Maine news from The Associated Press for Friday, Aug. 17, 2018.

Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Maine. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 207-772-4157. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

SHRIMP SHUTDOWN

A new analysis of New England's shrimp population doesn't bode well for the future of the long-shuttered fishery for the crustaceans. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

MAINE UNEMPLOYMENT: Maine labor officials say the unemployment rate rose slightly in July.

DEAD SEALS: Three Maine organizations will receive federal money to study and respond to stranded marine mammals on beaches in the wake of a rash of seal deaths.

TRASH DUMPING: The Maine Forest Service is searching for the person or people responsible for dumping a large amount of trash on a gravel road.

DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS-RINGELSTEIN: The Democratic Socialists of America is endorsing Zak Ringelstein in his bid to unseat popular independent Sen. Angus King in Maine.

URCHIN HARVEST: The rules governing Maine's sea urchin harvesting industry will stay mostly the same in the coming season.

JUVENILE SENTENCES: Maine Chief Justice Leigh Saufley says it's a "tragedy" that judges face a lack of sentencing options when it comes to teen offenders.

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