Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, July 5, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

US BORDER-FISHING BOATS

U.S. border agents have intercepted at least 10 Canadian fishing boats off the coast of Maine in the past two weeks, going as far as to board the ships looking for potential undocumented migrants. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

HOT NEW ENGLAND

Northern New England is about to get a break from the heat and humidity — but not before another day with heat indices inching toward 100. Tom Hawley from the National Weather Service said Thursday will mark the seventh consecutive day that the temperature has hit 90 or higher in Concord, New Hampshire. That's the longest stretch in 17 years. SENT: 230 words.

IN BRIEF:

STRANDED IN WOODS: Police say a Maine motorcyclist who spent almost 11 hours stranded in the woods following a crash has been found.

RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: Federal ocean managers will implement a protected zone off the coast of Massachusetts until the middle of the month to try to help endangered whales.

YARMOUTH DAMS: An environmental group is threatening to sue a Maine town over a broken fish ladder on the Royal River.

THREATENING-FIREARM: A man has been accused of threatening to shoot people with a gun in Maine.

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