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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2108, file photom Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton is flanked by his elections director Dana Corson, right, and chief of staff Christi Jacobsen as they wait to testify before a legislative committee in Helena, Mont. Stapleton, a Republican, said Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, he is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that took the Montana Green Party off the November ballot after Republicans bankrolled the effort to get them on it. (AP Photo/Matt Volz,File)

US high court denies bid to restore Greens on Montana ballot

Aug. 25, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied an attempt by the Montana secretary of state to restore Green Party candidates to the November ballot — striking a blow to a Republican-bankrolled effort that threatened to siphon votes from Democratic candidates. The ruling came less...

Special order cable ties lead officers to suspected killer

Aug. 21, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Special order cable ties, images from a trail camera and a history of bad blood over road access eventually added up to an arrest in a 2011 homicide in a rural neighborhood northwest of Helena, charging documents said. Leon Michael Ford, of Oak Harbor, Washington, was arrested...

Cemetery workers bury 65-year-old Maria Joana Nascimento, whose family members, behind, suspect died of COVID-19, at Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Brazil is nearing 3 million cases of COVID-19 and 100,000 deaths. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

Aug. 7, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations’ counterterrorism chief says a 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year and many of them targeted hospitals and health care systems, hindering their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Voronkov told the U.N....

FILE – In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Matt Rosendale greets supporters in Helena, Montana. In the race for Montana's lone U.S. House seat, Republican Matt Rosendale faces opponent Democrat Kathleen Williams. (AP Photo/Eliza Wiley, File)

Montana's U.S. House race brings partisan divide to the fore

Jul. 24, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — In the race for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat, Republican Matt Rosendale is hitching his wagon to President Donald Trump even as the president's national approval ratings worsen. Rosendale talks glowingly about Trump's actions since COVID-19 hit the United States, while many...