Man charged with second-degree murder in death of 27-year-old from Teulon

Man charged in murder of activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, found dead in a car’s trunk

Louisiana authorities have arrested a man in connection to the murder of beloved activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the founder of Baton Rouge’s only African-American history museum. 

Ronn Bell, 38, was arrested and charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the 75-year-old Roberts-Joseph’s death. 

Roberts-Joseph was last seen visiting her sister at 11 a.m. Friday. She was found dead in the trunk of a car at 3:45 p.m. about 3 miles from her home, the Advocate reported.

Her death, Baton Rouge police stated, was not motivated by a hate crime.

“There’s no information which leads us to believe this incident was motivated by her activism or her community efforts,” said Baton Rouge police chief Murphy Paul at a press conference held Tuesday.

Police did not suggest a motive but did state he resided in one of Roberts-Joseph’s properties and was several months behind on his rent.

Bell is a registered sex offender, pleading guilty to sexual battery in 2007 of an eight-year-old child.

Police did not say if Roberts-Joseph was aware of Bell’s status.

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United Continental Holdings Inc. Q2 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

United Continental Holdings Inc. (UAL) announced a profit for its second quarter that increased from last year.

The company’s profit totaled $1.05 billion, or $4.02 per share. This compares with $0.68 billion, or $2.48 per share, in last year’s second quarter.

Excluding items, United Continental Holdings Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $1.10 billion or $4.21 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $4.08 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 5.8% to $11.40 billion from $10.78 billion last year.

United Continental Holdings Inc. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q2): $1.10 Bln. vs. $0.89 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q2): $4.21 vs. $3.22 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $4.08
-Revenue (Q2): $11.40 Bln vs. $10.78 Bln last year.

A man was caught in Spain with a half-kilo of cocaine hidden underneath his toupee

  • A man on a flight from Colombia attracted attention in Spain because of his nervousness and the large hairpiece he was wearing.
  • Underneath an oversize toupee, Spanish police found a half-kilo of cocaine worth about $34,000.
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MADRID (Reuters) – A Colombian man was detained at Barcelona’s international airport after a half-kilo of cocaine was found hidden under an oversize toupee, Spanish police said on Tuesday.

Arriving on a flight from Bogota, the man attracted police attention as he looked nervous and had a disproportionately large hairpiece under his hat. They found a package stuck to his head with about 30,000 euros ($34,000) of cocaine.

“There is no limit to the inventiveness of drug traffickers trying to mock controls,” said the police statement. The Colombian was detained at the end of June.

The statement enclosed a photo of a middle-aged man — apparently still wearing the toupee though with his eyes blocked in the image — but gave no more details of his identity.

Over 100 kilos of cocaine were seized by Spanish police at the Barcelona-El Prat airport in 2018.

(Reporting by Sarah Dagher; editing by Paul Day and Andrew Cawthorne)

Microsoft and Nvidia are among RBC's best ideas for sustainable investing

Microsoft, Nvidia and Salesforce are among the stocks on RBC Capital Markets' list of"best ideas" for sustainable investing.

The annual list consists of 39 global equities, all with outperform or top pick ratings, that ranked highest in environmental, social and governance related business practices, according to the firm.

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-U.S. stocks end lower on concerns about bank earnings, trade

July 16 (Reuters) – Wall Street stocks edged lower on Tuesday as quarterly results from banks added to concerns about lower interest rates dampening profits, while comments from U.S. President Donald Trump on trade also weighed on investor sentiment.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 23.67 points, or 0.09%, to 27,335.49, the S&P 500 lost 10.29 points, or 0.34%, to 3,004.01 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 35.39 points, or 0.43%, to 8,222.80. (Reporting by April Joyner; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

United Airlines parent beats Q2 earnings expectations, stock rises

Shares of United Airlines Holdings Inc. UAL, +2.85% rose more than 1% in the extended session Tuesday after the parent of United Airlines reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings. United said it earned $1.1 billion, or $4.02 a share, in the quarter, compared with $888 million, or $2.48 a share, in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted for one-time earnings, United earned $1.1 billion, or $4.21 a share, compared with $3.22 a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected United to report an adjusted EPS of $4.12 for the quarter. Revenue reached $11.4 billion, in line with analyst expectations and compared with $10.8 billion a year ago. In the same statement, United said its board authorized a new $3 billion stock buyback program. The shares had ended the regular trading day up 2.9%.

Man charged with second-degree murder in death of 27-year-old from Teulon

Winnipeg police have made an arrest in the weekend murder of Teulon man Christopher Helstrom.

Helstrom, 27, died as a result of an assault in a Flora Avenue apartment building Saturday afternoon.

Philip William Bennett, 46, was arrested Monday and has been charged with second-degree murder.

He was detained in custody.