The recent developments on the major daily fantasy sites has authorities from the Federal to the state level calling for investigations into their practices. But one of the main benefactors of DFS, the National Football League is not one of them. Show More Summary
Prisoners families often must pay $12.95 for 15-minutes of phone time to stay in touch with an incarcerated spouse, child, or parent. Global Tel-Link Corp. and Securus Technologies are the two main prison phone service providers, and they make a fortune charging poor people over 100 times the typical rate for a phone call. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Oh! More Things I Know: > There is a 2015 election day and it's 26 days away. > Trevor Noah is doing okay, but the real heir to Jon Stewart on Comedy Central is turning out to be Larry Wilmore. > The water...Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "Good Morning from @Space_Station!" Astronaut Scott Kelly is 194 days into his Year In Space at the International Space Station. When he returns, doctors will run batteries of tests on him and his earthbound twin brother, astronaut Mark Kelly, to gauge the long-term effects of living in space. Show More Summary
Once again, the Eater universe is expanding. While we have the dynamic food landscape of the United States (and Montreal, Canada) pretty well documented across 24 local city sites and the main Eater.com site, much of the world still lacks the intense on the ground restaurant world coverage Eater is known for. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Kossack Brain is a Fearsome Beast The third quarter of 2015 has officially been vanquished by the evil time troopers and their leader, Sir Ticksalot. That means it's C&J number-crunching time. Every...Show More Summary
Dozens of states have abandoned punitive asset tests for food stamps in recent years. Maine wants to reinstate theirs. The post Maine Governor Revives Old Rule To Punish Poor People For Saving Money appeared first on ThinkProgress.
About 3,000 to 5,000 Arab fighters are to join more than 20,000 Kurdish combatants in an offensive backed by dozens of allied warplanes to pressure Raqqa, the Islamic State’s main stronghold in Syria.
Persistent torrential rainfall caused dangerous flooding in South Carolina’s main cities on Sunday and prompted hundreds of rescues through shoulder-deep waters across the southeastern U.S. state. No deaths had been reported, although five traffic fatalities in North and South Carolina were...
"DC" and "The Mauler" stood toe-to-toe and gave the fans what they wanted in the "Lonestar State" last night (Oct. 3, 2015). Alexander Gustafsson is now 0-2 in a pair of hotly contested Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title fights...Show More Summary
Blasts killed at least 24 people in one of Baghdad’s main Shiite neighbourhoods Saturday when suicide bombers tried to breach a checkpoint in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. “Three suicide bombers tried to cross the checkpoint at Adan Square” in the Kadhimiyah...
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Late Night Snark: Hello, October Edition "Jeb Bush said last week that Democrats often win the black vote because they tell people 'we’ll take care of you with free stuff.' Whereas Democrats actually win...Show More Summary
HOUSTON – The UFC is back in the Lone Star State this week, and the promotion’s light heavyweight title is on the line in the evening’s main event of UFC 192. Today’s weigh-ins held a few surprises.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos
In a recent interview, the leader of one of the main Kurdish factions in Syria indicated his tacit backing for the current rounds of Russian airstrikes, which are ostensibly aimed against the Islamic State, but appear to have also targeted other Syrian rebel factions. "We will fight alongside whoever fights [the Islamic State]," said Salih Muslim, […]
Originally published on Green Building Elements. By Dawn Killough The Friends School of Portland in Maine is the first Passive House school building in the state, and only the third in the country. The neighboring OceanView Retirement Community is donating solar panels for the school to use, making the facility net zero energy (NZE). Show More Summary
The Friends School of Portland in Maine is the first Passive House school building in the state, and only the third in the country. The neighboring OceanView Retirement Community is donating solar panels for the school to use, making the facility net zero energy (NZE). Show More Summary
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Islamic State militants attacked forces guarding one of Libya's main oil ports on Thursday with a gun assault and an attempted car bomb in an escalation of their campaign in the North African state, a local security official said.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Carter's 2002 Nobel Peace Prize photo. Happy #91 to #39! If you don’t count George Washington's fake choppers, Jimmy Carter owns the most famous set of presidential teeth in history. That Jimmy grin was what the country wanted after the Watergate mess. Show More Summary
Unlike the natural gas market in the United States, natural gas prices in Asian markets typically reflect contracts that are indexed to crude oil or petroleum product prices. The declines in crude oil prices between August 2014 and January 2015 had a significant effect on Asian natural gas prices and markets. read more
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I Learned From Republicans in September Extra learny this month: Same-sex couples getting married is the same as gassing the Jews at Auschwitz. (Bryan Fischer, speaking for the American Family Association) If you work hard, you won’t have time to get hooked on drugs and that will solve all our drug-problem woes. Show More Summary