Montana lawmakers reviewing their sexual harassment policy

In this Dec. 13, 2018 photo, the Montana Legislative Council meets in Bozeman, Mont., to discuss several topics including whether the legislature's policy on sexual harassment needs any changes. While Democrats who spoke felt there should be mandatory training, Republicans suggested sexual misconduct wasn't really an issue at the Montana Legislature and the heightened awareness after the news of the last several months would keep things that way. (Freddy Monares/ Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana lawmakers are reviewing the legislature’s sexual harassment policy after accusations of sexual misconduct led to the downfall of other lawmakers across the country.

Emails: Utah focused on Draper prison land in Amazon pitch

In this Jan. 5, 2018, photo, Ben Volden, left, and others get off a train at the Bingham Junction Trax Station in Midvale, Utah. In Utah, cities proposed potential sites and pitched their communities as potential locations for Amazon's second headquarters. Midvale’s Jordan Bluffs, a 268-acre former Superfund Site on the city’s west side near’s new headquarters, is one of the areas being pitched by the state. (Kristin Murphy/The Deseret News via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials trying to persuade Amazon to build its new headquarters in the state decided the site of the aging prison in Draper would be the best spot to pitch for the project, according to public records from a city that participated in the process.

What robot strippers say about sexism, tech and the future

A pole-dancing robot built by British artist Giles Walker performs at a gentlemen's club Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. The event was held to coincide with CES International. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On a recent evening in Las Vegas during the CES technology show, robot strippers offered a window into technology’s gender fault lines — not to mention our robot future.

‘Until we meet again’: Thousands mourn Mormon president

Mourners cross North Temple after paying their last respects to Thomas S. Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, during a public viewing at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Monson spent more than five decades serving in top church leadership councils, making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons.
He died Jan. 2 at the age of 90. (Steve Griffin/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Danielle Cahoon brought her entire family to the public viewing Thursday for the Mormon church’s deceased president to pay their respects and recapture a warm feeling she experienced at a previous viewing for another prophet of the faith.

Developer demolishes Wright building in Montana

An excavator was used to demolish a commercial Frank Lloyd Wright building in Whitefish, Mont., on Wednesday. The building owner had set a Jan. 10 deadline for preservation groups to raise $1.7 million in cash to buy the building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but negotiations aimed at saving the historic building failed. (Brenda Ahearn/The Daily Inter Lake via AP)

WHITEFISH, Mont. (AP) — A commercial building in Montana designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been demolished after negotiations aimed at saving the historic building failed.

Officials: Utah hepatitis A outbreak spread from San Diego

This Nov. 20, 2017 photo shows the dining area during the grand opening of an Olive Garden in Spanish Fork, Utah. Health officials say thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego. Authorities said Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 that infected workers may have exposed customers at three restaurants and convenience stores spread across the Salt Lake City area. The Utah outbreak began in August among the homeless population and illicit drug users, and tests connected to San Diego outbreak that killed 20 people. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Thousands of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A in Utah amid a widening outbreak that originally spread from a large epidemic in San Diego, health officials said Wednesday.

Standoff rancher draws advocates’ ire, supporters’ cheers

Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks at Metropolitan Police Department headquarters two days after federal charges were dismissed against him in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. Bundy, the Nevada rancher and states’ rights figure who was freed after federal charges were dismissed in a 2014 armed standoff with government agents says the county sheriff and the governor are the only authorities he recognizes. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada rancher who led a 2014 armed standoff with government agents spoke Wednesday saying that it’s up to people in states, not the federal officials, to manage vast expanses of rangeland in the U.S. West.

Retired plumber uses cold to create colorful ‘gumdrops’

In this Jan. 4, 2018 photo, Russ Opp looks at the gum drop balls hanging from his swing set that he made by putting colored water into balloons and freezing them over the past few sub zero days in Gillette, Wy. (Kelly Wenzel/Gillette News Record via AP)

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Russ Opp has found a way to while away the hours during subzero temperatures in Gillette.

Feds to pause killing of beavers after threat of lawsuit

FILE - In this May 24, 2010, file photo, a beaver holds up a branch to chew on near Thompson Creek in Seaside, Ore. The U.S. government will place a pause on a beaver-killing program in Oregon after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit over the practice. (Alex Pajunas/Daily Astorian via AP, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. government will temporarily stop killing beavers in Oregon after environmental groups threatened a lawsuit alleging the practice reduces the number of dams that create deep pools that are ideal habitat for young, endangered coho salmon.



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