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2 honored for contributions to state history

Mary Allen, who grew up in Billings and now lives near Roberts, and Kim Briggeman, of Bonner, received the Montana Historical Society Board of Trustees 2014 Heritage Awards for their contributions to state history at the 41st Annual MHS Montana History Conference in Helena on Friday.

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Voters go to the polls in New Zealand election

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Voters in New Zealand began casting their ballots Saturday in a general election that has Prime Minister John Key seeking a third term in office.

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Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone, withdrawal of weapons, foreign fighters

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine peace talks produce deal on buffer zone, withdrawal of weapons, foreign fighters.

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3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

FILE - In this March 12, 2009 file photo, Peanut Corporation of America's president Stewart Parnell arrives a federal court in Lynchburg, Va. A federal jury in Albany, Ga., convicted Parnell and two others Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in connection with a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of …

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3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warn…

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Jim Stanton and Rick Nordahl

Jim Stanton and Rick Nordahl

Billings Central head coach Jim Stanton, left, and Dillon head coach Rick Nordahl lead their teams into Saturday's game between the two perennial Class A powers. Following last weekend's close slate of games, though, the class looks to be more competitive than in years past.

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Firefighter Cameron Andersen, of the US Forest Service, pours water on burning embers while clearing hot spots of the King fire in the El Dorado National Forest near Georgetown, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. More than 3,500 firefighters from various agencies are battling the blaze that s…

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Defense attorney William Dittman, left, and King arson fire suspect Wayne Allen Huntsman appear during Huntsman's arraignment in El Dorado County Superior Court in Placerville on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Huntsman is a 37-year-old area resident with a criminal history that includes convictions…

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Wayne Allen Huntsman sits in El Dorado Superior Court for charges related to the King fire in Placerville, Calif., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Huntsman pleaded not guilty to an arson charge. He was being held on $10 million bail after authorities said he started the blaze. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Fire burns through tall trees near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The King fire has burned over 70,000 acres. The wind-whipped fire burned through 114 square miles and was 10 percent contained, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protec…

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Jose Tapia and his wife, Chela Tapia look for his wedding ring and items that belonged to her mother Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in the ashes of their home in the Angel Valley neighborhood in Weed, Calif. The home was destroyed in the Boles Fire. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Andreas Fuhrmann)

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Fire creeps through tall trees near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The King fire has burned over 70,000 acres. The wind-whipped fire burned through 114 square miles and was 10 percent contained, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Prote…

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Firefighters from the US Forest Service, pours clean up hot spots of the King fire in the El Dorado National Forest near Georgetown, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. More than 3,500 firefighters from various agencies are battling the blaze that started Saturday and has burned more than 70,0…

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

El Dorado Count District Attorney Vern Pierson address members of the press following the arraignment of King fire arson suspect Wayne Allen Huntsman, in El Dorado County Superior Court in Placerville on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Huntsman is a 37-year-old area resident with a criminal history …

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

A pair of firefighters sleep out in the open near dozens of tents used to house personnel coming off the fire lines from the King Fire, at the base camp in Placerville, Calif., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Wayne Allen Huntsman pleaded not guilty to an arson charge Friday in El Dorado County Super…

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

U.S. Forest Service crews from Plumas County clean up along Wentworth Springs Road near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The wind-whipped fire burned through 114 square miles and was 10 percent contained, according to California Department of Forestry and Fi…

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Fire burns through tall trees near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The King fire has burned over 70,000 acres. The wind-whipped fire burned through 114 square miles and was 10 percent contained, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protec…

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Malati Hartley hugs her friend Peggy Baltar while her daughter Himalaya VonLahr, 5, picks out clothes Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the Salvation Army center in downtown Weed, Calif. Baltar lost her home in the Boles fire while Hartley's home survived but she is unable to get to it. (AP Photo…

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Herve Leconte sits atop his vehicle to display a sign thanking all those who are dealing with the King fire while park alongside Highway 50 near Camino, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Record amount of retardant used on California fire

Fire burns near a 'Stop' sign near Uncle Tom's Cabin in El Dorado County on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. The King fire has burned over 70,000 acres. The wind-whipped fire burned through 114 square miles and was 10 percent contained, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protec…

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