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Smartphone kill switches are coming

Smartphones need kill switches. It’s a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? …

Weight Loss Lapsing, Learning and Moving On

Every now and then somebody makes up her mind to lose weight and gets all the way to goal without a single lapse. While it’s possible that some people are able to set their mind to lose weight and stick tight to their plan, it’s not common. Maybe you are …

Quick start propels Bruins past Red Wings to tie series

BOSTON, Mass. — Boston forwards Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored goals 2:57 apart in the first period for an early lead the Bruins never relinquished in a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. The Bruins’ victory evened the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series 1-1. Forward Milan …

Two Ellsworth girls reunited with family after taking wrong trail in Acadia on Easter Sunday outing

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — Two girls were reunited with their parents Easter Sunday afternoon after heading down the wrong trail during a family hike. Park rangers received a 911 call just before 5 p.m. from a mother saying she had not seen her daughters since they had headed up …

Marathon to feature deep American field

BOSTON — After the tragic events at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last year, many marathoners wanted to be in Boston this year, to show solidarity and to run the 26.2-mile race. Top Americans who did not come or had not been able to run Boston in recent …

Boston Marathon looks to shake shadow of deadly 2013 bombing

BOSTON, Mass. — Runners, from the world’s elite racers to first-timers, will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first running of the world-renowned race since last year’s deadly bombing attack. Some 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the race’s 118-year history, will set out from …

Boston Marathon looks to shake shadow of deadly 2013 bombing

BOSTON, Mass. — Runners, from the world’s elite racers to first-timers, will step to the Boston Marathon starting line on Monday for the first running of the world-renowned race since last year’s deadly bombing attack. Some 36,000 people, the second-largest field in the race’s 118-year history, will set out from …

Miss America defends student suspended for asking her to prom

NEW YORK — Miss America has suggested officials at a Pennsylvania high school reconsider their decision to suspend a student for approaching her at a school assembly and asking her to be his prom date, the beauty queen said on Saturday. The disciplinary action taken by school administrators in York …

Spate of grass, wildfires keep Maine forest rangers busy on Easter

Maine’s forest rangers were kept busy around the state Sunday working with local firefighters to put out grass and wildfires. As of 5:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, 15 fires had been reported statewide, Jeff Currier, regional forest ranger with the Maine Forest Service, said. His territory includes Washington, Hancock, Penobscot and …

Deer shot on Broadway after being hit by car

BANGOR, Maine — A deer had to be shot by a police officer after colliding with a vehicle on Broadway, near Husson Avenue on Sunday afternoon, Sgt. Dave Bushey of the Bangor Police Department said. The deer did not die immediately after the incident, so Officer Jason Linkletter shot it …