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JPMorgan 1Q profit rises 12 per cent

Trading revenue lifts JPMorgan's 1Q profit by 12 per cent
Ken Sweet, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Strong results from JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s currency, commodities and fixed-income trading business lifted the bank's first-quarter profit 12 per cent.

Official: Cougar has left crawl space under Los Angeles home

California wildlife officer: Famous mountain lion has left crawl space under Los Angeles home
Raquel Maria Dillon, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A celebrity mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge for bean bags, tennis balls and prods has wandered out on its own, wildlife officials said Tuesday.

A thorough check turned up no sign of the big cat known as P-22 under the residence in the hilly Los Feliz neighbourhood, said Lt. J.C. Healy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Jon Bon Jovi, charities open hunger centre at Jersey shore

Jon Bon Jovi, charities open anti-hunger centre in part of Jersey shore devastated by Sandy
Wayne Parry, The Associated Press

TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Rock star Jon Bon Jovi and local charities are opening an anti-hunger centre in a section of the New Jersey shore devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

The Jersey-born rocker and his Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation announced plans Tuesday for the B.E.A.T. Center, which stands for Bringing Everyone All Together. The centre site is designed as a one-stop facility to help people get food stamps, health care, meals for at-risk children and seniors, and culinary-related job training. It will open later this year in Toms River.

Official: Cougar has left crawl space under Los Angeles home

California wildlife officer: Famous mountain lion has left crawl space under Los Angeles home
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A state wildlife official says a celebrity mountain lion that spent much of Monday lounging under a Los Angeles house has wandered out on its own.

Lt. J.C. Healy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said a thorough check early Tuesday turned up no sign of the big cat under the home in the hilly Los Feliz neighbourhood.

Reserve deputy turns himself in to face manslaughter charge

Tulsa reserve deputy charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting booked into jail, released
Justin Juozapavicius And Allen Reed, The Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. - A 73-year-old Oklahoma reserve sheriff's deputy who authorities said fatally shot a suspect after confusing his stun gun and handgun was booked into the county jail Tuesday on a manslaughter charge.

Robert Bates surrendered to the Tulsa County Jail and was released after posting bond. Bates' attorney, Clark Brewster, told reporters that his client would not make a statement. He then ushered the reserve deputy into an SUV.

Officials try to see if cougar is still camped under house

Wildlife officials try to see if celebrity cougar is still camped out under Los Angeles house
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - In true celebrity fashion, a famous Los Angeles mountain lion that lounged under a home for hours and refused to budge for bean bags, tennis balls and prods may have wandered back to a neighbouring park all on its own.

Wildlife officials are trying to find out if the big cat known as P-22 is still under the residence in the hilly Los Feliz neighbourhood after a preliminary check early Tuesday turned up no sign of the animal.

Eduardo Galeano, a leading voice of Latin America left, dies

Eduardo Galeano, a leading voice of Latin America's left, dies at 74
The Associated Press

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, whose "The Open Veins of Latin America" became a classic text for the left in the region and propelled the author to fame, died Monday at age 74.

Galeano had been ill with lung cancer for several months. His death was confirmed by the weekly publication Brecha, where he was a contributor.

Chimp Tushi turns drone-buster in Dutch Burgers' Zoo

Tushi the drone-buster: chimp with branch in hand knocks down drone in Dutch Burgers' Zoo
The Associated Press

ARNHEM, Netherlands - Beware! Chimp Tushi at the Dutch Burgers' Zoo is a real drone-buster.

When the zoo sent a drone over the chimpanzee enclosure for a better look at how their 14 apes live, the response was swift.

With the unfamiliar intruder coming close to them, 23-year-old female Tushi waited in a tree, gritted her teeth and with two whacks from a long branch, downed the drone. No sweat.

Israel nabs repeat cheese smuggler from West Bank

Israeli authorities nab Palestinian smuggling hundreds of kilograms of cheese from West Bank
The Associated Press

JERUSALEM - When Israeli health inspectors spotted a mail truck crossing into Israel from the West Bank, something didn't smell right.

Further examination discovered the source of their suspicion — cheese.

The agriculture ministry says the truck contained 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of cheese stuffed into cans, bottles and other unsanitary containers.

The driver, a Palestinian in his 40s from east Jerusalem, was arrested in Monday's incident. He is an employee of Israel's mail service and admitted to smuggling the cheese in hopes of reselling it.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West visit famed church in Jerusalem

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West visit traditional Jerusalem site of Jesus' burial, head for Paris
The Associated Press

JERUSALEM - An assistant to Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West, says the couple paid an early morning visit to a Crusader-era church marking the traditional spot of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

Sharon Schaveet, an Israeli producer who helped organize the visit, said the Church of the Holy Sepulcher was empty during their 5 a.m. visit local time Tuesday. A photo on Kardashian's Instagram account showed the couple kneeling together at the church.

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