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Auburn Man Arrested In Connection With 1993 Murder At University Of Alaska Fairbanks

The arrest of a Maine man in connection with a 26-year-old sexual assault and murder case in Alaska is once again highlighting the emerging use of genetic genealogy by police to solve crimes. The technology was used to link DNA from the crime scene at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to 44-year-old Steven Downs, a registered nurse living in Auburn.

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NORWAY, Maine- Maine has seen its fourth and fifth snowmobile fatalities of the season, with two separate crashes in western Maine.

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Documents obtained by a Maine newspaper show the state's former governor and his staff spent at least $22,000 in public money at a hotel owned by the family of President Donald Trump.

A proposal to repeal religious and philosophical exemptions to school immunization requirements in Maine has been referred to a legislative committee.

Maine says it will use welfare funding to help cover fuel costs for low-income families.

When Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL, left his post as U.S. Interior Department secretary on Jan. 2, he was under fire on multiple fronts.

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert withdrew herself from consideration on Saturday for the nomination of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

"I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo for the trust they placed in me for considering me for the position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations," she said, according to a statement released by the State Department. "However, the past two months have been grueling for my family and therefore it is in the best interest of my family that I withdraw my name from consideration."

A new report on Maine's child welfare system finds it's plagued by insufficient training and poor technology that leads to dropped and abandoned calls.

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is cutting its payouts in half for some and by as much as 70 percent for others, as the fund faces a surge in claims ahead of its expiration date in December 2020.

The fund, which was opened in 2011, compensates for deaths and illnesses due to exposure to toxins at the sites of the Sept. 11 attacks. The $7.3 billion fund has already paid out about $5 billion to 21,000 claimants. But it still has about 19,000 additional unpaid claims to address.

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Maine’s congressional delegation is unified in its opposition to President Trump’s use of emergency powers to redirect money to build a partial wall on the border with Mexico.

The U.S.-led liberal world order is falling apart, according to the organizers of a gathering of world leaders and defense chiefs in Germany that has met annually since the Cold War.

The Munich Security Conference report said the Trump administration displays an "irritating enthusiasm for strongmen across the globe" and "disdain for international institutions and agreements."

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Monday—CBD, or cannabidiol, products (from hemp) have exploded in popularity, but are being banned from being sold as food products in Maine. We'll learn what CBD is and why it's so popular.