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# Montana

US judge temporarily blocks ban on TikTok set to take effect next year over free speech concerns
TikTok has been accused by a wide swathe of US politicians of being under Beijing’s tutelage, something the company furiously denies.
This year
Freight train carrying hazardous chemicals falls into river after Montana bridge collapse
Officials said they instituted emergency measures at water treatment plants as the train was carrying asphalt and sulphur.
TikTok files lawsuit to stop ban in US state of Montana
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed the unprecedented prohibition into law on 17 May to come into effect in 2024.
US fighter jets shoot down ‘unidentified object’ over Lake Huron, near Canadian border
US and Canadian authorities restricted some airspace over the lake earlier today.
Last year
Tourists stranded as Yellowstone park closed following historic floods
Numerous homes and other structures were destroyed, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
All time
At least three dead and more injured after Chicago to Seattle train derails
The derailment happened in Montana about 50 km from the border with Canada.
Arrest made as baby found alive buried under debris in Montana woods
The baby was found face down having survived nine hours in cold and wet conditions.
Mystery wolf-like creature shot dead in US leaves experts scratching their heads as to its identity
The dead animal has led to some slightly bizarre social media musings as to its species.
Hundreds of homes evacuated due to 'biggest fire in Los Angeles history'
The LA fire is one of several major fires burning in the western United States.
Republican who bodyslammed reporter sentenced to 20 hours of anger management
Montana congressman Greg Gianforte was handed 40 hours of community service today.
One day after bodyslamming reporter, Republican politician gets elected, vows to 'drain the swamp'
Greg Gianforte has defeated his Democrat rival Rob Quist comfortably in the Montana special election.
Paul Ryan says Republican should apologise for 'bodyslamming' Guardian reporter
Republican incumbent in Montana Greg Gianforte took umbrage with a question asked of him by Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs.
Kidnapped woman found dead after calling from the boot of her car
She was kidnapped in broad daylight.
Montana woman killed baby girl and hid her body in a bin
The woman admitted punching the baby on three occasions.
Teacher fired after anonymous letter said she was unmarried and pregnant settles case
The school said she breached her contract by going against the religious and moral teachings of the church.
1,000 bison might be killed at Yellowstone Park this winter
The plan is to kill mostly calves and females.
What drove this child prodigy to bomb universities and airports?
The story of the Unabomber saw him go from Harvard at 16 to life imprisonment.
'I was the only one who survived': Girl found wandering days after plane crash
She said her step-grandparents had died in the crash.
US state rules that 'leggings are not pants'
But they’re so comfy!
Residents told 'no danger' after major spill of that stuff that gives gas its smell
If you smell gas in the street…
Woman too drunk to get out of car calls 911
Responsible drink driving?
Big Foot hoax attempt ends with man's death
Authorities in Montana say that the man was wearing camouflage clothing and standing on a highway when he was struck by two vehicles.
Governor of Montana to attend Waterford tricolour celebrations
The Governor of Montana is to travel to Waterford city for this year’s celebration of the unveiling of the Irish tricolour in 1848.
Man fined $1,000 for provoking police chase
Asked why he prompted the chase, the driver said he had “just always wanted to do that”.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In this evening’s Fix: Turkey ignores Gaddafi, the Cloyne report may finally see the light, the Leaving Cert takes a bashing, and why grocery-shopping is best done in high heels…
Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture
Hundreds of barrels worth of oil flood 25 miles downstream in Montana river as ExxonMobile pipeline springs leak beneath riverbed.
World's oldest man dies at grand age of 114
Walter Breuning passed away in the US on Thursday. He had put his long life down to a strict diet of two meals a day.
Woman fends off black bear… with a courgette
What would you do if you came face to face with a grizzly? Pick up the nearest vegetable, of course.