Good morning, Maine. Here’s your morning briefing.
First off, our condolences to our colleagues at WCSH-6, who lost a co-worker and friend in Meteorologist Tom Johnston.
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Expect rain and highs in the low 50s today in Maine. Check your local forecast here.
National and international headlines
Russian President Vladimir Putin called for an immediate meeting of the U.N. Security Council and his spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, called the U.S. missile strikes “violations of the norms of international law, and under a far-fetched pretext.”
But President Trump said the strike was in the “vital national security interest” of the United States and called on “all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria. And also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types.”
“It’s always on your mind as a carrier, ‘Is there a dog in the area, and is it a threat?’” James Solomon, postal worker of 17 years, told the AP.