Montana

The Rim Fire burns in the Stanislaus National Forest Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Andy Alfaro)

Wildfire burns out of control near Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control forest fire threatening about 2,500 structures near Yosemite National Park was one of more than 50 active, large wildfires dotting the western U.S. on Wednesday. The remote blaze in […]

08/21/2013

In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 photo, traffic on U.S. Highway 12 near Lolo, Mont., retreats to safety from the West Fork II fire that grew from less than 100 acres Monday morning to about 3,500 acres and burned both sides of the highway. (AP Photo/Missoulian, Kurt Wilson)

Hot, dry summer pushes wildfire spending past $1B

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires burning in Oregon, Idaho and Montana are taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise […]

08/20/2013

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Hitchhiking cat ‘Mata Hairi’ headed home to Oregon

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A well-traveled cat named “Mata Hairi” will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain. […]

06/17/2013

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Doctor, guide rescue baby moose from Montana river

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Pennsylvania doctor on a guided fishing trip in southwestern Montana went home with an amazing tale of hauling in a 25-pound lunker — a baby moose she helped rescue from […]

06/06/2013

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Calif. man who dealt with death faces prison life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — David Wayne Sconce’s past life as a mortician has come back to haunt him decades after he gained notoriety for stealing body parts from corpses and plotting to kill a funeral […]

05/06/2013

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Top Dem sees ‘train wreck’ for Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic senator who helped write President Barack Obama’s health care law stunned administration officials Wednesday, saying openly he thinks it’s headed for a “train wreck” because of bumbling implementation.

04/17/2013

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Montana pet owner to feds: The dog ate my money

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man whose 12-year-old golden retriever ate five $100 bills hopes to be reimbursed by the federal government.

04/08/2013

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Judge to retire after sending racist Obama email

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s chief federal judge will retire following an investigation into an email he forwarded that included a racist joke involving President Barack Obama.

04/03/2013

A Papa John's deep dish pizza. (AP Photo)

Reluctant thief with hungry family gets pizza

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A man who apparently summoned the courage to rob a Montana pizza restaurant changed his mind as the clerk started to hand him money, broke down crying and ended up leaving with a pizza to feed his hungry family.

01/23/2013

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Trains playing major role in Plains oil boom

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Energy companies behind the oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains increasingly are turning to trains to move their crude across the U.S. as existing pipelines can’t keep up with demand.

12/28/2012

Man napping in field run over by combine, survives

  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A man napping in a Montana cornfield was startled out of his snooze when he was run over by a large harvesting machine — and Yellowstone County deputies say he’s […]

11/08/2012

Sepulveda Blvd. closing this weekend

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A stretch of Sepulveda Boulevard under the Sunset Boulevard Bridge will close for the weekend starting at 9 tonight. Construction crews will close off a 0.7-mile stretch of Sepulveda from Montana […]

11/02/2012

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