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Maine Pays $7.2M For Land On Portland Waterfront

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The Maine Department of Transportation has paid a Portland businessman $7.2 million for 18 acres of industrial waterfront land it seized from him this spring as part of a seaport terminal expansion project.

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Pest Spreads Territory In Knox County

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CAMDEN, Maine (AP) - Maine officials say the hemlock woolly adelgid appears to be expanding its territory in Knox County.

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L.L. Bean To Close Bangor Call Center

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FREEPORT, Maine (AP) - Outdoors outfitter L.L. Bean has announced that it is closing a call center in Bangor that employs 220 people.

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Deal Reached To Sell Supermarket Chain To Ex-CEO

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TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) - A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives.

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Maine Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Girl

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A Sidney man charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl he was baby-sitting has pleaded guilty.

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Buy a ticket? Psh! NFL teams selling memberships

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The Kansas City Chiefs is changing the way football franchises view their most important fans.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 28.

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Shaw’s drowning rescue claim doesn’t hold water

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USC's star cornerback Josh Shaw admits to lying about how he injured his ankles.

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PHOTOS: Chicago celebrates Little League champs

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The Jackie Robinson West All Stars, Chicago's first all-black team to claim the U.S. title, were welcomed home in a big way.

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Browns WR Gordon suspended for 2014 season

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Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended by the NFL one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

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Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

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The streets are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle.

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California to require ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

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Phones will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen in an effort to stem an epidemic of theft.

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CDC: E-cigarettes may tempt non-smoking teens to start

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Once teens have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers say.

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‘Obstacle course’ workouts break fitness routines

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Tired of treadmills? Bored with bicep curls? It may be time to scale a wall, climb a rope and drag a tire.

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Put on some sunscreen!

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Fewer U.S. teenagers are using sunscreen, even as skin cancer rates increase, a study found.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Friends’ reunion

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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel wrote some "Friends" fan fiction and got Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow in on the act.

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Steve Carell to star in ‘Looney Toons’ movie

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"The 40-Year-Old Virgin" star is going to lead the yet-untitled film.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are married

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The Hollywood supercouple have reportedly tied the knot.

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Josh Gracin returns to stage after suicide scare

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The former "American Idol" contestant caused concern after suggesting he was thinking about taking his own life.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Kimmel’s ‘Friends’ reunion

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WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel wrote some "Friends" fan fiction and got Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow in on the act.

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7 smartphone photography tricks

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Upgrade from the selfie with these seven awesome photo tricks.

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Today is National ‘Ghostbusters’ Day

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Grab your proton pack,"Ghostbusters" is hitting the big screen in a limited re-release. Who you gonna call?

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

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Reality TV star Alana Thompson, also known as "Honey Boo Boo," turns nine today.

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