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Oakland man who claims he was not hired because of epilepsy files discrimination lawsuit

BANGOR, Maine — An Oakland man has sued an international manufacturing firm in U.S. District Court claiming he was discriminated against when it was learned that he has epilepsy. Barry E. Kot, 49, was offered a job in August 2013 as a machine operator at Waterville location of Huhtamaki Inc., …

Maine firefighters battle wildfires in Oregon as smoke continues to drift east over New England

FORT KENT, Maine — A crew of 20 Maine firefighters has spent a week battling wildfires in Oregon even as smoke from those fires drifts more than 3,000 miles to the east creating hazy conditions over northern New England this weekend. Dozens of fires are burning hundreds of thousands of …

Maine-MBR falls in AAU pool-play finale

LOUISVILLE, Maine — The Maine-MBR 16-and-under boys basketball team concluded pool play at the AAU Division I 10th-Grade National Championships on Friday evening with a 63-59 loss to WCBA-North Carolina. The Maine squad, 1-2 in pool play, moved on to the single-elimination Classic Division of the tourney and was scheduled …

TV radio sports schedule for July 26-27, 2014

SATURDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR Sprint Cup, John Wayne Walding 400, final practice, 9 a.m., ESPN2-TV; qualifying, 2 p.m., ESPN-TV Global RallyCross Series, 2 p.m., NBC-TV NASCAR Nationwide, Lilly Diabetes 250, qualifying, noon, FS1-TV; race, 4:30 p.m., ESPN-TV; WNZS Veazie (1340 AM) radio ATHLETICS CrossFit Games, 8 p.m., ESPN-TV BASEBALL, MAJOR …

Alan ‘Ace’ Greenberg, who remade Bear Stearns, dies at 86

NEW YORK — Alan C. “Ace” Greenberg, who as chief executive officer of Bear Stearns Cos. transformed a small bond shop into the fifth-largest U.S. securities firm before it collapsed in 2008 in one of the key events of the global credit crisis, has died. He was 86. He died …

Israel agrees to 12-hour cease-fire, will keep searching for militants’ tunnels

JERUSALEM — Israel has agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in fighting with militants in the Gaza Strip to start at 8 a.m. Saturday, a military spokeswoman said. The spokeswoman said that during the brief truce, troops would keep searching for tunnels used by militants and that the military will …

Local sports results for July 25, 2014

Track & field 14 & Under Junior Olympics B Meet At Brewer USATF Group D Boys and Coed Results (Top three in each event) — Clubs: Bangor Rec TC, Brewer Rec TC, Blue Hill Peninsula TC, Central TC, Coolnings TC, Hampden Rec TC, Lincoln Rec TC,Old Town TC, Red Riots …

3 accused of threatening at gunpoint a Bangor Daily News delivery driver, wife

MAPLETON, Maine — Three people have been charged in connection with allegedly threatening at gunpoint and chasing a Bangor Daily News delivery driver and his wife early Friday morning, according to information released late Friday by the Maine State Police. Arrested and charged with aggravated criminal threatening and aggravated criminal …

Is Obesity is a Disease? AMA Says Yes… and So Does AHA

On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the American Medical Association officially recognized obesity as a disease.  It was an action that asked doctors and insurance companies to put more emphasis on the health condition in order to minimize its effects.    The AMA made the decision that obesity is a disease at …

New Hampshire town gripped by mystery of girl’s 9-month disappearance, sudden return

CONWAY, New Hampshire — Elation over the sudden return of a teenager who went missing for nine months from a small town in New Hampshire’s White Mountains is giving way to critical questions from residents about why and how she had vanished. Abigail Hernandez, 15, was reported missing in Conway …