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Texas Southern rolls past Mississippi Valley State, 80-67

Jan. 25, 2020 11:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Hopkins and Eden Ewing combined to score 35 points and grab 33 rebounds as Texas Southern earned its fifth Southwestern Athletic Conference win in six starts, downing Mississippi Valley State 80-67 Saturday in a game that was moved to the University of Houston. The game was played at...

Weber State beats Big Sky-leader Montana 87-85 in OT

Jan. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored nine of his 32 points in overtime and Weber State rallied late to beat Big Sky Conference-leader Montana 87-85 on Saturday night. Harding scored the Wildcats' first seven points of OT with a 3-pointer, layup and two free throws for an 81-80 lead with 1:55...

Adamu sparks Montana State to a 75-64 win at Idaho State

Jan. 25, 2020 11:39 PM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Amin Adamu scored 19 points and Montana State earned its second straight road by beating Idaho State 75-64 on Saturday night. Adamu scored the winning basket Thursday in the Bobcats' 62-61 win over Weber State, overcoming a 13-point second-half deficit. Jubrile Belo scored 16 points...

People climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge stop under flags flying at half-mast as mark of mourning and respect in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, for three U.S. crew members of an aerial water tanker that crashed Thursday while battling wildfires in Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

3 Americans killed in Australia all had military backgrounds

Jan. 24, 2020 7:06 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Growing up in a small rural community on Colorado's plains, Ian McBeth went to work as a ranch hand in neighboring Nebraska at 14 and was a standout athlete in football, wrestling and track. Initially stymied in his dream of becoming a pilot because of his vision, McBeth, one of three...

People climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge stop under flags flying at half-mast as mark of mourning and respect in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, for three U.S. crew members of an aerial water tanker that crashed Thursday while battling wildfires in Australia. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australia works to recover bodies of 3 from air tanker crash

Jan. 24, 2020 2:07 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — The American tanker plane that crashed while fighting Australian wildfires had just dropped a load of retardant on a fire before it went down in New South Wales state, investigators said Friday. The crash of the C-130 Hercules tanker Thursday killed Capt. Ian H. McBeth, 44, of Great Falls,...

Manuel scores 21, Montana turns back Idaho State 77-74

Jan. 24, 2020 12:40 AM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Kendal Manuel had 21 points as Montana held off Idaho State 77-74 on Thursday night. Tarik Cool made one of two free throws with nine seconds remaining to draw Idaho State within 75-74, then Josh Vazquez made two free throws with two seconds left to seal the win for Montana. Jared...

Adamu's layup lifts Montana State over Weber State 62-61

Jan. 23, 2020 11:40 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Amin Adamu scored on a layup with 3 seconds left to lift Montana State to a 62-61 win over Weber State on Thursday night. Jubrile Belo had 17 points and 12 rebounds and hit 9 of 11 free throws. He added three blocks for the Bobcats, who overcame a 13-point deficit from early in the...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, TC Energy's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. The Trump administration is approving a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land. Federal officials told The Associated Press that Interior Secretary David Bernhardt would sign the approval for about 45 miles of the line's route Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. It pushes the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction, but it still faces court challenges. The 1,200-mile pipeline would transport up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil daily from western Canada to U.S. refineries. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Trump administration approves Keystone pipeline on US land

Jan. 22, 2020 7:27 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still loom. The approval signed by Interior Secretary...

This July 31, 2019 photo shows Stillwater Christian School parents Jeri Anderson and Kendra Espinoza at Woodland Park in Kalispell, Mont.  The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 in a dispute over a Montana scholarship program for private K-12 education that also makes donors eligible for up to $150 in state tax credits. Advocates on both sides say the outcome could be momentous because it could lead to efforts in other states to funnel taxpayer money to religious schools. (Casey Kreider/The Daily Inter Lake via AP)

Supreme Court seems favorable to religious education funding

Jan. 22, 2020 3:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority appeared ready Wednesday to reinvigorate a Montana scholarship program and make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The court was sharply divided along ideological lines in arguments over a provision in...

Candlelight vigil held for missing Montana teen found dead

Jan. 22, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A candlelight vigil has been held to honor a Montana teenager who was missing for weeks before her body was found by investigators. Selena Not Afraid, 16, was found Monday southwest of the Interstate 90 rest stop where she was last seen Jan. 1, The Billings Gazette reports. The...