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Tips for flying with kids over the holidays

(NBC News) With the holidays coming up, many families will be flying with young children, and it is important for parents to know the best way to fly with them. Even though kids under age...

Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The director of Puerto Rico's power company resigned on Friday amid ongoing blackouts and scrutiny of a contract awarded to a small Montana-based company to help rebuild the...

Interior watchdog faults Zinke for incomplete travel records

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has failed to keep complete records of his taxpayer-financed travel, hampering an investigation into his use of private charter flights for government business, the Interior Department's internal...

Capitol Christmas Tree stops in Helena

HELENA - Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol on Thursday to see this year’s US Capitol Christmas tree as it makes the 3,000-mile journey to Washington. This year’s tree is a 79’ foot-tall Engelmann Spruce...

5,000 barrels of oil leaked from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota

AMHERST, S.D. - TransCanada issued a statement Thursday afternoon after the Keystone Pipeline leaked approximately 210,000 gallons in South Dakota. In the release the company said, crews safely shut down the pipeline at around 5 a.m....

Big Sky Resort named one of top 3 ski resorts in US

BIG SKY - Big Sky Resort is ranked Number two among the best ski resorts in the U.S. according to a new report. TurnKey Vacation Rentals gathered information from more than 260 ski resorts in...

Numbers show Obamacare enrollment is up

(NBC News) Mercy Mbah and her kids have insurance, but her mother, a dependent, does not. Last year, Mercy's mom went without insurance because Mercy could not afford the premium. "What I was supposed to...

Trump keeps silent as Moore-Alabama storm grows louder

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump kept uncharacteristically silent and out of the fight Wednesday as national Republicans called ever more insistently for Roy Moore to abandon his Alabama campaign for the U.S. Senate...

44 AGs urge congress to repeal a law limiting DEA action against drug companies

HELENA – Montana's Attorney General, Tim Fox, is among 44 attorneys general asking Congress to repeal a law restricting punishment of prescription drug manufacturers and distributors. A press release from Fox's office said the "Ensuring Patient Access and...

Washington GOP boosts pressure on Alabama party on Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Republicans tightened pressure Tuesday on Alabama's GOP to keep a defiant Roy Moore from being elected to the Senate next month, with many voicing hope that President Donald Trump could...

Series of California shootings kill 5, wound child at school

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — A gunman killed four people and wounded a number of others at random Tuesday at multiple locations in rural Northern California, including an elementary school, before police shot him...

Documents: Puerto Rico utility ignored advice on repair deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility ignored advice from its own lawyers before signing an expanded contract worth $300 million with a tiny Montana company to repair its damaged power grid, newly...

Capitol Christmas tree stops in Whitefish

WHITEFISH - The Community of Whitefish had a special visitor on Monday. The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree made a stop at "Don K Whitefish," as part of its journey across the country from Montana to Washington...

Forgotten Voices: Giving Up

(NBC News) Susan Moore needs dialysis three times a week. Medicare and Medicaid cover the treatment, but not the cost of getting her there. "We don't have buses, we don't have a rail system, we...

Over 400 dead from earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region...

Zinke says Democrats holding Interior nominees ‘hostage’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says Senate Democrats are holding the department's nominees "hostage" to a political agenda that includes opposition to his review of presidentially-designated monuments. In a sharply worded letter to...

Trump thinks US, China could jointly solve world’s problems

BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump set aside his blistering rhetoric in favor of friendly overtures to China on Thursday, trying to flatter his hosts into establishing a more balanced trade relationship and doing...

Senate GOP tax bill would delay biz cut, undo deductions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans revealed the details of their sweeping tax legislation Thursday, including a one-year delay in plans for a major corporate tax cut despite strident opposition from the White House and...

East Coast burger franchise coming to Helena, other Montana cities

HELENA - Helena's about to get a new dining option for all those burger lovers. The East Coast diner, HWY 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, announced Thursday that it has signed a master franchise agreement...

Drug trafficking suspect wanted by FBI

The FBI released a wanted poster for a man believed to be involved in drug-trafficking in Montana. Frederick Lona is wanted by the FBI for his alleged involvement in a drug-trafficking organization in the state...

Proposed fee hikes could hit Glacier, Yellowstone national parks

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK - It could soon cost a lot more to visit your favorite national park as the National Park Service considers raising entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks including Glacier and Yellowstone. MTN's...

China’s largest online retailer to buy Montana beef

WASHINGTON — China's largest online retailer has signed a deal with the Montana Stockgrowers Association to invest at least $300 million in Montana's beef industry over the next several years. U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., announced Wednesday that...

Former Yahoo CEO says no company or agency immune from hacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told lawmakers Wednesday that the threat from state-sponsored hackers has changed the playing field so dramatically that even the best-defended companies can fall victim. Mayer joined former...

Montana men file lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America

Four men from Roundup have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and Montana. The complaint was originally filed in 2014 and states the Boy Scouts were negligence in putting Calvin Malone in...

Texas massacre is seized on by both sides in gun debate

Gun-rights supporters have seized on the Texas church massacre as proof of the well-worn saying that the best answer to a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. Gun-control...