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A Richmond man shot and injured an intruder Wednesday morning. reports the man walked into the apartment of Trevor Whitney, as he was getting ready for work as a Loomis truck driver, so he pistol was on the table ready to go with him. The man came in thu the unlocked from door and was carrying a large metal flashlight.

A bill has been introduced to require some larger employers in Maine to provide paid sick time. According to WCSH supports say many people face don't get any sick time  or face problems at work if they take sick time. Some of those opposed are asking where is the money coming from to back this up.

There is a new bill to give kids 30 minutes a day of recess. According to opposition is based on it as a mandate and taking away control at the local level.

From the Associated Press:

Sen. Angus King of Maine says GOP House proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act will "hammer Maine" and "shaft the people who need coverage." Two House committees started Congress' first working sessions to formally write Republican legislation to dismantle former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Wednesday.

Maine Sen. Susan Collins is among a group of senators that wants to make sure senior citizens aren't charged with unexpected bills after a colonoscopy. Collins, a Republican, is introducing federal legislation that is designed to protect seniors from out-of-pocket costs for preventative colonoscopies.

Maine State Police are investigating a death in the town of Arundel. State police confirmed the death on Campground Road, and WCSH-TV reports that a man died. Police tape was blocking the driveway.

A proposal designed to protect farm animals in Maine from animal cruelty appears likely to fail. Ellsworth attorney and animal welfare advocate Christina Perkins made the proposal. She wants to remove a clause from state law that allows farmers to use adherence to best management practices as a defense against charges of animal cruelty.

The state of Hawaii says President Donald Trump's revised travel ban will harm the state's Muslim population, tourism and foreign students. Hawaii has become the first state to file suit to stop the new ban, which bars new visas for people from six predominantly Muslim countries and temporarily shuts down the U.S. refugee program. It doesn't apply to travelers who already have visas.

Two House committees have been working overnight on the GOP bill to replace President Barack Obama's health care law. But there's mounting opposition to the legislation, including the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association and AARP, the nation's largest advocacy group for older people. America's Health Insurance Plans, which represents insurers, is praising GOP provisions like erasing health industry taxes but, it's also warning that proposed Medicaid changes "could result in unnecessary disruptions in the coverage and care beneficiaries depend on."

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before Election Day that may have aided the Turkish government. The paperwork has been filed with the Justice Department's Foreign Agent Registration Unit. Flynn's lawyer says the registration was voluntary. The lobbying was done from August through November. Flynn was fired last month over his communications with Russia's ambassador.

Authorities in Guatemala are working to identify victims of a fire at a state-run shelter. Authorities say someone set fire to mattresses in the girls' section Wednesday morning, and the blaze quickly spread, killing at least 22 girls and injuring dozens more. Distraught parents have been going to local hospitals and the morgue, looking for their children.

The pressure of Thursday's game for the University of Michigan in Washington D.C. will be no comparison to what the team experienced Wednesday. Their commuter jet was taking off from an airport in Ypsilanti (ihp-sih-LAN'-tee), Michigan, when it was blown off the runway, sustaining substantial damage. Winds in several Great Lakes states topped 60 mph and fanned a blaze that killed five people in a Detroit apartment building.


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