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Maine Construction Company Owner Must Pay $405K in Fines

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The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is ordering the owner of Maine construction companies to pay $405,000 for violating federal occupational safety standards.

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Sen. Collins to Announce Vote on Iran Deal After Labor Day

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Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is the lone GOP senator yet to say how she's going to vote on the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the U.S. and other countrie

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Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Waterville Accident

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Police say a motorcyclist was critically injured after a crash involving two sport utility vehicles in Kennebec County.

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Kennebec County Man Gets 15 Years For Rape of Young Girl

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A Kennebec County man will serve 15 years in prison for the rape of a girl under the age of 14.

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Gov. LePage sends Maine House Speaker Handwritten Note

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Gov. Paul LePage says Maine's House Speaker is free to have any summit he wants after the governor received from the lawmaker a letter critical of his response to the growing heroin problem.

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Tribute to Justin Wilson before Sunday’s finale

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Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

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Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

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Serena Williams says she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.

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Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose accused of rape

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Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

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‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins dies at 58

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Darryl Dawkins, one of the most colorful players in the NBA in recent memory, has passed away at the age of 58.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 28.

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Once considered rude, some cell phone etiquette is the new norm

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Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? A U.S. survey suggests you are not alone, even if you are annoyed when other people do exactly the same thing.

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Love or loathe them, emails are here to stay

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If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace.

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Deals pop up as airlines compete

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It might be getting a little cheaper to fly the friendly skies.

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Many drivers ignoring new tech features in cars

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Carmakers are adding everything from remote car unlocking to self-parking systems in their newest models as they try to make vehicles more connected to the Internet and more automated.

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Tie the knot, cut the cord

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A Houston couple arranged for a quickie hospital wedding once they found out the bride-to-be was also going to be an early mom-to-be.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taylor Swift & Lisa Kudrow bring back ‘Smelly Cat’ from ‘Friends’

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From Central Perk to the Staples Center, Phoebe Buffay has hit the big time.

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Lady Antebellum taking a break

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The trio will park the tour bus to spend a little time with family.

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A new milestone for Facebook

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For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day.

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The latest news from the ‘Star Wars’ camp

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The young stars of the upcoming movie, "The Force Awakens," talk about their experiences filming with JJ Abrams.

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FABULOUS AT 50: Happy Birthday to Shania Twain

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Fifteen photos that prove the country superstar is beautiful and talented at any age.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taylor Swift & Lisa Kudrow bring back ‘Smelly Cat’ from ‘Friends’

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From Central Perk to the Staples Center, Phoebe Buffay has hit the big time.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 28

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A look at Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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WATCH: 60 years of ‘Guinness World Records’

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That's a lot of years of documenting unique records.

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