The Five Things You Need To Know Today (May 2)

Three More Arresting in Connection Boston Bombings- Two Kazakhs, Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov along with an American Robel K. Phillipos were arrested yesterday in connection with the Boston Bombings. Friends of Dzhokhar, the two Kazakhs were charged with, “destroying evidence to obstruct [the] federal inquiry,” while Phillipos was charged with “lying to impede the investigation.”

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI Returns to Vatican City- In an unprecedented retirement from the pontiff, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI returns to the Vatican City today to live side-by-side the new pope. Benedict will live in a converted monastery behind St. Peter’s Basilica.

European Central Bank Cuts Interest Rate- Even though the United States may be climbing out of the recession, things are not improving across the pond. The ECB has cut its interest rate from a record low to .5 from .75 percent.

John Oliver to Replace Jon Stewart During Summer- People were surprised when Jon Stewart announced he’d be taking a break from The Daily Show this summer to direct a film about an journalist taken hostage in Iraq. Oliver’s hosting duties begin June 10 and will end September 3rd.

R.I.P. Chris Kelly- Chris Kelly, one of the young kids of Kriss Kross was found dead in his Georgia home yesterday at 34. No cause of death has been announced yet. The duo was known for wearing their clothing backwards and their hit “Jump.”

 

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