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Last November, nearly 60 percent of Maine voters elected to expand Medicaid so that an additional 70,000 Mainers could have health insurance. These are working people who cannot afford private health insurance – working people who earn up to $16,753 for an individual and $34,638 for a family of four (not a lot of money by any stretch). Why have we said "no thanks" to the federal government when they offered to pay 90 percent of the expansion (about $500 million) that would provide this insurance, not to mention support for our cash-strapped rural hospitals? It can't be lack... [Read More]
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Chrome OS will soon be able to tether to an iPhone over USB, allowing Apple's phones to share a mobile data connection without the battery drain of doing it wirelessly. The news comes via a commit to Chromium's source code. [Read More]
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Instagram will start notifying users their comments may be offensive before they are posted in an effort to curb cyber bullying. [Read More]
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Shoppers have taken to Twitter and Facebook to call for a boycott of Home Depot after its co-founder says he will back Donald Trump's reelection bid. [Read More]
It took a few years, but the US Navy's beefier Fire Scout helicopter drone is finally ready for action... more or less. The military branch has declared that N... [Read More]
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a first for a spaceflight company. The merger and investments will keep Virgin operating until it can start commercial operations and begin generating its own revenue. So far,... [Read More]
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The isolated California city of Ridgecrest saw minimal damage despite being close to the epicenter of two major earthquakes. [Read More]
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Animal Adventure welcomes its newest species, the Chilean flamingos, to the park on Tuesday. ... [Read More]
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 A federal appeals court panel will hear arguments Tuesday on whether a federal judge in Texas was correct in striking down the Affordable Care Act, a case with enormous stakes not only for millions of people who gained health insurance through the law but for the political futures of President Trump and other candidates in the 2020 elections. ... [Read More]
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The Senate majority leader, who opposes reparations, was asked about NBC News' report that two of his great-great-grandfathers owned at least 14 slaves. [Read More]
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It may feel like the closed-door talks about peace in Afghanistan have been going on almost as long as the Afghan war itself, but now they are actually going somewhere. [Read More]
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Officials arrested a woman Tuesday they say was armed with a handgun and allegedly fired two shots while at a Parkville DMV office. Darin Snapp with the Kansas City Police Department originally said no shots were fired, but an officer on the scene issued an update and said two shots were fired. No one was injured. The incident happened before 12:30 p.m. Police did not say why ... [Read More]

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell slightly Tuesday as traders awaited more clues to the Federal Reserve's next monetary policy move.

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They come to our town Wednesday, to a parade through the Canyon of Heroes, as much a cultural phenomenon as four-time World Cup champions. That's the way it always seems to be for the U.S. women's soccer players, who spun our heads for the first time back in 1999 and now dictate social and political debate wherever they happen to land. Equal pay. Gay rights. The man in the White House. And, by the way, there was that victory over Netherlands on... [Read More]
news, sports, opinion, entertainment, business, lifestyle, milestones, obituaries and weather for Jamestown, ND... [Read More]
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