Daily Archives: February 5, 2013

Fall Out Boy Reunite

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Fall Out Boy have gotten back together.

After a three-year break, the band, who never officially announced they split up, will be releasing a new album and going on tour.

A press release that came out on Feb. 4 said, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)” is the first single off their new album, Save Rock and Roll, that will be released on May 6, 2013.

The Save Rock and Roll tour will kick off May 14 in Milwaukee, Wis.

King Richard III’s Remains Confirmed

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British scientists have confirmed through DNA results that the human remains found under a parking lot in Leicester five months are those of King Richard III.

“We’re certain now, as certain as you can be of anything in life,” said Richard Taylor, the University of Leicester registrar who coordinated the team of archaeologists, historians, genealogists and geneticists who set out to identify the remains.

King Richard III is one of the most reviled monarchs in history.  He’s infamous for his scheming, murders, and physical deformity.  Most people know of his two year reign through Shakespeare’s play.  Richard was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 by two severe blows to the head.  He was 33.

Richard, who suffered curvature of the spine, was also buried with his hands tied.

The DNA tests that were conducted on the skeleton mostly came from Michael Ibsen, a Canadian who is a direct descendent of Richard’s sister Anne of York.

Next for Richard will be a reburial, this time at Leicester Cathedral, early in 2014.

Kidnapped Boy in Alabama Rescued

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The 5-year-old boy who had been held hostage for a week in an underground bunker in rural Alabama is safe.

The child, who has been identified by his first name, Ethan, had been missing since Jan. 29.  This occurred when a gunman identified as Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65, boarded a school bus and demanded that the children be turned over to him.

Bus driver Charles Albert Poland died a hero after he refused Dykes’ demand and was fatally shot.  All the children but Ethan had escaped, which is how he ended up in a bunker with the Dykes, who is a Navy veteran and retired truck driver.

During the standoff, authorities were able to maintain contact with Dykes and Ethan.  Through a pipe, they were able to give coloring books and medication to Ethan, who has Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD.

On Feb. 4, after negotiations had broken down with Dykes, who was “observed holding a gun” through a camera inside the bunker.  Believing Ethan was in danger, the FBI entered the bunker at 3:12 p.m. CT and rescued the child.

Shortly thereafter an explosion that may have been a concussion grenade went off, killing the kidnapper.

Ethan, who will turn 6 on Feb. 6, is recovering in a nearby hospital and has been reunited with his mother.

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