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Cheat Sheet: May 1, 2013

3 additional suspects arrested in Boston Marathon bombings case

Three additional suspects were arrested in the Boston Marathon bombings investigation. All three were friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and attended UMass-Dartmouth with him. The charges are related to incidents after the bombings and interfering with investigators. Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, 19, both of New Bedford, are charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice by conspiring to destroy, conceal and cover up tangible objects such as a laptop computer and a backpack containing fireworks, belonging to Tsarnaev. A third suspect, Robel Phillipos, 19 of Cambridge, is charged with willfully making false statements to federal law enforcement officials during a terrorism investigation. Boston police said there is no threat to the public. (Source)

Colorado couples celebrate midnight civil-unions ceremony

Hundreds of Colorado gay and lesbian couples put an official government seal on their relationships early this morning after the state’s civil-unions law took effect. The couples celebrated the law inside Denver’s Wellington E. Webb Building where they applied for licenses and then returned to the atrium to exchange vows. The group represented a wide range of ages and races, some in formal attire, some in jeans and T-shirts. (Source)

Newport News pastor found beaten to death in Florida

John Henry Bowser, a 76-year-old Newport News pastor, was found beaten to death Tuesday morning in Florida, and police have charged a man in the case. Bowser was found inside his Springfield, Fla. parsonage suffering wounds inflicted with a hammer. Police say the motive for the killing was theft of money to buy crack cocaine. Bowser was pastor of The Glorious Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Newport News and was also pastor of the Florida branch of the church. Police have charged 24-year-old Terrence Rashad Wright, of Florida, with murder. (Source)

Scientists find cannibalism at Jamestown

Scientists say they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and archaeologists from Jamestown announced the discovery of the bones of a 14-year-old girl with clear signs that she was cannibalized. The human remains date back to the deadly winter of 1609–1610, known as the “starving time” in Jamestown, when hundreds of colonists died. (Source)

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