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Just a few days after the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon, police have tracked down the brothers thought to be responsible for the act, with one suspect dead and the other on the loose.
Police have ordered people in the Boston suburb of Watertown, where the drama is unfolding, and nearby communities to stay inside while they search for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the subject at large. The 19-year-old and his brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are reportedly of Chechen origin. Dzhokhar was born in Kyrgyzstan and has a Massachusetts driver’s license. Tamerlan, the suspect who was killed, was born in Russia. Public transportation has been shut down in the city, including the subway system, buses, Amtrak, and taxis. Businesses have also been mandated not to open.
According to CNN:
Law enforcement officials said the tumult began just before 11 p.m., when the suspects approached a police officer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and shot him in the head.
The two then stole the officer’s cruiser, robbed a nearby 7-Eleven, carjacked a Mercedes SUV and briefly kidnapped the driver, the sources said. The suspects threw explosives out the window during the chase that followed, they said. A Boston transit police officer was shot and wounded, authorities said.
The dead suspect — the man in the black hat from the FBI photos — had an improvised explosive device strapped to his chest, law enforcement officials said.
Police shot Tamerlan dead after the car chase through Watertown. He died at Beth Israel Hospital and reportedly had bullet wounds and injuries from the explosion. The second man seems to have escaped on foot.
Right now, residents are on lock down as a convoy of at least 20 vehicles, including military-style humvees and buses, was seen descending on the town. We’ll update you on the situation as much as we can.
Well, there’s something to be said for innovation, right?
Russian President Vladimir Putin is hoping that a few love songs will boost the country’s population starting Valentine’s Day. He’s called on legendary group Boz II Men to put on a show for all the lovers (or perhaps, soon-to-be lovers) out there.
According to The Daily News, a concert will be held on February 6th featuring the trio and President Putin is apparently confident that the love songs will lead people to go forth and prosper, if you will.
While no one is sure how he got in touch with the group, he clearly piqued their interest. The group are putting their rehearsals for their Las Vegas residency and tour with New Kids On The Block and 98 Degrees on hold while they practice and head to Europe for the show.
This isn’t the first time President Putin has taken drastic measures to boost the fertility rate. In 2007, he announced a program that gave women $9,000 for having another child. According to The Daily News, it worked out pretty good.
Honestly, this whole thing sound a bit silly but he’s doing what he feels is necessary for his country.
What love song(s) gets you in the mood?
Some women pride themselves on being able to sniff out a liar in two seconds flat, but can they also sniff out a man who’s infected with a sexually transmitted disease?
Scientists say it’s possible. A small study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that women sniffing a potential partner’s scent could tell whether a guy had a sexually transmitted disease, as evidenced by the “putrid” smell the ladies reported when they came across men infected with gonorrhea.
“Our research revealed that infection disease reduces odor attractiveness in humans …” Mikhail Moshkin, lead author of the study and a professor at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia, wrote.
Researchers obtained sweat samples from 13 men with gonorrhea, 16 who were healthy, and five who had the disease but were successfully treated by dressing them in tight-fitting T-shirts with cotton pads sewn into the armpits.
When 18 women smelled the samples, they said nearly 50% of the infected men’s sweat smelled “putrid.” They also said 30% of the sweat from healthy men, and less than 40% of sweat from treated men smelled putrid, but the unpleasant scent was significantly higher for the gonorrhea group.
The researchers concluded that “unpleasant body odor of infected persons can reduce the probability of a dangerous partnership,” but with those stats, ladies are much better off asking about sexual history and demanding test results. I can already see the “I just came from the gym” excuse winning over women 99% of the time—and how would you really know the difference?
What do you think about the idea of sniffing out a partner with an STD?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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(HuffingtonPost.com) – Despite near gridlock in the Senate, Republicans were expected to swing behind a new arms control treaty with Russia that President Barack Obama said they will like, even though some are reserving judgment until Obama can assure them the pact won’t set back U.S. defenses against other potential foes such as North Korea and Iran.
Obama called the pact signed Thursday a fresh beginning with Russia and predicted the Senate will ratify the agreement by the end of the year.