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NEW YORK---Police used a pulley sys-
tem yesterday to remove a suspected
9/11 plane part from between two build-
ings near the World Trade Centre site,
and the medical examiner said no
human remains had been found there.
About six officers raised the jagged,
255-pound metal piece, which contains
cranks, levers and bolts. They took it over
a three-storey wall, lowered it into a
courtyard, and carried it through a base-
ment. Onlookers across the street took
pictures as they loaded it onto a truck
headed to a Brooklyn police facility.
The part was discovered a week ago,
wedged in a narrow space between an
apartment building and a mosque.
Authorities believe the rusted wing
part is from one of the two hijacked air-
liners that brought down the trade centre
on September 11, 2001.
The 5-foot piece is a trailing edge flap
support structure, police have said.
Located close to the body of the plane,
the part helps secure wing flaps that
move in and out and aid in regulating
Boeing officials told police the part
came from one of its 767 airliners, but
it isn't possible to determine which one.
No remains found near suspected 9/11 airplane part
Authorities arrested three additional
suspects in connection to the Boston
Marathon bombings, the Boston Police
Department confirmed to Yahoo News.
Two of the suspects are Azamat
Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, both
Kazakh nationals who attended school
with bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The two appeared in federal court yes-
terday where they ordered held without bail.
One of their attorneys, Robert Stahl, said
his clients both plan to plead "not guilty"
to the charges. They are scheduled to appear
in court again on May 14.
The US attorney's office identified the
third suspect as Robel Phillipos, a US citizen
from Cambridge, Massachusettes. He was
arrested yesterday and appeared in federal
court separately from Tazhayakov and
Kadyrbayev. There, a judge ordered him
held without bail because he's a "flight risk."
He'll scheduled to appear before a judge
again on Monday.
According to a statement issued by the
US attorney's office, Kadyrbayev and
Tazhayakov, both 19, are being charged with
"conspiracy to obstruct justice" for allegedly
getting rid of a laptop computer and a back-
pack belonging to Tsarnaev. Phillipos, also
19, was charged with lying to federal inves-
tigators during the bombing investigation.
According to federal court documents,
all three were classmates of Dzhokhar Tsar-
naev's from the University of Massachusetts
at Dartmouth and saw him after the bomb-
ings. When the FBI released photos of the
bombing suspects on April 18, Phillipos
texted Kadyrbayev to say that one of the
suspects looked like Tsarnaev. According to
the filing, Kadyrbayev saw the photo and
then texted Tsarnaev to tell him the same
"LOL," Tsarnaev replied, according to the
filing. The suspected bomber told his friend
to "come to my room and take whatever
you want"---though Kadyrbayev told federal
authorities he regarded that comment as a
But Tazhayakov told investigators that
upon seeing those texts, he believed he
would never see Tsarnaev alive again.
Later that night, Kadyrbayev and
Tazhayakov, who shared an apartment off
campus, met Phillipos at Tsarnaev's dorm
room, where they spied a backpack con-
taining fireworks that were "opened and
emptied of powder" and other possible
bomb-making components, according to
court filings. Kadyrbayev allegedly told offi-
cials he knew at that moment that Tsarnaev
was involved in the bombings, but instead
of alerting police, he decided to remove the
backpack and Tsarnaev's laptop from the
dorm to help his friend "avoid trouble."
The three stayed up all night watching
bombing coverage, and amid reports that
Tsarnaev was on the run, Kadyrbaev says
they collectively decided to throw the back-
pack and laptop in a trash bin near the
apartment he shared with Tazhayakov in
New Bedford, according to the court filings.
But Phillipos offered up a slightly different
story, telling authorities he could not under-
stand the "majority" of what his friends
were saying because they were speaking in
Russian. When asked by Kadrybaev what
he thought he should do with Tsarnaev's
items, Phillipose says he replied, "Do what
you have to do."
Federal investigators interviewed
Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev on April 19,
and on April 20, they were detained on civil
immigration violations. They have been in
federal custody since then. The two appeared
in immigration court yesterday morning.
Court filings suggest the two came clean
early on about their efforts to conceal evi-
dence related to Tsarnaev's alleged role in
On April 26, federal investigators found
Tzarnaev's backpack at a nearby landfill,
according to court documents. But it's
unclear if the his laptop has been recov-
If convicted, the three could each face as
much as $250,000 in fines. Tazhayakov and
Kadyrbayev also face a maximum sentence
of five years in prison apiece, while Phillipos
faces as much as eight years in prison.
Boston Marathon bombings...
3 more suspects detained
An undated photo of Azamat Tazhayakov
and Dias Kadyrbayev with Dzhokhar
Tsarnaev in Times Square in New York.
You thought "Apple" and "Facebook" were
Some New Zealand parents were getting so
creative devising unique names for their newborns
that the country's Department of Internal Affairs
has stepped in to stop the shenanigans.
New Zealand released an official list of rejected
names yesterday that includes "4Real," "Mafia
No Fear" and "Anal." Other gems---like "." and
"*"---didn't even bother with the alphabet. All
of the names on the list were at some point pro-
posed by parents, soon to be rejected by the gov-
ernment, which deemed the names too offen-
In some cases, parents appeared to have lost
any inspiration for coming up with a moniker
for their offspring, naming the family's latest
addition simply "2nd", "3rd" or "5th."
The department has also forbidden names that
might imply a child holds an official title or rank.
That's why requests to call children "King," "Duke"
and "Princess" have been turned down repeatedly
New Zealand isn't the only country where you
have to have your baby name approved. CNN
reported Sweden has also axed names like "Super-
man" and the inexplicable "Brfxxccxxmnpccc-
New Zealand bans
71 bad names
Times are tough out there in the job market.
Employees are being asked to work harder and
longer and raises are scarce.
But one New York City company has found
a way to offer its employees a 15 per cent raise
while picking up some free marketing---in the
form of a company logo tattoo.
Rapid Realty offered its 800 employees the
option of getting a company logo tattoo in
exchange for a raise. Forty of them are now
sporting fresh new Rapid Realty ink.
Stephanie Barry told CBS New York that she
got her logo tattoo two weeks ago and, along
with it, a permanent pay raise for every real
"I was like, why am I throwing my money
away when I could give myself from a $25,000
to $40,000 for the same amount of work?" Barry
Rapid Realty owner Anthony Lolli said he got
the idea for the tattoos from an employee who
decided to get one on his own.
"He calls me up, he says Hey Anthony, I'm
getting the logo on me.' I show up at the shop
and I'm like this is cool, how can I repay you?'"
There are no size or location restrictions for
the tattoo and the company even picks up the
$300 tab for the ink.
Company offers raise to
workers with company
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