The Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State east of Aleppo including a stretch of highway leading to the jihadists’ main stronghold of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday.
Researchers in Italy, Germany and the United States have identified a regulatory protein crucial for the development of cerebral cavernous malformation -- a severe and incurable disease mainly affecting the brain microvasculature. The results show that the KLF4 protein plays a central role in the development of CCM lesions.
Abortion advocates and the ACLU are suing the state of Maine this week in an attempt to force taxpayer funding of abortion. The groups, including Planned Parenthood and two other state abortion businesses, filed the lawsuit Tuesday demanding that women on the state Medicaid program, MaineCare, have their abortions paid for, according to WGME CBS […]
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "…bless their hearts." I can't help it. This always happens when there's less than 24 hours on the clock 'til Thanksgiving. My icy cynicism melts away to reveal a heart bursting with Twinkie fluff, pork rinds and a renewed faith in humanity. Show More Summary
For years, whenever the Los Angeles Lakers showed up in the Bay Area for their two trips each season, they were the main attraction, with their continuous collection of top shelf talent to take on the traditionally undermanned Warriors. Show More Summary
The Tunisian President declared a state of emergency for 30 days and an overnight curfew following the explosion that ripped through a bus carrying presidential security on a main road in Tunis.
Angus King, the United States Senator from Maine and co-chair of the Senate Arctic Caucus, recently spoke to the Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland about the qualities of leadership, defined by the great Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton...Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Today is starting out too ridiculously shitty to be all ha ha ho ho above the fold. Great country we got here, ain’t it. Just spectacularly exceptional. Cheers and Jeers is below the fold. We got weather and stuff.
The city of Raqqa in Syria, deemed the main base of the Islamic State terror group, is reportedly set to be assaulted by French, Russian, and Kurdistan forces in a major operation.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE Meanwhile, as the Republicans Spew Their Hate… The distant and aloof president in Malaysia. Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the U.S., President Barack Obama vowed Saturday...Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: A-holes and Fairy Tales Edition "It is important to remember: nothing about what these assholes are trying to do is going to work. France is going to endure, and I'll tell you why. IfShow More Summary
At the beginning of this week, everything seemed pretty normal to customers and employees of Tim Hortons shops in New York state and in Maine. Then restaurants shut down abruptly in both regions, with no warning given to customers or employees. What happened? Tim Hortons corporate up in Canada isn’t really giving a reason for the closings. One customer in …
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The suspected organizer of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, recruited Spaniards, mainly women, to fight alongside Islamic State militants in Syria, Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Thursd...
News from Maine: Maine’s secretary of state has authenticated signatures on a citizen initiative to implement ranked-choice voting in Maine, which means voters will decide whether to implement the system at the polls in November 2016. More than 70,000 signatures … Continue reading ?
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Movement on the Molly Movie We have our usual Thursday Molly Ivins Moment (which might be C&J's most popular weekly feature) below the fold, but up top I thought you might like to see how things are going for director Janice Engel and the crew working on their Ivins documentary Raise Hell. Show More Summary
At least in the United States, it is not a problem to find some sort of sustenance. All along the main roads of any American town and city we find an ample supply of fast food establishments and casual restaurants. On my way to workShow More Summary
THE appalling attacks in Paris on November 13th are a brutal reminder of the danger of terrorism to the West, mainly from Jihadist groups such as Islamic State (IS). Yet terrorism is a threat everywhere. The day before the atrocities in Paris, two bomb blasts killed 37 people in Beirut. Show More Summary
The Russian Armed Forces are creating a joint task group with the French Navy against Islamic State (ISIL) militants in Syria, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Andrei Kartapolov said.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Sanity Break Groovy orb, man. Since our world seems to be in the shop for repairs, here's a cool new glimpse at another one. NASA wants you to believe that "New Horizons scientists made this false color...Show More Summary