CNN Radio News Day: May 1, 2013
A collection of fireworks found inside a backpack that belonged to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
May 1st, 2013
04:43 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 1, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here's some of the stories we are covering in today's show:

  • Three more people are behind bars today, in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings. All are 19-year-old males – Dias Kadyrbayev, Azamat Tazhayakov, and Robel Phillipos. Charges against the teens suggest they helped the accused bombers and obstructed justice by throwing-out evidence. CNN's Brian Todd that evidence included a backpack filled with fireworks, a jar of vaseline, and a homework assignment:

"They removed that (backpack), at least one of them, put that in a black trash bag and into a dumpster, and that was then taken to a landfill. Investigators later found that backpack in the landfill with those items in it."

  • It was ten years ago today that U.S. President George W. Bush landed on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln to declare combat operations were over in Iraq. But U.S. soldiers remained in the country for years to come. Now with nearly all American troops pulled out of Iraq, the violence continues. Attacks in April left nearly 400 people dead. CNN's Arwa Damon reports everyday life in Iraq is incredibly difficult:

"It's absolutely heartbreaking. Baghdad is still a city of check-points and blast-walls. People continue to be fearful that when they leave their homes they may not be returning at night."

  • The Northern Snakehead fish will probably never win any beauty contests. Menacing teeth fill its large mouth beneath two bulging eyes. The so-called Frankenfish, native to China and Russia, has made its way to America and people in New York City's Central Park  are being told to be on the lookout for the invasive creature. Rodney Rivera with the state Department of Environmental Conservation says it may be lurking in lakes:

“It could potentially throw off the ecological balance... You know it could attack and feed on the other fish that are there which could disrupt the water body."

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