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Watch Live: Netanyahu to Use Congress' Bully Pulpit to Assail Iran Talks

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seizing the bully pulpit of the U.S. House to deliver his stern message about the dangers of a nuclear deal that President Barack Obama and U.S. allies might sign with Iran.
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Who Should Oversee Maine's Public Lands? Critics Take Aim at Gov's Plan

AUGUSTA, Maine - How the state should manage more than 600,000 acres of public lands is an issue that is under intense scrutiny at the State House, where conservationists are expected to mount an offensive against proposed changes by the LePage administration.
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ROME, Maine — The former Maine summer home of beauty magnate Elizabeth Arden has been purchased by a nonprofit dedicated to disabled veterans.

The Travis Mills Foundation announced the purchase Tuesday.

The foundation says it intends to make extensive renovations to the property and convert it into the nation's first fully-accessible, "smart home" dedicated to serving the recreational and reintegration needs of combat-wounded veterans.

The estate was placed on the market last summer for $765,000, but the foundation did not announce the purchase price.

PORTLAND, Maine — An Auburn man convicted of selling drugs in the Lewiston-Auburn area has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison.

David Goyette was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Portland after pleading guilty last year to charges of trafficking and possessing cocaine and crack cocaine.

Prosecutors say the 28-year-old Goyette, from 2011 through June 2013, obtained large quantities of cocaine from Massachusetts, cooked some of it into crack cocaine and distributed both drugs in Maine.

He was arrested in June 2013 after meeting his supplier in Boston.

For this series, we've been thinking a lot about the iconic tools that some of us remember using — if only for a short time — in our early schooling. Things like the slide rule and protractor, Presidential Fitness Test and Bunsen burner.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Gov. Paul LePage is continuing his push to eliminate the tax on military pensions.

LePage will meet with veterans at the Statehouse on Tuesday to discuss the need for Maine to join 22 other states in not taxing military pensions.

The governor has said that his proposal will encourage more veterans to move to Maine.

HOULTON, Maine — State police are investigating the death of a 61-year-old Houlton man as a homicide.

Authorities say Keith Suitter's body was found late Sunday night inside his mobile home, where he had lived alone. A friend had gone to check on him after Suitter's pickup truck was found stuck in a snowbank about a half-mile from his home.

State police are asking anyone to come forward who may have seen Suitter over the weekend or his pickup truck, which is a red Ford F-150.

The near-record amount of snow that has fallen on Boston this winter is testing one of the city's great traditions: On orders from Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Public Works Department began removing parking space savers from city streets on Monday.

In the past, the informal rule has been that whoever takes the time to dig out a parking space gets to keep it for 48 hours. But this year, the city has gotten about 100 inches of snow and those 48 hours have turned into weeks.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Rep. Joel Stetkis says Maine's criminal law dealing with certain knives is preventing the use of many tools that are useful for sportsmen and those in the trades.

At a hearing on the measure, Stetkis held up a knife he had purchased at a local hardware store that he says is illegal under current law.

"When I push the button on the handle, just like the law says, when I do this, it opens," Stetkis said. "It's illegal in the state of Maine under that law."

AUGUSTA, Maine - Members of the Legislature's Education Committee have voted unanimously to recommend an emergency bill to give local school districts another option in making up lost time - a longer school day.

"The emergency measure is because of this winter," says Rep. Victoria Kornfield, a Bangor Democrat. "I mean, if anybody needs to use it, it's going to be for this winter. And I think it passed because it is permissive."

HOULTON, Maine - Police in Maine are investigating the discovery of a man's body inside a home in Houlton that they say is "suspicious.''

Police say they are working to confirm the man's identity; the body was found late Sunday night.

State and Houlton police are both investigating the man's death. Police say they received a report about a mile away on the same street of a pickup truck that had gone off the road into a snowbank. They say the truck is registered to the man who lives in the home where the body was found.

BANGOR, Maine — The ex-girlfriend of a Maine man accused of using Facebook to lure a teenager to her death says he confessed he committed the killing.

Twenty-one-year-old Kyle Dube, of Orono, is accused of using a phony Facebook account to kidnap 15-year-old Nichole Cable, of Glenburn, and kill her in May 2013.

WZON-AM reports that Dube's ex-girlfriend Sarah Mersinger testified Monday that he told her he killed Nichole. Mersinger says Dube covered up Nichole's body with leaves and sticks.

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