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Glendive native makes hot rod hall of fame

Tom Vogele was born in Glendive in 1950. He grew up ranching with his grandparents in the hills just south of town. As a child, Voglele demonstrated a talent and love for all things mechanical, which quickly turned to obsession. This obsession took him far away from his roots in rural … READ FULL STORY

Mueller Taps More Prosecutors to Help With Growing Trump Probe

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is tapping additional Justice Department resources for help with new legal battles as his year-old investigation of Russian interference with the 2016 election continues to expand. As Mueller pursues his probe, he’s making more use of career prosecutors from the offices of U.S. attorneys and from Justice Department headquarters, as well Read More…

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MSU to host robotics competitions for Montana youth

BOZEMAN — Montana State University will host robotics competitions for Montana youth on Jan. 17-18, drawing nearly 120 teams from across the state and region. FIRST Lego League teams, composed of students in grades 4-8, have spent months building and programming robots made from Lego kits and will compete by performing “missions” on pool table-sized playing fields. Read More…

Paris bakery blast caused by gas pipe break, probe shows

PARIS (AP) – French investigators have confirmed that a powerful explosion at a bakery in Paris that killed four people and injured dozens almost a year ago was caused by a gas pipe break, authorities said Monday. The Jan. 12, 2019 blast devastated a street in north central Paris, damaged a dozen neighboring buildings and Read More…

Ogden mulling $1.5 million in improvements at airport

OGDEN, Utah (AP) – The city of Ogden is considering more than $1.5 million in improvements of its airport to accommodate an aerospace company. The Standard-Examiner reported Sunday that the Ogden City administration is requesting new water infrastructure at Ogden-Hinckley Airport be added to a list of necessary capital improvement projects. Aerospace company Borsight is Read More…

Pending homes sales rebound in November

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans signed more contracts to purchase homes in November, bouncing back from last month’s decline, indicating that the housing market is still strong. The National Association of Realtors said Monday that its pending home sales index, which measures the numbers of purchase contracts signed, rose 1.2% last month, to 108.5. The trade Read More…

NE-Editorial Roundup

Omaha World Herald. December 27, 2019. Questions hang over State Treasurer Murante’s handling of Omaha office, ads Nebraska’s state agencies have important obligations. They must spend public dollars wisely. They must operate with transparency. They must provide efficient, convenient service. And they must have the public’s trust. Perhaps the satellite “outreach” office that State Treasurer Read More…

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Quad City Times. December 23, 2019 A year in review With 2019 drawing to a close, it’s only natural to think about the 12 months that have passed – what we’ve accomplished and what is left undone. In the Quad-Cities, we have seen progress on a range of projects,big and small, which we believe are Read More…

Stocks open lower at beginning of a holiday-shortened week

Stocks fell in early trading on Wall Street Monday, led by declines in technology and communication services companies. Microsoft slid 1.3% and Apple dropped 1.2%, while Facebook lost 1.5% and Alphabet, Google’s parent company, fell 1.2%. Retailers and other companies that rely on consumer spending also moved lower. Home Depot dropped 1.2% and homebuilder D.R. Read More…

California's Gov. Newsom had 'baptism by fire' in 1st year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – During his inaugural address last January, California Gov. Gavin Newsom made only a passing reference to wildfires and never mentioned the state’s largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric. Both soon became inescapable topics. PG&E; filed for bankruptcy barely three weeks after the Democratic governor was sworn in, triggering a series of Read More…

Alaska borough extends emergency declaration for flooding

PALMER, Alaska (AP) – An emergency declaration was extended in an Alaska borough where residents were forced to evacuate when an ice jam caused a creek to flood, official said. Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly members met with state officials Saturday to discuss options to deal with flooding that began in Willow a week earlier, KTUU-TV reported. Read More…

Hawaii officials request $90M for Inouye Highway extension

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) – Hawaii transportation officials requested $90 million in special funds and revenue bonds to help pay the cost of extending Daniel K. Inouye Highway. The funds were requested through Democratic Gov. David Ige’s supplemental executive budget released Dec. 16, West Hawaii Today reported Sunday. The $90 million would go toward what has Read More…

Over 100,000 in Ohio lose power as high winds roll through

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – More than 100,000 customers around Ohio were left without electricity as high winds blew through the state, utilities said. It brought gusts of up to 60 mph overnight, taking out trees and power lines. Nearly 50,000 customers of AEP and South Central Power had no electricity at one point early Monday Read More…

ISU's Dreiser Hall to get $18M renovation thanks to funding

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Indiana State University’s Dreiser Hall is set to undergo an $18.4 million renovation that will replace much of the 70-year-old building’s aging infrastructure. The State Budget Committee recently approved the release of the funds for the renovation after state lawmakers approved the funding during their last session. The project will Read More…

New law makes Missouri corporate tax one of lowest in US

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Thousands of Missouri businesses will receive tax cuts with the new year. But because of the way the new law is written, some corporations doing business in Missouri could end up paying more. The give-and-take tax law enacted by former Gov. Eric Greitens just hours before his May 2018 resignation Read More…

Greta Thunberg's parents went green to 'save' their daughter

LONDON (AP) – The parents of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg made changes in their lives to “save” their daughter, not the world. The teenager’s father, Svante Thunberg, told the BBC on Monday that his 16-year-old daughter experienced depression for three or four years before going on school environment strikes. He described how the young Read More…

Russia warns Iran nuclear deal in danger of 'falling apart'

MOSCOW (AP) – Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers is in danger of “falling apart” without the compliance of the United States and the European Union, Russia’s foreign minister warned Monday after meeting with his Iranian counterpart in Moscow. The 2015 deal between Iran and Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States lifted Read More…

Another employee accused of theft from Nordstrom center

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – Another Nordstrom employee has been accused of stealing from the company fulfillment center in Cedar Rapids. Linn County court records say Abraham Tarley is charged with theft. His attorney didn’t immediately return a call Monday from The Associated Press. Tarley’s next court hearing is scheduled for Jan. 16. The Gazette Read More…