Maine news from The Associated Press for Thursday, Aug. 9, 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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IN BRIEF:

LIQUOR DISCOUNTS: To highlight New Hampshire's tax-free status and to thank out-of-state customers who make up more than half of its annual sales, the state liquor commission is offering them discounts at its liquor and wine outlet stores.

RABID GROUNDHOG: Police in Maine say a groundhog that attacked a dog has tested positive for rabies.

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