The Latest: Standoff trial jury adjourns, to return Monday LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal jury in Las Vegas ended a half-day of deliberations without a verdict in the trial of six men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff with government agents near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014. A court official said […]
Butte marks opening of $30M water treatment plant BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — State and local officials say a new $30 million water treatment plant means Butte will have some of the cleanest drinking water in the nation. The Montana Standard reports the Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant south of the city will treat water […]
Yellowstone starts opening roads on Friday YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Yellowstone National Park on Friday will begin opening select roads that had been closed over the winter within the park. Roads opening at 8 a.m. Friday include Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris, Norris to Madison, Madison to Old Faithful, Madison to the […]
Montana man guilty of kidnapping, sexually assaulting girl GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A jury has convicted a Montana man of kidnapping a 4-year-old girl from a park and sexually assaulting her. The Great Falls Tribune reports 21-year-old John Lieba, of Wolf Point, was convicted Tuesday of kidnapping, aggravated sexual abuse and assault resulting […]
Montana lawmakers seek to change fracking disclosure rules HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Legislature is one vote away from passing a bill to change the disclosure requirements for chemicals used in energy production. The measure passed an initial House vote 70-30 on Monday. It faces a final vote before it goes to Democratic […]
Maryland Zoo’s 2 grizzly bear cubs get names: Nova and Nita BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore now has names for its two grizzly bear cubs that came to the zoo from Montana. The zoo says in a statement that the orphaned bear sisters are now Nova and Nita. The zoo says […]
Farm Rescue nonprofit expanding into Nebraska, its 6th state BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Plains farm aid nonprofit that has steadily grown since being launched in North Dakota a dozen years ago is expanding into its sixth state. Farm Rescue will provide free haying and hay-hauling help to Nebraska farmers in need this year, […]
APNewsBreak: Thousands of defects found on oil train routes BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Inspectors have found almost 24,000 safety defects over the past two years along U.S. railroad routes used to ship volatile crude oil. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows many of the defects were similar to problems blamed in past derailments […]
Tech issues delay remote control boat launch at toxic pit BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — An attempt to launch a remote-controlled boat to test toxic water in a former Montana open-pit mine where thousands of snow geese died last fall has failed. The Montana Standard reports the boat to sample the Berkeley Pit water in […]
St. Louis Zoo grizzly bear exhibit to open in September ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Zoo officials say a new $11-million grizzly bear exhibit is expected to open in September. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports two young grizzlies housed at a Montana zoo will be brought to the new Grizzly Ridge exhibit in […]
- French vote for president in litmus test for Europe's futurePARIS (AP) -- Amid heightened security, French voters began casting ballots for their next president Sunday in a first-round poll that's being seen as a litmus test for the future of Europe and the spread of populism around the world....
- 11 candidates vie for French presidency in high-stakes racePARIS (AP) -- From far left to far right, young to old, 11 candidates are vying for France's presidency in an election that is being watched as an indicator of populism's global appeal. The traditional contenders are joined - and often have been overshadowed during the campaign - by rivals pledging to scrap long-held expectations, […]
- Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'WASHINGTON (AP) -- For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions....
- Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battlesWASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall....