$3.4B Indian Settlement Added To War Funding Bill

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) The U.S. House of Representatives attached a $3.4 billion government settlement with Indian trust beneficiaries to a war-funding bill that it passed just before breaking for the July Fourth holiday. The settlement was one of several additions made late Thursday to the $80 billion...

Senate Rejects $3 Billion Indian Trust Settlement

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) The U.S. Senate has rejected a $3.4 billion government settlement with American Indians that had been added to a much larger war-funding bill. The Senate passed the almost $60 billion bill funding President Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan late Wednesday but not before stripping...

Panel Hears Plan To Cap Attorney Fees In $3.4 Billion Settlement

(AP) Attorneys in the government's $3.4 billion settlement with American Indians over mismanaged royalties are "stonewalling" a congressional panel as they ask a judge to more than double their fees in the case, the committee's chairman said Tuesday. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is co...