A Times Square bomb-plot revelation, the day after

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The news that Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said he and his brother discussed driving to Times Square to set off explosives is on the front of all the major dailies in New York today.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly discussed the information at a press conference in City Hall, where Kelly described the designs on a New York attack as "spontaneous" before they were abandoned anyway, when the car the brothers hijacked didn't have enough gas to get to the city and the driver escaped and alerted the police.

Some federal sources have suggested that it was never much of a plan to begin with: One unnamed federal official quoted in the Times said it was more like "a stream of consciousness as opposed to , 'Bomb Boston, then bomb New York.'" A Wall Street Journal reporter, Tamer el-Ghobashy, described it this way, based on an unnamed senior law enforcement official: "just chatter, aspirational at best. Brothers took no steps to get there."

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