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Glacier officials teed off over tourists' golf break

Jul. 20, 2019 7:02 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Glacier National Park officials are teed off over a report that tourists were hitting golf balls off Going-to-the-Sun Road during a traffic delay. NBC Montana posted a video Thursday taken by a tourist during a road construction delay that shows two men teeing off with golf clubs on...

Appeals court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution rule

Jul. 19, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court panel sided with the Trump administration Friday in a mining pollution dispute, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that companies take financial responsibility for future cleanups. The ruling came after the administration was sued by...

Montana, North Dakota push against Washington state rail law

Jul. 18, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys general for North Dakota and Montana asked the Trump administration on Wednesday to overrule a Washington state law that imposed new restrictions on oil trains from the Northern Plains to guard against explosive derailments. In a legal petition to the U.S. Department of...

Judge recommends $14M award to neo-Nazi trolling victim

Jul. 15, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The publisher of a neo-Nazi website should have to pay the victim of an internet trolling campaign over $14 million and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact the Montana real estate agent, a magistrate judge recommended on Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch...

Clarification: Wheat-Trade Agreement story

Jul. 11, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In a story July 10, The Associated Press reported that Republican senators from border states want grains rules addressed as part of a trade deal with Canada and Mexico. The request was made by a bipartisan group. An updated version is below: Lawmakers along the northern U.S. border...

Congress probes approval of Trump backer's housing project

Jul. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A congressional committee is investigating whether the U.S. Interior Department helped an Arizona developer and supporter of President Donald Trump get a crucial permit after a wildlife official said the housing project would threaten habitat for imperiled species. U.S. Rep. Raúl...

Keystone pipeline opponents again seek to block construction

Jul. 10, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline asked a judge to again block construction of the $8 billion project after President Donald Trump issued it a new permit. Attorneys for environmental groups made the request Wednesday in a lawsuit before U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in...

Krakauer: Court ruling on privacy hurts right to know

Jul. 9, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Author Jon Krakauer said he feels "a moral obligation" to fight a recent court ruling against him as he tries to obtain records detailing how the expulsion of a University of Montana quarterback over a rape allegation was overturned. The author of "Into Thin Air" and "Into the Wild"...

More alcohol seized in connection to resort for ultra-rich

Jul. 8, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials said Monday that they confiscated over 800 bottles and cans of alcohol in a raid just days after the Yellowstone Club signed a deal to settle charges of serving booze at unlicensed bars at the private ski resort for the ultra-rich. Officials believe the alcohol seized...

Authorities: Boy dies after mother drowned his brother

Jul. 8, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy lost a fight for his life that began when his mother tried to drown him after she drowned his 12-year-old brother last month in California, authorities said. Jacob Telnas died Sunday in a Visalia hospital, eight days after deputies found him and his 12-year-old...