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Landowner help sought to protect endangered animals, plants

Feb. 08, 2023 09:58 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration called for regulatory changes Wednesday to encourage voluntary conservation projects on private land, partly by shielding owners from punishment if their actions kill or harm small numbers of imperiled species. The proposed U.S....

States push to enshrine protections for tribal children

Feb. 07, 2023 15:47 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Leo Thompson received plenty of love, food and shelter from the non-Native American family who raised them, but missed out on any exposure to their Indigenous culture, heritage, ancestors and community. “The only time they acknowledged my heritage was when...

Abercrombie leads Northern Colorado over Weber State 88-54

Feb. 07, 2023 01:39 AM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Riley Abercrombie scored 21 points and Northern Colorado defeated Weber State 88-54 on Monday night. Abercrombie also grabbed seven rebounds for the Bears (8-16, 3-9 Big Sky Conference). Dalton Knecht had 16 points and seven rebounds. Daylen Kountz scored 16...

Parker leads Idaho State over Northern Arizona 75-70

Feb. 06, 2023 22:29 PM EST

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Brayden Parker scored 17 points to help Idaho State fend off Northern Arizona 75-70 on Monday night. Parker added five rebounds and three blocks for the Bengals (9-15, 6-5 Big Sky Conference). Jay Nagle pitched with 15 points and five boards, while Miguel...

Moody, Whitney lift Montana over Northern Arizona 67-66

Feb. 05, 2023 01:16 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Aanen Moody scored 26 points and Brandon Whitney made a layup with 11 seconds left to rally Montana to a 67-66 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night. Moody shot 9-for-15 from the floor, including 7 for 9 from beyond the arc, for the Grizzlies...

Belo scores 19, Montana State downs Northern Colorado 75-62

Feb. 04, 2023 21:08 PM EST

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jubrile Belo's 19 points helped Montana State defeat Northern Colorado 75-62 on Saturday night. Belo shot 7 of 9 from the field and 5 for 6 from the line for the Bobcats (17-8, 10-2 Big Sky Conference). Tyler Patterson scored 15 points, going 5 of 10 (5 for 9...

China balloon: Many questions about suspected spy in the sky

Feb. 04, 2023 20:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What in the world was that thing? The massive white orb that drifted across U.S. airspace this week and was shot down by the Air Force over the Atlantic on live television Saturday triggered a diplomatic maelstrom and blew up on social media. China...

Eyes on the sky as Chinese balloon shot down over Atlantic

Feb. 04, 2023 19:15 PM EST

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Eyes were locked on the Carolina skies Saturday as a suspected Chinese spy balloon ended its weeklong traverse over the U.S. when it drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and was shot down by a fighter jet. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a crowd lining the...

Chinese balloon high over US stirs unease down below

Feb. 03, 2023 21:47 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Chinese balloon drifting high above the U.S. and first revealed over Montana has created a buzz down below among residents who initially wondered what it was — and now wonder what its arrival means amid a chorus of alarm raised by elected officials. The...

US may lift protections for Yellowstone, Glacier grizzlies

Feb. 03, 2023 19:42 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Biden administration took a first step Friday toward ending federal protections for grizzly bears in the northern Rocky Mountains, which would open the door to future hunting in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said state...