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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in LePage Veto Dispute

AUGUSTA, Maine — The question of whether Gov. Paul LePage waited too long to veto bills sent to him by lawmakers on June 30 will likely be resolved by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, which heard arguments from four different legal teams Friday in Portland.
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Auburn Mill to Become Medical Facility for Chinese Tourists

AUBURN, Maine — A former shoe mill here is set to become a five-star medical tourism facility that caters to wealthy Chinese.
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JONESPORT, Maine_ Officials say a second body has been recovered off Roque Island, near Jonesport following an apparent canoe accident.

 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine's Department of Health and Human Services is getting $800,000 to support substance abuse treatment of recovery.

FREEPORT, Maine (AP) _ Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will soon visit Maine for the Democratic Party's annual summer fundraiser.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The Coast Guard is continuing its search for a canoeist in the waters off the Maine coast after one canoeist wearing a life jacket was found dead in Chandler Bay.

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine — More than 6,400 runners from abroad and New England are preparing to run the TD Beach to Beacon road race here tomorrow.

This year's beneficiary is Good Shepherd Food Bank.

At a prerace press conference, Kristen Miale, the organization's president, said being the beneficiary of such a high-profile event is critical to combating hunger in Maine.

Updated at 4 p.m. ET

A judge entered pleas of not guilty to 33 federal hate crime counts against Dylann Roof, the white suspect accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston, S.C., last month.

SIDNEY, Maine — State authorities have seized 28 sick and malnourished animals from a Sidney farm owned by a man who has been cited in the past for animal-related offenses.

Liam Hughes, director of the Animal Welfare Program in the Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry, tells the Morning Sentinel that 23 goats, four calves and a chicken were taken from Mark Gould's farm on Tuesday.

Hughes says the animals are now under veterinarian care at an undisclosed site.

Gould has not been charged.

Updated at 10 a.m. ET

The International Olympic Committee has awarded Beijing the 2022 Winter Games.

With the selection, the Chinese city will become the first to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

With a vote of 44 to 40, Beijing beat out Almaty, the biggest city in Kazakhstan.

YORK, Maine — A Maine man has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that a cracker company failed to pay for his dental bill after he broke his tooth eating one of their crackers.

Arthur Kyricos, of York, tells the Portsmouth Herald that officials from California-based Mary's Gone Crackers told him they would cover the full dental bill, but ultimately did not.

Kyricos filed suit in Portland in June. He alleges that while he was eating the crackers in September 2013, he bit down on a hard substance and broke his tooth.

PORTLAND, Maine — The National Commission on Hunger was in Maine today seeking public input on how best to help people who struggle to put food on the table.