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Firefighters helped removed protective clothing from colleagues after they recovered a body from a drainage ditch in Greeley on Wednesday. The body was found within a half mile of the home of Kayleah Wilson, 12, who has been missing since March. Photo by ED ANDRIESKI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — A law enforcement official says the Times Square bomb suspect had considered bombing New York's Grand Central station or other targets before settling on Times Square.

The official tells The Associated Press that Faisal Shahzad (FY'-sul shah-ZAHD') first considered Grand Central Terminal, Rockefeller Center and the World Financial Center in New York, and Sikorsky Inc., a Connecticut defense contractor.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.

The official says Shahzad decided instead to drive the bomb-laden SUV into Times Square on a busy Saturday night. The official says Shahzad had not

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