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Vaping Has Reversed The Decline Of Tobacco Use Among Maine Students

For years, the use of tobacco products among middle and high school students has been on an overall decline. But the Food and Drug Administration is reporting a reverse of that trend in 2018. The reason? A sharp rise in the use of e-cigarettes.

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HARPSWELL, Maine — Authorities in Maine say they located and detonated a military projectile that was caught in the gear of a fishing vessel.

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Lobster entrepreneur Luke Holden is bringing his expanding business model to a pier on Portland’s waterfront.

Researchers at the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay are breaking new ground in understanding how marine organisms react to the ever-rising load of microplastics that find their way into the ocean.

Jenna Neikirk was nearing the end of her first pregnancy when her blood pressure shot up to dangerous levels.

"I started feeling splotchy and hot, just kind of uncomfortable, so I took my blood pressure at work and it was 160 over 120," she says. Neikirk's a physical therapist in Atlanta and knew that level was alarmingly high.

She left work and walked over to her obstetrician's office, which was in the same medical complex.

CONCORD, N.H. - Gas prices are still dropping in northern New England.

BATH, Maine - The last of three stealthy destroyers being built at Bath Iron Works is in the water.

Last week in the Russia investigations: The special counsel ties up loose ends, but that may not mean the finish line is any closer.

Endings and beginnings

Never mind that it still isn't fully clear what the Russia imbroglio is — what picture all the puzzle pieces are supposed to form when they're put together.

An even more basic question that's just as difficult to answer is: How much longer will it go?

The French government is hoping Saturday's "yellow vest" protests were the last. The movement, named for the fluorescent safety vests worn by demonstrators, is not only the country's biggest social and political crisis in 50 years, but, according to many analysts, a very threat to French democracy. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has called for national unity and said, "It's time to stop the fighting and begin the dialogue."

Updated at 2:42 p.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by Republican-led states that were seeking to defund Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide women's reproductive health services.

Updated at 12:35 p.m. ET

British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a critical vote on the draft Brexit deal she negotiated with the European Union, conceding that it would not have enough support to pass Parliament if the vote were held Tuesday as scheduled.

"I've listened very carefully to what has been said in this chamber and out of it, by members from all sides," May told the House of Commons on Monday, only to be interrupted by a peal of derisive laughter from lawmakers.

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