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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Attorneys general from California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration over its rollback of a rule aimed at reducing pollution from energy drilling on federal lands. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in California on Tuesday. It came just hours after the U.S. Interior Department announced it was rescinding a methane pollution rule proposed under President Barack Obama.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Prosecutors in Montana have asked for the arrest of a former state crime lab analyst who stole methamphetamine from the facility's evidence supply, saying he tested positive for the drug while he was out on pre-trial release. The Missoulian reports Derek Thrush tested positive for meth through a drug-monitoring patch last month, but his attorney says the results indicated an exceptionally low level of the drug, which could indicate a "false positive." A judge ordered Thrush to take a urine test.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful Geyser may also have broken the rules by sitting next to a different thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park. Video taken by Kelly Kosciuk, of Savannah, Georgia, and shared by ABC FOX Montana, appears to show the same man taking a shoe off next to Beryl Spring, one of Yellowstone's hottest springs.

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale's campaign says President Donald Trump's eldest son will campaign for the Montana Republican next week in Bozeman. Donald Trump Jr.'s return to Montana marks the president's continuing interest in what's shaping up to be a tight race between Rosendale and incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester.

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