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Plan would keep about 1,000 bears in northwest Montana

Dec. 10, 2018 7:04 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife commissioners adopted a grizzly bear conservation plan Monday that would maintain the largest population of the bruins in the Lower 48 at roughly current numbers even if the species loses its federal protections. The plan sets a target of at least 800 grizzlies...

Frey, Hall help Montana St. beat Washington St. 95-90

Dec. 9, 2018 10:53 PM EST

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — Washington State coach Ernie Kent had warned everyone to not be fooled by Montana State's 2-6 record. "They're a good team," said Kent. "They've just had a tough schedule." The Bobcats held off Washington State for a 95-90 win Sunday at the Toyota Center. The game was in Kennewick...

Leonard, defense lead UC Irvine to 60-51 win over Montana

Dec. 9, 2018 12:36 AM EST

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Evan Leonard made 5 of 7 from 3-point range and finished with 18 points and three steals to help UC Irvine beat Montana 60-51 on Saturday night. Jamar Akoh's tipin of Michael Oguine's missed 3-point shot gave the Grizzlies a three-point lead with four minutes to go before Eyassu Worku...

Disputed House race puts spotlight on 'ballot harvesting'

Dec. 7, 2018 12:03 AM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An investigation into whether political operatives in North Carolina illegally collected and possibly stole absentee ballots in a still-undecided congressional race has drawn attention to a widespread but little-known political tool called ballot harvesting. It's a practice long used...

US to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

Dec. 6, 2018 8:38 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling, mining and other activities that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species across millions of acres in the American West. Land management documents released...

The Latest: Nevada Democratic Sen. critical of grouse plan

Dec. 6, 2018 8:24 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's efforts to ease drilling restrictions that were put in place to protect a declining bird species (all times local): 6:15 p.m. U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada is sharply criticizing the Trump administration's new move to ease...

Biden says he's the most qualified person to be president

Dec. 4, 2018 2:47 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says he believes that he is the most qualified person in the country to be president. The 76-year-old Democrat made his comments Monday to an audience at the University of Montana in Missoula, as he considers a 2020 challenge to President Donald Trump....

Rorie, Padgett lead Montana past NAIA College of Idaho

Dec. 3, 2018 11:01 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Ahmaad Rorie and Sayeed Pridgett each scored 17 points and Montana dominated NAIA-member College of Idaho for an 80-52 win on Monday night. Montana started hot and built a 19-4 lead within the first eight minutes. The Grizzlies (5-2) led 48-22 at halftime on 20-of-30 shooting...

North Dakota State rushes for 7 TDs, wins 52-10

Dec. 1, 2018 6:51 PM EST

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Lance Dunn rushed for 127 yards and four touchdowns and top-seeded North Dakota State overwhelmed Montana State 52-10 on Saturday in a second-round FCS playoff game. The Bison (13-0), six-time FCS champions, will play No. 8 seed Colgate next week in the quarterfinals after rushing for...

Zinke blasts Arizona congressman who urged him to resign

Nov. 30, 2018 5:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unleashed a scathing personal attack Friday against a congressman who had called on him to resign, accusing the Arizona Democrat of drunkenness and using taxpayer money to cover up inappropriate behavior. Zinke sent his tweet after Rep. Raul Grijalva...