BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it is looking into reports that a Chinese spy balloon has been flying in U.S. airspace and urged calm, adding that it has “no intention of violating the territory and airspace of any sovereign country."
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The conversation between a state senator and a legislative aide started with a seemingly routine discussion about a bill. It suddenly spiraled as the senator allegedly harassed the aide because she had vaccinated her young child, plunging the Senate into a political drama that has divided South Dakota's Republican Party.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Aanen Moody scored 26 points and Montana held off Northern Colorado 69-67 on Thursday night.
Moody shot 10 for 17 (3 for 7 from 3-point range) and 3 of 4 from the free-throw line for the Grizzlies (11-12, 5-6 Big Sky Conference).
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Raequan Battle scored 21 points, Jubrile Belo added a double-double and Great Osobor made a layup with three seconds left to lift Montana State over Northern Arizona 69-68 on Thursday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is tracking a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a couple days, but the Pentagon decided not to shoot it down over concerns of hurting people on the ground, officials said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fifteen Native American tribes will get a total of $580 million in federal money this year for water rights settlements, the Biden administration announced Thursday.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man was charged with attempted murder and attempted rape Thursday following a violent assault on two teenagers in a rural area bordering the Crow Indian Reservation.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man arrested last year for alleged threats against a high school was charged in federal court Wednesday with possession of pipe bombs, possession of an unregistered silencer and attempted property damage.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) —
Environmentalists are suing U.S. wildlife officials in a bid to force federal protections for a rare, freshwater fish in Montana’s upper Missouri River Basin that’s suffered due to climate change and other pressures.
DEER LODGE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State Prison inmate has died in a suspected homicide, which is being investigated by the Department of Corrections and the Powell County Sheriff's Office.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Raequan Battle's 32 points led Montana State over Sacramento State 72-65 on Saturday.
Battle was 9-of-18 shooting, including 2 for 3 from distance, and went 12 for 12 from the line for the Bobcats (15-8, 8-2 Big Sky Conference).
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dischon Thomas' 25 points helped Montana defeat Portland State 73-67 on Saturday.
Thomas also contributed six assists and three blocks for the Grizzlies (10-12, 4-6 Big Sky Conference).
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Air Force general in charge of the nation's air- and ground-launched nuclear missiles has requested an official investigation into the number of airmen who are reporting blood cancer diagnoses after serving at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who is serving a 23-year prison sentence for defrauding two elderly Butte residents had another 10 years added to his term this week for lying when he said he missed a court hearing because he had COVID-19.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A proposed bill to deny gender-affirming care to young transgender people in Montana drew emotional testimony Friday. Supporters argued it is needed to protect children, and opponents called it government overreach that would harm transgender children by denying them medically necessary treatment.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Raequan Battle scored 19 points as Montana State beat Portland State 75-66 on Thursday.
Battle shot 6 for 15 (4 for 6 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free throw line for the Bobcats (14-8, 7-2 Big Sky Conference).
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Akolda Mawein scored 16 points as Sacramento State beat Montana 67-48 on Thursday.
Mawein added seven rebounds for the Hornets (12-9, 5-3 Big Sky Conference). Cameron Wilbon scored 16 points, going 7 of 9 from the field.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) —
Gov. Greg Gianforte reiterated his administration's priorities to improve Montana's economy in his State of the State address delivered Wednesday to the Legislature, whose job over the next few months will include determining how to allocate an unprecedented $2.6 billion budget surplus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine military officers who had worked decades ago at a nuclear missile base in Montana have been diagnosed with blood cancer and there are “indications” the disease may be linked to their service, according to military briefing slides obtained by The Associated Press.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Darius Brown II scored 23 points as Montana State beat Montana 67-64 on Saturday night.
Brown shot 9 for 13 from the floor (2 for 3 from 3-point range) and 3 of 3 from the free-throw line for the Bobcats (13-8, 6-2 Big Sky Conference).
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Dillon Jones finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead Weber State over Sacramento State 50-48 on Saturday night.
Dyson Koehler scored 12 points with five rebounds for the Wildcats (10-10, 5-2 Big Sky Conference).
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana legislature is considering a proposal that would interpret the state’s constitutional right to privacy to mean that it does not protect the right to an abortion, a move that would echo others in several states to severely restrict or ban abortion.
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Ethan Price scored 13 points and Eastern Washington upped its winning streak to eight with a 64-57 victory over Montana on Monday night.
Price was 5-of-10 shooting (3 for 4 from distance) for the Eagles (12-7, 6-0 Big Sky Conference).
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Divant'e Moffitt scored 32 points and Idaho held off Montana State 74-70 on Monday night.
Moffitt had seven assists for the Vandals (7-12, 1-5 Big Sky Conference), who snapped a six-game losing streak.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Brandon Whitney's 18 points helped Montana defeat Idaho State 84-55 on Saturday night.
Whitney was 7-of-9 shooting with two 3-pointers for the Grizzlies (9-9, 3-3 Big Sky Conference).
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Angelo Allegri scored 18 points and Eastern Washington beat Idaho 95-74 on Saturday night for its seventh straight win.
