Mouth ulcers can be more than a pain — they can hint at something more serious

Stress and poor nutrition make you more likely to get mouth ulcers, and we still don’t know what actually causes them. But we shouldn’t ignore them.

         April 03, 2019 at 12:44PM

ICE executes federal criminal search warrant in North Texas

ALLEN, Texas — As part of an ongoing criminal investigation, special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed criminal search warrants at CVE Technology Group Inc. (CVE), and four of CVE’s staffing companies.  April 03, 2019 at 11:15AM

MPs have voted by a majority of one for a bill proposed by Labour MP Yvette Cooper making it legally-binding that Prime Minister Theresa May must seek an extension to Article 50 from the EU in order to avoid a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

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Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! ABBA teases release of two new songs later this year

Bjorn Ulvaeus says the Swedish pop group has recorded new music after more than 35 years and their latest track could be released by September.

         April 03, 2019 at 12:29PM

Shot Mont. trooper regains consciousness, condition improves


David Erickson Ravalli Republic, Hamilton, Mont.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer has regained consciousness in a Salt Lake City hospital and his medical status has improved from critical to stable condition, according to the Montana Department of Justice.

Palmer was shot three times in the neck, face and head last month just north of Missoula after locating a suspect involved in an earlier shooting that injured two and killed one man in Missoula.

So far, all of Palmer's interactions have been non-verbal, but he has shown recognition of certain people and commands, according to a press release. He is scheduled for reconstructive surgery for jaw injuries on Thursday and has been moved from the University of Utah Hospital's critical care unit to the neuro-acute care unit.

“We are immensely grateful for Trooper Palmer’s progress,” said Col. Tom Butler, chief of the Montana Highway Patrol. “We remain hopeful as we see Wade continue to heal and make positive strides; however, we are fully aware that he has a long journey ahead of him. We will be with him and his family every step of the way and we thank the public for their continued support and prayers.”

After Palmer was shot, he was transported to Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula before eventually being flown to Salt Lake City.

Casey Blanchard, one of the three victims found shot at a related scene about an hour before the shooting involving Palmer, was also flown to Utah for treatment at the same hospital. Blanchard's current condition is listed as stable, hospital staff told the Missoulian on Tuesday.

Blanchard's mother, Julie, also was shot and wounded in the same incident, and a friend, Shelley Hays, was killed.

A benefit for Blanchard and his family is set for April 27 at the St. Mary's Parish in Stevensville. The event begins at 4 p.m., and all proceeds will go to the Blanchard family to assist with their mounting medical expenses.

Later on Tuesday, the Montana Federation of Public Employees announced in the past week its members had generated $3,000 for the Palmer family. In the same meeting, delegates approved a proposal to establish the MFPE Benevolence Fund.

"One of the historical pillars underpinning organized labor has been the assistance unions have provided members and their families during a time of crisis," a release from MFPE spokesman Bob Funk states. "With a benevolence fund MFPE can provide limited financial assistance to members who may be injured on the job."


©2019 Ravalli Republic, Hamilton, Mont.

April 03, 2019 at 12:18PM

MPs vote by majority of one to force UK PM to ask for Brexit extension to avoid any no deal scenario

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Fear and loathing: When violent anti-Russia riots unfolded on the streets of Brisbane

One hundred years ago, Australia was grappling with a fear of “enemy aliens” — Russian Bolsheviks. The fear fuelled the violent Red Flag riots — and experts see similarities with how Muslims are viewed today.

         April 03, 2019 at 12:22PM