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Embassy officials visit US student detained in China over row with taxi driver.

US embassy officials on Thursday visited the American university student detained in China over an altercation with a taxi driver, as family and friends continue to lobby for his release. Guthrie McLean, a 25-year-old student at the University of Montana, is being held at a detention centre in Zhengzhou, Henan province. He ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

The Trump administration pulled 2 top climate experts off a scheduled Glacier National Park tour with Mark Zuckerberg days before he arrived.

The US Department of the Interior pulled two climate-change experts expected to participate in a tour of Glacier National Park with Mark Zuckerberg, just days before the Facebook CEO arrived, The Washington Post reported. The employees — Glacier Park Superintendent Jeff Mow and US Geological Survey research ecologist ...

- Business Insider - US

Mom of Montana student held in China over cabbie altercation says police seek 'ransom'.

The mother of an American college student arrested in central China following an altercation with a taxi driver five weeks earlier said police are demanding ...

- The Japan Times - JP

University of Montana senior being detained in China.

Guthrie McLean's mother and friends are worried about how he'll hold up during imprisonment in China.         

- USA TODAY - US

Earthquake swarm at Yellowstone hits over 1,200 events.

Researchers have recorded more than 1,200 earthquakes at Yellowstone National Park, part of an ongoing earthquake swarm now in its sixth week. Seismologists from the University of Utah have been monitoring the swarm since it first began on June 12, on the western edge of the national park. As of as ...

- The Raw Story - US

Team discovers new paradigm for describing trophic cascades caused by infectious agents.

When gray wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park, they sparked a resurgence of aspen trees.

- PhysOrg - NL

Glacier National Park still has glaciers, for now.

Research predicts that all 25 named glaciers likely will be gone by 2030.        

- USA TODAY - US

Montana: Everything You Need to Know About the Super Battleship America Never Built.

Robert Farley Security, They would have ruled the seas.  The Montanas would have been immensely powerful ships, probably more powerful than their Japanese counterparts. Battleship combat was an inherently risky endeavor. Nearly every salvo has a chance of getting a lucky hit that strikes a magazine, sending the victim ...

- The National Interest - US

US student detained in China after taxi driver dispute.

The family of an American university student detained in China for five days without charge or contact beyond the police station have enlisted the help of US politicians to try to secure his release. Guthrie McLean, a student at the University of Montana, was detained on Sunday evening in Zhengzhou in Henan province and ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

U.S. college student being detained in China, his mother says.

Jennifer McLean says altercation with cab driver who'd attacked her led to University of Montana student Guthrie McLean's detention

- CBS NEWS - US

After assaulting reporter, Greg Gianforte refuses fingerprints and mugshots as ordered by court.

Republicans consistently practice the do as I say, not as I do' mantra in their governing. This generally means that they have no problem holding all of us to some standard of ethical behavior while they practice a very different one for themselves. While this approach might work as a parenting style, it is completely ...

- Daily Kos - US

GOP Moving Forward With Rolling Back Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the landmark 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities. At simultaneous hearings Wednesday, House and Senate committees considered bills to revise the law and ...

- TPM News - US

Midday jazz

The Glenville Group, including Glen Montanaro , Dean Montanaro and Joseph Camilleri will be giving a jazz concert as part of the Valletta Midday Jazz Concerts in front of the Parliament building today at 12.30pm.

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Washington Companies has deal to buy Canadian diamond mine

MISSOULA, Mont. " The Montana-based Washington Companies has an agreement to buy a Canadian diamond mining company for $1.2 billion.Shareholders of Dominion Diamond Corp. and Canadian investment regulators must approve the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

One of the most popular governors in America is a Democrat in a state Trump swept — and he's part of a revolution

BIElise Amendola/APThe most popular governor in America is a Republican who leads a heavily Democratic state. Not far behind is a Democratic governor of a state that Donald Trump swept last November. National politics may be more polarized than ever, but in Massachusetts and Montana, pragmatic politicians are winning voters ...

- Business Insider - US

Bipartisan group of governors urges Senate to 'immediately reject' repealing ObamaCare without a replacement

A bipartisan group of governors issued a statement Tuesday praising senators for standing up to President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposal to repeal ObamaCare without an immediate replacement. "Congress should work to make health insurance more affordable by controlling costs and stabilizing the ...

- The Week - US

I was told I could not 'participate': Climate scientist barred by US government from meeting with Mark Zuckerberg

Federal government officials cancelled a planned Glacier National Park meeting between Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a top government researcher. The Washington Post reports, “the area's top climate scientist was not permitted to share his expertise on global warming's role in the retre...

- The Raw Story - US

Rio Tinto could still take a run at Dominion Diamond: analyst

Dominion was put in play in March after Montana-based Washington made an unsolicited bid worth $13.50 a share

- The Globe and Mail - CA

WATCH: Former bodybuilder says she went from 'bodybuilder to body lover'

A Montana woman posted a transformation photo to inspire others to love their bodies.

