Things You Need to Know: Fairfield Man Did Not Intended Any Harm with Explosive Device
Here are the things you need to know today......
Police do not believe that a man arrested this weekend for making a bomb like device in Fairfield intended any harm. Centralmaine.com reports he was going to take it out of town to a friend's field.
An Augusta man conviction of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy will stand. Centralmaine.com said the court rejected the claim his that his conversation with the police should not have been because the police officer was friendly with him.
From the Associated Press:
Lawmakers have reached the last official day of the session but are expected to stay for another week or so to hash out a budget deal. Lawmakers will likely vote on the matter Wednesday. Loose ends to tie up include Republican Gov. Paul LePage's $6.8 billion, two-year budget proposal. The budget is due June 30 to avoid a government shutdown and negotiations have stalled over education funding.
Drivers in Maine could only use cellphones and electronic devices with hands-free technology under a bill supported by lawmakers. The Maine House voted 85-60 to pass the bill limiting the cellphone use, joining the Senate which voted last week voted 21-14 in favor of the measure.
A company fighting to become the nation's single servicer of student loans under a plan backed by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has lobbied against licensing efforts in Maine and elsewhere this year. State lobbying records reviewed by The Associated Press show Navient Corp. has spent at least $44,000 since January on lobbyists in Maine, New York and Washington, states where lawmakers are considering such legislation.
Election returns show that Republican Karen Handel won just over 52 percent of the vote to secure a House seat in Georgia. Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in Georgia's hotly contested House race in the Atlanta suburbs. Ossoff won nearly 48 percent of the vote.
Saudi state media says the kingdom's former crown prince has pledged his allegiance to King Salman's son, 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman, whom he appointed in his place. The state-run Saudi Press Agency said Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who once was first in line to the throne, met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at a royal palace in Mecca on Wednesday morning.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and chief Middle East adviser, Jared Kushner, is headed to the region with ambitious hopes of laying the groundwork for a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians. Trump has a number of advantages that could help him succeed where a string of predecessors have failed. But the deep divisions between the sides remain, clouding the chances of any significant breakthrough.
Uber CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned. Kalanick said in a statement to The New York Times on Tuesday that he has accepted a request from investors to step aside. Kalanick says the move will allow Uber to go back to building itself rather than become distracted by another fight. On June 13, Kalanick went on indefinite leave amid criticism of his management style and following the death of his mother in a boating accident.
A coroner hasn't reached a conclusion about the cause of death for a 22-year-old American college student who died in Cincinnati less than a week after his return to Ohio from North Korean captivity. Hamilton County's Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco's office says in a statement Tuesday that only an external examination was performed on Otto Warmbier's body. It says his family objected to an autopsy.