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  • The FBI and the New York City Police Department announced on Tuesday an award of up to $65,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the suspect or suspects behind the unsolved 2008 bombing of the U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square.

    Additionally, the FBI released videos of the key suspect and a photo of the explosive device used in the bombing. In the footage the suspect appears to be working alone, but the FBI, in its press release announcing the reward, noted that “he or she may have had a lookout or surveillance team of as many as five other individuals in Times Square at the time of the attack."

    On March 6, 2008, the unknown individual placed a small bomb in front of the U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Times Square. Security videos from the area show the bomber fleeing the scene on a bicycle, which was later recovered in a dumpster some seven blocks away near Madison Avenue and 38th Street.

    “Someone, somewhere knows something

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  • The man who engraved former New York City Mayor Ed Koch's tombstone has apologized for putting on the wrong birth date.

    Tommy Flynn, the owner of Flynn Funeral and Cremation Memorial Services, told NBC's New York affiliate that he inadvertently listed Koch's birth year as 1942 instead of 1924. Flynn says he feels "terrible" and has vowed to correct the grave error, which was discovered over the weekend.

    Koch, 88, died in February of congestive heart failure. He was buried in Trinity Church cemetery in Manhattan.

    According to Koch's former Chief of Staff Diane Coffey, the Democratic mayor, preparing for his death in the 1980s, had planned "every detail of [his] burial," including the headstone.

    Koch, the city's mayor from 1978 to 1989, bought the plot in the New York Washington Heights neighborhood in 2008. "I don't want to leave Manhattan, even when I'm gone," he said at the time.

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    According to NBC 4, Koch

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    A 39-year-old spectator wounded in the Boston Marathon bombings discovered she was pregnant while being treated for her injuries.

    According to the Boston Globe, Caroline Reinsch was being treated for a puncture wound that "punched a bloody hole in her thigh all the way to the femur, splitting the quad muscle" when the X-ray technician at Boston's Faulkner Hospital asked, “Is there a possibility you're pregnant?”

    "Possibly," Reinsch, who had been trying to conceive since the fall, said. "But probably not.” Unbeknownst to her, the Globe reports, she was given a pregnancy test.

    Reinsch's 42-year-old boyfriend, Christian Williams, who had been taken to a different hospital, had his legs and right hand "ripped open" while watching the marathon with Reinsch when the first bomb exploded on Boylston Street. They were reunited 11 days later at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, where he was still being treated.

    "I could have lost my legs, my hand, my life, or even worse, the life of someone I

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