USA Today
A federal judge in Montana declined to stop the slaughter of potentially hundreds of wild bison from Yellowstone National Park that had attempted to migrate into Montana.

Judge Charles Lovell in Helena denied a request from wildlife advocates for more than 500 bison being held in corrals along the border of the snowed-in park after trying to leave for food. Park officials plan to send an undetermined number to slaughter under a plan to protect Montana livestock against the reproductive disease brucellosis.