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Garrett runs for 3 TDs, Weber St. beats Montana St. 34-24

Oct. 20, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Treshawn Garrett had 21 carries for 80 yards, including three 1-yard touchdowns, to help Weber State beat Montana State 34-24 on Saturday night. Josh Davis added 96 yards rushing on 11 carries and Kaden Jenks scored on an 8-yard run that trimmed Weber State's deficit to 10-7 midway...

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

Oct. 20, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to...

Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

Oct. 19, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics. The company described Tester and Rosen as champions of public lands and...

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Oct. 19, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. At a campaign rally in Missoula on Thursday, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who...

The Latest: Association chides Trump for praising Gianforte

Oct. 19, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's praise of a congressman who body-slammed a reporter before his election last year (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The White House Correspondents' Association is accusing President Donald Trump of celebrating a crime when he praised a Republican Montana...

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Oct. 18, 2018 11:20 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. At a campaign rally in Missoula, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who...

Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind 'caravan'

Oct. 18, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. Addressing thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Montana, Trump said...

The Latest: Trump: Tester 'viciously' went after VA nominee

Oct. 18, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democratic Sen. Jon Tester of Montana of viciously attacking Adm. Ronny Jackson, a former White House doctor whom the president had tapped to be secretary of...

Montana Senate race awash in outside money as Trump returns

Oct. 17, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana's U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. The contest is on pace to be the most expensive in...

Mining initiative foes accused of taking foreign donations

Oct. 16, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Backers of a Montana citizen's initiative that would add new mining regulations say a foreign-owned company is illegally bankrolling an industry campaign against the proposal. In a complaint filed Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission, sponsors of Initiative 186 alleged...