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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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  • Early Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: CSX rose $.04 or .1 percent, to $34.86. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.16 or .2 percent, to $68.39. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell ...

  • Newly released Dallas nurse to meet with Obama
    Newly released Dallas nurse to meet with Obama

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and was to meet later in the day with President Barack Obama at the White House.

  • Aretha Franklin's Press Tour Goes Hilariously Bad
    Aretha Franklin's Press Tour Goes Hilariously Bad

    Eyebrow raising, eye rolling, and awkward pauses are not things news anchors hope to get out of guests during interviews. Aretha Franklin doesn't do a whole lot of interviews on live television, and now we might know why. During a recent press tour via satellite for her new album, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics," the Queen of Soul spoke to dozens of television news anchors, and to put it simply, it went really — and we mean really — badly. There were some audio delays and earpiece issues mixed with what Aretha calls a lack of sleep, telling a Fox 45 morning news anchor, "Listen I only had four hours sleep, OK? I'm a little slow."

  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque
    Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, Muslim leaders said Friday.

  • The New Face of Transgender Youth
    The New Face of Transgender Youth

    What defines gender? Is it biology, the heart and mind, or some combination of both? As the debate surrounding transgender children swirls, one girl is sharing her personal story in the hope that she can help others.

  • Old, cold and bold: Ice Age people dwelled high in Peru's Andes

    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a bleak, treeless landscape high in the southern Peruvian Andes, bands of intrepid Ice Age people hunkered down in rudimentary dwellings and withstood frigid weather, thin air and other hardships. Scientists on Thursday described the world's highest known Ice Age settlements, two archaeological sites about 2.8 miles (4.5 km) above sea level and about 12,000 years old packed with artifacts including a rock shelter, stone tools, animal bones, food remnants and primitive artwork. ...

  • Renee Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'
    Renee Zellweger: 'People don't know me in my 40s'

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she's "living a different, happy, more fulfilling life."

  • Streisand Reveals Mystery Lady killer
    Streisand Reveals Mystery Lady killer

    You may have seen the ads proclaiming “I kill one woman every minute” and the teasers saying things like "I don't care about your hair color. I don't care about the color of your skin. I'll take you all." Now, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo's Katie Couric, Barbra Streisand has revealed the identity of this mysterious, number one ladykiller: heart disease.

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