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 By Tim Leeds    National    March 27, 2020

House passes COVID-19 aid package, heads to president for signature

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a package intended to provide aid for states, businesses and people struggling with the impacts of novel coronavirus 2019 and the disease it causes,...

 

Social Security warns of COVID-19 scams

Inspector General of Social Security Gail S. Ennis is warning the public about fraudulent letters threatening suspension of Social Security benefits due to COVID-19 or coronavirus-related office closures. The Social Security Administration will not s...

 

Senate passes coronavirus relief fund

Montana's U.S. senators praised the Senate Wednesday unanimously passing a novel coronavirus 2019 aid package that the U.S. House is expected to vote on Friday. "It's good to see the United States...

 

Savanna's Act passes Senate, out of House committee

Staff and wire report Montana’s U.S. senators and several grassroots organizations praised the unanimous Senate passage Thursday of legislation to help prevent and reduce murdered and missing Indigenous women. Savanna’s Act is named after...

 

People warned that fake coronavirus website delivers malware

U.S. Health and Human Services is warning people a malicious website claiming to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-2019 is circulating on the internet. Visiting the website infects the user with...

 
 By Tim Leeds    National    May 13, 2019

Bullock announces bid for presidency

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has announced he is planning to run for U.S. president in the 2020 election. A two-term Democratic governor, Bullock remains popular with voters in the state. A poll by...

 

Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press WASHINGTON - Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders reached a...

 

Federal shutdown delays USDA crop reports

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers without vital...

 

Congress, White House talking, but no quick end to shutdown

By LISA MASCARO, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON - Congress gaveled open for a rare Saturday session days before Christmas as America's elected leaders partially shut...

 

2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, IRS

By TAMI ABDOLLAH Associated Press WASHINGTON — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas today seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Internal Revenue Service and dozens of other entities as...

 

Trump and Xi agreement buys time in trade war

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The dinner table diplomacy that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was valuable: an agreement to keep talking. Forged over...

 

Sears files for Chapter 11 amid plunging sales, massive debt

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer NEW YORK — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. The question now is whether a smaller version of the...

 

Kavanaugh is confirmed: Senate Oks Supreme Court nominee

By ALAN FRAM and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - The bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an...

 

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh clears crucial Senate hurdle

By LISA MASCARO and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle today, setting up a likely final sh...

 

Daines will be in DC after daughter's wedding for Kavanaugh vote if needed for confirmation

Editor’s note: This version corrects an Associated Press headline that said Daines would leave his daughter’s wedding if needed WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Steve Daines said he will return to Washington D.C. by private jet on his daughter's wedding...

 

Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts. The hack is the latest setback for Facebook during a year of tumult for the global...

 

GOP advances Kavanaugh after Flake calls for FBI probe

By LISA MASCARO, ALAN FRAM and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON - After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for...

 

Bill Cosby gets 3 to 10 years in prison for sex assault

By MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa. - His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced today to three to 10 years behind...

 

12 Russians accused of hacking Democrats in 2016 US election

By ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON - Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party, releasing tens of thousands of stolen...

 

Trump replaces high court's swing vote with conservative

By CATHERINE LUCEY, ZEKE MILLER and MARK SHERMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle...

 

Congress widens private care at besieged VA

By HOPE YEN, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Congress today expanded private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. The Senate cleared the bill on a 92-5 vote on Wednesday, also averting a disastrous...

 

Trump announces US will exit nuclear accord with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump announced today the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, declaring he's making the world safer but dealing a profound blow to allies...

 

Bill Cosby convicted of drugging and molesting a woman

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press NORRISTOWN, Pa - Bill Cosby was convicted today of drugging and molesting a woman in the first big celebrity trial of the #MeToo era, completing...

 

'Mission Accomplished' in Syria, Trump declares on Twitter

By ROBERT BURNS, JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON - Allied missiles struck at the heart of Syrian chemical weapons arsenal in a show of force and resolve aimed at punishing the...

 

Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks in the face of widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. The plan would nea...

 

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