Samsung Answers Burning Note 7 Questions, Vows Better Batteries

From a report on CNET: During a press conference Sunday, Samsung said two separate battery defects caused both the original batch of Galaxy Note 7 phones and the replacement units to overheat. The first battery, it said, suffered from a design flaw. Th…

From a report on CNET: During a press conference Sunday, Samsung said two separate battery defects caused both the original batch of Galaxy Note 7 phones and the replacement units to overheat. The first battery, it said, suffered from a design flaw. The battery’s external casing was too small for the components inside, causing it to short-circuit and ignite. The second battery, which came from another supplier, didn’t have the same flaw, Justin Denison, head of product strategy and marketing for Samsung’s US arm, said in an interview ahead of the press conference. In the rush to pump out enough batteries for the replacement units, though, the supplier introduced a manufacturing defect that led to the same result, he said. The explanation puts to rest the mystery behind the exploding Note 7, but it kicks off a new challenge for the embattled company: winning back your trust after a disastrous several months that included two recalls and the decision to kill the critically acclaimed phone. The Sunday press conference marked the start of a Samsung campaign to rebuild company credibility, which will include the upcoming launch of the flagship Galaxy S8 phone, as well as another Note later in the year.

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Free Suicide Prevention in Guilford

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Guilford United Methodist Church, 3 School Street, Guilford, ME For more information: 207 343-1842; wboomsma.com/ Educator and Author Walter Boomsma will conduct a free two-hour suicide prevention workshop on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the …

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Guilford United Methodist Church, 3 School Street, Guilford, ME For more information: 207 343-1842; wboomsma.com/ Educator and Author Walter Boomsma will conduct a free two-hour suicide prevention workshop on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the …

House fire in Washington claims life, injures another

One person has died and another was taken to the hospital after a fire ripped through a home in the town of Washington on Monday morning, according to officials with the The Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

One person has died and another was taken to the hospital after a fire ripped through a home in the town of Washington on Monday morning, according to officials with the The Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Harry Middleton, who led LBJ library and released presidential tapes, dies at 95

Soon after Johnson died on Jan. 22, 1973, Middleton learned there were hundreds of hours of uncataloged Oval Office conversations in storage. Johnson had instructed that the tapes be left untouched until 50 years after his death.

Soon after Johnson died on Jan. 22, 1973, Middleton learned there were hundreds of hours of uncataloged Oval Office conversations in storage. Johnson had instructed that the tapes be left untouched until 50 years after his death.

Wayne Barrett, muckraking journalist and Trump biographer, dies at 71

Wayne Barrett, an investigative journalist who pursued the deeds and misdeeds of New York City politicians and players during four decades with the Village Voice, skewering mayors — and future president Donald Trump — with stories collected through the time-honored traditions of muckraking, died Jan. 19 at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 71.

Wayne Barrett, an investigative journalist who pursued the deeds and misdeeds of New York City politicians and players during four decades with the Village Voice, skewering mayors — and future president Donald Trump — with stories collected through the time-honored traditions of muckraking, died Jan. 19 at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 71.

I’m mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take it any more!

I don’t know about you, but I’m mad as hell about our national politics, and I’m not gonna take it any more! Well, it felt good to get that off my chest! But I also felt my pulse and blood pressure go up, and my stress level shot through the …

I don’t know about you, but I’m mad as hell about our national politics, and I’m not gonna take it any more! Well, it felt good to get that off my chest! But I also felt my pulse and blood pressure go up, and my stress level shot through the …

County trucking firm hauls in safety award

The Maine Motor Transport Association awarded R.F. Chamberland Inc. its grand champion award, the highest safety honor presented to a member, at the organization’s annual banquet on Jan. 13 in Portland.

The Maine Motor Transport Association awarded R.F. Chamberland Inc. its grand champion award, the highest safety honor presented to a member, at the organization’s annual banquet on Jan. 13 in Portland.

Peter Abrahams, whose novels detailed South Africa’s racial injustice, dies at 97

Peter Abrahams, one of South Africa’s first acclaimed black writers whose novel “Mine Boy” focused on the country’s institutionalized system of racial oppression, died Jan. 18 at his home in St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica. He was 97.

Peter Abrahams, one of South Africa’s first acclaimed black writers whose novel “Mine Boy” focused on the country’s institutionalized system of racial oppression, died Jan. 18 at his home in St. Andrew Parish, Jamaica. He was 97.