Magna Carta Copy Arrives in Houston For Exhibit
HOUSTON (AP) — A rarely seen copy of the Magna Carta has left England for the first time and landed in Texas.
Ruling Due on Holmes’ Phone, Other Evidence Issues
DENVER (AP) — Court officials are preparing to release a decision by the judge in the Colorado theater shooting case on whether prosecutors can show jurors the contents of defendant James Holmes' cellphone, which included eerie self-portraits taken before the shootings.
Hearings Officer Berates State Medicaid Office
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The director of the state health department says his office needs to make some improvements after a hearings officer chastised the agency over the handling of a Missoula family's case.
Cold Air Covers Montana, Several Records Set
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Bitterly cold air covered the state early Thursday, breaking records with temperatures falling to as low as 50 below at Elk Park north of Butte. Wind chills as cold as minus 56 were reported in Livingston.
Senate Approves Max Baucus as China Ambassador
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has easily approved the nomination of longtime Sen. Max Baucus as the next U.S. ambassador to China.
DA: Oregon Trooper Justified in Ramming Suspect
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A prosecutor on the Oregon coast has determined a state trooper was justified in using his patrol car to ram a fugitive from Montana last month.
Huge Crowd Expected at Seahawks Parade in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Some people staked out spots overnight in freezing temperatures and thousands more crowded into downtown Seattle during morning rush hour Wednesday for the Seahawks' Super Bowl victory parade.
Harrison Moves Basketball Game Over Threat
HARRISON, Mont. (AP) — A school in southwestern Montana is moving its basketball practices and this week's game after a student who brought guns to school last year and is charged with making more threats was released to the custody of his parents.
Life of Troy Mine Extended to 12 years
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Revett Minerals Inc. says it has found enough silver and copper reserves to extend the life of a northwestern Montana mine to 12 years.
Catholic Diocese Files for Bankruptcy Protection
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena, Mont., is filing for bankruptcy protection amid lawsuits that claim clergy members abused 362 children over decades.
Man Dies After Falling into Lake While Ice Fishing
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A 55-year-old Billings man died after falling into Fort Peck Lake while ice fishing over the weekend.
Man Pleads Guilty to Infecting Former Partner
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Joliet man who is serving a five-year sentence with the Department of Corrections for shooting at police officers who responded to an animal cruelty report in 2011 has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge for infecting his former partner with HIV.