- ABC News - US

Montana governor takes step toward 2020 presidential bid

Bullock hinted at a possible 2020 presidential run while at the National Governor's Association summer meeting

- CBS NEWS - US

With Two More Defections Tabling Health Care Bill, What's Next For GOP?

NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro explains the future for Republicans' health care efforts after senators from Utah and Kansas announced they wouldn't support consideration of the current bill.

- NPR - US

Can Moms Breastfeed During the Bar Exam?

Women have gained more accommodations to breastfeed in public, and now one state supreme court has ordered those accommodations at the bar exam. The Montana Supreme Court has ordered bar administrators to accommodate breastfeeding mothers "in a manner consistent with public policy and law." The interim order is ...

- FindLaw - US

Human noise pollution is disrupting parks and wild places

A red fox listening for prey under the snow in Yellowstone National Park. Noise can affect foxes and other animals that rely on their hearing when they hunt. Neal Herbert/NPSAs transportation networks expand and urban areas grow, noise from sources such as vehicle engines is spreading into remote places. Human-caused noise ...

- The Conversation - UK

It Takes Guts: The Yucky Way Sea Spiders Get Oxygen to Their Legs

This appears to be the case for sea spiders, according to a new study. The creatures pass oxygen to their extremities via their gut fluids, rather than the substance they have in lieu of blood called hemolymph. While it's strange that sea spiders — whose bodies are dominated by long, spindly legs punctuated by a tiny head ...

- Yahoo! News - US

MAPPED: The largest tech company in every state

David Ryder/Getty ImagesYou've likely heard of tech giants Amazon and Apple, but what about Foundant Technologies and Pedigree Technologies? They may only have $4 million and $9 million in yearly revenue, respectively, but they are the largest tech companies in their home states of Montana and North Dakota. Data ...

- Business Insider - US

Montana faces double quandary over Medicaid expansion

BUTTE, Mont. — For all the uncertainty over the fate of a health care overhaul in Washington, tens of thousands of Montana's working poor are already in a double quandary: Even if Congress leaves Medicaid expansion mostly intact, the…

- Billings Gazette - US

Montana faces double quandary over Medicaid expansion

For all the uncertainty over the fate of a health care overhaul in Washington, tens of thousands of Montana's working poor are already in a double quandary: Even if Congress … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Pilot Butte community members rally to support couple who watched their home burn down

The whole town of Pilot Butte is feeling the weight of loss after a house belonging to Dale and Wanda Hanson was destroyed by fire. 

- Global News - CA

Two Strong Republicans Vying to Beat 'Trump's Favorite Democrat' in Senate

So far, Republicans have failed to come up with heavyweight contenders to oppose liberal Democratic senators in Missouri, Montana, and Wisconsin.In West Virginia, however, the obverse is true. Two of West Virginia's best-known Republican office-holders have recently...

- Newsmax - US

Former Sen. Conrad Burns to be interred at Arlington

Former Montana Republican U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns will be interred Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.

- Stars and Stripes - US

This week at progressive state blogs: Ohio's Lt. Gov. running against herself; GOP hating on college

This week at progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Here is the July 8 edition. Inclusion of a blog post does not necessarily indicate my agreement with—or endorsement of—its contents. At Montana Cowgirl Blog, Montana Hat ...

- Daily Kos - US

Video: French Montana Returns to His Childhood Village

Video: French Montana Returns to His Childhood Village...

- MENAFN - JO

Democratic Sen. Jon Tester On Health Care

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Sen. Jon Tester, Democrat from Montana, about the possibility of working on a bipartisan health care measure if the GOP's health care bill fails to pass the Senate.

- NPR - US

These governors won over unlikely voters and have some lessons for Washington

BIElise Amendola/APThe most popular governor in America is a Republican who leads a heavily Democratic state. Not far behind is a Democratic governor of a state that Donald Trump swept last November. National politics may be more polarized than ever, but in Massachusetts and Montana, pragmatic politicians are winning voters ...

- Business Insider - US

5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week

Selena Gomez releases another seductive tune with the chilled-out pop allure of “Fetish.” French Montana taps The Weeknd to contribute to his new album, to good effect. Fifteen-year-old singer-songwriter Billie Eilish proves she's not just a one-hit wonder with follow-up single “COPYCAT,” showing a ...

- TIME Magazine - US

Dominion is said to seek sweeter deal from Montana billionaire

Canada's Dominion Diamond Corp is hoping Montana billionaire Dennis Washington will cough up a little more cash to buy the world's third-largest producer of rough diamonds by value. However, the company – which has put itself on the block twice in the past two years – says there's no guarantee a deal will take place.

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Governors Look To Speak With Pence About GOP Health Care Plan During Meeting In Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Vice President Mike Pence will address U.S. governors in Rhode Island, and some of them say they'll be looking to speak with him about the latest Republican health care overhaul. Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are scheduled to speak at the National Governors Association meeting in ...

- TPM News - US

Crans-Montana - A 'now or never' moment for a Cyprus settlement?

The parties must make the most of the present favourable conditions

- European Policy Centre - BE

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