Montana governor authorizes wolf kills
Gray wolves are at the center of long-running tensions between Montana ranchers and the federal government.
February 17th, 2011
03:32 PM ET

Montana governor authorizes wolf kills

Entire packs of endangered gray wolves may be killed under new directives from Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer.

Schweitzer ordered wildlife officers not to investigate or prosecute ranchers who shoot wolves that attack livestock, and he authorized the killing of entire packs that endanger livestock or elk.

The Democratic governor outlined his initiative Wednesday in a defiant letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, a copy of which was published on Schweitzer's website.

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Wednesday's intriguing people
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's term ends in 2013. He was last re-elected in 2006.
February 2nd, 2011
10:52 AM ET

Wednesday's intriguing people

Ali Abdullah Saleh

After 32 years in power, Yemen's president announced this morning that he won't seek another term, and he won't install his son to replace him.

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Wednesday's intriguing people
Former "American Idol" contestant Alex Lambert's homelessness has been greatly exaggerated, a rep says.
January 19th, 2011
12:30 PM ET

Wednesday's intriguing people

Alex Lambert

The "American Idol" Season 9 semifinalist created a buzz Tuesday with a rant on Twitter that seemed to say he was homeless:

"O my goodness yall! I have been crashin behind buidings and sleepin outside but I dont want nobody to feel sorry for me! I'm a grown (expletive) man"

Naturally, people understood that to mean the 20-year-old singer from Texas was living full-time on the streets.

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December 30th, 2010
01:49 AM ET

Skiers safe after digging out of avalanche

Two skiers were safe Wednesday after walking away from an avalanche near a Montana ski resort, authorities said.

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Land that belonged to 'Unabomber' for sale
December 4th, 2010
09:59 PM ET

Land that belonged to 'Unabomber' for sale

For 17 years, Ted Kaczynski meticulously prepared his instruments of death from a cabin on a remote piece of property in western Montana.

The former math professor eschewed modern comforts, like electricity or water, in the small wooden building where he made the mail bombs that would make him infamous.

The "Unabomber" killed three people and wounded 23 others in a string of attacks from 1978 to 1995.

The cabin is long gone, housed in the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Kaczynski, 68, is long gone, too. He is serving a life sentence at a federal supermax prison in Colorado.

All that's left in Lincoln, Montana, are the notoriety for about 1,500 townspeople and the 1.4 acres Kaczynski owned a few miles south of town.

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August 8th, 2010
05:31 PM ET

Police: Arizona escapees may be in Yellowstone area

Authorities believe two Arizona prison escapees and their alleged accomplice may be in the Yellowstone National Park area of Montana and Wyoming, based on recent information, the U.S. Marshals Service said Sunday.

John Charles McCluskey, 45, and Tracy Province, 42, are described as armed and dangerous. They have been at large since fleeing an Arizona prison on July 30. A third escaped inmate, Daniel Renwick, 35, was arrested the day after the escape in Rifle, Colorado, where he got in a shootout with police.

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July 28th, 2010
08:46 PM ET

Bear attacks leave one dead, two injured in Montana

Bear attacks on separate campsites in Montana left one person dead and two others injured Wednesday, according to wildlife officials.
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