MARINA VILLENEUVE

Bernie Sanders kicks off cross-country tour, wants change

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders gained roars of approval from a friendly crowd on Monday as he called for a radical transformation of the Democratic Party into a grassroots movement founded on the tenets of his unsuccessful Democratic presidential campaign: fighting against the billionaire class and rigged economic and political systems.

Apr. 17, 2017 10:15 PM EDT
Maine governor leaves obscene voicemail on lawmaker's phone

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage unleashed an obscene tirade on a Democratic legislator, leaving him a voicemail message that said "I am after you" and telling reporters he wished it were 1825 so he could challenge the lawmaker to a duel and point a gun between his eyes.

Aug. 26, 2016 1:37 PM EDT