US CEOs More Optimistic on Hiring, Sales This Year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Optimism among chief executives of large U.S. companies has reached a two-year high, driven by greater optimism about hiring and sales.
Bonus Pay is Part of Air Force Nuke Force Reforms
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force says it will offer bonus money and other incentives to members of its nuclear missile corps as part of a broader plan to fix what ails the force.
Dog Attacks on Sheep Spur Action in Missoula
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Missoula authorities plan a crackdown on uncontrolled dogs in a popular hiking area after three attacks on sheep the city relies on to graze down noxious weeds.
Montana Man Awaits Word on Clemency Application
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man convicted in the beating death of a high school classmate will learn whether he gets another shot at freedom after 30 years of protesting his innocence.
Kidnapper’s Request for New Trial Rejected
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Wilsall man sentenced to 40 years in prison for escaping from a Bozeman pre-release center and holding his former foster mother hostage has been denied a new trial.
Police: Man Assaulted After Talking in His Sleep
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Police in Montana say a woman kicked and struck her boyfriend with a shotgun because he said bad things about her in his sleep.
Obama Signs $12.3 Billion Water Projects Bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a $12.3 billion water projects bill that finances improvements ranging from a harbor expansion in Boston to flood control in Iowa and North Dakota. The legislation was the result of a rare instance of bipartisan work in the divided Congress.
New York City Settles With 14 Occupy Protesters For $583,000
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay nearly $600,000 to settle allegations that police wrongfully arrested a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters during a march on New Year's Day 2012.
Democrats Know They Face Uphill Battle
BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Members of the Montana Democratic Party know they face an uphill battle in this fall's general election.
Brother of Seattle Campus Shooting Hero Speaks
SEATTLE (AP) — The student who wrestled down the gunman at Seattle Pacific University has not talked about the experience publicly, but the brother of Jon Meis (mees) spoke Sunday to the congregation at First Free Methodist Church on campus.
High Court Rules on Scope of Bankruptcy Authority
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says bankruptcy courts have limited authority to rule on disputes outside the traditional bankruptcy process.
Wisconsin Chief Lawyer Appeals Gay Marriage Ruling
ADISON, Wis. (AP) — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked a federal appeals court to halt gay weddings in Wisconsin after a judge declared the state's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional.