MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana coroner says a man who authorities say was pushed off a cliff at Glacier National Park by his newlywed wife had an 8-inch fracture on his forehead was not wearing a wedding ring when his body was found. Flathead County deputy coroner testified today in Jordan Graham's trial that Cody Johnson also had lacerations on his legs days after he was reported missing in July.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The number of Montanans to sign up for insurance on the federal exchange is going up. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released enrollment figures through Nov. 30, showing about 137,000 people had completed the full process to get coverage. In Montana, nearly 1,400 had selected a marketplace plan.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says a new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. John Podesta, a former chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, has spoken out against the pipeline. The White House says Podesta suggested that he not work on Keystone because his views are well-known.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A panel of wildlife officials voted unanimously today in favor of removing federal protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park. The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee's recommendation will now be considered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Scientists have estimated that there are more than 700 grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.
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