Monthly Archives: August 2017

A 9-year-old ‘alien’ applies to be NASA’s planetary protection officer

Your morning briefing for Monday, Aug. 7, 2017: Pence calls the prospect of a 2020 White House campaign of his own ‘absurd,’ China urges North Korea to be ‘smart’ and drop its missile tests, and Bangor infant dies after being injured by family dog.

Trump endorses Senate bill to slash by half legal immigration into the US

Your morning briefing for Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017: Lawmakers raise Maine’s minimum age to buy tobacco, Stephen King’s ‘Pet Sematary’ house for sale, and Trump signs Russia sanctions bill.

Justice Department plans to sue universities that discriminate against whites

Your morning briefing for Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017: Maine Attorney General Mills joins lawsuit to challenge EPA over smog rules, DEA admin says Trump ‘condoned police misconduct’ in remarks about handling suspects, Poland Spring’s plan to take water from Lincoln wins regulators’ OKand

Your stoner friend really is a lot more relaxed than you, scientists confirm

Your morning briefing for Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017: Opioid commission urges Trump to ‘declare a national emergency’ on drug overdoses, Communications chief Scaramucci out in new White House upheaval, and Maine officials oppose Trump cuts to heating assistance