More delays for low-flying fighters over western Maine

PORTLAND, Maine –  A National Guard proposal to expand airspace for fighter jet training low over the mountains of western Maine has dragged on for so long that many of the aircraft currently used for training could be retired by the time the plans are completed. Vermont-based F-16 fighters account for the bulk of the …

Dick Gregory, groundbreaking comedian and civil-rights activist, dies

Dick Gregory’s sharp commentary led him into civil-rights activism, where his ability to woo audiences through humor helped bring national attention to fledgling efforts at integration and social equality for blacks. LOS ANGELES — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages …