Feds Urge Students to Check Loan Repayment Plans
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it will begin reaching out by email this month to about 3.5 million federal student loan borrowers. They will be encouraged to learn more about their repayment options, especially whether they qualify for an income-based repayment plan.
Wisconsin Couple Missing After Yellowstone Visit
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Officials Montana and Wyoming are searching for a Wisconsin couple missing after a visit to Yellowstone National Park.
Possible Shooting Reported at Los Angeles Airport
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and paramedics surrounded a terminal on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport because of a reported shooting.
Saturday Designated “National Bison Day” by Senate
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Saturday has been designated "National Bison Day" under a U.S. Senate resolution sponsored by western lawmakers.
Helena Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal DUI
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A 49-year-old Helena man charged with hitting and killing a bicyclist while driving drunk has pleaded not guilty to felony vehicular homicide while under the influence.
Great Falls Teen Pleads Guilty to Rape
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Great Falls teen who jumped over a balcony at the Cascade County Courthouse just before he was to plead guilty to raping an 11-year-old girl has now entered that plea.
Senate GOP Blocks Obama Pick for Key Federal Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans have blocked confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominee to one of the most influential federal courts.
Woman Gets 100 Years for Shooting Man in Head
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Bozeman woman has been sentenced to 100 years in prison after being convicted of breaking into the house of a former tenant, ransacking the place and shooting the man in the head.
Montana, Federal Officials to Seek Damages from Exxon Spill
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana and federal officials say they'll seek compensation from Exxon Mobil Corp. for natural resource damages caused by a crude oil spill into the Yellowstone River.
Infosys to Settle US Visa Fraud Case for $34 Million
DALLAS (AP) — The Indian technology outsourcing giant Infosys says it has agreed to pay a $34 million fine to resolve a major visa fraud and immigration abuse case in Texas.