Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt resigns

FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Trump tweeted Thursday, July 5, he accepted the resignation of Pruitt. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

WASHINGTON — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease.

MT’s Tester ‘welcomes’ Trump by touting passed bills

In this March 8, 2016, photo, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Tester is giving President Donald Trump a tongue-in-cheek welcome to Montana by taking out a full-page ad in 14 newspapers thanking the president for signing 16 bills that the Democrat sponsored or co-sponsored. Trump was scheduled to hold a rally Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Great Falls to campaign for Tester's Republican challenger, State Auditor Matt Rosendale. The president has made the Montana Senate race a priority after he blamed Tester for derailing the nomination of his first Veterans Affairs nominee, White House physician Ronny Jackson. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jon Tester gave President Donald Trump a tongue-in-cheek welcome to Montana Thursday by taking out a full-page ad in more than a dozen newspapers thanking him for signing 16 bills the Democrat sponsored or co-sponsored.

Body of Justin Grass found

The body of Utah teenager Justin Grass was recovered from the Teton River on Wednesday. Grass had been missing since June 24. GoFundMe

The body of 14-year-old Justin Grass was recovered from the Teton River today around noon, Madison County Sheriff Rick Henry said.

Timber harvest debate plays out near Hebgen Lake

Marna Daley, a fire management officer for the U.S. Forest Service, walks among a large pile of logged trees near Hebgen Lake in Yellowstone National Park. Eli Imadali / Bozeman Daily Chronicle

WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. — Just past a campground and a collection of summer homes on the southern side of Hebgen Lake, there’s a gap in the trees. In front of a thick wall of trees, the spot is barren, hosting only a massive pile of stumps, limbs and branches. A few widely spaced lodgepole pine trees reach for the sky, swaying with the breeze.

Refugee who fled violence mourns slain daughter

Bifituu Kadir remembers her only child, 3-year-old daughter Ruya Kadir, who was stabbed at her own birthday party along with others last Saturday when a man armed with a large knife attacked them, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Kadir is mourning her little girl, slain in the very community that was supposed to keep her safe. The International Rescue Committee is working with immigration services and government officials to try to get Bifituu's husband to the U.S. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

BOISE — Little Ruya Kadir had sparkling eyes, a few basic belongings and not much else when she arrived in Boise, Idaho more than two years ago.

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