Allegri was 8-of-11 shooting for the Eagles (11-7, 5-0 Big Sky Conference).
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jubrile Belo had 17 points and 12 reboundsin Montana State's 67-52 victory over Weber State on Saturday night.
Raequan Battle scored 12 points while going 5 of 13 (1 for 4 from distance) for the Bobcats (12-7, 5-1 Big Sky Conference).
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who authorities say entered the U.S. Capitol with his juvenile son during the Jan. 6, 2021 riot was charged with misdemeanor crimes including disorderly conduct, according to court documents released Friday.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Raequan Battle scored 19 points as Montana State beat Idaho State 81-68 on Thursday.
Battle was 7-of-15 shooting and went 5 for 6 from the line for the Bobcats (11-7, 4-1 Big Sky Conference).
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Dillon Jones had 17 points in Weber State's 59-57 victory against Montana on Thursday.
Jones also added 21 rebounds for the Wildcats (8-9, 3-1 Big Sky Conference). Steven Verplancken Jr.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Officials in Republican-controlled Montana on Thursday heard comments against a health department proposal to require prior authorization to pay for abortions for Medicaid patients.
Aaron Rodgers hits the beach and has even hosted a TV game show. Alvin Kamara has snowboarded in the mountains of Montana.
Quinton Jefferson takes his kids to school and runs errands. Sheldon Rankins catches up on cooking and traveling.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The owner of a former vermiculite mine in northwestern Montana that spread harmful asbestos in and around the town of Libby has offered $18.5 million to settle the last of the state's claims for environmental damages, Gov.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Brayden Parker scored 15 points and Idaho State beat Weber State 67-57 on Saturday night.
Parker shot 5 of 8 from the field for the Bengals (6-10, 3-0 Big Sky Conference). Jay Nagle scored 12 points and added six rebounds.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Josh Bannan had 23 points and seven rebounds in Montana's 79-74 victory against Northern Colorado on Saturday night.
Mack Anderson scored 15 points and added eight rebounds for the Grizzlies (8-8).
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Darius Brown II scored 22 points and Montana State breezed to a 69-54 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night.
Brown had three steals for the Bobcats (10-7, 3-1 Pac-12 Conference).
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A white state lawmaker in Montana is questioning whether land set aside long ago for Native Americans should exist anymore.
Republican Sen. Keith Regier is proposing asking Congress to study alternatives to reservations.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who was among the first people to illegally enter the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election was sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison on the two-year anniversary of the insurrection.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted near where rapper French Montana was filming a music video late Thursday, leaving several wounded in a South Florida strip mall parking lot. He was not injured.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Jalen Cone had 26 points, including a late 3-pointer in overtime, to give Northern Arizona a 75-74 victory against Montana on Thursday night.
Cone's 3 capped the scoring with 26 seconds left while Montana missed its last three shots.
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Jubrile Belo scored 17 points as Montana State beat Northern Colorado 77-56 on Thursday night.
Belo added eight rebounds for the Bobcats (9-7). Great Osobor added 15 points while shooting 6 of 7 from the field and 3 for 5 from the line, and they also had five rebounds.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are again claiming the Senate majority, but much of the chamber’s focus Tuesday was on the top Republican as Mitch McConnell became the longest serving Senate leader in history.
NEW YORK (AP) — Both political parties are opening the new year confronting critical questions about the people and policies they want to embrace as the next election speeds into view.
The challenges are particularly urgent for Republicans, who hoped to enter 2023 with a secure grip on one, if not both, chambers of Congress.
COOKE CITY, Mont. (AP) — Two people were killed in New Year's Eve avalanches in Montana and Colorado after heavy snow blanketed much of the West.
Forecasters with the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center say two snowmobilers from Washington were headed uphill near Daisy Pass north of Cooke City, Montana, when one of them triggered a large slide and was swept about 600 vertical feet (183 vertical meters).
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Brock Mackenzie scored 23 points as Idaho State beat Northern Colorado 90-83 in overtime on Saturday night.
Mackenzie added four steals for the Bengals (5-10). Austin Smellie added 16 points while shooting 5 of 7 from the field and 5 for 6 from the line, and he also had six rebounds.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Angelo Allegri had 19 points, Steele Venters hit a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute and Eastern Washington held off Montana State 70-67 on Saturday night.
Allegri added nine rebounds for the Eagles (8-7, 2-0 Big Sky Conference).
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Brandon Whitney scored 20 points as Montana beat Idaho 67-56 on Saturday night.
Whitney also contributed five rebounds for the Grizzlies (7-7, 1-1 Big Sky). Josh Bannan scored 16 points and added seven rebounds.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Jubrile Belo scored 19 points as Montana State beat Idaho 72-58 in a Big Sky Conference opener on Thursday.
Belo added eight rebounds for the Bobcats (8-6). Tyler Patterson scored 17 points, going 6 of 11 (5 for 9 from distance).
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Angelo Allegri scored 19 points as Eastern Washington beat Montana 87-80 on Thursday.
Allegri added five rebounds and six assists for the Eagles (7-7). Dane Erikstrup scored 17 points and added seven rebounds.