Three New Boston Marathon Suspects… And Other News

Boston Marathon Suspects

The hunt for those responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings continues!

Three more suspects have been arrested in conection with the attack at the Boston Marathon. Boston police report that three college classmates of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hindered the police investigation by destroying and concealing Dzhokhar’s backpack and laptop after the bombing. Although none of the three are implicated in plotting the explosion, two are from Kazakhstan – which makes them seem extra suspicious. The third – a US citizen – is charged with making false statements. Boston Globe

Jamestown SkullNorth America was founded by cannibals. And, no, I’m not talking about the Natives. Newly discovered human remains prove that the Jamestown settlers resorted to cannibalism to get through a particularly tough winter. A 14-year-old girl’s skeleton was found in Virginia which dates back to the deadly winter of 1609-10 aka “starving time”. Cuts consistent with butchering were found on her skull and bones, confirming what scientists have long thought about those hungry Jamestown colonists.  Still better than burning girls on a stake for suspicion of witchcraft.  BBC News

May Day in GreeceMay day! May day! Thousands of protesters took to the streets throughout Europe to express their love of unions and organized labour, but also to protest austerity measures and growing unemployement. The biggest rallies occurred in Greece, where the Greeks expressed their frustration with the government’s austerity measures, and Spain, where 27 percent of the population is unemployed. Happy May Day! Reuters

Hummus YummusBig Hummus is taking over Big Tobacco. As demand for hummus grows and demand for tobacco decreases, farmers in tobacco country are switching over to chickpeas. Hummus is where the money is now! More and more chickpea plantations are popping up as Americans are seeking more and more of the Middle Eastern snack. Crippling hummus addictions are predicted nationwide, but lung cancer might decline. Wall Street Journal

Kool-AidNeed Kool-aid? Call 911! Police arrested a man for making too many calls to 911 asking for Kool-Aid, burgers and weed to be delivered to him. 34-year-old Jarvis Sutton of St. Petersburg, Florida made about 80 emergency calls demanding Kool-Aid and food. Police got fed up so they arrested him. But Jarvis wasn’t kidding – he was so hungry he chewed the foam around the bars of the police car’s protective casing. Raw Story

AMANDA KNOX, DIANE SAWYERIt wasn’t me, says Amanda Knox. The American girl famous for the Italian murder trial of her British roommate is sticking to her story. In her first sit-down interview since being acquitted, Diane Sawyer asks, “Did you kill Meredith Kercher?” “No,” Knox replied. Case closed. In the emotional interview, Knox expressed a desire to visit Kercher’s grave and be “reconsidered as a person” again. Why give an interview now? Knox has a new book out this week: Waiting To Be Heard, a candid autobiography. National Post

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