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As fed gov’t shutdown looms, political finger-pointing escalates

HELENA - As the federal government headed toward a possible shutdown Friday, political opponents of U.S. Sen. Jon Tester pointed fingers at him and other Democrats, saying they’re to blame. Meanwhile, Montana’s Republican U.S. senator,...

Democrat Doug Jones wins in Alabama’s US Senate race

(NBC) - Jay Gray reports from Montgomery, Ala. on the stunning upset by Democrat Doug Jones to win the state's U.S. Senate race. Watch Doug Jones' victory speech below. *Video courtesy NBC

Gillibrand: “I Will Not Be Silenced”

(NBC News) President Trump and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand exchanged harsh words on Twitter Tuesday. President Trump tweeted out calling Gillibrand a "lightweight" and criticizing her call for him to resign over past allegations...

NYC Mayor: Explosion was ‘attempted terror attack’

(NBC News) A suspected terrorist is in custody following an explosion on the New York City subway early Monday morning. Investigators say a pipe bomb being carried by suspect Akayed Ullah, 27, exploded inside the...

Wildfires rage on in Southern California, new fires erupt

(NBC News) The devastating wildfires that had been largely confined to the Los Angeles area exploded into San Diego County Thursday. Within a few hours, the Lilac fire had eaten through entire neighborhoods, burning 32...

Montana firefighters head to Southern California

Montana volunteers are on the fire-lines this week in Southern California, helping to battle huge, wind-driven blazes. 54 Montana wildland firefighters and 16 wildland engines were dispatched to California from Montana Wednesday. The State of Montana...

Facebook launches ‘Messenger Kids’

(NBC News) Wherever there's a kid, chances are there's a mobile device close by, and increasingly the digital offerings on those devices cater to young users, including a new app recently launched by Facebook. The...

MT Revenue Dept: GOP tax-cut bill could cut deeper into state budget

HELENA - State revenue officials are now saying the Republican tax-cut bill before Congress could reduce state tax revenue by as much as $123 million a year – although the final version has yet to...

Blackfeet actor Steve Reevis from Browning dies at 56

Steve Reevis, a Browning native who appeared in dozens of films, has passed away at the age of 56. His passing was announced on Thursday. There is no word yet on the cause of death. The...

Protest held in Missoula over proposed tax bill

MISSOULA - Senate Republicans barely passed their tax reform legislation this past weekend in a 51-49 vote, with no support from the Democrats. Protesters, upset over the Republicans tax plan, gathered on Wednesday at the steps of the Missoula...

Al Franken announces resignation amidst sexual misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON - Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from the Senate floor on Thursday after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. Franken has been accused by multiple women in recent weeks of episodes of...

Fierce winds fuel California wildfires; more evacuations and homes threatened

(NBC News) California officials have issued the highest possible wildfire danger level for the first time. A "purple flag" wildfire warning was issued as strong winds continue to fuel rapidly moving wildfires near Los Angeles....

Wheat Montana expands partnership with Walmart, grows jobs in US

THREE FORKS - It’s hard to miss Wheat Montana’s giant silos outside Three Forks, but now with their partnership with Walmart,  you’re going to see their sign a whole lot more. The Montana-based company was chosen...

Conservation group takes after Zinke over park fees; praises Tester

BOZEMAN - A national conservation group is running TV ads in Montana opposing the Trump administration proposal raising entrance fees to national parks – and praising Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester for his stand on...

Dept. of Labor proposes changes to current tipping regulations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Tuesday a new proposal to change the regulations for tipping. The rule would affect states who have employee tip credit meaning the state requires employers to pay tipped employees...

Massive wildfire erupts in Southern California

(NBC News) More than 45,000 acres and 150 structures have been destroyed in a massive wildfire burning Southern California. The Thomas Fire exploded overnight, pushed by winds gusting over 50 miles an hour, chewing through...

Trump signs proclamation to shrink two national monuments in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (NBC) - President Donald Trump signed proclamations on Monday reducing a sprawling pair of national monuments in Utah by over 2 million acres. Trump made the announcement to cheers at Utah's state capitol...

CVS buys insurance giant Aetna for $69 billion

(NBC News) CVS Health has announced a deal to buy insurance giant Aetna for $69 billion. The transaction will pair close to 10,000 drugstores and 1100 walk-in clinics with an insurance provider that covers more...

Tester blasts tax-reform bill in video gaining national attention

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As the Senate continued debate Friday night on a Republican tax-reform, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., released a fiery response in a video gaining traction on social media. Tester held his copy of...

Document: Trump to shrink two national monuments in Utah

President Trump reportedly plans to shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah by two-thirds. According to leaked documents obtained by the Associated Press, the President will reduce the size of Bears Ears national...

DPHHS calls attention to the disease on World AIDS Day

HELENA – The world turned its attention Friday to those living with HIV/AIDS for World AIDS Day. Since 1988, World AIDS Day has drawn attention to the potentially deadly disease and helped people unite...

Flynn Admits Actions “Were Wrong”

WASHINGTON (NBC) - (NBC News) Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has entered a guilty plea on a charge of making false statements to the FBI. Flynn was accused of making several false statements about his...

Trump lights National Christmas Tree for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time on Thursday, wishing the country "a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year" and "unbelievable holidays." Trump counted down from 10...

TransCanada turns Keystone pipeline back on after oil spill

Oil is again flowing through the Keystone One Pipeline. TransCanada, the company that operates Keystone, said Monday the pipeline was restarted under reduced pressure two weeks after it leaked 5,000 barrels of crude oil in South Dakota, The Hill reported. The restart comes on the...