses in Greene and Vero More...

Nation/World

Wake to be held for 1 of 2 slain NYPD officers

NEW YORK   Mourners will gather today at a Queens church for the wake of a New York Police Department officer who was killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting.  Officer Rafael Ramos will be remembered this afternoon at Christ Tab More...